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Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical Bias)

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Capital, Estates & Facilities Department at Cardiff & Vale University Health Board as a Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical).

The Estates Department currently have a number of positions to work alongside and support the Estates Operational Teams in the Day to Day Operational Maintenance of the UHB Estate.

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic individual from a Mechanical engineering/Plumbing background to support the continual service provision of one of the largest Health Boards in Wales.

The department is going through an exciting time of Service Improvement to increase the support and enhance the patient experience ensuring the department is fit for the future.

We are looking to recruit someone who will ensure that we will excel in providing a safe, organised and highly efficient service, a person who can be innovative in their thinking and have the ability to make decisions for themselves, someone who can develop and support the service improvements of the department ensuring we are fit for the future.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

Perform work including activities which are complex and/or non-routine. Responsible for calibration and fault finding on a wide range of engineering plant and equipment such as:

Hot and Cold-Water Systems, Low Pressure Hot Water Systems, Steam Raising Plant and associated equipment, Steam Sterilizers, Medical Gas Pipe Systems and Ventilation Systems, Hydrotherapy Pools, all water sampling and testing, plumbing works and water compliance testing.

Working within the Water Hygiene Team to provide a safe, well maintained water system, working towards set standards for water systems and environment.

Undertake planned maintenance, reactive repairs, minor improvements and support other trades and discretionary capital work across the UHB as directed by management. Ensure compliance with UHB safety standards and procedures at all times.

Provide multi-skilled engineering expertise across various Mechanical equipment and fabric.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Understand, receive and give technical instructions to other Maintenance workers.

Provide advice and instruction to other maintenance workers.

Provide reports both verbal and written to Team Leaders and M& E Managers.

Liaise with senior clinical staff at ward/department level regarding maintenance tasks enabling work tasks to be carried out with minimum disruption to patient support services and patient care.

Conduct workload in an unobtrusive manner, ensuring clinical and departmental staff in the locality are made aware of any disruption or potential noise etc. to ensure minimum distress levels to patients.

Liaise appropriately with external Suppliers and Contractors, dealing with technical queries and information.

Person Specification



  • Meets all essential criteria and desirable


  • Meets all essential criteria and desirable



  • Meets all essential criteria and desirable


  • Meets all essential criteria and desirable



  • Meets all essential criteria and desirable


  • Meets all essential criteria and desirable

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Health Board (UHB) Wide


CF14 4XW

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