Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship Colchester Hospital Foundation Trust

You will be reporting on a daily basis to the Estates Team Leader and your work will include activities which are complex and/or non-routine. Responsibilities will include: calibration and fault finding on a wide range of engineering plant and equipment, undertake maintenance, repairs and minor improvement across the Trust.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £131.25

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001319727

  • Positions

    1 available

Job summary:

  • To perform work including activities which are complex and/or non-routine.
  • To be responsible for calibration and fault finding on a wide range of engineering plant and equipment electrical distribution, lighting, fire detection, building control & automation, standby generator plant, security access control, and nurse call systems.
  • To undertake maintenance, repairs and minor improvement across the Trust, as directed by management, ensuring compliance with Trust safety standards and procedures.
  • The post holder will be reporting, on a daily basis, to the Estates Team Leader.

Key Tasks:

Communication and Team Working:

  • At all times to carry Trust communication devices (Pagers, Two-way radios and mobile phones) to facilitate immediate response to emergencies.
  • To liaise with Team Leader regarding plant equipment failures and to request the supply of goods and/or services as necessary.
  • Immediately notifies the Team leader of any deviation from the regulations.

Planning & Organising:

  • To work in accordance with the requirements of HTM-06. The Electrical Safety Code for Low Voltage Systems (LV) for the Trust.
  • To be prepared to work in hazardous areas, taking all safety measures to prevent danger, avoid injury and prevent damage to equipment.
  • To actively participate in the operation and control of engineering planned maintenance schemes.
  • Undertake repair works and general maintenance activities as directed by team leader.
  • Undertake fault finding on complex LV networks, critical systems and equipment and being able to carry out detailed examination to gain a solution.
  • Undertake minor repair works and general maintenance activities as directed by Team Leader.
  • Carry out planned preventative maintenance inspections and commissioning tests in accordance with Trust procedures.
  • Complete all report sheets as necessary.
  • Responsible for undertaking portable electrical equipment and fixed testing and general inspections.
  • To follow planned maintenance schedules.
  • Undertakes electrical testing and monitors results to ensure compliance with the latest edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations BS7671. Requesting remedial works or emergency isolations as and when required.
  • Responsible for undertaking Electrical installations in accordance with the latest edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations BS7671.
  • Follows detailed engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Uses all relevant tools and equipment within safety guidelines as necessary for the completion of works.
  • Undertakes inspection and commissioning tests for the installation and issues the appropriate completion certificates.
  • To carry out electrical duties as required by the Trust, including: work on 415v 3Ph, 220v, 24v and 12v supplies.
  • Responsible for finishing own work and that of others when necessary, including: filling, making good and painting.
  • To use workshop machinery to its fullest potential including: pedestal drill, grinder, test rig, soldering station.
  • To utilise hand tools to a good standard to enable fulfilment of duties.
  • To be responsible for the replacement of electrical components on hospital systems.
  • To have a basic understanding of mechanical heating, hot water and ventilation systems and be able to carry out fault finding and repairs accordingly.
  • Carry out fault finding and repair to domestic and industrial equipment and plant.
  • Interprets and follows the regulations at all times.
  • Immediately notifies the Team leader of any deviation from the regulations.
  • Follows detailed engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Uses all relevant tools and equipment within safety guidelines as necessary for the completion of works.
  • Undertakes inspection and tests for the installation and issues the appropriate completion certificates.

Managing Resources:

  • To utilise the Trust’s computerised Building Management System (BMS) software in order to monitor and diagnose ventilation and heating/cooling faults in operating theatres and other critical areas.
  • To carry out electrical fault diagnosis and repairs to equipment including macerators and ZIP water boilers.
  • To order via stores all materials needed for the task.
  • To be conversant and qualified to use and maintain all relevant hand and power hand tools and workshop equipment in a safe effective manner. Be capable of carrying out a good standard of workmanship in all duties, as directed by the team leader or works superintendent.
  • To request assistance from Team Leader where task exceeds lone worker capabilities.

Training and Teaching:

  • To undertake training as required, enabling the post-holder to carry out the services to provide efficient running of the department and to obtain new skills/techniques.
  • To attend mandatory and other appropriate training and development courses as identified.

Policies and Procedures:

  • Compliance with all current standards and statutory regulations including the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • Understanding of COSHH with relevance to all estate trades & maintenance duties.
  • To conform to the Trust Major Incident Procedure.

Administration:

  • To participate in regular team briefings.
  • To participate in the Trust Appraisal system and Personal Development planning.

General:

  • The post-holder may, on occasions, come into contact with bodily fluids and human waste when maintaining internal and external systems.
  • Any other duties as delegated by the Estates & Compliance Manager or his delegated Estates Officers which is commensurate to the post and grade.

This job description may be subject to change due to organisational changes within the Trust.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good organisational skills and ability to address and develop solutions to problems.
  • Good communication skills, for effective working relationships throughout the organisation.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Organised approach to work.
  • Basic IT skills for material location in stores.
  • Evidence of good written and spoken communication skills.
  • Able to follow written instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to understand and interpret work plans and drawings.
  • High standard of workmanship and high quality completion on all work undertaken.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • A dedicated and committed member of a team.
  • Flexible individual who can cope with new and changing demands.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Approachable and tactful.
  • Ability to work flexibly as needs arise.
  • Ability to work overtime at short notice.
  • Ability to work at height using access from ladders/scaffold.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces.
  • Ability and willingness to undertake Emergency Situations repairs.

Qualifications required

  • 3 GCSEs including English & Maths Grades A - C (or equivalent).

Future prospects

To become part of the team as a fully-fledged Electrical Craftsperson.

Things to consider

This is a varied role that involves physical strenuous activity. No weekend work, bank holiday or shift work. Full induction. Staff Parking (Fees subsidised). Uniform/PPE (free issue). Canteen Facilities (subsidised).

About the employer

Colchester General Hospital Opened in 1984. There are 562 inpatient beds, 44 maternity beds and 13 critical care beds. The trust provides health care services to around 370,000 people in Colchester and the surrounding area. In addition we provide radiotherapy and oncology services to a wider population of about 670,000 people across north and mid- Essex Our Purpose- To deliver safe, effective and personal healthcare for every patient, every time.

Employer

Colchester Hospital Foundation Trust

Address

Colchester District General Hospita

Turner Road

Colchester

CO4 5JL

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Training provider

The Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Maintenance Intermediate Apprenticeship course is designed to give you the relevant training and education required to become a successful employee within the engineering maintenance and installation industries.

Core Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Maintenance Intermediate Apprenticeship units:

  • Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements.
  • Using and Interpreting Engineering Data and Documentation.
  • Carrying out Engineering Activities Efficiently and Effectively.
  • Handing Over and Confirming Completion of Maintenance or Installation Activities.
  • Carrying out Fault Location on Mechanical Equipment.
  • Carrying out Maintenance Activities on Mechanical Equipment.

Optional units:

  • Restoring Mechanical Components to Usable Condition by Repair.
  • Carrying out Scheduled Maintenance Activities on Mechanical Equipment.

As part of the Apprenticeship framework, you will also study Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT.

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider

COLCHESTER INSTITUTE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Colchester Institute

Contact

CI Business Solutions 01206 712043 business.solutions@colchester.ac.uk


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Closing date: 29 Oct 2017