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  • Job reference: RMS0222551

Permit to Work Coordinator

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Billingham, County Durham
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 16/03/2020
  • Duration: staff
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The Role:
Fircroft are proudly working with a recognised manufacturer to appoint a Permit to Work Co-ordinator on Dayshift.

37.5 hours per week - Monday to Friday.

Recruitment is due to capital investment. Do you have the required skills, knowledge & experience to support the business?

The Permit to Work Coordinator focuses on coordination of site work for all equipment on site.
- The Permit to Work Coordinator is responsible for the issuance, recording, suspension and tracking of permits.
- The Permit to Work (PTW) Coordinator will ensure all PTW personnel are following the PTW Procedure.

The role is characterised by:
- Familiarity with safe systems of work and permitting practices as well as the tasks relating to operation of the facility
- Collaboration with the work force to ensure requirements for safe execution of work are clearly understood and adhered to
- Leadership to ensure site priorities of safety, quality, and schedule are achieved; includes a high level of assertiveness to ensure effective communication and control of permitting processes
- Ensure that Permits are issued according to Permit To Work Procedure
- Co-ordinate permit activities for site shut downs and project engineering.
- Ensure all users of the PTW and isolation procedures are appropriately trained in use and application.
- Attend site production and planning meetings.
- Maintain stock of associated permit to work paperwork.
- Work alongside the maintenance team to produce turn round plans and ensure that all jobs are completed within the required timescale in respect of maintenance activities.
- Ensure all necessary signatures, documents, and approvals are obtained to execute work. Ensure that all appropriate communications to the workforce are executed timely
- Ensure that adequate RAMS are prepared and attached for all activities; ensure defined precautions are identified and applied
- Inform operational personnel regarding the reinstating of process plant and equipment
- Ensure permits are cancelled or closed out appropriately
- Provide statistics and communicate updates on PTW progress
- Verify that each new PTW does not conflict with other existing activity
- Monitor the PTW system and assessments and provide reports to site management regarding improvement opportunities as well as things that are going well.
- Provide site management with ideas and recommendations for improving safety and efficiencies
- Manage the Permit to Work office
- Maintain the PTW log and board displaying all permits and certificates in use
- File permits for future use and incident investigation; and manage the respective archiving and disposal of completed permits.
- Ensure consistency of PTW application and process
- Coach and manage PTW applicants and PTW personnel
- Control isolation systems and check that all isolation certificates have been correctly completed
- Review and endorse isolations
- Conduct PTW audits to ensure system effectiveness and compliance

The Company:
Fircroft are working in partnership with a household International food manufacturing business based in Teesside.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Process and/or chemical industry experience is a must.
- Proficient in control of safe systems of work - 5 years experience minimum.
- Demonstrated leadership skills through previous supervisory position.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills; ability to clearly and concisely track active work and communicate with both production and engineering department.
- Ability to adapt to tight deadlines, heavy workloads, and frequent changes in priorities
- Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software programs

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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