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Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

  • Location

    Birmingham, United Kingdom

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  • Contact:

    Oliver Howarth-Sharpe

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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General Overview:


To undertake improvement work, maintenance and repairs of plant, services and physical assets including testing and routine fault finding.


  • Participating in a rotational shift pattern, providing a 24/7 attendance on site.
  • The responsibilities will mainly be at the Acute Hospital, but will also include duties at the Mental Health unit and Retained Estate
  • To undertake any reasonable duties to maintain all services to the NHS Trust(s)
  • To carry out all works in compliance with the clients KPI’s


This role has an important role within the workflow process; the person will be actively involved in developing detailed knowledge, and the maintenance of the core plant and equipment on the Birmingham New Hospital Estate.



  • Interpret and work from all instructions, drawings and specifications appropriate to his/her own trade, without supervision.
  • Set up New Work appropriate to his/her own trade using relevant tools, equipment and machinery, without supervision, as appropriate to his/her grade.
  • To maintain workshops and working environment in a clean, tidy and safe condition.
  • After appropriate training, work off tower scaffolding, MEWP’s, ladders, and step ladders and within confined spaces.
  • To carry out unsupervised maintenance and repairs and report any defects or unusual circumstances to the Charge Hand/Supervisor.
  • Requirement to learn new techniques with training* as necessary.
  • Scope of work will include entering Mortuary, ITU’s, A&E admissions, Operating Theatres etc after reporting to Trust Staff. Occasional exposure to distressing or emotional circumstances could be encountered.
  • To understand the general working of the Estate, so that work can be carried out in the most efficient manner, pro-active in developing new ways of working.
  • To understand fully the inter-relationship between various maintenance crafts.
  • To be contacted by radio and/or PDA to receive instructions. This can involve frequent disruption to work patterns.
  • To be knowledgeable of and to work to the current regulations, codes of practice, Health & Safety regulations and all safety rules both client and Statutory.
  • Produce if necessary list of materials to carry out remedial repairs or alterations to current task.
  • Ensure all PPM work is carried out effectively in compliance with maintenance instructions.
  • To maintain workshops and working environment in a clean, tidy and safe condition.
  • To record information as required for the operation of Maximo or similar system.
  • To participate in the appraisal system.
  • To understand the working of Mechanical systems within the Estate.      
  • Diagnose and repair faults in engineering installation, plant and equipment. To deal with new situations as they arise and pass on knowledge to others. To inform immediate Charge Hand/Supervisors of any delays or difficulties encountered.
  • To maintain and efficiently run plant and equipment as appropriate.
  • To undertake any other duties as requested by Management, in order to comply with contact and KPI’s
  • Staff will be employed on work appropriate to their core specialist skill. They will however progressively be suitably trained* to acquire elements of extra skills with the intention of reaching levels of flexibility and competence to enable them to achieve and apply the ability where required to perform the above. Pass knowledge gained to others.
  • Stand in for supervisor in periods of Annual leave and sickness.
  • Be flexible in work hours and shift moves if required.
  • Work towards gaining CP duties in one or more disciplines/ Medi gas/pressure systems/water/ ventilation.


Qualifications or Required Experience:


  • City & Guilds ( or equivalent)  Mechanical qualifications.
  • Understanding of AHU and FCU
  • Indentured apprenticeship or equivalent training.