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Mechanical Technician

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Recruitment and Retention payment - £4260 pa
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for a detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

We are looking to recruit Mechanical Technicians into our team at University Hospital Southampton Foundation NHS Trust.

You will require suitable relevant experience within engineering including disciplines such as

o HVAC engineero Pipefitting/plumbingo Service Techniciano Building Services Engineero Mechanical Engineer

You will possess the following qualities

o Ability to read & interpret engineering drawings and documentso Proven fault-finding skillso Understanding of technical, regulatory & industry best practice knowledge of mechanical systems (Vent, Water, Compressed gasses etc)o Working understanding of safe working practices and relevant health & safety lawo Flexible approach to work depending on needs of the teamo Keenness to develop their skillset and knowledge

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.

Specific to this role we are open to discussing flexibility in the hours that you work. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need, and we will explore what's possible for the role and service.UHS employees can access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Mechanical Maintenance Technician at UHS you will perform planned and reactive maintenance and repairs across our hospital sites including Southampton General and Princess Anne.

Our Maintenance Technicians are one of many unique roles which keep our hospitals running. The tools you work with and tasks you complete will be varied and range from small routine maintenance to critical emergency fixes and longer-term projects to upgrade facilities. We will facilitate your necessary training to deliver our unique services and support you to learn new skills along the way. When done well, your work might go unnoticed by our patients but is always valued by our 13.5 thousand staff because we all know it takes over 250 job roles to deliver our hospital services and we are committed to working together to serve our community.

We welcome experience from all sectors, but you will also need some experience from engineering disciples like those listed -

Pipefitting/plumbing, Service Technician, Building Services Engineer, Mechanical Engineer

We offer guaranteed fixed working hours, permanent contracts, great benefits as well as access to overtime through our bank.

Person Specification

Qualifications / training required


  • Time served apprenticeship from recognised body (CITB, City and Guilds, National Vocational Qualification, JIB, Armed Services) or equivalent in an Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Services discipline. Qualifications in relevant subjects to an HNC/HND level, OR equivalent level (HNC) of knowledge and practical experience achieved through experience in a hospital or similar environment.
  • Expert specialist trained in electrical/mechanical services, systems, and equipment involving fault-finding, repair, inspection and commissioning in electrical and mechanical plant and systems which provides the engineering support to the smooth running of the hospital.
  • Vocational qualifications, following training/courses to satisfy the Trust's ever expanding highly complex nature of equipment.


  • Member of registered/professional bodies such as the IHEEM, IMechE, CISBE for the jobholder's specialist field.
  • Preferably practical experience within the building services engineering contracting and maintenance industries, within the NHS or similar government organisation.
  • Competent Person Sterilisation, Competent Person Washer/Disinfectors, Competent Person Confined spaces. Competent Person Steam, Competent Person Medical Gas, Competent Person Water Hygiene AP LV as per HTM 06-02
  • C& G 2391 Testing and Inspection
  • 18th edition of the IEE regulations

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Relevant and recent experience in similar maintenance organisation
  • Sound trade working knowledge
  • Able to demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Experience of safe system of work procedures


  • Knowledge of other trade topics
  • Past supervision experience
  • Relevant experience within a national health service environment or similar government organisation

Aptitudes and skills required


  • Analytical problem solving with fault finding skill. Literate.
  • Possess essential trade skills (good practice techniques).
  • Experience of Building Management Systems
  • Multi-skilled or flexible cross-trade skills.
  • Up to date experience and knowledge of regulations, statutory requirements, and standards, appropriate within the building engineering services environment.
  • Organisational skills in co-ordinating in-house and contract labour.


  • Good working knowledge of the Estate Engineering infrastructure. Therefore, frequent training is required.
  • Familiar with word processors, spreadsheets, and CAD. Experience of building energy management systems and associated plant controls.

Trust Values


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO16 6YD

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