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Aquarium Services Assistant

Job Title: Aquarium Services Assistant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Weymouth
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: SS26847
Job Published: November 21, 2018 11:28

Job Description

Reference numberSS26847RegionUKLocationSouth WestSub locationWeymouthFunctionFacilities ManagementEmployment typeFull TimeHourly Rate BandsN/ASalaried/Hourly-PaidSalaried
To support the work of the Aquarium Services department in Weymouth by assisting with maintenance duties; tank and general cleaning/sterilisation; wet-work study set ups/decommissioning and housekeeping to maintain biosecurity standards in all Weymouth aquatic areas. Ensuring that work is consistent with consistent with GLP, GMP, Home Office, Biosecurity and health and safety requirements. The successful candidate will be required to pass a BPSS prior to starting the role.


To maintain all areas of the Weymouth aquarium facilities.
To provide housekeeping duties to ensure clean, safe and functional work areas within Weymouth aquarium facilities.
To support the Aquarium Services Systems Co-ordinator (ASSC) in the provision of study support for tank set ups/equipment and decommissioning to ensure successful delivery.
To support the ASSC in the delivery of a maintenance program to allow the continued operation of the Weymouth aquarium facilities
To read and accept all Risk Assessments, PAG, COSHH and SOP documents relating to the role and the Aquarium Services Areas. To assist the ASSC in the review, develop and author new documents in association with the role.
To assist in the operation of the equipment inventory for the Weymouth aquarium facilities and organising for the safe and bio-secure storage and retrieval of key general tank and study specific equipment.
To assist in tank set-up and calibration for all wet-work delivery.
To assist with design and construction of novel tank configuration and bespoke tank requirements.
To assist the ASSC in any maintenance, equipment servicing or storage activities.
To undertake and assist in the development of biosecurity processes including routine tank room, tank and associated equipment cleaning and sterilisation.
To assist in the day-to-day ‘housekeeping’ duties within the Weymouth aquarium facilities (e.g. footwells, clinical waste disposal, replenishing sundry stocks).
To assist the ASSC in the production of system/maintenance related risk and COSHH assessments and Standard Operating Procedures
Previous experience of maintaining biosecurity
Aquatic system maintenance (basic plumbing or building experience)
Computer literacy
Problem solving
Improving existing systems/techniques and being open to change
Delivering at pace
Working to a quality system


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