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Estates Mechanical Shift Technician (XN05)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the well-being of others?

Join LTHT as a Mechanical Electrical Estates Technician where you'll play a crucial role

As part of one of the largest & busiest acute hospital trusts in the UK you'll be at the forefront of a dynamic team solving complex problems repairs & installation work & thrive in a collaborative environment we want to hear from you

Mechanical Shift Engineer Band 5 Enhancements Built-In Overtime + Regular Overtime

The role of Mechanical Technician working shifts four on four off consisting of two days followed by two nights is a rewarding and entrusted position within the Estates team at St James Hospital

The successful candidate will work as part of a shift team which can be challenging & reliant upon the individual's ability to assess a situation or breakdown & make safe prior to planning a repair scenario

They will form part of a dynamic team committed to pushing the boundaries, working together & achieving the best outcome for our patients

You will work on complex systems carry out dynamic risk assessments work autonomously organise & rectify reactive works & carry out statutory planned maintenance items to ensure maximum availability of equipment to minimize downtime

The ethos is to put patients first & work towards a collective goal

The role will offer training opportunities to help develop the successful candidate

This is a real opportunity to enhance and develop your career

Main duties of the job

As a Shift Technician you will play a crucial role in the smooth operation, maintenance of all facilities plant & equipment throughout the LTHT Estate

From fault finding repairs & installation you'll play a pivotal role in ensuring the safety efficiency & functionality of our facilities

You will undertake activities which require comparison of a range of options & complex facts requiring analysis to resolve technical issues in multifaceted equipment/situations many which have direct impact on patient safety & the built environment

The successful candidate will work as part of the shift team alongside a electrical counterpart

The position covers a wide spectrum of responsibility supported by a On-Call Estates Manager out of normal working hours

First point of call for Estates related issues & emergencies such as fires & floods/equipment breakdowns & as such a successful candidate will need to have good communication skills & be able to work under pressure as part of a team with a solid engineering knowledge base

The role will focus upon:

Making safe first & foremost then working on engineering solutions to enhance & support clinical colleagues in treating patients

Ability to work with other trades

Problem solve

Interpret work drawings

Learn new techniques

Undergo training

Carry out assessments

Being organised


Working to HTM's & other guidance

Documentation & providing the necessary supporting documentation/feedback

The role is challenging but rewarding & is key role within LTHT

About us

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is a prominent healthcare institution with a budget of �1.4 billion and over 21,000 dedicated staff members. Our values - Patient-centered, Collaborative, Fair, Accountable, and Empowered - are the foundation of our unique approach to healthcare. Join us in our mission to provide outstanding care to the 1.7 million patients we serve annually.

The Estates team embrace this and focus upon doing our best, giving staff the opportunities to feel valued and have a real career and to make a difference in what we do. Innovation and challenging the norm are key fundamentals in what we do. The challenge will always be to move boundaries, develop strategies that work better and embrace technology to improve our service. The team at St James's is quite small and tight knit yet has a significant impact upon the patient experience and our collective goal is to be best that we can, embrace change and give of our best.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful candidate will join a dedicated team of Estates staff responsible for the larger estate including the maintenance and repair of utilities and engineering services. They will support the clinical teams out of hours, utilise the BEMS for fault diagnosis, liaise with outside companies to support on drainage issues, undertake training to release trapped lift passengers ensuring that there are comprehensive shift handovers and maintain a shift log for audit purposes and engineering follow ups as required.

You will need a thorough knowledge across a range of procedures and practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge and experience. Problem solving and fault diagnosis will be key to support clinical colleagues. Working to Statutory requirements and regulations, learning new techniques and a willingness to undergo further training are also fundamentals of the role.

In addition to this they will have other responsibilities supporting with the diagnosis and resolution of problems on complex plant, ensuring compliance with relevant Health and Safety and statutory regulations. They will plan and organise works, working with other in-house staff and contractors. The ability to communicate well and negotiate with internal/external agencies is fundamental to the role.

Provide specialist support for emergencies, support the Estates management by organising and supervising Estates work taking place in clinical areas, liaising with users to organise shutdowns of critical and complex support systems.

Person Specification

Additional Requirements


  • Willing to undergo further training

Skills & Behaviours


  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Flexible, approachable, able to prioritise works
  • Professional approach


  • Able to satisfy the physical demands of the job



  • Experience working on Breakdowns and PPM
  • Experience working on Steam raising and mechanical plant within a hospital environment


  • Working in an Acute Hospital Environment
  • Working to HTM on variety of mechanical systems



  • NVQ Level 3 Mechanical Craft Certificate OR
  • Course 596 Plumbing Advanced Certificate OR
  • Course 569 Plumbing Craft Certificate OR
  • City & Guilds 232 or 236 or 205 OR
  • HND or equivalent experience or willing to work towards a HND

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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