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Senior Operations Technician

  • Job reference: 930625
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Technicians
  • Date posted: 09/06/2020

Our client is currently recruiting for the position of Senior Operations Technician based in Aberdeen.

Monitor the DCS & F&G/ESD control systems, ensuring the plant is operated in a safe and efficient manner
Acting to F&G/ESD alarms, provide the first response to any platform status changes
Ensure fiscal metering of hydrocarbon systems is in line with company procedures
Monitors/controls hydrocarbon flows and plant conditions, reports malfunctions and makes recommendations on/carries out necessary adjustments.
Prepares plant/equipment for maintenance work, undertakes re-commissioning/re-start activities.
Ensures field and plant flows are maintained to platform requirements and specifications.
Controls and monitors plant operations, identifies abnormal situations and takes appropriate actions.
Maintains awareness of production targets and ensures these are met.
Carries out site checks and gas checks prior to commencing work.
Undertakes first-line maintenance, as required.
Assists in the commissioning and start-up of plant and equipment.
Safely recover plant from shutdown situations to minimise production losses
Carries out process system sampling, plant inspections, isolations, gas tests, chemical injections, etc.
Ensures all production reporting requirements are carried out.
Undertakes dedicated emergency response duties.


NVQ/SVQ Level 3 certification or equivalent
Valid Medical Certificate
Offshore Survival Training Certificate

Processing Operations Hydrocarbons NVQ Level 3 (Control Room)
HNC/HND in a relevant discipline e.g. mechanical, hydrocarbon operations
Recognised Trade Apprenticeship
POL (OPITO) modules/certification


Offshore Platform Control room experience
Practical knowledge and experience of offshore production, process and utilities systems and operations
Proven ability to meet the requirements of the platform Competency Assessment Programme
Fully familiar with permit to work systems, isolation procedures and safety management systems
Ability to interpret/mark-up technical drawings
Good understanding of industry HSE practices applicable to job role

Experience as Area Authority/ Authorised Person
Experience of working in the UK offshore industry
Experience of working in brown-field operations

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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.