Instrument Technicians carry out planned or unplanned maintenance and repair activities on a wide range of electronic equipment and process control and safety systems.
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- Carries out maintenance and testing activities
- Fault-finding and repair of instrumentation/electronic 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 or in ensuring that instrumentation and control systems and equipment used onshore and offshore is in a safe condition and meets 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 instrumentation equipment, control systems, etc.
- Ability to interpret/mark-up technical drawings
- Good communication skills
£18,000 - £25,000 onshore. £25,000 + offshore
£35,000 - £50,000
Lead Instrument Technician, Instrumentation/ Maintenance Supervisor/Chargehand, Maintenance Manager, Offshore Installation Manager