We are looking for a qualified and experienced Maintenance Technician (Mechanical Specialist) to join the Estates Maintenance team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS).
Qualified in an appropriate mechanical discipline and with a clear focus on quality and customer service you will be working in a team of Electricians and Mechanical Fitters working on the Trust’s healthcare specific plant and equipment that supports the delivery of world class healthcare here at Southampton General Hospital.
Estates, Facilities and Capital Developments (EFCD) is a complex division providing both estate and facilities services across the Trust. This includes engineering and building maintenance, project developments, compliance governance, clinical engineering, parking and transport, waste management and linen services as well as contracted cleaning and catering service provision.
You will be working on a range of complex building services plant ranging from Theatre AHUs to steam and pressure systems. You will deal with the more complex maintenance issue in the hospital. Running small projects and working with our contractors. Our technicians also have a role in training our apprentices and passing on knowledge to other members of the team
You will have:
ONC/HNC or equivalent examined qualification in a Mechanical Engineering related field
Relevant experience of mechanical maintenance works
Experience of working with directly employed labour and contractors in the delivery of reactive and planned maintenance
Be able to empathise with the needs and requirements of patients and the clinical staff supporting them
As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.
As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.
UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 04 August 2020.
If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.
The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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Estates Operational Maintenance Manager
023 8120 1318