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Mechanically Biased Multi-Skilled Technician

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust are seeking a Mechanical Fitter/ Plumber/ Maintenance Engineer to join our busy Estates Department to perform multi-skilled tasks which can be complex and/ or non-routine.

This involves working on hot and cold-water systems, heating systems, control of water hygiene and fault finding on a wide range of engineering plant and equipment.

The successful candidate will be required to join the On-call Rota after sufficient training and must be able to respond to emergency calls within 45 minutes of leaving home and arriving at the hospital base.

Working 37.5 hours per week and based at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford you may however be required to work at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital or any other buildings the Trust has responsibility to maintain.

Main duties of the job

  • The postholder will be capable of carrying out mechanical work covering a wide an diverse range of equipment and plant, will also work in accordance with the requirements of all Health Technical Memorandum (HTM's) and guidance/regulation.
  • To act as Competent person (CP) for relevant disciplines i.e. Health Technical Memorandum (HTM's) as designated.
  • To plan and manage day to day work and co-ordinate with Contractors and other staff members to arrange for work to be carried out.
  • To design, manufacture, assemble and install new work.
  • To carry out tasks effectively and efficiently to a high standard and instruct others on aspects of the trade.
  • To work with and assist others Trades.
  • The postholder will actively participate in the operation of engineering planned maintenance systems.
  • The postholder will join the On-Call system responding to out of hours emergency calls from the On-Call Engineer to take appropriate action to make safe or repair, communicating and advising those affected, i.e. staff, patients and visitors etc.
  • The postholder will be required to carry a Trust communication device as and when operational needs require, responding to urgent requests from their Line Manager during their working shift.
  • The postholder will respond to fire calls and assist as directed on site.

About us

Become part of a large dynamic team, supporting various areas across all sites in maintaining and upgrading the Estates, to ensure that the overall condition is kept to a high standard in line with current regulations, duties in the department which include but not exhausted to Mechanical, Electrical and General Maintenance expertise.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust can offer you great career prospects and a fantastic lifestyle. Situated in one of the most attractive parts of the country with dramatic countryside and bustling towns we have state of the art facilities, supportive friendly teams and excellent professional NHS job development opportunities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification



  • NVQ 3, completed recognised apprenticeship in relevant base trade or relevant experience within trade specialism


  • Health and Safety Qualifications or modules of technical qualifications (IOSH One Day Working Safely, CSCS Gold card). City and Guilds 2391/4/5 Inspection & Testing

Experience & Knowledge


  • Background of mechanical work in the building industry/maintenance work.
  • A clear understanding of health and safety procedures in theory and practical application.


  • signifcant experience post apprenticeship.
  • Relevant experience of NHS hospital environment.
  • Installation and/or maintenance experience in an industrial or domestic or commercial setting.
  • PLC knowledge and experience



  • Ability to interpret & work from drawings & specifications.
  • Demonstrable ability to interpret & fault find on a diverse range of complex mechanical/electrical systems and installations.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others, mainly verbally & in writing.
  • Demonstrable competence in dealing with difficult and/or stressful circumstances.
  • Ability to instruct others in relation to their designated task. work.
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Awareness of limits of own knowledge and ability/willingness to seek guidance and support.
  • A willingness to work flexibly and in a versatile manner to cover maintenance on a wide variety of plant & equipment
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritise own work.
  • A willingness to demonstrate reliability & flexibility in their contribution to service delivery in the face of changing service demands.
  • A focus on customer service
  • Willing to undertake training relevant to the post
  • Willing to engage in new and innovative working practices to improve the service.
  • A commitment to own continuous personal development.
  • Basic IT skills or willing to learn
  • Satisfactory completion of a skills assessment at interview


  • Demonstrable knowledge of other crafts.

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Apley Castle



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