Centre Engineer

DDRC Healthcare

The closing date is 10 July 2022

Job summary

DDRC Healthcare is looking for an experienced, professional and self-motivated Centre Engineer to provide engineering and operational support to the activities undertaken by DDRC Healthcare.

Working hours and salary for this post:

Between 22.5 hours to 32.5 per week

Salary circa £33-35K pro rata for part time hours

We work closely with our colleagues in the Brain Research Imaging Centre and the NHS, and are a centre of excellence providing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. DDRC Professional Services offers a wide range of training which brings in customers from around the world and DDRC Medical Services provides occupational medicals for the offshore and maritime industries. To learn more about our organisation, please visit www.ddrc.org

Main duties of the job

The postholder will be responsible for the maintenance and safe operation of engineering components associated with the hyperbaric chamber equipment and other non-clinical equipment used in the services provided by DDRC. More information is available within the job description

About us

DDRC is a Centre of Excellence providing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to NHS Patients

We offer 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 28 days after 5 years, and 30 after 10 years.) We have a pension scheme in place, and private health insurance for employees (after successful completion of the six month probation period.)

Our DDRC Values are: 

  • Respect
  • Putting People First
  • Collaboration
  • Taking Ownership
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

To find out more about our organisation, please visit www.ddrc.org 

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Title: Centre Engineer

Main Purpose of Job: To provide engineering and operational support to the activities undertaken by DDRC.

Responsible to: Operations Director

Responsible for: The maintenance and safe operation of engineering components associated with the hyperbaric chamber equipment and other non-clinical equipment used in the services provided by DDRC.

Key Working Relationships: Operations Director, Medical Director, Chamber Coordinator, Facilities and HR Manager, Support engineer, Nursing and other technical staff, maintenance assistants, medical staff, patients, and clients.

Main Tasks:

Organise, facilitate, and fully record a regular programme of Planned Preventative Maintenance for equipment used within DDRC. Ensuring that prompt remedial action is taken where any piece of equipment fails such testing.

Ensure the safe operation of chambers as required.

Carry out the servicing and maintenance of plant and chambers as required.

Develop electrical and electronic equipment for hyperbaric systems.

Ensure that all aspects of the work carried out comply with current legislation and any local Standard Operating Procedures.

Liaise regularly with Line Manager to discuss planned and emergency work, ensuring adequate financial projections where possible.

Line management of DDRC Support Engineer

Line management of Chamber team support (shared with Chamber Coordinator)

Undertake any reasonable management requests.

*Potential to be part of the chamber team, becoming competent to act as Attendant, Monoplace Attendant and Operator in a timescale dictated by the DDRC training schedule. To be a regular member of the On Call Team. Maintain a Personal Log of all dives in the required manner. Supplementary job description available.

Key Challenges of the Job: To develop the engineering capacity of DDRC in line with the developing research and service aspects of the charity. Communicate with staff in order to educate and inform the team about the engineering aspects of the work of DDRC. 

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • A recognised industrial or marine engineering apprenticeship, and at least 5 years experience in a related engineering role.

Desirable

  • Compressor maintenance qualification.
  • Electrical / Mechanical or Instrumentation qualifications.
  • Qualifications in diving systems & diving equipment maintenance desirable but not essential.
  • Diving qualification.

Experience

Essential

  • A recognised industrial or marine engineering apprenticeship, and at least 5 years experience in a related engineering role.
  • Ability to organise and introduce quality basic engineering systems without direct supervision.
  • An understanding of basic health and safety procedures as they apply to the engineering and hyperbaric chamber environment (Training will be provided for the right candidate)
  • Ability to act as a multi-disciplinary team member or as an individual without direct supervision.

Desirable

  • Computer Literate

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Good time management skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Honesty, loyalty, integrity, and trustworthiness.
  • Ability to develop efficient systems.
  • Ability to work well within a team-based environment.
  • Professional demeanour and appearance.
  • Must be able to work to and demonstrate the DDRC Values
  • Flexibility, ability and willingness to learn new skills.

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.

Employer details

Employer name

DDRC Healthcare

Address

DDRC Healthcare, The Hyperbaric Medical Centre

8 RESEARCH WAY, PLYMOUTH SCIENCE PARK

Plymouth Science Park

Devon

PL6 8BU


Employer's website

https://www.ddrc.org/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Chris Bryan via info@ddrc.org

01752209999

Date posted

10 June 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£33,000 to £35,000 a year pro rata dependent on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

B0417-22-6631

Job locations

DDRC Healthcare, The Hyperbaric Medical Centre

8 RESEARCH WAY, PLYMOUTH SCIENCE PARK

Plymouth Science Park

Devon

PL6 8BU


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