Administration Services

Facilities Engineer

R-77198 | Reading, United Kingdom

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Job Description

Are you looking for a rewarding role where you can make a positive impact, working with the world's most innovative food and Life Sciences companies?

Join our diverse team today and help us deliver real world solutions for a brighter future!

Reading Scientific Services Limited (RSSL – Parent Company Mondelēz international) is a multi-award-winning food and pharmaceutical research organisation, pushing the boundaries of science to make our world safer, healthier and more sustainable. Our clients, based across 60 countries, trust us to deliver intelligent solutions to real-world problems through rigorous analytical testing, cutting-edge research and development, customised consultancy and training services.

When you join RSSL, you’re joining a global network enriched by our parent company Mondelēz International. Our diverse team includes 23 nationalities from 300 members and, all together, we are committed to transforming lives through science, innovation, and collaboration.

If you share our passion for science and innovation, we’d love to hear from you!

Primary objective is to ensure GMP to pharma/food regulations and security compliance for all sites.  To maintain facilities operational performance by delivering proactive and reactive tasks covering 4 sites in reading and Wokingham.

Requires a hands-on team player with knowledge of Facilities management and contractor management.

The role responsibilities are:

  • Support the Facilities Manager (FM) and PPM lead in maintaining and providing soft and hard facilities services to support the primary business functions at all RSSL sites.

  • Primary objective is to ensure GMP to pharma regs and security compliance for all sites

  • Prioritising and performing facilities requests, assisting stakeholders within the business. Ensure actions and tasks are kept in line with SOPs and Facility software.  Ensure Quality systems are maintained in line with SOPs by proactive and reactive activities.

  • Taking prompt action in emergency situations and arranging for contractors to assist and ensure issues are dealt with promptly.  Be available for out of standard hours working for pre planned maintenance ane emergency situations

  • To assist the FM in planning and carrying out modifications to labs, refurbishments and upgrades and enhancements.

  • To help identify equipment that needs to be replaced or in need of services. To pre-emptively maintain equipment to prevent breakdowns and stoppages.

  • To offer front line support to the business, helping with breakdowns and emergency situations. Capable of remedial actions to ensure labs work effectively and safely.

  • To issue permits to work (PTW) and to check RAMS, ensure contractors work safely to Mondelez standards. Monitor contractors to ensure work standards are acceptable.

  • To seek quotes from approved suppliers and ensure value for money and any new equipment will work efficient and effectively.

  • To assist on sustainability, monitoring energy usage and consumption and to make suggestions where necessary to save energy.

  • Knowledge of operate a Trend Building Management System (BMS) would be advantageous. Ability to troubleshoot or diagnose faults would be useful.

  • Knowledge of Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) diagnostics and repair would be an advantage.

  • Able to perform handyman duties such as basic plumbing, erecting shelving and furniture assembly and decorating.

  • Drive the Company Van when required for deliveries of goods or samples to and from RSSL sites. Collection of supplies from cash and carry and builder’s merchants.

  • Ensure that contractor management complies with regulator and MDLZ policies with the issuing of Permit to Works (PTW) supported by appropriate Risk Assessment and Method Statements (RAMS). Physically check contractors whilst on site to ensure compliance to all health and Safety requirement

  • To act as stores, cover and able to goods receipt / book in and out materials and deliveries where necessary. To run the store’s function.

Knowledge: including education, qualifications, and training

  • Mechanical and Electrical Maintenance C&G in building Plant equipment

  • Educated to GCSE standard including English and Maths

  • Full clean driving Licence.

  • Computer literate to intermediate level (MS Office, Word, Excel etc.)

  • Excellent organizational skills, including time management and priority setting

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Strong communication skills; high standard of written and spoken presentation.

  • Experience in a similar facilities or hands-on role

  • Experience in PPM

Working hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5pm.

Please note that the nature of the position requires physical efforts.

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package within a highly successful international business that offers financial rewards and resources, including:

  • Opportunities to learn and develop

  • Performance Related Bonus scheme

  • Contributory pension (up to 11% employer contribution)

  • Life assurance

  • 27 days holiday allowance (possibility to buy 5 extra days) + bank holidays

  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

  • A flexible benefits programme (Gym discounts, private health insurance, restaurant discounts, etc).

At RSSL, flexibility is one of our key priorities. We recognise that flexibility means different things for different people and therefore we will work with individuals to determine what this looks like. Flexibility comes in many forms both within informal and formal working arrangements so please ask for more information at interview stage should you need more details.

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In 2022, we were recognised as OBN Best CRO, Employer of the Year at The Great British Business and Community Awards and Business of the Year at the Thames Valley Business Awards in 2021. Previous accolades include Business of the Year at the Thames Valley Business Awards, OBN Best CRO and the Women in Business Awards’ Most Enlightened Employer, in 2019.


No Relocation support available

Business Unit Summary

Reading Scientific Services, Ltd. (RSSL) is a cutting-edge contract research organization (CRO), providing research, analysis and consultancy to the food and pharmaceutical sectors. Whether we are creating new products, validating medicines or solving investigations, we take pride in being a leader in our field, serving clients from across 60 countries.  

We were recognized in 2019 as an Enlightened Employer, Women in Business and Thames Valley Tech finalists and in 2018, one of our family members earned the Food & Drink Federation’s Scientist of the Year. Enriched by our parent company, Mondelēz International, our diverse team of 300 includes 23 nationalities, creating a family feel as we strive toward our mission of “Science Enhancing Lives.”

Mondelēz International is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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