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Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor (4011)

Our estates professionals are involved with strategic asset management, business continuity, security, estates development and management. With a £400m estates investment plan, our team is passionate about transformation, sustainability and improving not only our campus but the contribution we make to our city.


About the role:

The post holder will be responsible for the supervision and performance of all HVAC and mechanical maintenance activity. Ultimately maintaining the operational status of the University's buildings to support the delivery of core business functions.

They will also supervise and co-ordinate the work of various contractors, trades and semi-skilled staff engaged in reactive, planned and cyclical maintenance throughout the University's estate.

  • To supervise and plan, in conjunction with the Maintenance Mechanical Manager, the work of the Mechanical Maintenance Engineering team, pre-empting changes in operational needs and ensuring the effective deployment of staff and resources.
  • To assist the Maintenance Manager, in developing, improving and adapting the service, through providing on-the-job knowledge and experience and informing them of issues and feedback received from customers and within the team.
  • To initially deal with customer service or team issues or feedback on behalf of the Maintenance Manager.
  • To arrange, supervise and audit the work of Mechanical Team Engineers, contractors, visitors, inspection engineers and stakeholders in accordance with operational procedures, working with the relevant bodies and Business Administration functions to ensure relevant checks have been undertaken and documentation issued.

  • To act as the initial point of contact within the maintenance team, to investigate  and  supervise  potentially complex and unusual problems or requests that are raised by customers or by team members.

  • To provide supervisory control for the Health & Safety and general welfare of staff and contractors, as required,   ensuring all relevant University policies and procedures are adhered to and contribute to their review, including assisting the Maintenance Manager in discharging their Health and Safety duties.

  • To undertake risk assessments, method statements and safe systems of work within areas of responsibility, and advise managers on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.

  • To participate in further training, staff meetings and departmental communication sessions which will help keep individuals informed and as such help to achieve the required standards across Facilities.


To apply:

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and covering letter through the portal.


Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this, as well as any reasonable adjustments required throughout the application process.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Professional Services
  • Salary:
    Grade 6 (£27,116 to £30,497)
  • Closing Date:
    25 January 2022
  • Contract Type:
  • Contracted Hours per week:
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