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Maintenance Assistant

Requisition ID: 58961

Domain: Trades & Maintenance/General Maintenance

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a Maintenance Assistant to join our team in Wakefield on a permanent basis at Pinderfield and Pontefract Hospital. This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package.

General Overview:
Working within the Technical Services team, the post holder will have the required skills to ensure the safe completion of repairs, minor planned installation and maintenance work on a wide range of equipment, building fixtures and plant to the highest of standards for our clients.

The main responsibilities include efficiently and effectively performing planned preventative maintenance (PPM) activities on lighting, water and heating services and reactive repairs to building fabric e.g. plasterwork, floor coverings, ceramic tiles etc as required. Working as part of a wider M&E team, there may be a requirement to undertake other tasks as required.

The objective of the department is to operate and maintain a physical environment in which healthcare can be delivered to the patient. The main elements being the maintenance of both building fabric and services e.g. external and internal finishes, fittings and fixtures, plumbing, electrical and mechanical services, etc.

Compliance with all statutory requirements in relation to safe working practices and safe operation of plant, equipment and services. Keeping records of all activities as per all Health Technical Memoranda (HTM) and Quality Assurance requirements.

• Work with and assist electrical, mechanical, plumbing, joinery trade personnel as directed.
• Work and assist external contractors as required
• Liaise with hospital staff on a daily basis.
• Carry out minor maintenance works and minor repairs to mechanical, electrical, plumbing and joinery equipment. – such as blocked sinks and toilets, lamp replacement and general repairs to fixtures and fittings (ceiling tiles, blinds, cupboards, ironmongery) and minor redecoration.
• Carry out HTM 04-01 Legionella and water hygiene checks.
• Carry out general labouring duties and other works commensurate with the grade, personal abilities and experience.
• Maintain records and complete service reports as appropriate.
• Adhere to H&S policies and comply with Safe Systems of work as operated by Technical Services, together with Statutory Regulations such as Health & Safety, COSHH etc.
• Maintain, adjust and operate associated trades machinery.
• Assist in the maintenance of accurate work and maintenance records.

The MA role may require participation on a shift roster, which will include working unsocial hours (for which a shift allowance is paid).
The post holder will take responsibility for their own work
All employees have a duty to report any accidents, complaints, defects in equipment, near misses and untoward incidents, following EQUANS’ procedure.

Qualifications or Required Experience:
• Basic education to GCSE/’O’ Level in Maths and English or equivalent.
• Previous experience of general maintenance is beneficial.
• Previous experience in a similar role desirable, although not essential
• C&G Certificate – Inspection and testing of Portable Electrical Appliances is desirable.
• Must have (or be able to obtain) Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes;

  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1 times annual salary
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
  • Access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we?

Equans is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, Equans is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

Equans’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

Equans is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.


As part our commitment to better reflect the markets within which we operate, we encourage applications from women, ethnically diverse individuals and people with disabilities, along with all candidates who identify with protected characteristic groups under the Equality Act 2010. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. 

You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The Equans Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to Equans Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.