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  • Job reference: RMS0221028

Production Technician

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Scotland
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 06/01/2020
  • Duration: permenant
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (17/02/20)
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The Role:
The Production Technician will operate, monitor and control hydrocarbon process and utility equipment in a safe and efficient manner as directed within Company and Statutory regulations to achieve production targets. Prepare equipment for maintenance in line with procedures. Carry out maintenance activities within agreed scope of authority and within competence level to suit operational needs and optimise the use of resources. Identify cost effective improvements to operations and maintenance tasks that will enhance safety and/or reliability performance.

Principal Accountabilities
* Continually monitor the status of all process and utility equipment, identifying process equipment failures and expediently reporting them. Operate as instructed designated process and utilities equipment. Carry out adjustments to plant and equipment to maximise efficiency and on stream reliability. Carry out limited and specific maintenance within the constraints of individual competency, experience and agreed scope of work.
* Liaise with Maintenance Technicians (Electrical/Instrument/Mechanical/Telecoms) on the shutdown, isolation and restart of plant being maintained to ensure non availability of equipment is kept to a minimum.
* Work safely maintaining a constant awareness of potential hazards. Utilise Risk Assessments to evaluate the risk and put appropriate controls in place. Actively participate in safety improvement plans and systems including Safety Conversations, Control of Work checks, Tier 1 audits etc. As required, participate in root cause analysis of problems.
* As part of the platform PFM schedule, review and identify changes to operational procedures, maintenance practices or engineering design that will be of most value in improving safety and/or reliability, thereby reducing costs and/or increasing revenues.
* Ensure that all work being performed within designated area is carried out safely and in line with the Permit to Work (PTW) and Safe Operating Philosophies. Perform duties of Area Authority for areas of the platform as designated in Platform Standing Orders. Be responsible for the mechanical isolation and de-isolation of plant and equipment to render it safe for permitted activities. Be competent to carry out flammable gas monitoring for PTW purposes. Comply with procedures associated with Breaking of Containment.
* Reset and prepare all equipment and facilities for start-up following major platform shutdowns.
* Be competent to carry out routine lab analysis work as required.
* Input data or provide the necessary data to others to allow accurate, complete and up-to-date records of work requests (notifications), work history and hours expended to be maintained in SAP and other computer based systems as required. Maintain other records for plant and equipment as specified. Requisition as necessary such materials as are routinely required

The Company:
My Client is a global market leader among the worlds integrated energy companies - applying innovative technologies to discover and develop valuable energy resources, providing high-quality products to the marketplace to meet growing energy needs and is proud to be a part of this vital industry and has a net Income of over $3.5 billion.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Successful attainment of Level 3 SVQ competence award in Processing Operations: Hydrocarbons, and, where appropriate, Maintenance competence standard.

Skills required:
Completion of all Brae Skill Management (BSM) elements associated with the role.
Successful completion of Permit to Work competency assessment as Authorised Person Mechanical, Area Authority and Authorised Gas Tester. Completion of Platform specific OJT manuals.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Minimum of 3 years' process operating experience is required in the oil production, refining or petrochemical industries;
or
Engineering apprenticeship, preferably qualified to ONC, City and Guilds, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) or BTEC (EDEXEL) standard followed by at least 3 years' practical experience in the maintenance of equipment in the oil production, refining or petrochemicals industries.

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.

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