Senior Maintenance Operative


Job Details


Corby DC

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive hourly rate of £11.12 p/h plus benefits

Closing Date

31/10/2021 23:45

About the Role

As a Senior Maintenance Operative lead a small team of maintenance operatives, developing key skills and competency, ensuring all tasks are completed to a competent level and recognising high standard of practice, completing work to current building and welfare regulations.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out Contractor Control Site Management; Site Survey, authorised Risk assessment & method statement management, Site induction, Permit to work, Monitoring of instructed works and adhering to Site rules.
  • Carrying out administrational tasks to support the Property Dept; task reporting, communication to internal and external customers, reactive maintenance management.
  • Efficiently and effectively responding to building, welfare & plant breakdowns, ensuring preventative action to minimise future defects and hazards.
  • Health & Safety is a big aspect of the role so you will be required to ensure that all Health & Safety Policies and Procedures are followed and practiced. 
  • Carrying out planned periodic inspections; Fire Detection & Sprinkler systems, Fire fighting equipment, Fire door and access & egress systems, immediately reporting of any defective Fire systems or discharged equipment.
  • Carrying out, assisting in and mentoring in planned preventative and reactive maintenance tasks within a warehouse and office building environment; roof maintenance, Internal & external lighting lamp replacements, Emergency lighting inspection, toilet & welfare facilities, plumbing repairs, drainage systems, mechanical and electrical plant, external grounds maintenance, refurbishment work, office furniture moves, deep cleaning.

About You


  • Qualifications to include; IOSH Managing Safely, IPAF / PASMA, Grinding & Abrasive wheels.  
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation.
  • Previous experience of working in an in house maintenance environment and managing small facilities team would both be beneficial
  • God knowledge of electrical & plumbing installations and competent to identify and evaluate defects safely
  • Able to effectively organise own workload and the workloads of others
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively through oral and written form.
  • Able to understand and apply regulations (Health & Safety, manual handling etc)
  • Good interpersonal skills as the role involves interacting with people at all levels both internally and externally. 
  • Ability to manage and multiple of tasks whilst maintaining a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Able to confidently and be capable to discuss directly with contractors on complex requirements.
  • Working Knowledge of using operational and maintenance manuals.
  • Able to show imitative and work proactively to meet site maintenance requirements.
  • Highly motivated self starter who is able to work with minimum supervision.
  • Enthusiastic and wanting to develop new skills.
  • Calm and patient who can work under pressure.
  • Available to work outside normal working hours when required.

Why Matalan

Working at Matalan is exciting, challenging, and above all fun!  As part of the Matalan family you can expect some great benefits and opportunities to develop yourself.

The Benefits available are...

  • From 23 Days holiday 
  • 20% Staff discount
  • PPT & Uniform
  • Our Family Extras Scheme  - An exclusive discount website, which you as a valued member of our Matalan Family, can access and save money at hundreds of retailers across the country
  • Pension Scheme
  • We are fully committed to creating a learning culture in all our stores so from day one you’ll get a great induction, access to our ‘Me Learning’ online platform and ongoing support and development to help you grow within your role


This is your opportunity to be part of our exciting vision - to become the UK’s most trusted value retailer. This is Retail Made Real.