Multiskilled Craftsperson (Mechanical)

QE Facilities


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Job summary

Summary of the Role: Perform duties covering the maintenance and operation of steam boiler plant including statutory testing of safety devices and specialised ventilation plant. Carry out Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) and breakdown maintenance to all aspects of mechanical plant, machinery, distribution and associated services including work of a technical and/or non-routine nature. Undertake fault finding and repairs on a wide range of engineering plant, equipment and the full range of services essential to the operation of an acute hospital (including, but not restricted to building control systems, standby generators, low pressure hot water systems and associated pipe work, steam raising plant and associated equipment, kitchen equipment, operating theatre ventilation systems, industrial and domestic plumbing and drainage).

In addition to maintenance & emergency repairs the post holder will be required to carry out installation & improvements works across all of QE Facilities' contracted sites. All work must be carried out in compliance with organisational & customer safety standards and national legislation.

Cover shifts if required (sickness & holiday).

Occasionally engaged in heavy repairs and manipulation of equipment in restricted spaces.

Main duties of the job

  • To respond to requests for repairs, faults and emergencies involving all aspects of mechanical, electrical & building services - The post holder will be required to assess the situation in the event of such requests or emergency situations and as a first measure, act to ensure safety of public/patients/other staff then to either affect repairs or summon assistance as required.

    QE Facilities operates a multi skilled policy and the post holder is required to demonstrate a high degree of cross trade flexibility beyond the boundaries of their core skills including Electrical and Building Maintenance works supported with in-house training. The post holder will be expected to carry out minor electrical/building work, in connection with their main duties at the discretion of the supervising officer, which, under extreme conditions shall include gritting and snow clearing.

    Actively participate in the operation of the QE Facilities helpdesk, including the timely completion of work dockets via a PDA (hand held computer) this includes job sheets with a Tradesman's report detailing time taken and materials used for costing purposes.

About us

QE Facilities (QEF) is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust (GHNT), based in the North East of England.

We provide a range of non- clinical services to GHNT and other NHS organisations. Our services include: estates, facilities services, procurement, medical engineering and devices, endoscopy decontamination and sterile services, transport, out-patient pharmacy, and prevention & management of violence & aggression training (PMVA).

In addition we provide consultancy services, advising clients on all aspects of establishing a subsidiary company within an NHS body to the provision of VAT compliance advice.

QE Facilities work to their own Terms and Conditions and these are not the same as Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust Terms and Conditions. This is not an Agenda for Change Pay Rate

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Able to work independently and on own initiative to manage workload
  • Able to provide, receive and interpret routine/technical information
  • Able to work in adverse environmental conditions (ie ducts, restricted spaces, boiler house, inclement weather, etc)
  • Demonstrate high degree of cross trade flexibility, including building maintenance
  • Able to work with discretion/ in a sensitive manner in and around patient situations

Person Specification



  • Must have completed a suitable Mechanical or Electrical Apprenticeship
  • Good customer services and customer interaction


  • Maintenance experience in hospitals or a similar environment
  • Industrial and domestic plumbing and drainage



  • City & Guilds craft Certificates Mechanical (Essential) or equivalent
  • Electrical and/or Mechanical BTec ONC or relevant experience
  • Current UK driving licence



Knowledge and Skills


  • Must be able to work and act on his/her own initiative with no supervision
  • Possess the ability to work and communicate effectively in a pleasant manner with all other staff across QE Facilities contracted sites
  • Must be able to communicate positively with customers, patients and staff from other departments & organisations
  • Must be adaptable and flexible in all areas of work
  • Be fully aware of Health & Safety responsibilities relating to their work and possess sufficient technical knowledge to avoid any danger to themselves, colleagues or users of any QEF contracted sites
  • Be able to provide and receive routine and technical information from colleagues and non-technical staff to enable safe use of complex hospital equipment
  • Provide advice or instruction on safe use of equipment to non-technical staff, carers or patients
  • Heating engineering/ Pipe fitting 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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

QE Facilities


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Old Durham Road, Sheriff Hill



Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

James Sloan


Date posted

15 April 2022

Pay scheme



£29,534 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Old Durham Road, Sheriff Hill



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