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Mechanical Craftsperson (On Call)

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
11 Aug 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
To provide a safe, comfortable environment for patients, staff and visitors.

Ensuring all essential services are maintained to support clinical departments in there task of treating patients whilst ensuring all statutory legislation is complied with.

Main duties of the job

The Mechanical Craftsperson will be part of a team ensuring that mechanical/electrical/building equipment and services are maintained to an appropriate standard and to support clinical service departments in their prime task of treating patients.

The appointed individual will support the site operational management staff with the day to day operational engineering maintenance of boilers, steam systems, medical gases, heating, hot water, buildings, etc. The position requires participation/ flexibility in covering morning/ afternoon shifts and to participate in an on-call rota.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 11,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (four of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services.

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 21st August 2024

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • HNC or HND or equivalent experience plus completion of a time-served apprenticeship
  • To be fully conversant with core trade, i.e. Mechanical and have a good working knowledge of associated trades, e.g. electrical and gas
  • To have a good understanding of asbestos awareness and be fully conversant in dealing with suspicious samples and working in the vicinity of asbestos products
  • Appropriately empowered via training and/or experience to undertake statutory tasks, e.g. Gas Safe, sterilisers, etc.
  • To be fully conversant with the Health Board's Fire Defence Policy


  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant HTM's, Gas Safe / Oftec registered



  • Time served apprenticeship.
  • Completion of a structured training programme
  • Good working knowledge of low pressure hot water systems, pneumatic systems, hydraulic systems and building management systems.


  • Hospital engineering experience

Language Requirements


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)



  • Able to participate in the On Call rota, available to undertake overtime when required by the service.

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Glangwili General Hospital

Dolgwili Road


SA31 2AF

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