Instrument Technicians carry out planned or unplanned maintenance and repair activities on a wide range of process control and safety systems, and electronic equipment. Their role is vital to the effective and safe delivery of offshore production/onshore processing of oil and gas. Instrument technicians also ensure that instrumentation and control systems and equipment used both onshore and offshore are safe, and meet technical and safety standards. They can be based offshore, at an oil and gas processing plant or at onshore yard or workshop sites.
You will be expected to carry out a range of duties, including:
You must have a Recognised Trade Apprenticeship and/or NVQ/SVQ Level 3 certification or equivalent, and/or OPITO / ECITB Technician Training Scheme. You will also need the offshore survival certificate and offshore medical certificate if you are required to work offshore.
Employers may also look for a good understanding of the industry and HSE practices relevant to your role. You may also find practical knowledge and experience of maintenance of instrumentation equipment, control systems, etc useful, plus the ability to interpret/mark-up technical drawings. Good communication skills are a big advantage.
£18,000 - £25,000 onshore. £25,000 + offshore, rising to £35,000 - £50,000 when experienced
You could progress to becoming a maintenance manager, lead instrument technician, instrumentation/ maintenance supervisor/chargehand, or offshore installation manager.
CONTRACTS CONSULTANCY LTD
Tel: +44 (0) 208 333 4141
162-164 Upper Richmond Road,
London, SW15 2SL, UK
Oil & Gas Recruitment, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia
CCL CONTRACTS CONSULTANCY INC
Tel: +1 (0) 713 425 6304
11200 Richmond, Suite 430,
Houston, Texas 77082, USA
Energy Staffing Agency, North America, South America, Oceania