Production Technician

Posted 03 May 2024
Salary Neg
Job type Permanent
DisciplineOil and Gas RecruitmentEnergy Recruitment
Contact NameCarol Durno

Job description


Succeeding in today's energy world requires collaboration, agility and the audacity to do things differently. At Spirit Energy, we seek to challenge what has been accepted, rethink the way our sector operates and create a new style of operator.

It takes a diverse range of skills, experience and talent to deliver these aspirations and our people will be the force to get us there. If you are ready to take the next step in your career with a progressive and energetic team, then we are ready to hear from you.


The Production Technician is an integral part of the Terminals Shift Production Operations Team reporting to the Production Team Lead (PTL).

The job holder is one of a team of Production Technicians operating the onshore gas processing terminals. Emphasis is placed on the planning of work and control of activities during each daily shift and the handover between shifts must be comprehensive and thorough. The job holder will work closely with the Production Team Lead to ensure effective liaison across the Production Team but must operate without supervision on routine activities.

The shift pattern for this role is;

  • Monday/Tuesday - days, Wednesday/Thursday - nights, 5 days off

  • Wednesday/Thursday - days, Friday, Saturday, Sunday - Nights, 4 days off

  • Friday/Saturday/Sunday - days, Monday/Tuesday - nights, 5 days off


Once in role, you will be accountable for:

  • Reporting to the Production Team Lead, the role is one of a team of production technicians working within the Shift Production Operations Team, requiring the flexibility and competence to operate as an Area Authority.

  • Operates high pressure gas production/processing plant and utilities equipment in accordance with procedures, utilising both on-plant and control room equipment, monitoring performance through control systems and regular on-site patrol, recording performance data and providing appropriate reports.

  • The job holder undertakes safe and environmentally responsible operations and will perform monitoring of one of Barrow's three terminals (South Morecambe, North Morecambe and Rivers Terminals) also performing ancillary activities to maintain safe operational continuity, ensure product quality and achievement of gas production schedules. Each facility comprises a complex and diverse range of high-pressure process plant, utilities and equipment that operates on a 24-hour day/7 days a week basis through a rotating shift system.

  • Provide on the job training to other Technicians

  • When reporting to the Production Team Lead, there is an emphasis on the analytical aspect of how the process operates, sampling and analysing feedstocks, products, effluent and other process materials which is performed in the laboratory using a variety of scientific apparatus, then producing reports.

  • Acts as Area Technician, monitoring and controlling all activities within a defined area of jurisdiction in accordance with permitry specification/constraints and appropriate procedures/work practices

  • Supports the Production Team Lead in drawing up Permits to Work and in preparing plant for planned and defect maintenance, ensuring safe working conditions for such activity and controlling the return of plant to service.

  • Identifies and reports plant/equipment defects and operating abnormalities, raising and progressing work order defects through the system.

  • Performs first line maintenance and remedial tasks, maintaining appropriate records

  • Analyses plant performance data to ensure the plant is performing at optimum efficiency, producing reports and recommendations on the findings.

  • Monitors stock levels of chemicals, spares and consumables to ensure continuity of production capability and extracts process material samples and undertakes analysis to monitor product quality and to ensure that effluent discharges meet specified standards, taking corrective actions as appropriate.

  • Develops and reviews plant operating procedures for approval and implementation in line with Company standards and statutory requirement.


You'll need to……

  • BTEC Ordinary Certificate or equivalent in an engineering discipline

  • An Engineering Apprenticeship with associated experience & qualifications (ONC or equivalent minimum)

  • Practical experience with an ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of terminal process plant

  • Previous relevant offshore production experience in the E&P industry is essential

  • Good organisational skills

  • Demonstrable experience in petrochemical process operations or maintenance

  • Sound understanding of engineering principles

  • The inherent hazards of operating in this nature and the substances involved require the job holder to possess a thorough knowledge of procedures and the process systems to ensure the ongoing integrity of health, safety and environmental performance

  • Effective communication skills both verbal and written

In addition to technical knowledge and credibility, we are searching for a someone who lives our values of Agility, Collaboration, Courage, Care and Delivery, enables and supports change and brings fresh and dynamic thinking.


At Spirit Energy we don't just talk about diversity and inclusion - we take action to champion it at every level of our business. We support flexible and part time working, we seek and recruit talent from every avenue and we actively support and encourage personal development and promotion. We deliver technical excellence and celebrate our successes together.

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.