Offshore Mechanical Technician

  • England East Anglia Sprowston
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas
Our client a major Oil & Gas operator are looking to add a Mechanical Technician to work from their Offshore platforms in the UK North Sea.

The successful candidate shall work as part of a team of trade technicians to manage the maintenance and operational monitoring of mechanical equipment to ensure safe, environmentally sound, reliable, and efficient operation offshore

This role operates on a 2 week on 2 week off rotation working 12 hour shifts.

Key Responsibilities Include:
• Complete scheduled trade maintenance activities as per the maintenance management system
• Maintenance to be completed using the company standards and procedures, minimising impact on production, and maximising plant availability
• Raise relevant permits within the agreed time frame and generate new work requests to highlight plant and equipment failure
• Manage and maintain Trade inventory of critical spares and stock equipment such that maintenance visits can be completed on schedule and equipment down time is minimised
• Supporting project activity and working with vendors and sub-contractors as required
• Develop and review operational and maintenance procedures
• Comply with and pursue requirements of Change Management Policies eg, Plant Modification
• Employ Observation Safety Techniques (POST) to report unsafe acts
• Accept responsibility for all waste management tasks relating to individual activities at the Terminal eg cleaning up after tasks, waste monitoring and disposal
• Attend daily operations meetings, providing updates on planned SCE Maintenance, live defects and ongoing plans to remedy.

Safety & Environmentally Critical Tasks / Personal Safety Tasks:
  • Actuated and Non Actuated Valves
  • Flame Arrestors
  • Gas / Diesel Engines
  • HVAC Air Conditioning
  • Pig Launcher / Receiver
  • Positive Displacement Pumps
  • Pulsation Dampers and Accumulators
  • Single / Multi Stage Centrifugal Pumps
  • Workshop Equipment
  • Permit to Work – Performing Authority

Key Requirements Include:
  • A recognised apprenticeship in relevant Engineering discipline
  • HNC (or equivalent) in Engineering Discipline (preferred)

  • A sound knowledge of machinery and mechanical equipment
  • Experience in the Oil & Gas/Petrochemical or related industry
  • Broad experience of maintenance and fault finding on mechanical equipment

Personal Attributes:
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills to help rectify mechanical breakdowns
  • Good time management and ability to prioritise tasks

To qualify for this role the candidate must have a current right to work in the UK

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