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LAUNDRY TECHNICIAN

Employer
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Location
OLDHAM
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 PER ANNUM
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Laundry Technician Post

Contract: Permanent,

Contracted Hours: 37.5hrs per week.

Hours of Work between 6am and 2pm,

Days of the week: Monday - Friday

Main duties of the job

The Laundry Technician (Mechanical/Electrical) will carry out with minimum supervision maintenance, fault finding or repairs and installation work on all plant equipment.

They shall be responsible for maintenance of laundry process equipment and shall complete reactive and planned maintenance on complex, high value specialist engineering equipment.

The job holder will have knowledge of industrial equipment to enable efficient maintenance of this equipment as required along with experience of a working in a laundry or similar environment.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be required to:-
  • To liaise and work with other trades/disciplines including external agencies (contractors), calling them out when required.
  • Participate fully in the Labour Management Scheme completing timesheets and job dockets and providing all relevant information.
  • Interpret detailed engineering drawings and specifications to instruct and advise others.
  • Must be able to work efficiently with minimum supervision.
  • Supervise Contractors and sign service sheets as and when required.
  • Must be able to manage own workload.

  • Maintenance Responsibilities
  • Install and maintain energy conservation devices as instructed.
  • Diagnose and repair faults on complex electrical or mechanical services, engineering plant and equipment, dealing with issues as they arise and pass on knowledge to others.
  • Monitor temperatures using handheld data collection device, diagnose faults, recalibrate, and carry out repairs to steam gauges, boiler controls and washers, sterilisers and washer disinfectors.
  • Manufacture, assemble, erect, and install new specialist electrical or mechanical controls as required.
  • Diagnose and repair faults on electronic or mechanical equipment using fine tools when required e.g., soldering iron, fine screwdriver.
  • Work on electrical distribution systems including emergency standby, UPS and generation.
  • Carry out installation, repairs and planned preventative maintenance on the control systems for laundry machinery, steam raising plant, heating systems, motors, pumps, heat recovery, ventilation systems, sterilisers, washer disinfectors, and fire alarms.
  • Carry out statutory inspections and testing on engineering plant and equipment, and complete necessary documentation.
  • Undertake non-complex tasks including fault finding of other trades.
  • Install heavy engineering plant using lifting equipment in compliance with Trust policies.
  • Use own initiative, knowledge and experience when quantifying, and installing specialist electrical services, engineering plant and equipment in accordance with current guidance and legislation.
  • Use specialist software to programme/reprogramme for the control of laundry and similar equipment.
  • Participate in the departments Equipment Release and Permit to Work Systems.
  • Drive Trust vehicles as and when required.
  • The hours of work are 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday. The shifts are 06:00-14:00 hours, 08:00-16:00 and 10:00-18:00 hours.
  • From time to time you will be expected to work overtime to carry out emergency repairs as required by management.
  • The post holder may be expected to partake in the emergency on-call team to ensure emergency repairs are completed outside of normal working hours including repairs within the Hospital.
  • Price and raise requisitions for materials and equipment in accordance with standing financial instructions.
  • Must be able to achieve acceptable standards of workmanship and productivity.
  • Report performance issues relating to specialist electrical / mechanical services, engineering plant equipment to the Laundry Management Team.
  • Report and manage levels of non-stock items in sub stores.
  • This job description is not exhaustive and can be altered as the post develops, or with changes in service requirements. Such changes will take place in consultation between the post holder and management.

  • Communications and Relationships

    The post holder will be able to communicate effectively in relation to complex technical issues, they will be able translate technical information to non-technical staff to aid decisions regarding safety.

    They will utilise written and/or verbal communication methods to ensure standards of service delivery are maintained and the service users are fully informed of works affecting their work areas.

    The post holder will be required to liaise and work with other trades/disciplines including external agencies (contractors).

    The post holder will be expected to communicate regularly with estates / laundry staff and senior management. It is expected the post holder will be able to communicate technical issues to senior management to ensure any service line disruptions are minimal and managed correctly.

    The Post holder will be required to at all times to carry Trust communication devices (pagers, DECT phone, handheld device for work provision etc.) to facilitate.

    The post holder will be able to provide training, technical advice and support to other Trust employees.

    Analytical and Judgmental Skills

    Diagnose and repair faults on complex electrical/mechanical services, engineering plant and equipment, deal with new situations as they arise and pass on knowledge to others.

    The post holder will be required to understand, interpret situations such as diagnose and repair faults on electrical or mechanical services, engineering plant and equipment. Dealing with repairs and judging economical repair and pass on knowledge to others.
    • Interpret detailed engineering drawings and specifications to instruct contractors and advise others of what the solution is as well as using them to determine the issue.
    • Repairs to lifts including emergency evacuation of persons in accordance with Health & Safety requirements if appropriate.
    • Monitor temperatures using handheld data collection device. Be able to using information for such devices diagnose faults, recalibrate and carry out repairs to steam gauges and boiler controls. This information would be used to investigate and assess complex faults.
    • Undertake non-complex tasks including fault finding outside own specialism.
    • The laundry is an active and busy process plant, the post holder must be able to analyse a range of equipment.

    Planning and Organisational Skills
    • The post holder shall be required to organise and implement a range of tasks such as planned maintenance and repairs which would affect the service.
    • The post holder will be required to plan and co-ordinate the works required with different estates service lines and disciplines, as well as understanding the implication on the linen service.
    • Work overtime to carry out emergency repairs as required by management.
    • Must be able to manage own workload, plan and respond efficiently to the demands of the service.
    • Plan, organise and carry out installation, repairs and planned preventative maintenance on the control systems for laundry machinery, steam raising plant, heating systems, motors, pumps, heat recovery, ventilation systems, and fire alarms.
    • Plan, organise and carry out statutory inspections and testing on specialist electrical services, engineering plant and equipment and complete necessary documentation.

    Physical Skills

    Due to the nature of the intricate works on fine systems the post holder must have the ability to diagnose and repair faults on electronic or mechanical equipment by manipulation of tools e.g., soldering iron, fine screw drivers.

    The post holder must be able to achieve high standards of workmanship and productivity with limited supervision.

    High levels of attention to detail are required to enable works to be completed promptly and efficiently.

    The post holder will be required to lift heavy tools and equipment on occasion, with suitable lifting equipment where necessary.

    To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk

    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

    • oCOSHH Regulations training


    Desirable

    • oRecognised time served apprenticeship or City & Guilds and HNC in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or Mechanical equivalent.
    • oCity & Guilds Inspection and Testing Certificate
    • oConfined spaces certificate
    • oMulti-skilling qualification


    Experience

    Essential

    • oExtensive post qualification experience in electrical or mechanical services


    Desirable

    • oExperience in working in an acute hospital environment.


    Skills

    Essential

    • oWritten and verbal communication skills to be able to liaise with staff at all levels of the organization.
    • oAbility to work on own initiative without supervision.


    Desirable

    • oComputer literate and keyboard skills
    • oCapable of working in a demand driven service


    Employer details

    Employer name

    Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    THE ROYAL OLDHAM HOSPIAL

    ROCHDALE ROAD

    OLDHAM

    OL1 2JH

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    236-NCA-EA018-24-A

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