Mechanical Engineer

Raf Lakenheath, Brandon
Competitve Salary + Benefits
23 Mar 2017
20 Apr 2017
Clearance Level
Job Type

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Mechanical Engineer to carry out routine planned maintenance and reactive maintenance on Mechanical equipment and general Building Services. Responsible for carrying out mechanical based maintenance duties, trouble-shooting, repair work and minor new works on a wide range of equipment and commercial premises within the establishments as directed.


  • Responding to mechanical breakdowns and emergencies providing rectification action as necessary in response to client work request as requested by IDL staff.
  • Undertake programmed planned maintenance completing report on findings.
  • Monitor and report failings to heating and hot water systems, adjusting controls to suit.
  • Act as initial breakdown and emergency work as first response to meet clients needs and functions.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
  • Completion of required documentation as specified in relevant standards and regulations.
  • Communicate regularly with all Supervisory and Management staff and specialist subcontractors to ensure Interserve Service provision is achieved at all times
  • Ensure that information held on information management system (IMS) is accurate and timely
  • Removing and replacing component parts of heating and other systems.
  • Capable of working alone or as part of a team.
  • Complete weekly time sheets and other associated IDL paper work.
  • Bring to management immediate attention any unsafe conditions.
  • Be part of an on-call rota for 24 hr call out system, if required.
  • Be aware of the business continuity plan for the part of the business you work in.

What we are looking for


  • Hold a recognised mechanical qualification.
  • Previous, relevant experience as a tradesman and preferably have worked in the maintenance sector with experience of PPM systems.
  • Flexible in approach to current working methods.
  • Ability to complete manual handling tasks as required and/or make effective use of equipment and tools provided.
  • Be a team player with a flexible and adaptable approach
  • Capable of working under pressure with minimum supervision.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills with ability to simplify complex information to a variety of audiences.
  • Responsive to emergency work situations.
  • Fault finding capabilities.
  • Must be assessed for Skilled Persons register for working on MOD installations.
  • Able to work at height off of Tower or fixed scaffolds, ladders steps.
  • Must hold a full UK driving licence

About the company

Interserve's vision is to redefine the future for people and places. We are one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and front-line public services. Interserve is based in the UK and is listed in the FTSE 250 index. We have gross revenue of £3.1 billion and a workforce of over 75,000 people worldwide. 

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