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  • Job reference: RMS0125293

Instrument Technician

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/05/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (05/06/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
With interests in over 20 UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) fields, my Client has one of the most significant exploration and production businesses in the offshore waters of the UK.

The Role:
Position Summary
The Instrument Technician is part of the operations team accountable for the smooth operation of instrumentation on the production facilities on the platform. The role is central for ensuring optimum production targets are achieved safely. The Instrument Technician will actively carry out maintenance of instrumentation on process facilities under the direction of the Maintenance Team Lead.

The successful candidate will also ensure maintenance comply with Company Advance and UK Upstream standards.

This role reports directly to the Offshore Maintenance Team Lead.

Key Accountabilities
HSSE
• Ensure daily maintenance activities on the Platform fully comply with Company practices including safe systems of work.
• Act as Permit signatory under ISSOW (as outlined in Company operating procedures).
• Ensure that Maintenance Team Lead is advised when any Safety Critical Equipment has failed to meet the performance standard.
• Actively contribute to the achievement of outstanding performance in meeting Company targets of HSSE and efficiency.

Production Operation and Instrumentation
• Carry out maintenance activities on the Platform ensuring facility achieves the required integrity and efficiency standards to reach targeted hydrocarbon production targets safely.
• Complete routine maintenance, fault diagnosis and corrective maintenance of instrumentation and measurement equipment.
• Identify and report any failures on plant operating outside normal parameters or malfunction, carry out the necessary action(s) to correct under the direction of the Maintenance Team Lead as necessary.
• Record maintenance data on condition before or after maintenance via electronic capture methods and passed over to be integrated with EMPAC system.
• Identify actions to be taken to minimise equipment and machinery failure.
• Where defects are identified ensue a work order is raised in CMMS (Computerised Maintenance Management System).
• Implement shutdown, performance isolation, depressurising and cleaning of Instruments where required for maintenance, de-isolating ensuring all work permits have been cleared before bringing Instruments back on line.
• Assist Production Technicians as required as per maintenance strategy.
• Able to complete pre-start up/operating checks to instrument systems, ensuring all interdependent systems are available.
• Complete post start-up/operating checks to ensure normal operating conditions.
• Be aware and monitor work being carried out in area for which you have designated authority, eg: Fire and Gas systems, ICSS.
• Completion of comprehensive shift handovers.
• Ability to take on facets of other disciplines: e.g. ability to assist Electrical \ Mechanical as second man cover when required.

Processes and systems
• Completion all relevant records, log books, maintenance records etc in order to generate required reports.
Monitor and report output from Instrument data within CMMS to review equipment performance against performance standards during maintenance on SCE elements.

Financials
• Ensure cost effective maintenance is being carried out.

People and Organisation
• Demonstrate an active performance mindset to others within maintenance team to focus behaviours on safe working and optimising maintenance levels against key targets under the direction of the Maintenance Team Lead.
• Participate in training opportunities for offshore maintenance team for Instrument Technician job requirements.

This position is on a 2/3 rotation

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
You will have a HNC/D Instrumentation or National Vocational Qualification in Instrumentation Level 3 or equivalent a working Understanding of UK offshore legislation especially Safety Critical related areas and mandatory safety, medical regulatory regulations for travel working offshore UKCS.

You will be fully conversant with all forms of process engineering documentation, including block diagrams, PFD’s, P&ID’s, Data Sheets and Cause & Effect charts. Have a track record of working with industrial computer systems – DCS,ESD, F&G and Packaged PLC equipment, good working knowledge of computer based logging equipment and use of PC’s for reporting, as well as specialist knowledge in Instrument equipment – in the field and within integrated electronic systems and proficiency in industrial computer systems – DCS,ESD, F&G and Packaged PLC equipment.
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