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Specialist Technician

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

To efficiently maintain and provide a reliable Engineering service at St Richards Hospital, Laundry, and other Trust sites. Perform work including activities which are complex and/or non-routine. Accountable for calibration and fault finding on a wide range of plant and equipment within their area of responsibility. Undertaking Planned maintenance, reactive repairs, and minor improvement works across the hospital as directed by management, ensuring compliance with hospital safety standards and procedures are upheld.

Main duties of the job

The Multiskilled Craftsperson Electrical Bias will be employed on work Appropriate to their core skills. They will however be expected to perform in areas where deemed competent and suitably trained to a multiskilled level, with the intention of reaching levels of flexibility and site competence to enable them to work independently or together with all trades within the Estates department.

About us

Join us atUHSussex, every day is different, you can be the change, better neverstops

AtUHSussexwe're proud to be at the heart of the NHS. As one of theUK's largest acute Trusts, we're a leading example of the excellence, the ambition and the values that have embodied the NHS for over 70 years

Improving lives:We are a vibrant and inclusive organisation, with hardworking, talented and dedicated individuals, who work together towards a common goal, to always put ourPatient First.Our mission is summed up by our 'where better never stops' motto and no matter the role atUHSussex, you will play a part in driving us forwards and in improving the lives of patients across Sussex.We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in ourwellbeing programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need itbecausewe know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves

Build a career with us:As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do

Job description

Job responsibilities

A Technical knowledge and understanding of the following core skill areas are required: - Planned Preventative & Reactive Maintenance. Emergency Generator Testing LV Switchboards Minor electrical installs and alterations Electrical Distribution systems and boards including UPS 3 phase motors Standard & Emergency lighting circuit testing and repair Fire alarm maintenance & testing Lift maintenance including entrapment release BMS controls. Air Conditioning and ventilation. Kitchen and catering equipment. Gas fired steam Boilers and low-pressure hot water systems. Cold water systems & storage tanks. Compressed air plant services. General plumbing duties Domestic hot water services and water softeners. Heating services. Medical piped gases and vacuum. Refrigeration plant and services. Steam and condensate plant and services. Drainage and waste disposal system All other engineering services under the control of the Workshop Manager

Please see JD and Person Spec for full details

Person Specification

Experience/ Qualifications


  • City and Guilds plus relevant experience demonstrating knowledge at a level equivalent to HNC
  • Completion of a recognized electrical trade apprenticeship and experience in a similar technical discipline
  • N.V Q equivalent qualifications level 3 and 18th Edition
  • Experience in all aspects of mechanical and building services
  • Experience of working on large complex systems


  • AP Medical Gases (HTM 02-01)
  • Experience of maintenance and of BMS controls -01)
  • Experience working on automated process equipment



  • Good communication skills at all levels, able to communicate highly technical information. Be able to communicate with other staff groups and have a good understanding of patient safety issues.
  • Good Understanding of complex mechanical drawings and computer data. Be able to interpret and make decisions based on this data.


  • Have extensive knowledge of hospital operational estates issues, including an in depth understanding of maintenance procedures within a medical environment.
  • Have a sound knowledge of safe working practices, standards and regulations appertaining to electrical systems.
  • Be able to use software systems for job monitoring and control.

Physical Skills


  • To be able to concentrate for periods of time. Physically fit and able to work in adverse conditions.

Other Qualities


  • Participate in the On call rota/out of hours at short notice

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