Trades Assistant
U.S. EMBASSY & CONSULATES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
London, United Kingdom
3d ago

Benefits :

Performance Related Pay System

BUPA Membership

Employee Assistance Program

Season Ticket Loan

Generous Annual Leave & Sick Leave

Paid Public Holidays (U.K. & U.S.)

Up to Grade FP 09 (Final Grade and Salary to be confirmed by Washington based on applicant’s qualifications and prior work experience).

Are you looking for a job within a stable working environment, with a regular wage and paid public holidays? Do you work well in a team environment?

If you answered yes to all of the above, then this job is for you!

The Facility Management section, at the U.S. Embassy in London, is looking for three experienced hardworking Trades Assistants to join their tradesmen team and turn their hand to all tasks given, to include :

  • performing semi-skilled work assisting skilled workers in the performance of duties related to electrical, plumbing, air conditioning, heating, carpentry and minor construction and building trades work;
  • participating in repair work with a skilled tradesman at functional and government owned / leased residential properties;
  • reporting needs for preventative and remedial maintenance to the supervisor;
  • recording time required for work performed, ordering, and reporting materials used;
  • driving a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) Class II truck in support of Facilities Management (FM) and Post activities.
  • The following qualifications are also required. It is very important that you address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in your application and resume / CV.

    This will help you in our short listing process.

    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

    Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.

    Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

    EDUCATION :

    National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) Level 1 in any Facility Maintenance trade or an equivalent academic qualification is required.

    EXPERIENCE :

    Experience either in building maintenance work or as a Trades Helper / Truck Driver is required.

    LANGUAGE :

    Level III English is required.

    JOB KNOWLEDGE :

    Working knowledge of materials, tools, and equipment of the trade is required. Knowledge of safety procedures is required.

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES :

    Ability to use the basic tools of the trades is required. Capable of performing physical work is required. Ability to understand and follow instructions both written and verbal is required.

    Semi-skilled in building maintenance procedures is required. Ability to complete simple task independently. To be able to work variable shifts is required.

    A current full (manual) UK / EU / EEA driver’s license is required.

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