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Engineering Maintenance Specialist - Mechanical Fitter Bias

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year inc HCA
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Engineering Department at Guys Hospital are looking for an Engineering Maintenance Specialist to carry out scheduled pre-planned maintenance activities and to attend reactive works on the trust's estate.

Work is assigned using the Planet and Zetasafe programs so an awareness of these types of CAFM systems would be an advantage.

Main duties of the job

  • Carry out the responsibilities of an authorised person for one or more of the following:
    • Piped Medical Gases
    • Ventilation systems
    • Confined Spaces
    • Pressure Systems
    • Responsible person duties for Legionella
  • To carry out routine maintenance (PPM) of complex mechanical/ electrical plant and services as directed by the Team Manager.
  • To attend to plant breakdowns to carry out repairs and restore the units to service as quickly and efficiency as possible.
  • To be able to carry out installation work for all types of pipe work and fitting
  • To prepare or assist in the preparation of plant for statutory inspection
  • Working with hydraulic and pneumatic control systems
  • Is conversant with H.T.H.W. M.T.H.W. L.P.H.W. and Steam Heating Systems
  • Plan interruptions of engineering services in close liaison with both engineering and clinical managers
  • Coach and mentor for other junior staff, i.e. apprentices and maintenance assistants

About us

The trust offers a number of benefits, some of which are listed below:
  • A minimum of 27 days annual holiday allowance (not including bank holidays), plus the option to buy and sell. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years.
  • Generous Pension scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Subsidised childcare arrangements (vouchers and on-site nursery)

We are also committed to helping our colleagues continuing professional development and we will ensure you receive a well-rounded training plan to develop you within your role . We encourage people to progress in our team and organisation and our training academy offers a wealth of courses for your role today, and your future career with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • Served a recognised apprenticeship in relevant Mechanical trade (i.e. Mechanical installation, Mechanical Maintenance, Controls & Process Engineering)
  • Level 3 (or higher) vocational trade certificate in a Mechanical engineering discipline E.g. NVQ 3, C& G Level 3 or Equivalent Armed Forces Qualification


  • HTM or JSP Specific Competent Persons Certificates.
  • IOSH or NEBOSH Health and Safety Certificate

Previous Experience


  • Sound working knowledge of Mechanical systems such as HVAC, building management systems, process control systems
  • Relevant and recent experience in a commercial/industrial maintenance post
  • Experience working within a broad range of occupational guidelines
  • Experience of managing an area of maintenance
  • Experience of implementing Health and Safety polices and protocols
  • Experience communicating technical information with specialists and non-specialist staff members
  • Experience providing a responsive service to the customer within agreed time and cost restraints


  • Relevant and recent experience in healthcare engineering
  • Knowledge of other trade topics (Plumbing, Electrical, Building etc)
  • Has carried out AP duties
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Experience and knowledge of NHS Estates function and operation

Skills, Knowledge, Ability


  • Has received appropriate formal training and developed a knowledge of all types of engineering systems
  • Has a thorough working knowledge of engineering systems
  • Clear oral and written communication skills
  • Competent numerical critical reasoning skills
  • Competent understanding of health and safety law
  • Team player


  • Ability to engage with and manage contractors working on site ensuring Health and Safety and Trust policies are adhered to

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Guy's Hospital

Great Maze Pond



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