Mobile Maintenance Assistant – Full Time –

  • Permanent
  • NE3 4UN
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Address Region: Tyne & Wear
  • Salary: £26530/annum £26,530


Mobile Maintenance Assistant to cover the North East and Cumbria region (ideally based on the A19 corridor), Newcastle area NE3, working full time, 37.5 hours 6am – 2pm (flexibility required, dependent upon business needs), salary circa £26,530.20, plus fully expensed van, mobile and tablet, plus other benefits including 30 days holiday, pension, staff discount across Heron Foods and B&M.

Heron Foods is a food retail business providing its customers with high quality, low priced products. Since joining forces with B&M we have continued with our ambitious and exciting growth plans, now with 300 stores and with new store openings month-by-month. Heron Foods offers the opportunity to work within a rewarding environment with excellent development opportunities. 

As Heron Foods plan to continue with our impressive store expansion programme we are looking to recruit a regionally based Mobile Maintenance Assistant based in the North East on a full time basis. The successful Mobile Maintenance Assistant will be assisting the Retail Facilities Manager in providing an effective compliance maintenance and repair service for a cluster of retail stores within their own designated region. 

The successful Mobile Maintenance Assistant will be responsible for the following;

Visiting local stores on a planned schedule to carry out various works as well as reactive repairs to the retail estate including basic plumbing, joinery, patch plastering, tiling, decorating, flooring repairs, painting, 1st line electrical faults, replacing lamps, repairing appliances and white goods, door repairs, etc. 
Assisting the Retail Facilities Manager to deliver planned and reactive maintenance including repairs to M & E systems and the building fabric
Assisting the Retail Facilities Manager in ensuring the accurate and timely completion of maintenance logs, servicing schedules to comply with relevant H & S legislation and in house policies
Carrying out minor works as required such as installing vehicle bollards, fitting shelving, floor protection sheets
Carrying out scheduled inspections and checks on certain items of store equipment (PAT)
Supervising sub-contractors working in stores & assisting when required
Liaising with the Retail Facilities Manager and Facilities Helpdesk to ensure jobs are appropriately prioritised, coordinated and completed
Responsible for ensuring that the regional depot has sufficient levels of appropriate fixtures & fittings in stock and that it is maintained to a suitable standard
Assist the Retail Facilities Manager in identifying and resolving facility compliance issues
Any other reasonable associated duties or work which may be required by the Facilities Manager from time to time. 


Previous experience of providing 1st line maintenance and repair work (minimum of 2 years’ experience)
Ideally from a similar background such as facilities management, generalist property maintenance or trade (electrical, plumbing, joinery, decorating, plastering or flooring etc.)
Proven knowledge & experience of basic electrics (a qualification in basic electrical competency / PAT for example) will be required, however training may be offered for suitable candidates
Knowledge of fire alarms, security systems etc.
Experience of supervision and communicating to sub-contractors
Experience of planned and reactive works
Working in accordance with safe systems of work including Permit to Work procedures & a working knowledge of Health & Safety practices
IT literate
Full driving license
Ability to work at heights
Ability to manage own workload effectively and efficiently
Willingness to work weekends where necessary to assist store openings
Willingness to spend nights away ( fully expensed) on an occasional basisThis role would suit someone who lives in areas such as, York, Teeside, Sunderland, Durham or Middlesborough

Additional key words; “Maintenance Assistant” or “Mobile Maintenance Assistant” or ” Maintenance Technician” or “Mobile Maintenance Technician” or “MMT” or “Caretaker” or “Facilities Assistant” or “Facilities Management” or “Property Maintenance Assistant” or “Tradesman” or “Maintenance Repair” or “Janitor” or “Handyman” or “Handy person” or “Site Maintenance”

Salary: £26530/annum £26,530

Job Type: Permanent

Location: NE3 4UN

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