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Maintenance Technician Mechanic (On Call)

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Undertake core craft mechanical and general engineering duties associated works for the Trust and its outside Partner customers. Also undertake non-core generic duties in line with training and competency requirements. Maintains engineering services and equipment at Hospitals, GP surgeries, Health Centres, Resource Centres, Offices etc.

(Additional Recruitment & Retention Payment of 15% of Basic salary applicable to position (to be reviewed in June 2025))

Main duties of the job

  • Undertake a range of Mechanical engineering/plumbing work, procedures for installation, commissioning, testing and validation, repair and routine maintenance of new, refurbished and existing industrial/commercial and domestic equipment or services, whilst at time observing all relevant Health and Safety guidelines and regulations
  • Undertake other non-mechanical multi skilling duties where skills, abilities and competence/training are appropriate for such and has been approved by supervisors
  • Undertake appointed Competent Person (CP) roles after appointment by the trusts Authorised Person (AP) as required and in accordance with HTM's for which additional training will be provided.
  • Install, maintain, fault find, test and validate and problem solve complex equipment/systems/plant in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, relevant H& S regulations, Approved Codes of Practice (ACOP's), Hospital Technical Memorandums (HTM's) British Standards etc. and in the most efficient manner
  • Interpret and work from electronic drawings, specifications, risk assessments, method statements, permits to work, work orders etc. using both paper and computer based systems.

  • About us

    By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
    • Supporting your career development and progression
    • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
    • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
    • Options for flexible working
    • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
    • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
    • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
    • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
    • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, milage paid at business rates
    • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
    • Free car parking at all trust sites
    • Free flu vaccinations every year
    • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

    And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

  • Carry out specialist testing, complex maintenance and servicing where training has been given and competencies or certification allow.
  • Ensure accuracy of plant, tools, equipment and materials where appropriate and use/apply in accordance with legislation, physical skills, Health and Safety and manufacturer instructions
  • Ensure installation, repair and maintenance of the Trusts and external customer physical assets are undertaken in the most efficient manner and ensures best value
  • Exchange routine/complex information where appropriate and offer feedback where required.
  • Organise, plan and prioritise own work, in liaison with the supervisor, day to day tasks and assist in planning new installation work
  • Carry out routine/complex duties independently where appropriate to competency, health and safety and allowed with minimal supervision
  • Observe a personal duty of care in relation to own/departmental equipment and resources used in the course of the duties performed on a day to day basis (tools, equipment, specialist test equipment and stock)
  • Use all Trust and hired specialist equipment for which additional training will be provided and any other property/equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • Maintain, install and repair complex equipment, fittings and other physical assets required by the job role on Trust and Partners premises
  • Report any misuse of, or faulty equipment to the appropriate person
  • Order and purchase spare parts, supplies, physical assets, stock or other equipment/materials within budgetary limit and which are necessary for the job being carried out whilst considering best value.
  • Attend and participate in all reasonable requests for training and meetings
  • The post holder is expected to have a clear understanding and share the Mission, Values and Behaviours of the Trust which defines our culture. All staff are required to promote and adhere to these.
  • Responsible for promoting a positive work culture.
  • Responsible for maintaining own core competences and CPD register along with supporting department wide training and development needs.
  • Responsible for ensuring timely completion of PPM (Planned Preventative Maintenance) and reactive works documentation / recording requirements by use of electronic handheld devices.
  • Utilise FM software (e.g. MICAD) to ensure adequate and accurate recording of work elements and ordering materials, make suggestions for FM system upgrades/improvements for efficiency of working.
  • Utilise electronic systems such as e-procurement for ordering supplies, e-roster for staff expenses / claims / leave, ESR for staff records, E learning/Training, MS Teams etc.
  • Provide work related information to supervisor where required for data management.
  • Complete legislative and Trust documentation where applicable (e.g. reporting accidents, adverse incidents).
  • Complete technical service records and/or service documents and log books where appropriate to competence as required (e.g. water safe log book and certification, fire alarm testing, emergency light testing, AHU test sheets, Reports etc.)
  • Medical gas cylinder changing after suitable training has been received.
  • Monitor building management systems (BMS) make any necessary adjustments and follow up on remedial repairs as necessary, liaising with Building Energy Manager.
  • Maintain or provide to supervisor as required such records.
  • Provide work related information to supervisor where required for data management
  • Utilise trust Transport and equipment as required to undertake duties of the role
  • Provide information and advice to work colleagues, managers, contractors and customers (in line with level of role, training and experience)
  • Responsible for prioritising and managing daily allocated work planned and reactive.
  • Diagnose complex problems and establishes the best solution for the problem whilst keeping downtime to a minimum.
  • The post holder will be able to carry out duties independently without supervision guided by standard operating procedures, safe working procedures and operation manuals.
  • Exchange routine/complex information where appropriate and offer feedback where required
  • Liaise with clinical staff where required offering non-clinical advice where appropriate and adequate training allows
  • Demonstrate activities to new starters, apprentices, trainees, support workers etc. and assist in ensuring their health and safety
  • Support the Maintenance and Minor Works Supervisor with the supervision, guidance, instruction and evaluation of work to others
  • Exchange routine and complex information where appropriate and offer feedback where required
  • Organise, plan and prioritise, in liaison with the supervisor, planned maintenance, emergency and reactive work tasks and assist in planning new installation work.
  • Carry out routine and complex duties independently where appropriate to competency/training, health and safety and allowed with minimal supervision
  • The post holder may be required to assist patients/clients/relatives during incidental contact.
  • Required to cope with the demands of a busy maintenance department both mentally and physically.
  • Frequent requirement to exert intense physical effort for several long periods both in normal hours and out of hours (on call)
  • All directorate staff will be required to act up, down and across (within own capabilities and training) as required to ensure that an efficient and professional service is delivered at all times throughout the Directorate and the Trust
  • Must participate in the Emergency On-Call system as required
  • Work in a positive work manner
  • Carry out generic and flexible ways of working
  • Suggest new improved ways of working as required for own role
  • Self-assure own work and where applicable sign off the work of others.

  • Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training


    • Achieved accreditation through a 4 year training course in relevant field or be able to demonstrate proven practical knowledge through experience
    • Possess relevant qualification i.e. City & Guilds, NVQ 3 or other equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline or be able to demonstrate proven practical knowledge through experience
    • Additional CPD in a relevant field
    • Time served experience of working in a similar role or discipline
    • Experience of working in a similar role or discipline
    • Ability to travel between sites


    • Relevant professional membership(s)



    • Experience and ability to undertake a wide range of related trade maintenance installation and repairs
    • Experience of activities within the property maintenance field
    • Experience of using computerised maintenance systems
    • Experience, understanding and appreciation of other trades performed within Estates


    • Experience of working in the NHS
    • Time served in a relevant discipline

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities


    • Communicate appropriately with others at work
    • An appreciation of technological advances in the field of Estates
    • Awareness of Health and Safety issues applicable to role
    • Understanding an appreciation of risk assessments applicable to the role
    • Listen to, understand and follow lengthy or multistep instructions and narratives on a range of topics and in a range of contexts

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


    The Redwoods Centre

    Somerby Drive, Bicton Heath

    Shrewsbury, Shropshire

    SY3 8DS

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