Facilities Engineer-635

GBP 40,000 - 60,000
Job description

Job Overview

We are looking for a Facilities Engineer to deliver excellent service to all internal customers by ensuring that Planned Preventative Maintenance & Reactive Maintenance is carried out to the building and equipment in a safe and efficient manner through the operation of a Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS). The ideal candidate will ensure compliance with legislative and Company ethical standards, be proactive in highlighting areas for improvement, and work Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 4.30 pm with potential out of hours work.

Essential Requirements

  1. Minimum of 5 years' experience as a Maintenance / facilities engineer
  2. Experience in working in a manufacturing building environment (preferable)
  3. Strong working knowledge of building maintenance statutory compliance regulations
  4. Electrician Level 3 City & Guilds, 18th Edition IET Regulation
  5. Proven experience in Electrical & Mechanical Building infrastructure
  6. PAT Certificate (Desirable)
  7. Experience and knowledge of HVAC systems, plant, and components
  8. Experience in contractor management including PTW and reviewing risk assessments
  9. Effective management and prioritization of workload
  10. Experience of working with 3rd party contractors and vendors
  11. Excellent Troubleshoot, fault finding and route cause analysis skills
  12. Proactive approach with hands-on experience of carrying out maintenance activities

About Us

Thorlabs is a global, industry-leading optical technologies company specializing in the design and manufacture of innovative photonics products used in manufacturing and research. With 22 facilities across 13 countries, we set the gold standard with optics laboratories worldwide. Our Ely facility is responsible for Motion Control and Optical Tables product line.


You will be working in our new purpose-built facility in Witchford, Ely, just 12 miles from Cambridge. Easy access via train and bus links from London.


Responsibilities include building maintenance and repairs, planning preventative maintenance, assisting in small to medium installation projects, ensuring statutory compliance, maintaining clean work practices, and adhering to health and safety policies.


Thorlabs offers opportunities for customized training and development, free onsite parking, refreshments, entertainment area, competitive salary, pension, healthcare, and 25 days holiday plus public holidays.

Application Details

Job Reference: THOR-VC-635
Closing Date: Tuesday 30th April 2024
Interviews: w/c 6th May
Apply through the website or send your application to Human Resources at Thorlabs Ltd, Ely, Cambs, CB6 3NX

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