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Multi Skilled Maintenance Technician

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for multi-skilled maintenance technician with a Mechanical(plumbing) bias to join our team.

You will need to be able to demonstrate commitment, enthusiasm, professionalism, working within a fast-paced healthcare environment. We are looking for an individual with the ability and willingness to work outside of their comfort zone.


Main duties of the job

The Estates Hard FM team is looking to recruit a mechanically (plumbing biased) multi-skilled technician with a rounded working knowledge of systems such as:
  • Large heating systems covering various sources of supply i.e., plate heat exchangers, calorifiers and boilers. Heating distribution i.e., VT, CT and mechanical ventilation.
  • Domestic hot water systems
  • Mechanical ventilation plant
  • Chilled water systems
  • Cold water mains systems both boosted and mains supply.
  • Drainage and rainwater systems.
  • Water systems within a healthcare environment
  • Knowledge of WRAS and HTM's

As well as having a biased towards the above mechanical systems, the successful candidate will also be expected to undertake duties on other systems that the department is responsible for, including but not limited to:
  • Electrical distribution systems
  • Medical gas systems
  • Air conditioning systems
  • Fire detection systems
  • Building management systems

About us

The Christie is one of Europe's leading cancer centres, treating over 60,000 patients a year. We are based in Manchester and serve a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester & Cheshire, but as a national specialist around 15% patients are referred to us from other parts of the country. We provide radiotherapy through one of the largest radiotherapy departments in the world chemotherapy on site and through 14 other hospitals highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancer and a wide range of support and diagnostic services. We are also an international leader in research, with world first breakthroughs for over 100 years. We run one of the largest early clinical trial units in Europe with over 300 trials every year. Cancer research in Manchester, most of which is undertaken on the Christie site, has been officially ranked the best in the UK.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Service, test, diagnose, repair and calibrate advanced mechanical, electrical and electronic installations, plant and equipment.
  • Using technical manuals
  • Communicating with manufacturers and suppliers of equipment
  • Follow protocols when working in radiation & other controlled areas
  • Ordering spare parts and service materials
  • Plan and prioritise reported faults
  • se and understanding of the building engineering management system.
  • Extracting data and printing fault reports
  • Using the information generated to prioritise work into critical and non-critical faults
  • Inform management of any serious problems which may affect the running of the hospital
  • Computer programming, modifying, and making additions to the system
  • Liaise and communicate with the systems manager
  • Attain competent person training in line with HTM 04
  • Preparing test certificates
  • Isolation and making safe areas within the hospital for contractors to carry out their work
  • Carry out performance testing of water and drainage systems as and when required.
  • Attend to fire calls and communicate with Fire Officers.
  • Determining the cause of the alarm, rectify and replace as required
  • Confirming with the Fire Officer the cause of the alarm, and signing his report
  • Report back to management and indicate any remedial action that may be required
  • Using a laptop computer to program the fire control panel
  • Deal with new situations as they arise and pass on knowledge to others
  • IT Skills
  • Recording times of attendance
  • Creating spreadsheets to record and present information
  • Send and receive information
  • Search for information using the internet
  • Generate reports

  • Person Specification



    • NVQ Level 3 B Tech/HNC or equivalent


    • City and guild Level 3 in domestic and commercial plumbing



    • Relevant post apprentice training
    • 5 years relevant experience


    • Further experience in NHS buildings and building engineering services.



    • Skilled at fault finding.
    • Skilled in the use of relevant tools and materials.
    • Able to prioritise work.
    • Appreciation of time management to minimise departmental disruption
    • Good communication skills.


    • Skilled in the carrying out of minor repairs to building fabric.



    • Understand the complete working of mechanical, electrical & electronic systems within building engineering services.


    • Previous experience of working in a NHS building/environment.



    • Flexible approach to working within an acute patient care hospital



    • Driving License

    Employer details

    Employer name

    The Christie NHS FT


    Estates Maintenance - E00482


    M20 4BX

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