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Title:                            Maintenance Technical Assistant

Reporting to:              Managing Director, Directors and Operations Manager

Salary                             Discussed at interview stage

Hours:                            40 Hours a week, to include at least one weekend day and any bank holidays falling on work days. Part time hours considered.

Job purpose:               To assist with all areas of our busy maintenance department. Specifically the upkeep, repair and routine servicing of our extensive plant, machinery and equipment.

BACKGROUND

In June 1990 the Rollings family opened Fishers Farm as a visitor centre. The park has been improved steadily over the years, ploughing back money, time and love. Fishers is a multi-award winning attraction and has twice been voted in national awards as “Large Farm Attraction of the Year” and in 2020 we won ‘Best large visitor attraction’ in the south east.

The farm is open all year and we run seasonal events in the spring, summer, Halloween and Christmas.

The farm is divided into different departments – admin, livestock, reception/shop, catering, maintenance and adventure activities.

In 2021 we had 200k visitors!

The Rollings family continue to own and run the farm, and take pride in the “family run feel” of the business.

Our Vision

Fishers Adventure Farm Park (Fishers) is an organisation dedicated to providing a safe, fun and stimulating environment for families. We strive to maintain exceptional standards with regard to health and safety, in the overall presentation of the Park and customer care in all departments.

Having established this foundation, our future aims are to constantly update, alter, amend and improve our facilities. We seek to minimise the impact of its operations on the environment, to conserve energy & minimise the wastage of consumables. Encourage, develop and implement effective environmental initiatives.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Plant and Equipment
  2. Park maintenance
  3. Facilities
  4. Ride operations
  5. Project assistance

Plant and Equipment

  1. Carry out weekly fuel checks, inspections and tasks related to all plant and equipment.
  2. Carry out monthly servicing and inspections to all plant and equipment
  3. Source parts and repair where applicable all plant and equipment, liaise with external contractors when any extensive repairs are needed.
  4. Carry out any servicing, repairs or ongoing maintenance to all adventure activity equipment.
  5. Liaise with Directors and Ops manager to ensure all externally examined/ serviced plant and equipment is carried out in the correct time frame.
  6. Keep all manuals, certificates and related information on all plant, machinery and equipment up to date and relevant.

Park Maintenance

  1. Using daily, weekly and monthly routine tasks ensure the park and all fixtures and fittings are fully operational, safe and clean.
  2. Keep all workshop areas tidy, stocked and clean.
  3. Be prepared to attend and be of assistance to all other park departments for matters affecting the operation or safety of the park during the day.
  4. Be prepared to assist or manage any other essential maintenance tasks above and beyond normal duties on a daily basis.

Facilities

  1. To carry out the daily routine cleaning schedules of all washroom/toilet facilities
  2. Carry out periodic daily check on all facilities
  3. Assist with any deep cleaning schedules and other essential facility based tasks during the year.
  4. Make sure all fixtures, fittings and equipment in facilities are in good condition, clean, stocked and usable.
  5. Make sure all waste facilities including bins, skips and associated equipment is well maintained and emptied regularly.

Ride Operations

  1. Following in-house training, operate, drive or control the various ride at the park.
  2. Following training be prepared to assist and cover the various adventure activities on the park.

Project Assistance

  1. Depending on experience, qualifications and competency assist as necessary with any project, building work or associated task being carried out by the Fishers team.

General

  1. Ensure you maintain good up-to-date product knowledge of the park and activities, entertainment and timetables.
  2. Generally visually survey the Park with a view to checking customer satisfaction, ensuring checking good parental supervision and to monitor correct procedures are being adopted by staff.
  3. Have a high regard for personal hygiene.
  4. Be prepared to take on additional responsibilities where necessary.
  5. Treat all colleagues with respect and understanding.
  6. Always support and implement company policy, but communicate any misgivings regarding policies directly to Operations Manager.
  7. Attend and contribute to meetings and make an effort to attend all company special events and social functions.
  8. Establish and maintain sound working relationships within your department and consider supporting work colleagues in their hobbies and pursuits outside of work.

Person Specifications:

Disposition:

Essential:

Customer Focused, Driven and enthusiastic, passion for providing exceptional service, can do attitude, pro-active, team player

Desirable:

Experience:

Essential:

Sound mechanical knowledge and experience of the maintenance of Farm park machinery and associated ground care vehicles and equipment.

Desirable:

Facilities management

Electrical equipment maintenance or repair experience including periodic PAT testing

Qualifications:

Essential:

Full UK driving license

Desirable:

Current 1st aid certificate

Mechanical qualifications

Health and safety

PAT testing certificate

Any associated trade qualifications

Any external qualifications that would be appropriate to the business.

Skills:

Essential:

Extensive practical skills

Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to adapt and communicate effectively to anyone.

Good organisational skills

Excellent time management

Desirable:

Valid or recently expired training certificates on any applicable plant or equipment.

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