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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Salary £29,777 per annum rising to £32,076 per annum

Job reference: REQ000265

Date posted: 27/03/2024

Closing date: 17/04/2024

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service – an organisation with a purpose. Built on values and driven by our people, we make a positive contribution to the communities we serve, where you can see and feel the difference your contribution makes. Begin your rewarding career today!

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Maintenance Technician to join our Technical department. You will ensure that all Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) are meticulously tested and maintained in accordance with current standards.  Your role will be crucial in ensuring that the equipment is available and meet our operational needs.

In this role you will:

Implement a structured internal servicing schedule in accordance with manufacturer’s guidance.
Coordinate with external providers for servicing and safety certification as needed.
Investigate and address reported defects and malfunctions promptly to restore equipment to operational readiness.
Manage inventory and stock levels of Breathing Apparatus (BA), associated equipment, and BOC oxygen cylinders across the Service.
Provide guidance and education on BA-related matters, identifying recurring trends and providing feedback to relevant departments such as Health and Safety and Training Centre.

You will have:

In-depth experience of working in a similar work environment maintaining and testing equipment
In-depth experience of software systems including Word and Excel packages.
Some experience of investigating defects, maintenance scheduling and stock management.
Good communication skills both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work unsupervised with a high level of accuracy, proactively organising own work time efficiently ensuring all deadlines are met.

Next steps

If this role is of interest, please visit our website for further information and to make a formal application. We ask that you include your full career history and reference your skills and experience in line with the job description and person specification within your application and supporting statement.

Interviews will take place on Friday 26 April 2024

If you are passionate about ensuring the safety and readiness of emergency response equipment, we encourage you to apply for this role. Join us in contributing to the safety and wellbeing of our community.

We are an equal opportunities employer that welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Adults, Children and Young People and all staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.

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