Mechanical Craftperson

Mechanical Craftperson

Job Title: Mechanical Craftperson
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Salary: £14.06 - £14.16 per hour
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH13818_1560846668
Contact Name: Paula McLaughlin
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 18, 2019 09:31

Job Description

Job Title

Mechanical Engineer

Business Area/Function Healthcare & Education

Date Produced / Last Updated

24th April 2018

Reports To Team Leader

Location QAH Portsmouth


General Overview: To undertake planned, preventative maintenance, testing, repairs and new installation work covering a wide range of equipment, services, systems and buildings associated with the running of a large hospital. To work shift patterns as determined by the role.

Main Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Support the Estates Management in the provision of a 24hr maintenance Service within the Portsmouth Hospital Trust for the service provider.
  • Undertake any training as required
  • Promote a culture of customer service to both internal and external customers and partners and to liaise with other departments regarding maintenance issues if required
  • Undertake any other reasonable tasks and duties relevant to the post
  • After suitable training and guidance diagnose faults, repair and maintain complex equipment in accordance with Health Technical Memorandum (HTM's) and other specialised hospital equipment.
  • Carry out the work of other trades where there is an interface to the work in hand with a level of competence that's outside core trade.
  • To carry a radio or pager to facilitate immediate response.
  • Work in highly unpleasant working conditions, unblocking drains and sewers, which include biological hazards of body fluids and noxious fumes.
  • To work safely on steam and hot water systems
  • To observe statutory and other relevant requirements at all times in particular those relating to the Health & Safety at Work Act, COSHH regulations and Electrical IEE regulations.


Essential: A recognised CITB apprenticeship or approved equivalent and City & Guilds
Craft Certificate relevant to the trade or similar recognised trade certificate
Minimum Level 3 NVQ or relevant experience.

Desirable: Corgi Qualifications

Required Experience:

Essential: Relevant trade experience

Desirable: Working in a hospital environment
Working on specialist hospital equipment
Knowledge of other trades
Knowledge of HTM's

Personal Attributes:
  • Good verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good written communication skills
  • A flexible and adaptable approach
  • Client focused
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Proactive approach to problem solving
  • Capable of working with no or minimum supervision


Pay Grade

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