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Mechanical Shift Relief Technician

Band 5

Main area
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
York Hospital
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
27/02/2018 23:59

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Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

- care about what they do
- respect and value others
- listen in order to improve
- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.


The Estates Department is looking to recruit a highly motivated Relief Shift Mechanical Craftsperson to work as part of a multidisciplinary team based within York Teaching Hospital. The department provides management, development, maintenance and operational support for the Trust's buildings and engineering infrastructure.

The role is critical to the Estates Department's maintenance support service and is demanding and varied as it covers a range of engineering services. The role offers a significant opportunity to contribute to the smooth functioning and maintenance of a range of engineering services in the Trust's clinical and non-clinical facilities of a very busy directorate and to be part of a team that is constantly working to improve the quality and safety of the Trust's healthcare facilities.

The successful candidate will be based at York but must be willing to work at any of the Trust's sites. You will be part of a team initially working dayshifts Monday to Friday, also covering when necessary and often at short notice, a 24/7 shift rota hence you must be flexible regarding the hours of duty.  You will be expected to undertake appropriate training as part of the job role.

The successful candidate will have a good general knowledge of Electrical / Mechanical Services and Engineering Maintenance backed up by a BTEC, City and Guilds Craft Certificate or NVQ 3 qualification in either a Mechanical or Electrical Engineering discipline.  You will have successfully completed a recognised Apprenticeship or equivalent certified training and have at least 3 years post-apprenticeship experience. The role requires the person to have a good knowledge of electrical plant and associated equipment, heating and ventilation systems.

The successful candidate must be able to work co-operatively as part of a team comprising of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance colleagues and have demonstrable experience of working within a maintenance environment. In addition, the successful candidate should be; reliable, resilient, enthusiastic, motivated and be able to work under pressure with the minimum of supervision.

The successful candidate will be expected to transfer tools and equipment, at short notice, across the locality during a normal working day.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Dave Sharp

01904 725355





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