PETERBOROUGH REGIONAL COLLEGE

                                        JOB DESCRIPTION

CAREER FRAMEWORK                                     Technical Services
JOB TITLE                                            Multi Skilled Technician 1
LEVEL                                                3
REPORTING TO                                         Site Services Manager
To undertake general multi skilled maintenance duties for the College. The primary role is Carpentry.
Secondary roles include general building repairs, painting and decorating, basic plumbing and
mechanical repairs. Work may be generated in response to an unforeseen breakdown, planned
preventative maintenance schedules or planned improvement work and assistance to other trade
areas needs to be provided as necessary.
    •   To respond to unforeseen breakdowns in a timely manner appropriate to the job priority.
    •   To assist in planning and implementing preventative maintenance schedules. To plan daily
        work schedules based on the lists of maintenance tasks issued and their priority along with
        monthly preventative maintenance schedules and their priority.
    •   In carrying out these duties, the multi skilled technician will determine what work is required,
        identify and request all materials, schedule the work with the customer and try to ensure that
        customer disruption is minimised.
    •   The multi skilled technician may be asked to assist the Site Services Manager, Facilities
        Manager or Site Manager – Contracts in planning and implementing improvement projects,
        utilising their practical expertise.
    •   The multi skilled technician on evening duty will support the Duty Principal and advise where
        appropriate; if the issue is outside of their expertise, their general technical knowledge will
        help the Duty Principal to make decisions or seek further advice.
    •   In the event of an Emergency, the multi skilled technician is to report to Reception and take
        instruction from the Duty Principal. Multi skilled technicians may be asked to carry out search
        and verification tasks.
    •   In the event of a Fire Alarm, the multi skilled technician to report to a Fire assembly point
        (ensuring that all the Assembly points are manned by Technicians or Caretakers) and take
        control of the Assembly point. The multi skilled technician to respond to questions from the
        ECO or Deputy ECO over the radio.
    •   To be fully conversant with the procedures for resetting the fire alarm system and emergency
        release system for the disabled persons lift.
    •   To review Health and Safety implications of work task, comply with all relevant Health and
        Safety instructions, report issues to Site Services Manager and request Permits where
        appropriate. Carry out risk assessment as required.

 •   Specific trade apprenticeship/qualification in Carpentry at level 2
 •   3 years industry experience in the trade area
 •   Risk Assessment qualification (or in-house training course)
 •   Manual handling qualification (or in-house training course)
 •   Pass probationary period
 •   English, Maths and IT at level 1
 •   Additional general qualification eg First Aid qualification, PAT testing qualification or
     relevant other trade qualifications
 •   Level 3 qualification in Carpentry
 •   English, Maths and IT at level 2
 •   1 year’s experience within an educational environment

Career Framework                      Technical Services
Job Title                             Multi Skilled Technician 1


 •      Good communication skills
 •      Ability to carry out manual handling tasks related to job role after training and with
        appropriate equipment
 •      Able to use their own initiative within guidelines
 •      Able to work on their own, to clear instruction.
 •      Able to work in a team when requested
 •      Customer focussed attitude

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE (used for recruitment and assessed at interview

 •      Specific trade apprenticeship/qualification at level 2
 •      3 years industry experience in trade area
 •      Ability to keep stores and re-order as appropriate

Date approved             Apr 09
Date reviewed

This job description is current as at the date shown above. In consultation with the
postholder it is liable to variation by the Principal to reflect or anticipate changes, in, or to, the
post and the organisation.

The job description gives an overview of the main responsibilities of the role. The daily job
will also involve any other duties and responsibilities, express and implied, which arise from
the nature and character of the post.

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