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Maintenance Craftsperson - Mechanical

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
To undertake a technical role in the maintenance operation and installation of the range of building services, equipment and systems with a mechanical bias but applying basis on other trades fields as required. Having a team approach in providing quality maintenance service whilst supporting the hospital in providing excellent care

Previous Applicants Need Not Apply

Main duties of the job

  • To carry out the planned maintenance of the Hospital plant and equipment in accordance with planned maintenance dockets and unplanned work dockets. To record work completed and time taken for each docket.This to include: - Steam raising plant, steam distribution pipework, condense return systems, calorifier pumping sets, central heating systems, hot and cold-water distribution, gas boilers, air conditioning systems, plumbing systems, air compressors, drainage systems, sewers and roof repairs.
  • To diagnose and repair faults on the above plant and equipment in response to emergency calls. To assist Estates Officers in carrying out fault diagnosis and subsequently to carry out repairs or modifications.
  • To modify existing plant, equipment, controls and distribution systems. This to include, if necessary, testing of systems and completion of documentation.
  • To install temporary installations when appropriate and safe to do so.
  • To manufacture or modify equipment and parts as required from drawings and sketches using tools and equipment as appropriate.
  • To undertake testing as part of any planned maintenance and following minor installations or modifications.
  • To prepare or assist in the preparation of plant for statutory inspections.
  • To supervise the work of apprentices and assistants.
  • To undertake lift rescues.


    About us

    Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals joined Guy's and St Thomas' in February 2021 and is the largest specialist heart and lung center in the UK and among the largest in Europe. We provide treatment for people with heart and lung disease, including rare and complex conditions, offering some of the most sophisticated treatment that is available anywhere in the world.Our integrated approach to caring for patients from before birth, through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood and old age has been replicated around the world and has gained Royal Brompton and Harefield an international reputation as a leader in heart and lung diagnosis, treatment, and research

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    • Communication

    Provide and receive complex information to inform Work colleagues, patients, clients and contractors with barriers to understanding. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Patient/customer care (both direct and indirect)

    Provide general non- clinical advice to clients on use of equipments, after repair or installation of that equipment.
    • Policy & Service development

    Follows policies in own role: comment on policies relating to the Department and proposes changes.
    • Resource management

    Responsible for repair and maintenance of physical assets. Maintain, repair hospital equipment. Judgement involving a range of facts, which require analysis and comparison of a range of options. Problem solving and analysing faulty equipment, interpret operational manuals, establish best solution for the problem, the value of the resources and the degree to which it is shared with others.
    • People management

    Demonstrates activities to new starters. Supervises maintenance support workers.
    • Information management

    Complete timesheets, information of job cards, parts required to complete the job. Re-programming Trend Building Management computer, generating information, creation, updating and maintenance of information databases or systems and the degree to which it is shared with others.
    • Research and development

    Undertake surveys and audits as applicable to own work and testing of new machinery and equipment, whether it is an integral part of the work or research for personal development purposes and the degree to which it is shared with others.

    Person Specification



    • Completion of a recognised and registered apprenticeship in City & Guilds Advanced Craft Certificate, Construction Industry Training Board (C.I.T.B.) or equivalent experience in trade.


    • Gas Safe registration



    • Relevant experience having demonstrated versatility and flexibility
    • Able to fault find on equipment
    • Building services maintenance
    • To work in a safe and orderly manner and show regard for all aspects of health and safety and comply with all relevant codes of practice and safety regulations


    • Boiler House certificate



    • Able to read drawings, understand technical manuals
    • Ability to use precision equipment
    • Be able to show leadership skills and qualities
    • Able to prioritise methodically without supervision


    • I.T. Skills

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


    Royal Brompton Hospital

    Sydney Street


    SW3 6NP

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