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Maintenance Technician Mechanical

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year . Pay review pending
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) is one of the leading specialist orthopaedic hospitals in the country, with some of the highest levels of staff and patient satisfaction, as well as a strong reputation for innovation.

Who we're looking for...

We have a great opportunity for a Mechanical Biased Tradesperson to join our team of Mechanical maintenance technicians. The base salary starts at �27,055 rising to �32,934, on top of this there are enhancements for on-call and all additional hours are paid at time plus 50%, equivalent to �20.76 - �25.26 per hour. Further benefits include a market leading pension and generous holiday entitlement, starting at 27 days rising to 33 days, plus bank holidays.

The working hours are 37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday. You will also be required to participate in an on call rota for out of hours emergencies . Due to the On-Call requirement of the post, you must be able to respond to emergency calls within 45 minutes of leaving home and arriving at the hospital.

This role will require you to have achieved industry recognised Mechanical qualifications and having completed a Formal Apprenticeship or Craft equivalent or completed at least a City & Guilds/NVQ Level 3 in an Mechanical Maintenance background.

The successful candidate would ideally have industry experience and would be expected to work alone and/or as part of a wider team. The role will require you to work cohesively with other Technical Disciplines.

Main duties of the job

As an Hospital Engineer you'll be working as part of a wider team of skilled technicians, undertaking reactive repairs and planned preventative maintenance. You will have face-to-face interactions with clinical and non-clinical staff - so you need to be good with people.

You will be undertaking periodic testing and maintenance on decontamination equipment, potable water & wet heating systems, sanitary ware, medical air, steam generating plant , air handling units and lots of other mechanical systems & equipment used within the hospital.

Each day will never be the same, so you'll need to be able to adapt and work under pressure - the work we do ensures that the life-critical systems on site are kept running.

About us

Our aim is to aspire to deliver world class patient care, and we want talented, dedicated and passionate people to help us achieve this.

Our continued success is accomplished through the skills and expertise of our staff, which is underpinned by our values: Friendly, Caring, Excellence, Professional and Respect. If your values align to ours, and you would like to join us in aspiring to deliver world class patient care, we would love to hear from you.

Joining RJAH is more than just a job - we want our people to have the best opportunities to thrive in their role.

Whether you're starting out in your career, or have a wealth of experience - we're always looking to recruit outstanding individuals in a range of clinical areas, as well as support and administrative roles.

We have a range of fantastic staff benefits on offer to everyone who joins RJAH and you'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding professional development opportunities.

RJAH has strong links with a range of universities including Staffordshire, Keele, Glyndwr, Chester and Birmingham.

Shropshire is also one of the most attractive parts of the country, with a rich historic culture and excellent transport links. The hospital is located on a site outside Oswestry, just off the A5. The nearest train station is in Gobowen, approximately two miles from the hospital. The station is part of the Chester to Birmingham line.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To provide a comprehensive multi-trade maintenance service to all healthcare properties, services, plant and non-medical equipment.

To provide technical assistance, instruction, training and mentoring to Maintenance Craftsmen (Electrical & Mechanical), Maintenance Assistants and apprentices on complex maintenance issues.

Work as an individual and act on own initiative as well as part of the trade team and participate in cross-trade working as and when required. Must be willing to carry out basic duties of mixed disciplines and attend training courses as necessary.


To carry out repairs, installation works and planned maintenance work on a multi-trade basis, requiring specialist knowledge across a range of work procedures and practices.

To diagnose and repair all faults on engineering installations, plant and equipment

Act as a Team Leader as required, co-ordinating and directing the work of others / third parties

Post holder is responsible for signing off of validation and commissioning reports on behalf of the hospital, i.e. theatre air flows, medical gases, commercial gases, decontamination, legionella prevention.

To undertake continual training and update development to remain current to industry standards and improve knowledge

To use skills extended beyond core trades to aid diagnosis andmaintenance activities. Including installation, maintenance and testing of complex engineering equipment.

To undertake the role and responsibility of Nominated Person (NP)Competent person (CP), Authorised person (AP) and Responsible person within areas of core HTM guidance / issue relevant permits when required. These roles require a high degree of independent decision making and responsibility for site critical services, e.g. medical gas supply, etc.


1. The Technician will be expected to make the necessary arrangements, with user departments to effectively plan and deliver their workload in compliance with the departments workforce planning. Completing highly complex tasks, working in isolation and therefore taking a high level of responsibility, to maintain compliance of life critical equipment.

2. The postholder will be required to requisition, via the appropriateprocedures, suitable replacement non-stock items. This requires theuse of the correct documentation in accordance with the trustsstandard SFIs. This undertaking will require the individual to represent cost control and best value for the Trust.

3. The post-holder will be required to diagnose and repair faults toengineering installations, plant and equipment, utilising specialist tools, complex measuring and metering equipment.

4. The post-holder will be expected to carry appropriate communications equipment to enable a rapid response to urgent and emergency situations where, as the competent person on site the individual will have a high degree of responsibility, potentially causing anxiety and stress.

5. To take part in the departmental on call rota with other colleagues, and give additional cover as required covering holidays and sickness. When called to site post holder will be required to act independently. To undertake a reasonable amount of over time to support the requirements of the business

6. To communicate effectively with wards and departments, across abroad level of structural management, in relation to estates issuesutilising written and/or verbal communication methods to ensure2023 standards of service delivery are maintained and the service user is fully informed of Works affecting their areas of responsibility.

7. To be conversant with the operation of B.M.S, TQ Soft and othercurrent and future estates software packages. i.e. handheld devices

8. To ensure that all works carried out comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act, COSHH and all current legislation and/or guidance i.e. HTM & HBN. All safety PPE equipment is available and must be used where appropriate. Individuals are responsible for upkeep of their own PPE

9. To proactively assess individual circumstances that affect the health and safety of patients, staff and visitors and make the decision to proceed with work when appropriate.

10. To issue/ensure that check lists and advice notes are amendedupdated to comply with the relevant, HTMs, working practices andPermit to Work Systems.

11. Actively contribute to the continuous development and improvements programme across the Trust, in line with objectives set at appraisal.

12. To undertake surveys and provide comprehensive reports as deemed appropriate by the Estates Manager or Estates officer.

13.To carry out periodic testing of decontamination equipment (Weekly, Quarterly and Annual)

14. Be fluent in and work in accordance with all HTMs and respectedguidance

15. Be responsible for their tools and equipment, including PPE, and use appropriately.

16. Meet with and supervise third party contractors, make isolations and assist where appropriate, in a safe and timely manner.

17. Understand how to use the asbestos register, how to work in areas in known proximity of ACMs and what to do in the event of exposure to asbestos.

18. Undertake thermal imaging surveys inside live switch cabinets, fire damper surveys and any other required service

19. Carry out Generator testing and assist with servicing

20. To delegate works to the Maintenance craftspersons, Maintenance assistants and apprentices

21. Undertake competencies, as required by the department, to meet the needs of servicing and maintaining future equipment.

As a member of the NHS you will also be entitled to NHS Discounts, which provide many savings opportunities and preferential rates across multiple business: Health Service Discounts: NHS Discounts, Offers & Codes that can benefit you and your family.

There are plenty of opportunities to develop yourself personally whilst working at the Trust. As an integral part of the hospital team, we strive to provide best in class property and facilities services across our estate and appreciate that this success is driven by our People!

If you are unsure whether this job is for you please do contact us so you dont miss out on an opportunity.

Person Specification



  • 3 year experience of working within the trade. Previous experience of contributing to operational decision making.



  • C&G Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience In line with job requirements applicant must achieve during employment: CP / AP qualifications, test person status (decontamination), in line with HTM's



  • Specialist knowledge of technical developments in Estates maintenance

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