Production Technician

Production Technicians operate equipment and systems which process oil or gas. 

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  • Operates the plant, utilities and equipment used for processing Oil/Gas
  • Prepares plant/equipment for maintenance
  • Carries out site checks and risk assessments before starting work
  • Produces reports on how much oil or gas is being produced
  • Responsible for the safety of themselves and their team.

This role is vital to the safe and effective delivery of production in the Oil and Gas Industry. This role can be based at an onshore based oil and gas processing facility or an offshore production facility.

  • 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 production facilities and plant
  • Good communication skills

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

£45,000 – £60,000

Lead Production Technician, Production Supervisor, Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) or a Plant Manager.

There might also be opportunities to become a Coach or Technical Trainer.