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  • Job reference: RMS0134412

Mechanical Technician

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Middlesbrough
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/12/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (18/12/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Role:
1. The function of the Mechanical Technician is to provide front line hands on and technical support to the commissioning phase of the project and troubleshoot the facility’s mechanical equipment.
2. Work closely with the facility Commissioning Manager, System Start-up Managers, Safety Engineer and the Mechanical Supervisor. A focus on schedule and the support of pre-commissioning activates is key to collectively working towards the projects collective goals.
DIMENSIONS: All Mechnical related equipment at the Tees Valley facility. The Tees Valley energy from waste project is a unique technology and is a 1/2 Billion dollar project involving over a million site man hours. The commissioning period of this phase 1 project will last several months
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1. Safety • Ensure all mechanical work is carried out according to Air Products safety procedures, ensuring KPIs are met or exceeded • Actively participate in department/plant safety programmes and promote safe working practices for contractors and AP staff alike.
2. Mechanical work. • Supporting the isolation and de-isolation of pressure systems. • Actively supporting the dismantling of rotational equipment from pumps to turbines under the guidance of a mechanical engineer.
3. Troubleshooting • Investigate and resolve Mechanical equipment upsets and failures in a timely and efficient manner. • Determine root cause of failures and follow these up by recommending and implementing appropriate solutions to reduce re-occurrence of/or eliminate the cause of failures.
4. Commissioning support • Respond to un-planned (emergency) breakdown situations and use technical and hands-on skills to get the equipment operational with the minimal disruption to the schedule, whilst adhering to all safety procedures and cost control measures.
5. Reliability • Identify and escalate issued with equipment that could ultimately affect the plant reliability
6. Personal accountability and development • Ensure all individual KPIs are met or exceeded • Maintain error free execution. Pay very close attention to detail and execute work to the highest possible standard. Apply a “Continuous Improvement” philosophy to daily work. • Work closely with contract and AP staff to complete tasks to the required standards • Keep abreast of and evaluate new methodologies, work practices, equipment, diagnostics, technology, etc., for application and use within the plant, highlighting their potential to your supervisor

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The Mechanical Maintenance Technician should have a minimum of an HNC/HND BTEC 5 type qualification, completion of a formal Mechanical or Plant Engineering apprenticeship, supplemented by post apprenticeship experience of maintenance within engineering environments such as the power, petrochemical, steel, oil and gas industries, waste management or material handling.

Supplemented by the following:
Good written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
Knowledge of computer based applications (Microsoft Office) and a working knowledge of an ERP system (AP use SAP as its standard)
Ability to read engineering drawings, schematics and other technical documentation
Ability to troubleshoot and make good and timely decisions in pressurised situations
Flexibility in terms of changing priorities, workload and working hours
Working, hands-on knowledge and experience of, including but not limited to, the following
Rotating equipment (pumps, fans, compressors and steam turbin
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