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Operations Technician

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/01/2020
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
Our client is one of the largest gas operators in the Southern North Sea. This opportunity is available at their Dimlington onshore gas terminal where you will be responsible for carrying out safe and efficient operational activities.
Working as part of the operations team your primary role will be to safely operate the terminal and prepare for maintenance activities within the operational and maintenance procedures, and to carry out site checks and report any inconsistencies to the Shift Team Leader. You will also be required to conduct the role of Performing Authority and Isolating Authority within the permit to work system, and to create and review Maintenance Preparation procedures and Process Operation procedures.
This position operates on a 5 week, 12 hour shift, rotation pattern - days and nights. Flexibility will be needed to operate outside plant and control room on a rotational basis.
Key responsibilities include:
HSE Performance
 Demonstrate good safety behaviours at all times and stop all unsafe acts witnessed.
 As part of the operations team, deliver on a personal commitment to safety.
 Implement all relevant policies and procedures as defined within the Operating Management System.
 Actively participate in any incident investigations and assist the team on determining root cause.
 Deliver full compliance with the Operating Management System, Golden Rules and Site Safety Standards.
Production and Technical Integrity Performance
 Complete maintenance and operations routines as defined in Maximo (Maintenance Management System) and ensure jobs are raised in Maximo to address all known defects.
 Contribute to production upset investigations to establish root cause for production deferrals.
 Supervise vendor contractors within production discipline.
 Prepare Work Control Certificates and Isolation Control Certificates for vendor mobilisations and ensure that any spares required are ordered or available.
 Prepare plant for maintenance, including hydrocarbon freeing for containment breaks, and take all necessary steps to safely return the equipment to service with GOC work packs completed to the standard required
 Watch-keeping duties logging key performance parameters of gas production equipment and utilities equipment.
 Ensure that work scope carried out by vendors is complete and that Maximo maintenance system is updated.
 Control isolations and permits as per the responsibilities of a Performing Authority and Isolating Authority.
 Implement operations and maintenance procedures, policies and safe working practices for your areas of responsibility.
 Update P&ID drawings & procedures for submission into document revision process.
 Ensure a clear and concise shift change handover.
 Actively participate in continuous improvement processes.
 Monitor well annuli pressure each shift and report on any anomalies.
 Start-up, shutdown and cycle wells as per the WOG (Well Operating Guidelines).
 Ensure good communication with the Gas-Coordinator(s) with regards to production forecast, well availabilities and potential.
 Ensure environmental hazards are identified and managed in task risk assessments.
 Operate and maintain effective controls of environmental aspects as per EMS
 Respond to unplanned events with environmental consequences
 Assure competence with respect to environmental responsibilities
Emergency Response
 Act as member of the emergency control team or fire team as appropriate. Responsibilities defined in the Emergency Response Plan
 Participate in emergency response exercises at the terminal to ensure fully conversant with procedures.
Safety & Environmentally Critical Tasks
There are a number of Safety Critical Tasks that you will be made aware of and systems you will be required to competently operate
Qualifications / Experience
 We are looking for an individual who has completed a time served trade apprenticeship.
 Knowledge of the Oil & Gas or Petrochemical Industry
 Strong technical background qualified to a minimum of HNC or equivalent
 Knowledge / skills of
o SIRP (Safe Isolation and Re-instatement of Plant)
o PTW (Permit of Work/Safe System of Work)
o Process Safety
o ORA (Operational Risk Assessment)

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