Lead Instrument Technician

Posted 28 May 2024
Salary NEG
Job type Permanent
DisciplineOil and Gas RecruitmentEnergy Recruitment
Contact NameLachlan Nicholson

Job description

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Lead Instrument Technician, based in Aberdeen.

*Lead the Instrumentation maintenance team to undertake routine inspection, preventative servicing & minor adjustment of equipment.
*Review planned, and corrective, maintenance work orders and ensure all preparations are fully undertaken before commencement of works.
*Co-ordinate with production operations personnel for start-up and shut-down of process and utility systems, and warning of any interruption to Control, Shut-down or Fire & Gas systems.
*Implement planned and corrective maintenance on equipment & systems, ensuring all works are carried out in compliance and conformance with company procedures.
*Ensure safety critical equipment is maintained in compliance with procedures and regulations.
*Oversee or undertake installation and commissioning of new equipment as required.
*Ensure equipment and systems are reinstated to required condition and performance.
*Liaise with onshore support engineer and vendor to ensure the software change control process is followed for all software interventions and modifications.
*Undertake performance and condition monitoring and assessment.
*Provide a source of technical expertise to diagnose, analyse and rectify faults to enhance maximum availability.
*Manage first line support for IT, Telecoms issues.
*Maintain comprehensive activity records and logs in CMMS.
*Prepare fulsome report to document works completed and any actions/issues remaining.
*Review all maintenance work orders for accuracy, consistency and quality of technical history.
*Mark-up instrument drawings and single line diagrams to reflect 'as-built' status, and fully report modifications made to the equipment or systems to onshore discipline engineer.
*Ensure instrumentation maintenance, calibration and certification records in maintenance system and Metering Equipment log books are maintained up to date.
*Liaise with internal & external auditors for control, measurement or metering audits.
*Liaise with onshore discipline engineers and other support resources to ensure adequate levels of support are provided in a timely manner.
*Lead and control the work activities of the Instrument maintenance team, under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor.
*Supervise vendors, equipment specialists and maintenance contract personnel onsite.
*Guide, train and coach Instrument Technicians in discipline and safe work practices.
*Contribute to performance appraisal of subordinate technicians.
'Third party Expert Witness' for on-the-job Learning and Competence Assessment, as defined within the Company's Competence Management System.

Experience & Qualifications:
*Relevant industrial experience in the oil & gas industry working as an Instrumentation Technician
*Previous experience in a senior role, leading a team of Control and Instrument Technicians.
*Competence and experience in operation and maintenance, covering a selection of the following:
*Facility instrumentation (inc. Fire and Gas systems)
*DCS-ICSS Process Control (shut-down, start-up, control)
*Turbine, engine, compressor and generator control and management systems
*Information Technology (Hardware, Network, Software systems, Desktop apps)
*Telecoms (Fibre optics, VSAT, Alarms, Digital V&D network, SOLAS, Radio)
*Production and Environmental Metering systems
*CMMS and Work Management Systems (MAXIMO)
*Condition Based Monitoring
*Planned Preventative and Condition Based Maintenance
*Proven ability to lead and manage small teams, and supervise quality work execution.

Permanent Position

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference: PR/072060.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.