Band 5 Shift Technician (Development Opportunity) – UK

University Hospitals Birmingham has announced it will be recruiting individuals in health care as a Band 5 Shift Technician.

The University Hospitals Birmingham is one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognize that we need incredible staff to do this. Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can. We offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives. UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work.


  • Band 5 Shift Technician


  • £28,407 – £34,581

Job Schedule

  • Full Time

About the Role

1. To provide a total planned and reactive maintenance service as part of the in-house team, steam service from Central Plant and urgent response across the Trust. To be responsible for giving a Trust wide service in accordance with the duties and responsibilities given below

2. Perform unsupervised work including activities that may be demanding and / or non-routine

3. Responsible for testing and fault finding on all engineering plant and equipment throughout the Hospital, out of hours and unsupervised.

4. To act as ‘Competent & Appointed Person’ for the Trust in safe operation and maintenance of boiler and other plant and systems.

5. Work under own initiative in order to undertake maintenance and repairs as directed, ensuring compliance with Trust safety standards and procedures.

6. At all times to carry Trust communication devices (pager / two way radio’s / mobile phone) to facilitate immediate response to emergency situations.

7. To provide a first line of response to maintain the delivery of clinical services and undertake ‘first time fix’ or instigate temporary measures to ensure clinical capacity is not disrupted where possible.

8. To supervise staff working outside normal working hours.

9. Respond to urgent situations such as lift entrapment and fire alarm calls etc.

10. To issue permits to work to directly employed staff and contractors.

11. To supervise contractors on site out of normal working hours.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • To undertake and be responsible for the following in conjunction with and as directed by the appropriate Estates Manager / Estates Officer / Maintenance Supervisor
  • Responsible for the day to day duties in the Energy Centre. To ensure the security of the steam service provided by the main Energy Centre, responding appropriately to various levels of alarm.
  • To organize own day-to-day duties to ensure safe efficient operation of plant (until 2025 estimated).
  • Diagnose and repair faults in engineering and/or electrical and/or plumbing installations, plant and equipment to deal with new situations as they arise and pass on knowledge to others.
  • Make the appropriate Estates Manager / Estates Officer / Maintenance Supervisor aware of faults and breakdowns within the Energy Centre as appropriate in and out of normal working hours.
  • To priorities all emergency and non-emergency out of hours calls to ensure the safety of staff, patients and visitors and to provide an effective service.
  • To carry out PPM and reactive work across site as required.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of records for all major repairs completed and log books, feedback documentation Including Works Orders, reporting any defects or malfunctions in plant or equipment by clear and concise logging in the plant log books provided.
  • To work in accordance with the requirements of HTM 06, The Electrical Safety Code for low voltage systems as appointed Competent Person (LV) for the Trust.


1. City & Guilds in either Electrical, Mechanical or Building Services Level 3 NVQ Level 3

2. BOAS (Boiler Operation Accreditation Scheme) Operators accreditation or alternative scheme of training

3. Ability to assess complex systems and assess process to identify faults and undertake rectification of alternative actions to maintain operations.

4. Capable working to deadlines.

5. Available for undertaking overtime.

6. Physically demanding role requiring manual handling of loads, extremes of temperature and the ability to work at heights or in confined spaces.


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How to Apply

Interested candidates should CLICK HERE to start the application process on the official website.

Application Deadline

February 6th, 2024