Engineering Services Engineer - Leckford Estate

Job Type Property Services
Region South East England
Location Leckford
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
Closing Date 5/8/2020
Vacancy Type
Salary £32,900 - £41,400
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
Monday to Friday 8 - 5
Occasional weekend work on a rota basis

We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Leckford Estate was purchased by John Spedan Lewis, the founder of the John Lewis Partnership, in 1929. The estate is 1,600 hectares in size and is split down the middle, north to south, by the River Test, famous as the home of fly-fishing.

The estate is organised around four business units, supported by the estate office team:
- Farming - with arable, dairy, beef, orchard and vineyard enterprises
- Food Processing - Mushroom Farm, Processing Dairy and an Oilseed Processing Unit
- Retail, Leisure and Events - including a Farm Shop, Café, Nursery, Fishing and Golf
- Property

What's the role about?

As part of the Leckford Estate team, you will provide effective Mechanical and Electrical engineering support to farming and food processing operations to enable smooth operational delivery and minimal down time. You will need to be responsive and effective at dealing with maintenance requests, reactive and urgent maintenance issues. You will need to effectively manage your time as well to carry out planned preventative maintenance as assigned schedules

Job Requirements

What you'll be doing?

Your role will include:
- Preventing problems: constantly monitor building and equipment performance to minimize any disruption to branch operations, using all means available including any BMS systems
- Reactive and maintenance: investigate all reactive tasks, carry out/rectify faults without specialist contractor intervention, within competency and skill set. Proactively instigate call out for contractors if first fix is not possible
- Taking ownership for proactively maintaining building fabric, plant and equipment to obtain maximum reliability and asset life

See the attached job description for more details

Benefits of joining the Partnership:
Partnership Bonus
16.5 days holiday, based on 12 hour shifts
25% discount in John Lewis, (12% on electricals) 20% at Waitrose including wine and champagne - eligible to receive after successful completion of “Earning Membership” (after 3 months)
Pension scheme
Life assurance
Leisure and Learning Subsidies
5 John Lewis hotels (UK based) offering preferential rates - Partner only
Discounts on restaurants, bars upon showing your Partnership Card
Ticket offers updated weekly - tickets for the theatre, sports & music events
Subsidised on-site dining
Corporate membership offers for heritage sites
Performance related annual pay review.

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

What you'll have?

- City & Guilds 236 Parts 1 & 2 (or JIB approved), or NVQ equivalent
- To hold 18th edition IEE wiring regulations certificate
- Full and clean driving license
- Experience working in a farming / food manufacturing business

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early

If you would like more details on this vacancy, please contact the Resourcing Consultant Sarah Duncan via email, who can either help with your questions or direct you through to the Hiring Manager.
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