Mechanical Craftsperson (Decontamination)

Royal Cornwall Hospita
Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro
Competitive salary
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

Job Details

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A vacancy has arisen to join the Estates Maintenance Team at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro.

This is an important and challenging role to maintain the hospital's maintenance systems to a high standard to maximise the patient and staff experience. Working within a team of other Mechanical and Maintenance staff, you will be responsible to the Mechanical Team Leader for carrying out installation and replacement of systems including fault diagnosis, testing and maintenance correctly and safely. You will be working with a variety of systems including:
  • Decontamination Systems and Plant
  • Steam Systems
  • Ventilation and air handling
  • Control Systems
  • Specialist Services

It is essential that the applicant has experience in a wide range of maintenance and repair services. The applicant must be able to demonstrate safe use and operation of engineering competence and tools. The ideal candidate will be familiar with a wide range of systems, demonstrate a full variety of skills within their trade set and having an apprenticeship holding NVQ /Craft qualification to level 3 or equivalent. A willingness to undertake further training, when required, and hold a current UK driving licence is an important part of the role.

You will work Monday to Friday, some flexibility will be required as some work may require out of hours attendance and you will be expected to cover a 24 hour on-call service 1 in every 6 weeks.

What you'll bring with you

Level 3 or higher qualification in Engineering or similar

Experience in carrying out installation, testing, maintenance, fault finding and repair of systems

High standard of written and verbal communication skills

What we'll give you

27 day's annual leave + 8 bank holidays (entitlement increases with time served up to a maximum of 39 days)

NHS contributory pension scheme

Sick pay/ maternity pay/ paternity pay/ parental leave

Personal development opportunities, training and career progression

About the Estates Department

We want you to help us build and maintain the most modern, sustainable, progressive and forward thinking environments in which our healthcare professionals can deliver outstanding care for one and all. It's what we have called 'Building Brilliance'. Following significant investment in the Trust, we have developed outstanding plans for new developments which will push RCHT right to the forefront of modern hospital care. So we are now investing in our Estates team in both strategic project management and in the day to day management of our maintenance and buildings. We are interested in hearing from highly motivated, hardworking and committed individuals with experience in their field of work, as well as people looking for a change in career direction. This is a particularly exciting time to join the team as we undergo a period of significant growth, offering excellent opportunity for progression. We have a wide range of positions available at various levels including project managers, estates officers (mechanical and electrical), supervisors and assistants, so whatever your discipline, background and experience, come and take a look at how you can form part of our brilliant team.

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

For further details / informal visits contact:

William Leedham, Mechanical Manager,

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