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Specialist Craftsperson (Mechanical)

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a. pro rata plus £5,000 RRP
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit a Mechanical Specialist Craftsperson with a friendly and positive 'can do' attitude to join our team of Specialist Craftspersons within the the Estates department at Cambridge University Hospitals.

You will be responsible for calibration, fault finding and repair ona wide range of engineering plant and equipment. Example (Heating systems, Ventilation systems (including theatre vent) and all otherassociated hospital plant and equipment.

You will install, maintain, service and repair a full range of Estates Services equipment and provide technical advice to other Estates Maintenance staff and contractors to ensure compliance with safety standards and procedures.

You will Undertake condition surveys, evaluate inspection reports and liaise with engineering managerial staff regarding plant or equipment failures and to request the supply of goods and/or services as necessary.

You will carry out planned preventative maintenance inspections and commissioning tests in accordance with Maintenance Manuals and Trust procedures. This includes the planning and organisation of complex activities such as shut downs and interruptions to power supplies or service. You should be able to physically carry out heavy repairs such as moving and handling heavy pumps, motors and equipment.

You will undertake essential repair works and general maintenance activities at the request of the Hospital Engineer.

Main duties of the job

As well as their core specialist skill, a Mechanical Craftsperson will perform work including activities which are complex and/or non-routine.
  • Installs, maintains, services and repairs full range of estates services equipment.
  • Provides technical advice to other estates maintenance staff, contractors to ensure compliance with safety standards and procedures.
  • Undertakes condition surveys, evaluates inspection reports.

Responsible for calibration, fault finding and repair on a wide range of engineering plant and equipment.

Example (Standby generators, 3 phase and single phase electrical circuits, Heating systems, Ventilation systems (including theatre vent), and all other associated hospital plant and equipment.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working for us

Thank you for considering a role at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which includes Addenbrookes and the Rosie Hospitals.

About Us

The Trust is one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country and is a leading clinical and academic centre with a national and international reputation for excellence. Recognised as providing outstanding care to our patients and rated Good overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. It is their teamwork, energy, commitment and imagination that make us one of the best hospitals in the UK.

Our Values

The Trusts philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do and we expect staff to uphold our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent at all times. The Trusts Values and Behaviour Standard is attached to this job description it provides more information about the type of behaviour we expect and love to see, and those we do not want to see. In considering whether to apply for the post you should consider whether you understand and feel able to live our Values.

Supporting you to be the best you can be

The Trust is committed to bringing the best out of its employees. We want everyone who works here to enjoy job satisfaction and feel proud to be an employee of the Trust. Each pay band has a set of Performance Standards which explains the level of competency and standard of delivery required to perform the role, you can download the performance standard for this post with the application pack. The Trust is committed to providing on-going feedback, development and an annual appraisal discussion.

Your Health and Well-Being

As a world leading healthcare organisation, CUH is a champion of good health and is committed to providing a smoke free campus to protect its staff, patients and visitors. Smoking is not permitted on the CUH campus and all employees must comply with the requirements of the CUH No Smoking Policy and support the processes and practices in place in relation to patients and visitors.Your health and well-being are important to us. If you have any concerns about a health condition or disability that you have please read this Job Description and Person Specification carefully to ensure that you would not be putting yourself at risk.We offer an extensive staff benefits package, including childcare, flexible-working schemes and the NHS pension scheme along with a range of facilities that includes on-site sport and leisure facilities. Do visit our website for more information about working at CUH and living in Cambridge

Submitting your application

Please read this job description thoroughly before submitting your application. As well as meeting the essential requirements of the person specification, be sure that you can demonstrate commitment to our Values, teamwork, reliable attendance, dedication and the ability to show compassion, care and respect to our patients, visitors and colleagues.We recommend that you download the Information for Applicants - Completing your application document which provides further details about how to complete each section of your application form and further information about the application process.

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This vacancy will close at midnight on 26 November 2023.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • BTEC HNC / HND / Approved Apprenticeship, City and Guilds or NVQ III Technicians Certificate or equivalent qualification in relevant topic


  • Qualification and experience in Fire Alarms, Control Systems or Mechanical / Motor Con BTec or City and Guilds in Medical Gas Pipeline and Vacuum Systems and BTec or City and Guilds in Decontamination Equipment and Sterilisation



  • Able to make workload assessments and allocation
  • Experience of working in an industrial environment
  • Electrical / Mechanical Services Systems Maintenance
  • Comprehensive post apprenticeship experience in a Hospital maintenance environment
  • Experience of working with Electrical or Mechanical systems
  • Able to evaluate and solve problems in situ


  • Hospital experience
  • Working with natural gas systems



  • Expertise and a full understanding of Electrical or Mechanical Services and Electrical Control Systems
  • Full understanding of UPS, IPS and generator standby power systems


  • Working knowledge of Hospital equipment
  • Electrical knowledge of Nurse call systems
  • Working knowledge of ventilation and cooling systems
  • Working knowledge of Hospital equipment
  • Working knowledge of steam systems, cooling systems and BMS control systems
  • Working knowledge of Building Management Systems



  • Quality Electrical or Mechanical work fault finding, installation and maintenance
  • Administration duties such as updating worksheets / job tickets, data input / completion of PPM worksheets
  • Ability to communicate verbally, by phone and in writing to Senior Management and clinical users throughout the Trust
  • Capable of standing in for Supervisor to prioritise work to the rest of the team and to issue job tickets when required
  • Able to work as part of a team or in isolation


  • Pipe welding
  • Steriliser maintenance

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division Corporate

Hills Road



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