Cleaner / Facilities Maintenance Technician

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.
Contract type
Working Pattern
Part time
Location based
Lenham, Kent
Hours per week
22.5 (4.5 hours per day Monday - Friday)
Dates that interviews will take place
Via MS Teams
£8.91 per hour
Summary of vacancy

Derwentside Environmental Testing Services (DETS) specialise in carrying out analytical services in sectors such as environmental, construction, waste, fuel and engineering industries.

DETS pride in providing high quality services to an accredited environment (UKAS 17025 standards) and over the years they have seen significant year on year growth and market penetration in the above sectors.

About the role

About the role

  • Daily cleaning of communal areas
  • Weekly disposals from storage areas
  • Refurbishing and building site equipment i.e. benches
  • Changing bulbs
  • Minor plumbing works i.e. repairs to sinks, toilets etc.
  • Snow clearing and gritting
  • Assistance in removal and relocation of instrumentation
  • Assistance with health and safety tasks i.e. WEEE lists
  • Oversee waste chemical collections
  • Cleaning laboratory and office areas.
  • Removing rubbish and waste from premises.
  • Housekeeping, ensuring the laboratory work area is clean, tidy and free from rubbish.
  • Look after the company recycling 

What will I be doing?

Performing routine cleaning of the buildings, focussing on communal areas and performing basic facilities maintenance tasks.

What are the requirements?

  • Proactive approach to work
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability use initiative
  • Good communicator
  • Ability to work to targets
  • Customer focussed 

Who we are

DETS is a private limited company set up in 1999 and is part of the SUEZ Group since April 2016. Steady expansion has allowed the company to gain a larger market share, and to increase the scope of analyses offered in order to service a wide variety of industry requirements.

Over 100 staff are now employed in our laboratories, and many are well respected within the industry, actively serving on committees and groups such as EIC, AGS, MCERTS, Landfill Regulation, and the Standing Committee of Analysts (see the Management Team section for further details).

DETS are accredited to ISO 17025 and MCERTS for an extensive range of analyses, and are also accredited for sampling.  Samples can be accepted from outside the UK, as a DEFRA import license is also available.


Closing Date
Once we have sufficient applicants we withhold the right to close job vacancies early.
This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.