Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

Job Title:  Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

Salary: £33,800 pa (pending 2024 5% pay increase) & Excellent Corporate Benefits Package

Location: HMP Dovegate, Uttoxeter

Working hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week, 8:00- 4:30pm



Here at Serco we are looking for Mechanical Maintenance Engineer to join our FM department at HMP Dovegate a category B male establishment prison based on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border near Uttoxeter. The operational capacity is for 1100 prisoners and it takes a whole team of people to keep the facility safe, secure and in proper working order.



The key purpose of this role is to carry out routine HVAC and/or Mechanical Engineering work, preventative maintenance and repairs. You will ensure that various pre planned maintenance schedules are kept up to date and maintained as may be required. The role calls for leadership and setting visible standards of personal performance and accountability and the post holder is expected to function with a degree of independence.


Some of your other key accountabilities will include:


  • Carry out fault finding and defect rectification to items of installed plant and equipment as may be defined and specified
  • Assist in multi trade support of other members of the FM service team in completing work
  • To escort contractors around the site as and when required in accordance with written procedures.
  • To carry out the installation of new plant and apparatus as may be defined and specified.
  • To carry out investigations into the performance of the plant and equipment installed in the site and to produce related reports and recommendations as may be required.
  • To become familiar with the operation and maintenance of the various systems and equipment installed in the whole of the premises as defined or requested.



What you need to do the job


You are required to have HVAC and/or Mechanical Engineering Qualification (C&G, NVQ). You should be a member of relevant technical professional body desired.


They must hold an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent as this is essential and must have 3 years post qualification experience. 


Lastly, because of the nature of the work, all offers of employment are subject to security clearance checks and approval by the Home Office and you must be able to pass a CRB Clearance and Security Clearance at CTC level (Counter Terrorism Check).


The successful candidate must have a flexible and proactive with a commitment to customer satisfaction and continuous improvement to working approach.



Why Serco


Meaningful and vital work: As part of a highly collaborative team, you'll be able to strongly influence hiring managers efforts that help us deliver vital services.


A world of opportunity: Working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, your next opportunity and challenge won't be hard to find.


Great people: You'll become an integral member of a well-defined and supportive team, who believe passionately in the value of our work.



What we offer


  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Pension - up to 6%
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Serco Benefits package - discounts include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion




About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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31/07/2024 01:14:00
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