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Maintenance Assistant

Requisition ID: 59061

Domain: Trades & Maintenance/General Maintenance

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

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

General Overview:
Maintenance Assistants (MA’s) will carry out fault finding and repairs within their skill set. Supervisors and managers will support and offer guidance and instruction for more complex faults.

The Maintenance Assistant role has an impact on the successful operation of the contract through delivery of maintenance in line with the service standards. Service delivery will be issued via the Helpdesk or line managers.

• Interpret and work from all instructions, drawings, and specifications appropriate to his/her skill level, without supervision.
• To perform a wide range of work to his/her skill level. e.g., unblocking toilets/sinks, plumbing PPM, and repairs, assisting the Mechanical trades, cleaning plantrooms, and removing rubbish, fault-finding on non-complex equipment and assisting in plumbing installation work.
• To manufacture, assemble and install new work as appropriate to his/her
skill level.
• To understand the general working of the hospital’s Estates Department, so that work can be carried out in the most efficient manner and be pro-active in developing new ways of working.
• To use all relevant tools and equipment as appropriate to his/her skill level.
• Requirement to learn new techniques with training, as necessary, such as Statutory requirements for ladder inspections.
• To understand fully the inter-relationship between various maintenance crafts.
• To maintain and efficiently run plant and equipment as appropriate to his/her skill level.
• Understand requirements and work as a safety person for Estates staff working at heights or in confined spaces.
• To receive work notes and to carry out repairs as directed.
• To carry out unsupervised minor maintenance and repairs and report any defects, unusual circumstances, delays, or difficulties encountered to the Chargehand/Supervisor.
• Ensure all Planned Preventative Maintenance work is carried out
effectively in compliance with maintenance instructions.
• Produce, if necessary, list of materials to carry out remedial repairs or
alterations to current task. Report if stock of consumable items or spares are low.
• To be knowledgeable of and to work to the codes of practice, Health & Safety Regulations, and all safety rules both Trust, Departmental and Statutory.
• To maintain workshops and working environment in a clean, tidy, and safe
• To unblock macerators, toilets, urinals, and sinks etc. Repair internal and external drainage systems. Using Personnel Protective Equipment to prevent exposure to un-contained body fluids.
• Assist in the moving of heavy loads, plant, equipment, and furniture as required.
• After appropriate training work off tower scaffolding, ladders, step ladders and within confined spaces.
• Frequent requirement to exert intense physical effort for several short
periods during shift.
• To be always contactable by radio to receive instructions, this can involve frequent interruptions to work patterns.
• To be progressively and suitably trained and pass knowledge gained to others.

Qualifications or Required Experience:
Working towards a formal mechanical qualification.
Previous appropriate working experience or training, in a building maintenance or industrial environment.
• Able to work as part of a team.
• Able to record information accurately e.g., log sheets, list of material requirements.
• Ability to use hand tools, associated trade tools, equipment and machinery for maintenance, repair, and minor improvement/new work to required standard.
• Able to read, interpret and understand written instruction
• Understand requirements of working in an environment similar to that found in health care premises.

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.