1750 - Museum Technician (Electrician)

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Posted: 07/12/2017 10:27
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £21,534
Location: Museum of Liverpool
Level: Specialist
Deadline: 05/01/2018 12:00
Hours: 37.00
Benefits: Company Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Travel Loan and Childcare Voucher Scheme
Job Type: Established [A]

Museum Technician (Electrician)

Payband 4 £21,534

Hours: 37 per week

Basis: Established

Purpose of the role:

Reporting to the Museum Technician Foreman, the post holder will:

Provide a wide range of working practices and skills.  The purpose of the post is to provide electrical skills to enable a display and exhibitions programme to be maintained. To maintain the buildings service and electrical systems as required in order to comply with current legislation.

Provide maintenance support to the wider estate as directed by the Museum Technician Foreman.


Key tasks:

To work out electrical and wiring details with the Museum Technician Foreman and assist in the problems of design.

To attend courses as required on Health and Safety and working and machine/equipment practices.

To repair or install as necessary any electrical equipment that is required to maintain the properties of National Museums Liverpool in use.

To store and transport materials, both new and used to keep the place of work in a safe and tidy condition.

To keep abreast of any developments, e.g new techniques and current legislation etc. within this field.

To attend courses as required on Health and Safety, machinery / equipment practices.

To use machinery, hand tools, equipment and Personal Protective equipment as necessary.

To construct and repair as required the fabric of the buildings.

To undertake maintenance work to the wider estate as directed by the Museum Technician Foreman.

To assist the Museum Technician Foreman in the ordering of materials and equipment.

To maintain displays and exhibitions as required.

To undertake training which will enhance the skills required in the job.


Duties & Responsibilities:.

Working closely with the Museum Technician Foreman to undertake the activities of the team

Working with the colleagues in Estates to identify and undertake maintenance works.

Working with colleagues in Exhibitions in the design and installation of exhibitions and displays.

Display a commitment to maintaining the safety of all team members by having knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety legislation.

Attendance at internal meetings with regard to the activities of the team


Problem solving and decision making

The Museum Technician (Electrician) is expected to deal with moderately complex / simple problems requiring considered solutions.

The Museum Technician (Electrician) is able to make decisions and implement solutions in line with accepted construction techniques.

The Museum Technician (Electrician) is authorised to make financial transactions, in line with Financial Guidance Notes up to the delegated limit of £0.


Staff Management

Total 0


Resource management

Working closely with the Museum Technician Foreman manage the allocated resources within the defined programme of works.


Budget responsibility:

Delegated signing authorisation individual transactions up to £0


Expertise/Specialist Knowledge

Minimum 5 GCSE’s including English at Grade C (or equivalent) desirable

City & Guilds (Electrical) or equivalent.

Previous work / practical experience in the electrical field.

Experience of working in a museum or gallery environment

Experience of maintaining occupied buildings

Knowledge of working with a variety of materials.

Knowledge of fixed / portable electrical equipment

Ability to read specifications and drawings.


Strategic Influence

The Postholder has limited strategic influence


Freedom to act

Individual transaction signing limit of £0K

Day to day management of the individual staff work programme that is within the post holder’s control.

The post holder will be expected to show the highest level of integrity and confidentiality in the provision of these duties.

Adhere to the standards expected of all public services as defined by the HM Treasury publication “Managing Public Money”. Those standards are honesty, impartiality, accountability, openness, accuracy, reliability, transparency, objectivity, integrity and fairness. These standards should be carried out in the spirit of, as well as the letter of, the law; in the public interest; to high ethical standards and achieving value for money.

Adhere to NML’s Health and Safety policies and procedures, and make a contribution to the continuance of a sound health and safety culture within the division.

Develop NML’s commitment to Equality and Diversity, and promote non discriminatory practices in all work undertaken.

Undertake additional duties, as required from time to time

Undertake training and development courses and programmes, as required.

The details contained in this job description reflect the content of this job at the date of being prepared.  It is however possible that over time the nature of the job will change.  Consequently National Museums Liverpool will expect to revise this job description from time to time and will consult with the post holder at the appropriate time.

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