Service/Manual Support Technician

Full time Temporary @Apple Recruitment
  • Post Date : 6 June 2024
  • Apply Before : 14 June 2024

Job Description

Job Title: Service/Manual Support Technician

Location: Cookstown

Duration: Temporary position, 6 months initially with possible extension

Hours: 36.25 hours per week

Salary: £15.48 per hour.

On behalf of our client, we are seeking X2 Service / Manual Technicians to support delivery of all Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Learning &Development College (LDC) training courses and services and to help ensure an efficient and effective day-to-day running of the LDC training site. To support and assist in the maintenance of buildings and resources to ensure that equipment and facilities are available as required. The post holder will be required to assist in the Training area with Scenario Set-up, Delivery and Clear-up Property & Equipment Testing & Maintenance, LDC Store Management: Equipment and Consumables, General Site / Grounds Maintenance and Security Health & Safety (H&S) and prepare various areas of the site and test equipment to facilitate planned activities or events.

Duties include:

  • Support the delivery of all operational and command training and assist in the maintenance of buildings and resources.
  • Liaise with Training Site Manager, TST Team Leader and Trainers to support scenario preparation and management.
  • Prepare various areas of the site and test equipment to facilitate planned activities or events.
  • Maintain agreed standards of housekeeping in all training and teaching areas.
  • Management of spare fire kit and contaminated fire kit for laundering process.
  • Perform a safety role to support activities, scenario or event delivery.
  • Temperature monitoring of fire compartments and recording of relevant data.
  • Preparation, monitoring and maintenance of equipment and training areas before, during and following training activities or events.
  • Conduct basic testing, maintenance and defecting (when necessary) of various equipment and systems within the LDC Training facility and ensure recording of relevant data on appropriate systems.
  • Complete testing and maintenance of any newly introduced equipment or systems to the LDC site.
  • Store all LDC equipment (including vehicles and appliances) and consumables appropriately and complete audits of equipment and consumable inventories as necessary.
  • Monitor and report on consumable levels and training resources, and liaise with relevant line managers to arrange for re-ordering as required.
  • Refuel site equipment, vehicles, plant and machinery as required.
  • Site-wide / training ground inspection, cleaning, general maintenance and basic landscaping tasks.
  • Site -wide waste management.
  • Deep cleaning of fire compartments, training props and flood water channel.
  • Unlock / secure various training areas, props or compounds.
  • Perform periodic site security checks.
  • Investigate, report and record any security issues or suspicious activity identified.
  • Liaise with and facilitate contractors / maintenance personnel and other visitors to the site.
  • Support safe systems of work by assisting with periodic H&S inspections and report any H&S issues identified.
  • Isolate, secure, impound or remove H&S hazards appropriately as required.
  • Assist with accident reporting, accident investigation procedures and development
  • of equipment and site risk assessments as required.


Essential criteria:

A minimum of two years’ experience working as a driver/handyperson or similar in a maintenance and/or service delivery environment.

Possess a full and current UK Driving Licence with category BE.

Possess a LGV- Class C Licence

Possess a Counter balance and Reach Forklift licence or be willing to undertake training to achieve this qualification within a specified period following appointment.

Possess and maintain an accredited Water Treatment Operator Certificate or be willing to undertake training to achieve this qualification within a specified period following appointment.


Can demonstrate:

a) Effective planning, organisation, prioritising skills and attention to detail.

b) The ability to work individually or as a team member.

c) Effective communication skills (both oral and written).

d) A working knowledge of Windows and other Microsoft applications.

e) Qualification and / or experience of working within a health & safety role.


Desirable criteria:

Possess an NVQ Level 2 qualification or equivalent.

Qualification and / or experience of working within a technical / maintenance role.

Knowledge or experience of working within a learning or training environment.

Knowledge or experience of Fire & Rescue Service equipment.



If you would like to be considered for this role or find out more, please email me your CV now by clicking on the link and I will be in touch. All details are treated in the strictest confidence.

If this role isn’t quite right for you but you would like to look for a new opportunity, please get in contact with us.

Applicants must ensure their CV is accurate and up to date. The CV should include your full employment history inclusive of dates, all academic achievements and full personal contact details.

Apple Recruitment Services is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Apple Recruitment Services is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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