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Maintenance Technician (Mechanical and Electrical)

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum plus R&R 12%
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Maintenance Technician (Mechanical and Electrical)

Estates Department

Band 5 - �28,407 - �34,581 + 12 R& R (�3,408 - �4,149) + on-call payments up to a potential �12,000 pa + 27 days+ Annual Leave + NHS pension

37.5 hours per week

This is an excellent opportunity to join us at a time when we are strengthening our Estates and Facilities team.

You will be self-motivated and experienced in Mechanical & Electrical maintenance across a broad range of plant and equipment, including areas such as Refrigeration, Sterilisation, Building Management Systems, and other complex Estates systems. We will offer training to the right candidate to gain the expert knowledge required for this post. You will have a proven track record of delivering estates maintenance within a large Estate. Appropriate scope of experience and a flexible can-do attitude to the broad remit of the role is required to succeed. A flexible attitude to an ever-changing work environment will be required to succeed in this challenging post whilst you will be joining a great team of estates professionals. You will manage resources within the scope of the role. You will have strong and effective communication skills, be motivated, have the ability to motivate others and work well under pressure. You will be enthusiastic with the drive and vision to assist and move the service forward. You will be qualified in an engineering apprenticeship plus additional evidence of CPD or relevant estates experience.

Interview: 18/12/23

Main duties of the job

The key focus of this role is to lead as a specialist Craftsmen within the Estates Team giving advice on technical areas of Estates work to others within the Estates Team.

Specialist areas of work will typically include Sterilizers, Washer Disinfectors, Air Conditioning, Building Management Controls (BMS), Fire Alarm System and Site wide Drainage Systems.

Specialist Audits, Condition Appraisal and Inspections on complex equipment and plant will be required within the role of Technician.

The post holder will act as a mentor to junior staff including apprentices which will report to the Technician grade.

Please note: This role includes the responsibility of being a member of the on-call team which operates out of hours, this is currently a 1 in 5 requirement of the role, full training and mentoring will be provided. Also, whilst the core hours of this role are currently Monday to Friday, a shift pattern may be introduced in future which will change the core hours and days of working to include some weekend work which will attract weekend working supplements.

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Carry out planned maintenance across a range of electrical and mechanical systems.

Carry out reactive maintenance across a range of mechanical systems, electrical systems, liaising with directly employed labour and contractors as required.

To provide technical advice and support to contractors appointed on major capital projects and minor upgrade works as required.

To liaise with manufacturers regarding plant or equipment failures and to arrange the supply of goods and services under maintenance contract and /or direct contract.

Be responsible for producing technical documents/ reports/ drawings / Specifications as required to meet the demands of the Technician role.

This role will include the undertaking of audits, inspections, and surveys to ensure robust systems and competencies are in place and are managed appropriately by the contractors and directly employed staff.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for more information on the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • General knowledge of Estates Services and equipment, acquired through HNC/HND or equivalent level of experience within the Building Services environment
  • Able to make specialist judgements when under pressure from conflicting demands and maintain professional control of complex situations
  • Experience of working in challenging environments such as Chemicals, confined spaces, sewage drains and working at heights


  • Relevant additional qualifications typically 18th Edition IEE Regulations, CFPP 01-01 Decontamination of Surgical Instruments, HTM 04-01 Safe Water Systems within Healthcare Premises.HTM 03-01 Heating & Ventilation within health sector buildings



  • Experience of working at high level of expertise within the Estates Works environment, setting good examples of work ethics
  • Professional level of graduate experience



  • To be able to multi-task and deal with complex situations of a technical nature across a broad spectrum of plant and equipment, including frequent interruptions to planned workload
  • Resilience to pressure, when achieving task deadlines under difficult or distressing situations of a technical nature
  • To be able to problem solve technical issues including fault diagnosis and finding solutions taking into account Health and Safety within large multi-dependent systems of Estates plant
  • To empathies with customers problems and seek acceptable solutions
  • To accurately and safely plan major shutdowns of services and plant which will include Users, Works Staff and Contractors
  • Undertaking condition surveys on plant and equipment
  • Carrying out acceptance testing on Plant & Equipment

Personal and people development


  • Continued CPD
  • Maintain HTM Authorized Person accreditation
  • Regular updates through Journals, Workshops, and refresher courses



  • Communicating technical information, including Health & Safety to staff and contractors, providing technical training and advice to other members of the Estates Team and contractors
  • Communicating technical information to non-technical persons including staff and visitors

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
  • Able to produce Procedures and Protocols for systems of Estates work for others to follow
  • Maintains & repairs Trust property and equipment
  • Trains other Staff, Supervisors Trainees, lower Grades, and contractors as required
  • Updates databases used within the department
  • Use of spread sheets and software packages MiCad
  • Work on own initiative following SOPS and protocols
  • Able to lift heavy plant and equipment in course of work
  • Some contact with Patients at Ward Level within scope of Work

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Estates-Pay (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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