Mechanical Craftsperson

August 29, 2023

Our client are searching for a Mechanical Crafsperson to be based in Cumbria.

Job summary

You will undertake any planned maintenance, breakdown repairs and new installation work on a range of important mechanical systems within healthcare premises. You’ll do this work without routine supervision and will be out on site so you will need to be self motivated and able to manage your own time. These systems are vital safety and security systems and your work is an important part of keeping patients, staff and visitors safe. These range from fire alarm systems to the emergency generators on site. You’ll play a full and active part in a multi-disciplinary estates team with a high level of cross trade flexibility.

Main duties of the job

To undertake without routine supervision; planned maintenance, breakdown repairs and new installation work within healthcare premises on a variety of building services related systems, including:

  • Energy generating plant including boiler plant (steam & LPHW)DHWS & CWS systems
  • Air compressors
  • Laundry and catering equipment
  • Drainage/sewerage
  • Ventilation plant
  • Air conditioning and refrigeration
  • BMS control systems
  • Electrical building services
  • Fault finding and repair of plant and equipment.
  • Undertake Condition Surveys of Mechanical Systems and Mechanical Infrastructure within Healthcare Facilities


Education and Qualification


The post holder must have completed a recognised and registered indentured apprenticeship, with a City and Guilds (NVQ level 3) Mechanical certification or equivalent.

Experience to an intermediate level of theoretical knowledge of electrical engineering programs.


Knowledge and Experience


Comprehensive Post Apprenticeship Experience.

Broad experience of all related Estates activities – multi skilling.

Previous practical experience in mechanical engineering installation service maintenance and repair in at least 4 of the following areas:-

  • Laundry and catering equipment
  • Heating & boiler plant
  • Ventilation plant
  • Mechanical engineering services (bearing, gears, fittings, etc)
  • Compressors
  • Steam boiler plant and associated distribution systems
  • Sewage and drainage systems
  • Other general building services equipment

Experience of cross-trade working and flexibility on electrical maintenance and other trades

Full understanding of Electrical services and Electrical control systems.


Skills and Competencies


Good communicator.

Good self-motivation.

Good time management.

Flexible approach to timekeeping.

Ability to prioritise workloads.

Ability to work on own initiative.

Must be able to meet the mobility requirements of the post.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Contact Name
Jesse Wilson
Employment Type
28000 - 34000
AM Recruitment
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Company size
50-100 employees
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