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Production Technician

  • Location:Aberdeen (Aberdeen)
  • Ref:319/40
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Sector: Industrial
  • Contact: CRS
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Our client has 2 x staff vacancy in our operations department for Production Technician’s to work offshore on a 3/3 rota. The position will report to the Production Team Leader and will be based offshore in the North Sea.

Overall duties of the role:
• Continually monitor the status of all process and utility equipment, identifying process equipment malfunctions and speedily 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 maintenance and performance monitoring of equipment within the constraints of maintenance discipline training, experience and agreed scope of work and provide assistance to others.
• 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 and the measures implemented to mitigate the risk. Actively participate in safety improvement plans and systems including STOP, ABSA, PFM, etc. As required, participate in root cause analysis of problems.
• 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 with due regard to Permit to Work (PTW) procedures. Perform duties of Area Authority for areas of the platform as designated in platform Standing Orders. Be responsible for the isolation and de-isolation of any plant and equipment to render it safe for PTW purposes. Be competent to carry out flammable gas monitoring for PTW purposes.
• 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
• Contribute towards ensuring that relevant production departmental performance metrics are achieved.
• Maintain an awareness of budget and assist in control of costs within the Operations Department.
• Conduct handover with oncoming shift to ensure continuous safe operation of platform facilities. Complete a comprehensive shift log to include details of activities taken place during the shift. Such log to include any changes to equipment and PTW status. Contribute to handover documentation.
• Participate fully in emergency response teams to ensure a continued ability to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies.
• Deputise for Production Team Leader as required.
• Liaise directly with onshore engineers to resolve technical problems as required.

Qualifications required:
• Successful attainment of Level 3 SVQ competence award in Processing Operations: Hydrocarbons, and, where appropriate, Maintenance competence standard (Operations Technicians except Operator) or equivalent

Skills required:
• Completion of all OJT Modules Questionnaires and Practical Tasks.
• Successful completion of Permit to Work OJT and competency assessment as Authorised Person Mechanical, Area Authority and Authorised Gas Tester.

Experience Required:
• Minimum of 3 years’ process operating experience is required in the oil production, refining or petrochemical industries;
• 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.

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