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Specialist Mechanical Engineering Technician

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge Bio Medical Campus
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
We are looking to appoint an experienced Specialist Mechanical Engineering Technician who is, enthusiastic, motivated, has a proactive approach and who will enjoy the challenges of delivering a high-quality service.

The Clinical Engineering Department maintains over 54,000 medical devices.

The Specialist Medical Engineering Technician undertakes an integral role within the team by ensuring that mechanical medical equipment is regularly maintained, serviced, and is repaired if required.

The role is based at Royal Papworth Hospital on Cambridge Biomedical Campus and is a full time 37.5hrs per week, worked over 4 days covering 07:00 to 17:00. A 5-week rota is used which ensures a day off rolls throughout the weeks as the cycle progresses.

Main duties of the job

This role is to provide specialist mechanical skills and knowledge to support the trusts mechanical clinical assets.

This would including planned servicing, repairing, calibration and general maintenance of a wide range of medical equipment in line with manufacturers guidelines and legal guidelines. Equipment maintained would include but not be limited to ECMO consoles, heart and lung bypass units and patient weighing and height measuring equipment.

Good organisational and administration skills are required with the ability to use and be confident and competent with the Microsoft Office range of software. Along with accurate data entry to the trust medical equipment management database (ECRI AIMS)

This role is a senior role within the team so the ability to self-manage one's time and workload is essential as is providing support and guidance and line management to team members.

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge. We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure.

Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future. Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today. The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & interactions. Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality.

The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification



  • BEng degree or equivalent appropriate subject or relevant experience to an equivalent level.


  • Registration as clinical technologist
  • Incorporated level Engineer or equivalent professional membership of relevant professional body



  • Extensive practical experience in Medical engineering workshop practices and techniques with a substantial experience of medical equipment support in either the NHS, UK private sector or Overseas medical equipment support sector
  • Specialised knowledge of Mechanically related devices
  • Broad knowledge of medical device operation and management
  • Experience in applying workshop technology to patient critical equipment and techniques in healthcare
  • High level of understanding of patient and staff risks arising from equipment failure

Additional Criteria


  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration
  • Due to health and safety, must not be colour blind.
  • Must hold current driving licence.
  • Flexible approach to introduction of change in working practices.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus



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