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Multi-Skilled Maintenance Operative

Job Details
  • 4821
  • Chester Zoo
  • Chester
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Salary of £24,142 + amazing benefits

Multi-Skilled Maintenance Operative

Permanent contract, 40 hours per week

We are Chester Zoo, and for over 90 years we have been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.

We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic, and expert people, doing everything we can to prevent extinction, from caring for animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our visitors an inspirational day out.

We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and, despite all the recent challenges thrown at us, we still want to be the best zoo in the world! If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.

We currently have an exciting vacancy for a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Operative to join our Facilities and Development (F&D) Team to support general maintenance and labouring duties, carrying out their own allocated works across a wide range of construction disciplines.

The Role – Multi-Skilled Maintenance Operative

  • Supporting and assisting the F&D Team on general maintenance tasks, daily checks, minor construction projects and general daily duties as required
  • Actively maintaining due diligence in terms of your own personal health and safety and for those around you
  • Maintaining the standards of the team and striving to improve within your capability
  • Achieving personal targets and making efficient use of time and material resources
  • Be part of the team and contribute proactively within your capabilities
  • Responsibility for on-site fuel deliveries of Diesel and Kerosene ensuring all fuel levels are adequately stocked

The successful candidate for this Multi-Skilled Maintenance Operative role will:

  • Hold a broad range of advanced construction skills and possess competency in carpentry, fencing, ground works, and painting in order to carry out maintenance tasks to an acceptable quality and standard to achieve a first fix
  • Have the ability to solve problems and adhere to health and safety guidelines
  • Be self-motivated, resourceful, flexible, have the ability to meet targets and have a willing to learn
  • Have a willingness to undertake additional training as required by the needs of the business
  • Be capable of working unsupervised and as part of a team managing own assigned work load
  • Be courteous and respectful within a busy, public facing organisation
  • Have good communication skills

The hours of work are 40 hours per week from 7.30am to 4.10pm, Monday to Friday with occasional duty maintenance hours. There is also a requirement to work weekends on a rota to support the operations of the zoo.

The salary for this role is £24,142.75 per annum and in addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found on the Chester Zoo careers page.

To apply for this position, please click the ‘apply’ button on this page where you’ll be redirected to the vacancy on the Chester Zoo website. You will then be required to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for this Multi-Skilled Maintenance Operative role.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 31st October 2021.

All applications for this Multi-Skilled Maintenance Operative role are to be submitted online.

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