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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/02/2021.

Mechanical/Electrical Estates Technician (XN05)

Job Reference: 298-EST-440

Estates and Facilities
298 Engineering Maintenance - CAH
Chapel Allerton
£24,907 to £30,615 pa

Mechanical/Electrical Estates Technician (Higher Level)

2 posts available

1 x Electrical Estates Technician.

1 x Mechanical Estates Technician

Both are band 5


Please ensure you quote at the top of the supporting information section of the application form which post you are applying for and check that your qualifications match the post as well.


The Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust Estate’s Department require has 2 posts available:-


Post 1 - An Electrical Estates Technician who will be required to work day shift Monday to Friday based at the Chapel Allerton site.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake maintenance and repairs on various items of plant, equipment and services. Applicants must demonstrate flexibility and initiative when dealing with a wide range of engineering services and will have experience maintaining equipment as part of a planned preventative maintenance system.

Applicants must have served a Electrical engineering apprenticeship and have achieved HND or demonstrable equivalent experience. Previous experience in a Hospital maintenance environment is desirable.

The successful candidate will have good communication skills to work with various levels of staff across the Trust and be expected to carry out all duties in an efficient and effective manner.


Post 2 - A Mechanical Estates Technician who will be required to work day shift Monday to Friday based at Chapel Allerton site.


Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is looking for one Band 5 Mechanical Estates Technician to join the maintenance team here at St James University Hospital.

The successful applicant will join a team of staff who provide engineering coverage to the hospital 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.


The Estates Technician must come from a mechanical background and will be expected to carry out maintenance, fault finding, repairs and installation work on all facilities, plant and equipment throughout the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust Estate. They will also act as the Trust representative in the absence of the Estates Officer or when requested to do so as and when the need arises by line management.


Working on the full range of Estates Services equipment, they will undertake activities which require comparison of a range of options, complex problems requiring analysis to resolve technical issues on multifaceted equipment/situations many of which have a direct impact on patient safety and the built environment. Responsible for calibration and fault finding on a wide range of engineering plant and equipment including, steam raising plant and associated equipment, medical gas systems, , building services controls, heating and ventilation control systems and refrigeration plant.


Undertake condition surveys, evaluating inspection reports and maintenance repairs, improvement and capital works across the Trust as directed by management, ensuring compliance with Trust safety standards and procedures.


Plan and organise major interruptions, maintenance activities and co-ordinate the work of others. Provide practical training to others and evaluate work.


The successful applicants will be accountable directly to an Estates Officer and may be asked to move to other sites within the Trust depending on the needs of the Trust.




Essential Requirements


HND or equivalent experience or willing to work towards a HND


Course 596 Plumbing Advanced Certificate


Course 569 Plumbing Craft Certificate


Equivalent NVQ Level 3 Craft Certificate


Previous experience working on new installations, control systems, plant and equipment breakdowns, fault finding, rectifications and planned preventative maintenance (PPM) on a wide range of technical mechanical, steam raising and electrical plant and equipment found in a typical complex engineering or healthcare environment.



For more information for either of the above posts contact Ken Beckett on 0113 3924812 or email on

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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