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Salary: Up to £36,912 depending on experience, plus excellent benefits package

Our Role

As an Instrument Technician you’ll carry out the skilled installation, preventive maintenance, calibration and repair work, on site on a variety of electronic, electrical and pneumatic instrumentation and systems in the assigned terminal areas. Equipment includes flow, pressure and temperature devices, control valves, fire and gas detection systems, product meters, programmable logic controllers, (PLC) and maintenance works across the entire distributed control systems (DCS), as detailed by our program managers.

Typical duties will include

– Install, maintain, modify and repair a variety of electronic, electrical and pneumatic instrumentation using a variety of tools and test equipment. This includes the disassembly, cleaning, setting, changing and repairing of components such as electronic cards, resistors, capacitors, relays, integrated circuits and transmitters.

– Carry out routine program maintenance and diagnostics of all instrumentation in assigned areas. Including disassembly, cleaning, lubrication, testing and reassembly of all equipment, reporting operating conditions and faults to the Instruments & Controls Foreman.

– Being responsible for maintenance across the DCS system, including upgrading and security measures, ensuring that any changes are in line with Operations & Technical Services user requirements and specifications respectively.

– Maintain/Fault-Find DCS, PLC and Turbovisory control systems (Yokogawa Centum/Prosafe, Siemens, Bentley Nevada, etc) to enable control and remote monitoring of instrumentation systems.

– Carry out minor modifications work and troubleshooting on electronic instrumentation in the assigned area. This includes following electronic and logic diagrams, loop-checks, checking and calibrating shutdown systems, checking microprocessors in various functional locations and carrying out essential repairs. Reports all faults, work activities and any additional work scope to the Lead Technician.

– Test, calibrate and reinstall all repaired electronic, electrical and mechanical instrumentation, ensuring the accuracy of operation and that all instrumentation is synchronized in conjunction with the Terminal and Jetty Control Rooms.

– Ensure that all work sites are secured and prepared in accordance with the Permit to Work procedure that all work is carried out in accordance with safety regulations and procedures and that sites are cleaned and cleared of all materials, tools and equipment upon completion of any maintenance activity.

– Being responsible for the support of Company Safety, environment and Quality policies and programs

Your Skills and Experience

The ideal applicant for this role will have completed a recognises Instrument Craft Apprenticeship and have demonstrable working knowledge of distributed control systems (DCS) in the maintenance context. You should possess excellent working knowledge of DCS, SCADA and ESD systems, as well as have good experience in the maintenance, repair and calibration of a variety of electronic, pneumatic and electrical instrumentation within an oil or gas processing plant. Experience with programmable logic control equipment, emergency shutdown systems and distributed control systems would be highly advantageous as would experience in telecommunication systems PABX, PAES. You must be computer literate with working knowledge of SAP.

The successful applicants will be required to be part of a Standby rota.

Our Company

The Enterprise Division comprises four companies: Contracting, Rail, Telecoms and Utilities. The SSE Enterprise Projects and Operational Support Team support the entire Enterprise division leading the deployment of best practice in assurance, project management, engineering and in handling strategic projects.

SSE Enterprise Contracting is one of the UK’s largest Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) contractors with a product/service portfolio ranging from M&E LV, HV, Instrumentation, Street Lighting, Facilities Management through to Combined Heat and Power solutions.

Ideally you will already be fully qualified, however consideration will be given to those with a suitable background who are willing to work towards a relevant qualification.

Our Benefits

With more than 22,000 employees working over 242 locations, we strive to be a great place to work for everyone. In addition to a competitive salary, you’ll automatically be enrolled in into our Group Pension Plan and have the opportunity to join our Share plans. You’ll enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 34 days (inclusive of public holidays), with the option to buy up to 10 extra days. Each employee is also entitled to one day paid volunteering, allowing you to dedicate your time, skills and expertise to your local community or a charitable cause as part of our “Be the Difference” scheme.

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Closing date for applications is: 23rd May 2019

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