Maintenance Operative - 9am-5pm (including weekend & some bank holiday working) (Bedford Depot)
A.F. Blakemore & Son
Bedford, Bedfordshire, UK
5d ago

Maintenance Operative - 9am-5pm (including weekend & some bank holiday working) - Bedford Depot

This is an exciting opportunity that A.F. Blakemore are recruiting for, in preparation for the opening of their brand new, purpose built multi temperature depot in Bedford.

We are looking for an experienced Maintenance Operative within the warehouse operation, who is motivated, friendly, hard-working and passionate.

The purpose of the job is the general upkeep of specified areas of work within the site grounds.

A.F. Blakemore's new Bedford depot is the largest investment made by the family run company. Boasting a size of 160,000sq feet, multi temperature, serving the companies large customer base, built with innovation and the future in mind.

The site will have new lithium Ion Fork lift & picking trucks, mixture of Mercedes and Scania HGV’s (Class 1 & 2) to be used by the circa 230 colleagues.

Sustainability has always been a focus for the company, and the Bedford depot is no different, solar panels and rainwater harvesting along with supporting staff to enable them to cycle to work.

We love team players here at A.F. Blakemore, we are committed to providing our people the technical and personal skills to progress their careers.

You will be joining a forward-thinking family-owned business which began life in 1917, growing from humble beginnings into a company that now employs more than 7,500 people with a turnover of £1.

13 billion. A.F. Blakemore & Son Ltd is the 60th largest privately owned business in the UK. We are committed to developing a loyal and dedicated workforce that is focused upon excellent customer service and behaving with honesty and integrity.

If you have the desire to work, with drive and determination, then this could be the role for you!

Some Key Accountabilities

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a similar maintenance role.
  • Maintenance operations industrial grounds maintenance in accordance with schedules
  • Use of machinery general power tools
  • General maintenance tasks (e.g. painting, carpentry and plumbing).
  • Working knowledge of Health & Safety regulations.
  • Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Must have a valid UK drivers licence
  • Some Key Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Qualifications Required

  • Numerate and literate
  • Experience in indoor / outdoor maintenance activities
  • Able to use your own initiative
  • Ability to inspect buildings, equipment, and systems to identify any issues.
  • Repair faulty equipment units and damaged structures.
  • Manage heating and plumbing systems to guarantee functionality.
  • Conduct periodic quality checks on equipment and systems to ensure compliance
  • Experience of maintaining records for equipment and supplies.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical systems.
  • Effective problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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