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Mechanical Maintenance Technician

  • £31,500
  • Ashford, Kent
  • 2gether Support Solutions

The company:

2gether Support Solutions was formed in April 2018 as a new, wholly owned subsidiary company of one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust established the company to reflect its strategic aim to secure strong, vibrant core facilities and support services for the long term. 2gether Support Solutions provides facilities, property, procurement and professional services, and has social values at its core.

The Role:

We are looking for a Mechanical Maintenance Technician to join our Maintenance team.

Delivering service in all areas of mechanical maintenance, compliance and reactive work. The role is varied by nature, with tasks ranging from minor repairs through to full and complete service shut downs which will involve major repairs being undertaken therefore you must have experience as a Mechanical Technician.

You will have a good knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems and hold a relevant qualification in either mechanical or electrical disciplines.

A full driving license is required for travel to other sites with expenses covered.

On call availability required max once per month with paid call outs.

Key Responsibilities:

To work in accordance with the requirements of 2gether Support Solutions and the Trust on the following systems and infrastructure:

Boiler and steam systems

Hot and cold water systems

Low voltage electrical systems

Fire alarm and detection systems

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems

Medical gas systems

Drainage and waste water systems

Carry out tasks without supervision on the above systems, with the ability to analyse problems and find solutions to enable the systems to be fully functional.

Actively participate in the operation of the Technical Solutions CAFM system.

Keep a log book of tasks undertaken to serve as evidence towards competencies and further education requirements.

At all times to carry 2Gether Support Solutions communication devices to facilitate immediate response to emergencies.

Ensure patient needs are prioritised to benefit and enhance their experience at all times.

Undertakes technical duties as detailed above at the request of the M&E Team Leader, which will include maintenance, attendance to breakdowns and inspections to specific maintenance schedules and in line with KPIs and SLAs.

To liaise with M&E Technicians and Team Leader regarding plant or equipment failures.

Completes all report sheets as necessary and ensure accuracy of information in order to comply with legislation.

Uses all relevant tools and equipment within safety guidelines as necessary for the completion of works.

Undertake any other duties appropriate.

The Candidate:

Have a thorough knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems – a mechanical or electrical bias is acceptable.

Awareness of asbestos, legionella and COSHH

Have an in depth knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems

Experience of working in an Acute Hospital environment.

BTEC qualification or a recognized course in relevant subject

Great communication skills – written and verbal

Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with people on all levels

Able to work on own initiative

Adaptable to change working in a demand driven service

Pragmatic approach to problem solving & identification of solutions

Good time management skills, working to deadline

Benefits of Working With us:

Options to buy or sell up to 10 days annual leave each year

Training and Development opportunities


Career progression

Cycle to Work Scheme

Discount in selected High Street retailers

Onsite childcare facilities at our three acute sites.

2gether Support Solutions is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion / belief, sexual orientation or age.

COVID-19 considerations

On arrival to site all people entering the building will have their temperature checked, be asked to sanitise their hands and wear a face mask at all times.

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Posted on: 24/09/2020 07:22
  • Reference: CWMMT10