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Maintenance Technician- Electrical

Employer
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Northampton
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
As a Trust we are investing in the Estates Engineering infrastructure primarily in our mechanical & electrical engineering systems to provide the foundation for the Trust to achieve significant carbon reductions through the introduction of new renewable technologies.

The post holder will be employed to undertake wide and varied technical maintenance work which will be routine and varied in nature which will include reactive work and planned preventative maintenance.

To ensure the optimum level of performance, safety and availability of the Trust's Estate and associated infrastructure and building services.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will problem solve complex technical issues whilst undertaking breakdown repairs, planned maintenance and upgrade work and a diverse range of complex building services to a technical level within their core skill set.

Instruct others on the above features and other aspects of their work.

Perform a wide range of work to include other maintenance disciples.

Be available to work additional hours as required.

Provide out of hours call out cover on a rota basis and where necessary

provide cover when there are gaps in the on-call rota.

The postholder will use permit to works, risks assessments, orders, job documentation etc and complete them accurately and timely.

The postholder will take reasonable care for their acts or omissions and work in a safe manner at all times

Maintain emergency / contingency systems to support critical services and minimise disruption to the normal operation of the hospital during emergency situations.

To test new or existing equipment and engineering systems to verify safety and operation.

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Integrity

Courage

We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

We are a Defence positive trust, supporting our reservists, veterans, spouses and partners.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.

We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds.This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Diagnose and repair faults on a wide range equipment, services and systems which are complex in nature.

Promote and develop a culture of responsiveness, ownership and customer care within the team which delivers a responsive breakdown and planned preventative maintenance service.

Maintain emergency / contingency systems to support critical services and minimise disruption to the normal operation of the hospital during emergency situations.

To test new or existing equipment and engineering systems to verify safety.

Instruct other on the above features and other aspects of their work.

Perform a wide range of work to include other maintenance disciples.

Act as Authorised Person as necessary and maintain strict records of Engineering systems to meet operational and statutory requirements.

Organise materials requisitions and assist in purchasing where required.

Keep the customer and helpdesk appraised of work at all times, including feedback on progress and delays to works affecting the customer.

Investigate and promote new working practices within the team to provide more efficient and customer responsive service .

The postholder will be able to interrogate and utilise the information from the building management system, fire system and other engineering computer systems.

Manufacture, assemble, erect and install new work.

Comply with all current Health & Safety legislation and attend training as instructed.

Be available to work additional hours as required.

Provide out of hours call out cover on a rota basis and where necessary provide cover when there are gaps in the on-call rota.

Any additional duties as specified by Estates Maintenance Manager.

The postholder will use permit to works, risks assessments, orders, job documentation etc and complete them accurately and timely.

The postholder will take reasonable care for their acts or omissions and work in a safe manner at all times.

Communication:

The postholder will communicate complex technical issues and solutions to other technical staff and contractors, and will be able to communicate technical information in layperson terms.

People/Management Excellence:

The postholder will supervise and provide mentoring to apprentices, maintenance assistants, contractors and other staff.

Planning and Organising:

The postholder will be allocated work but will have the freedom to organise their work on a day-to-day basis, which includes liaising with the customer to provide minimum disruption.

Policy / Service Development:

The postholder will work collaboratively within the maintenance team to propose changes policy procedures and guidance which are applicable the Estates department.

Person Specification

Key Competencies, Personal Qualities and Attributes

Essential

  • Must be able to work as part of a team.
  • Must be able to work on initiative.
  • Must be willing to learn about the broader Estate services.
  • Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the need for confidentiality in all aspects of the work of the department.
  • Must be able to keep motivated.
  • Must be able to demonstrate an understanding of equal opportunities.
  • Positive and flexible approach to new ways of working.


Skills

Essential

  • Must be able to communicate clearly, concisely and courteously.
  • Demonstrable good keyboard skills.
  • Adaptable, flexible and responsive, whilst maintaining a confident approach to changing environments and circumstances.
  • Be able to prioritise work and understand when to escalate issues.
  • To be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Medium to heavy physical effort required sometimes for prolonged periods.
  • Be able to concentrate for long periods of time whilst fault finding or undertaken inspections.
  • To be able to deal with regular disruptions in work to attend emergencies.
  • To be able to work in varied working environments across an acute hospital setting.


Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • In-depth experience of work in same or similar environment.
  • Able to carry out technical work and complex maintenance whilst undertaking analysis and diagnosis of faults in complex, multi-faceted equipment without supervision.
  • Have an understanding of current Health & Safety legislation.
  • Experience of problem solving in a complex and aging estate.


Education, Training & Qualifications

Essential

  • Have completed and passed a recognised engineering Apprenticeship.
  • Qualified to HNC in a relevant engineering qualification plus relevant experience to graduate, professional level or equivalent training and experience.
  • Can evidence continuing professional development.
  • Have completed a relevant Authorised Persons specific course and be validated by an Authorising Engineer as competent to work on the Trust site.


Employer details

Employer name

Northampton General Hospital

Address

Northampton General Hospital

Cliftonville

Northampton

NN1 5BD

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265- 6274587

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