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Maintenance Technician (Electrical)

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa + £2,457.75 Recruitment & Retention Premia + on call allowance
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Previous applicants need not re-apply

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust requires a highly motivated, reliable and flexible Electrical Technician to work as a key member of the Estates Team. You will play a proactive role within the team, delivering key objectives to meet both departmental and Trust requirements.

The post holder will assist the Estates Directorate to provide a comprehensive and responsive Estate Management Service to all of the Trust's properties.

You will be a higher level multi-skilled hands on maintenance technician who is able to deliver the full range of duties associated with the post holder's core trade.

Main duties of the job

  • Diagnose faults, carry out repair and maintain the building engineering services, plant and equipment.
  • Deliver safe isolations within your specialist craft skill set.
  • Oversee others on fault-finding, repairs, maintenance and installation of complex plant, equipment and buildings belonging to the Trust.
  • Undertake Authorised Person duties.
  • This post will be based at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital covering services across the Trust's Luton and Dunstable sites.
  • Hours are 37.5 hours week Monday - Friday and the post holder will be expected to participate in the on call rota service for out of hours emergency calls, with some weekend and evening work whilst on call.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarise yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work using own initiative in completing projects as instructed by the Estates Managers & Officers
  • To carry out testing, servicing and maintaining various equipment. e.g. decontamination, medical gas systems and gas boilers
  • Identify, diagnose and rectify faults of a more complex nature in the buildings engineering services, including fire alarms, baby tag system, Building Management System, steam boilers and L.P.H.W. boilers.
  • Fabricate, assemble, erect, install and commission new work.
  • Carry out periodic checking, servicing and testing of plant and equipment, in accordance with planned maintenance programmes and schedules.
  • Ensure the efficient running and operation of plant and equipment by monitoring, servicing, adjusting and logging performance data.
  • The post will involve lifting and handling of heavy objects, using access equipment and working in enclosed spaces such as roof voids and service ducts etc.
  • Analysis of fault alarms from the Building Management System and fire alarm system. Investigate and rectify all fault conditions.
  • Comply with Health and Safety Executive procedures and regulations and the Trusts Health and Safety policy, procedures and working practices.
  • Complete all relevant paperwork systems necessary in the running of the department.
  • Attend training programmes as suggested by Technical Services Manager towards fulfilment of the Technicians job role and self-development to improve skills and learn new techniques. Familiarise, train or instruct others, as appropriate.
  • Participate in on-call arrangements, as determined necessary in order to deliver the service, and use the communication system available.
  • To work in accordance with all relevant Trust policies and procedures.
  • To be a responsible team member who uses initiative and is flexible to the needs of the clients.
  • To undertake training to learn new skills in order to fulfil the requirements of the department.
  • To understand working practices of the Estates Maintenance Department.
  • To be familiar with the more complex operation of plant and equipment throughout the Trust in order to fault find and repair equipment.

  • Person Specification



    • HNC/D, NVQ level 4, C& G or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline
    • Time served electrician


    • IOSH Working Safely



    • Proven experience in a service/maintenance role
    • Demonstrable and proven experience in a supervisory position



    • Good knowledge of Health & Safety procedures


    • In depth working knowledge of building services engineering
    • Knowledge of Building Management Systems
    • Knowledge of steam raising plant - particularly steam generators

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


    Luton & Dunstable Hospital

    Lewsey Road


    LU4 0DZ

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