Electrical Technician

Electrical Technicians carry out planned or unplanned maintenance and repair activities on a wide range of equipment e.g. power generation and distribution systems, motors, control systems and electrical equipment.  

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  • Carries out maintenance and testing activities
  • Fault-finding and repair of systems and equipment
  • Modifies, repairs or replaces systems and equipment
  • Participates in Risk Assessments as part of Integrated Safe System Of Work (ISSOW) / Permit to Work preparation
  • Interprets technical drawings
  • Prepares reports on work done

This role is vital to the safe and effective delivery of offshore production/onshore processing of oil and gas and ensures that electrical systems and equipment used onshore and offshore are in a safe condition and meet safety and technical standards. They can be based offshore, at an oil and gas processing plant or at onshore yard/workshop sites.

  • Recognised Trade Apprenticeship and/or
  • NVQ/SVQ Level 3 certification or equivalent and/or
  • OPITO / ECITB Technician Training Scheme
  • Offshore survival certificate and offshore medical certificate (if required to work offshore)
  • Good understanding of industry and HSE practices applicable to job role
  • Practical knowledge and experience of maintenance of electrical systems and equipment
  • Ability to interpret/mark-up technical drawings
  • Good communication skills

£18,000 - £25,000 onshore.  £25,000 + offshore

£30,000 - £50,000

Lead Electrical Technician, Electrical/Maintenance Supervisor/Chargehand, Maintenance Manager, Offshore Installation Manager