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Maintenance Technician Shift

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year PA
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for dynamic and innovative Maintenance Shift Technicians with Electrical or Mechanical background to join University Hospitals of Leicester.

The core duty of the role is to carry out planned and reactivemaintenance task to a high standard that is commensurate with the skills and experience for the role, to ensure the efficient andeffective operation and maintenance of environmental engineeringplant, equipment and other engineering systems including heating, air conditioning, fire alarms and specialist healthcareequipment diagnosis and repair of faults including mechanical,and electrical devices and control systems.

Main duties of the job

Provide a comprehensive Healthcare engineering maintenance service to all wards and departments within a multidisciplinary environment, ensuring compliance with Trust safety standards and procedures.

Carry out planned and reactive maintenance tasks to a high standard that is appropriate with the skills and experience for the role, to ensure the efficient and effective operation and maintenance of environmental engineering systems and equipment including

Heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, various voltage systems, steam raising plant and associated equipment, medical gas systems, nurse call systems, fire detection, building services controls, standby generators, and specialist healthcare equipment.

Be expected to act on their own initiative, in a leadership role supporting the Estates Supervisor and Maintenance Managers in the day to day management of the service and assisting with the management of contractors.

Be part of a team working a rotating shift pattern (4 on 4 off) and providing emergency out of hours on call.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities


The post holder will maintain good communications and working relationships with

Members of Trust staff at all levels including nursing staff,Estates Supervisors,Estates Managers,All Estates and Facilities staff across disciplines,External Agencies,Emergency services.


Carry out work in accordance with current legislation, codes of practice and best practice guidance.

Work safely observing the Trust and departments Health and Safety Policies and procedures.

Work efficiently using technology to work within Service Level agreements and Key performance Indicators.

Carry out tasks and communicate failures and non-conformities to line manager.

To act in a professional manner when undertaking tasks and duties in contact with Patients, Visitors and staff.

Contribute to the development of the CAFM systems ensuring relevant records are kept up to date and readily available.

The post holder will have the ability to fulfil with total commitmentto versatility and flexibility a requirement to complete tasks onBuilding Services systems in NHS Buildings that include

Carrying out own dynamic Risk Assessments for all elements ofwork including manual handling,Supervise and organise Estates work taking place in a Hospitalenvironment, including the allocation of resources as appropriate,

Work autonomously as required by utilising the Trust FacilitiesManagement System to allocate PPM and reactive work requests,

Liaise with area users to organise shutdowns of critical andcomplex patient support systemsTo communicate effectively with Wards and Departments in relation to Estates issues utilising written and/or verbalcommunication methods to ensure standards of service deliveryare maintained and the service user is fully informed of worksaffecting their areas of responsibility,

Interpret and work from all instructions, drawings andspecifications in electrical or mechanical installations, plant andequipment, to deal with new situations as they arise and pass onknowledge to others.Have a thorough knowledge across a range of work proceduresand practices, underpinned by theoretical knowledge or relevantpractical experience.

Manufacture, design, assemble, erect and install new work oftenusing own judgement regarding a range of complex equipment,requiring accuracy and precision.

Problem solving of technical issues and fault diagnosis on complexMechanical and Electrical systems.

Observe statutory and other relevant requirements in particular toHealth & Safety and Codes of Practice applicable to OperationalServices.

Carry out Planned Preventative Maintenance and day to dayduties involving the maintenance of all types of plant, equipmentand installations, including boilers, water testing, stripping downboilers for insurance inspections and electrical systemmaintenance including fire alarm systems, batteries anduninterruptible power supplies.

Utilise the Trust Facilities Management System for recording,updating and auditing estates records and the compilation of PlantHistories.

Carry out surveys for future maintenance, alterations orimprovements including the preparation and compilation oftechnical reports.

Perform a wide range of work of other estates trades asappropriate to their range of work e.g. multi-skilling.

Carry Trust communication devices (PDAs) to facilitate immediateresponse to reactive requests, planned maintenance andemergency breakdowns.

Participate in appropriate on-call/shift rotas, subject to appropriatenegotiations, and be prepared to work such hours that may berequired in an emergency.

Any other duties as may be reasonably required by linemanagement commensurate with the grades of the post.

Respond to switchboard and building management system alarms.e.g. Fire alarms, lift trappings, Medical Gas Alarms, Boiler Alarms.Use BMS system for first line plant fault diagnosis and plantperformance monitoring.

Use of electronic devices to monitor and analyse reports fromcomplex Building Management System and Security Systems andequipment to include data collection, first line diagnostics,performance analysis and maintenance.

Frequently control the action of untrained and unskilled individualsduring the release of trapped lift passengers and whilst doing sotake full responsibility for the safety of these passengers, oncompletion call out lift service engineers and liaise whilst they areon site.


Actively participate in the control and transfer of information systems including completion of all paperwork required. (Including completion of all job dockets and timesheets).

To participate in regular team briefings.

Understand and adhere to Trust policies and procedures pertinent to the role.

Participate in the Trust Appraisal system and Personal Development planning

Person Specification



  • Recognised Apprenticeship in Electrical or Mechanical discipline
  • City & Guilds Level 3 qualifications in Electrical or Mechanical


  • Higher level qualifications in Electrical or Mechanical

Knowledge, training and Experience


  • Experience of Working in a similar role
  • Evidence of training in electrical and/or mechanical services
  • Knowledge of the current Health and Safety regulations


  • Experience of Working in a Hospital Environment
  • Knowledge and experience of Building Energy Management Systems
  • Knowledge of Building Engineering systems
  • Experience of acting as a competent person as defined in HTM00
  • Knowledge of Health Technical Memorandums



  • Evidence of good written spoken communication skills
  • Ability to understand and interpret work plans and drawings
  • Ability to prioritise work and manage conflicting priorities
  • Good organisational skills and ability to address and develop solutions to problems



  • Ability to work the required shift patterns and On Call rota
  • Ability to work flexibly as the needs arise
  • Flexible individual who can cope with new and challenging demands

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Glenfield Hospital

Groby Road



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