Mechanical Engineer

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    Edinburgh, Scotland

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Job Title: Mechanical Engineer (Day Shift)

The client is looking to recruit an experienced and committed Mechanical Engineer with a high work standard to support their contract based at a hospital.

Post holder will have the required maintenance skills to ensure the safe and continuous operation of Mechanical engineering services and building plant as part of a flexible team responsible, through the Line Management Structure of Supervisors to Head of Estates.


Required qualifications are an appropriately recognised Mechanical/Engineering apprenticeship

C&G, Scotvec (SVQ3), or equivalent.

The post holder will very much be involved with the maintenance and minor works service covering a wide and varied range of mechanical equipment servicing large industrial units such as dual fired boilers, heating and ventilation distribution equipment, chillers and air conditioning systems.

All mechanical equipment throughout the Hospital that comprises MTHW & LTHW heating equipment (pumps, control valves, radiators) ventilation equipment (Air Handling Equipment, Filtration, Fans, Heating/Cooling coils & Humidification) Domestic Hot Water equipment (calorifiers, safety devices) compressors and manifolds for medical gases, Building Management System control equipment.

Work involves the use of analytical test devices, specialist tools, workshop fixed equipment, portable electrical equipment, welding equipment, emergency generators, medical gas equipment (patient use) suction units, geared drives.

The candidate will be required to have had previous experience of building service systems, technical services provision and general maintenance, site specific training will be provided.


Be able to work in accordance with the requirements of Health Technical Memoranda (HTM's); Medical Gases HTM 2022 and Water Supplies HTM 2027, HTM 2040 and (Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) L8), Ventilation Plant HTM 2025/03-01 and any other relevant statutory compliance requirements such as Pressure Systems Regulations 2000.

To work in accordance with the requirements of the client rules for the Safe Operation of Systems as a competent person.

Actively participate in the operation and control of all engineering planned maintenance schemes.

Work overtime to carry out emergency repairs as required.

Undertake essential repair works and general maintenance activities at the request of the Maintenance Supervisor.

To liaise with the Maintenance Supervisor and Mechanical Manager regarding plant or equipment failures.

Undertake fault finding on complex medical gas systems, low pressure heating water systems, critical systems and equipment and pressurised steam systems. Using cause effect analysis and detailed examination to gain a solution and use of all relevant drawings and schematics.

Carry out planned preventative maintenance, inspections, commissioning and testing in accordance with published procedures, completing all report sheets and test certificates as necessary and mark up any drawing alterations

Use of all relevant tools and equipment within safety guidelines as necessary for the completion of works ensuring full compliance with the client Guidelines and Controls e.g. Risk Assessment, Site Safety, Fire Safety, Control of Infection and Hazardous Substances.

Obligation to undertake training where necessary to learn new techniques.

Understand fully the inter-relationship between the various maintenance crafts.

Given the appropriate training and support be able to carry out any additional duties required of them including CP, AP MGPS, MEWP, and Basic Refrigeration fault diagnostics.

This is a client facing role and good communication skills are essential as you will be liaising with hospital staff daily.

Part of the role will involve shift cover, so individuals must be flexible in relation to working days / nights / weekend. The post is for day shift however, the dayshift supports the shift engineers in covering annual leave and any sickness. There is additional payment for shift cover.

The Individual:

As a minimum, realise and embrace the client values of; Drive, Commitment, Daring, Cohesion

Personal presentation, punctuality, high quality of output and a degree of diplomacy is required.

A good standard of Secondary Education, including Maths and English, along with a flexible approach to working within a team.