Mechanical Technician- Great Western Hospital

Job Req ID:  290973
Posting Start Date:  26 Jun 2024

Swindon, Wiltshire, GB, SN3 6BB

Contract Type:  Full Time
Job Advertisement: 

Mechanical Technician
Full Time – Shift patterns vary between 0700 & 1900 hours for an 8-hour period
Great Western Hospital, Wiltshire 

Salary £28,000 - £32,000 depending on experience plus benefits  


Serco are recruiting for a Mechanical Technician to join the team at Great Western Hospital. This role will ensure safe and efficient maintenance of the mechanical services and equipment within the hospital, as directed by Estates Supervisors and Management. This is a shift-based role, Monday- Sunday to cover on site operational hours of 0700 to 19:00 and also be part of an on call rota from 19:00 07:00. 
Main Accountabilities: 


  • To carry out reactive repairs, fault finding, servicing commissioning and maintenance to a wide range of Services, Plant and Equipment such as Boiler systems /AHU / Chiller Plant within all areas of the Hospital as directed by Supervisors or Managers.
  • Provide detailed impact assessments and risks for significant shutdowns and operations to the Management Team for consideration and sharing with key stakeholders
  • Plan and schedule major interruptions, maintenance activities, co-ordinate work of contractors
  • Analysis and diagnosis of faults in complex, multi-faceted equipment
  • To carry out Planned Preventive Maintenance to a wide range of Plant and Equipment.
  • To work in accordance with all relevant Serco Policies & Procedures, Workplace Regulations and Best Practice Guidelines
  • To take a proactive approach to the development and review of Health & Safety systems, work instructions and working practices
  • To work in a safe and responsible manner with full regard for own and other’s safety at all times
  • Be prepared to train and develop Apprentices and Trainees as appropriate and directed.
  • Be prepared to develop and mentor others within the team
  • To attend work in compliance with the Computerised Time & Attendance System
  • To use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required
  • To be prepared to attend work or work beyond expected finishing time in exceptional circumstances, as requested by Supervisors or Managers
  • Communicate to Supervisors or Managers unrepaired faults or defects or requirements for Spare Parts
  • To attend on-site and off-site training as required
  • To be aware of how the Technician Role influences Serco’s GWH Contract
  • Contract and the wider company objectives
  • Be prepared to take on Authorised Person Duties which could include but not limited to Pressure systems, Legionella RP, Ventilation, Medical Gas (All training will be provided)
  • Requirement to work shifts covering Monday - Sunday to cover on site operational hours of 7:00 – 19:00
  • Be part of an on-call rota from 19:00 – 07:00 


What you’ll need to do the role: 

  • Previous experience in engineering with transferable skills (repair motors, bearing replacements etc)
  • Level 3 Certificate/Diploma/NVQ in a mechanical discipline– in Mechanics or other mechanical qualification
  • BOAS Trained
  • L8/HSG274 Training
  • HTM 02 Medical Gas Training
  • HTM 03 Ventilation Training
  • HTM 04 Water hygiene Training
  • Proven experience of working in a similar environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of Mechanical Building Services 
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Member of appropriate technical body advantageous but not essential 

What we offer 



  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme. 
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays. 
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Simply Health Plans, and more. 
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure, and Hospitality discounts. 
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team where you’ll get the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion. 
  • Company discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships. 
  • Interesting and enjoyable work. 
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities.


About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the ‘Ban the Box’ pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.