Instrument Technican - Aberdeen/Offshore

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Ref: 1309 Date Posted: Saturday 04 Jun 2022
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Working Pattern

Rotational (2/2/3/3)



FPS is a 100% INEOS-owned integrated oil and gas liquid transportation and processing system with a nominal capacity in excess of one million barrels per day serving the central area of the North Sea.


Oil and gas liquids from over 50 offshore fields and St Fergus flow through pipelines into FPS. FPS transports crude oil and gas liquids from offshore and onshore entry points, processes the liquids at Kinneil and redelivers to the customer Forties Blend crude oil at Hound Point and either Raw Gas or fractionated Gas Products at Grangemouth

job purpose

Reporting to the Offshore or Onshore Installation manager, the post holder is responsible for performing operations or preventative, breakdown and shutdown maintenance on all instrumentation/control equipment within the INEOS FPS North assets, the FPS landline and Unity offshore installation.

principle accountabilities

  • To perform pigging operations at the FPS North Assets.
  • Isolating authority control and process, isolations to be performed as per asset requirements.
  • Performing Authority for vendor maintenance or project activities as required
  • Detailed job planning for all maintenance and repair of instrument, electrical, analyser and metering related activities.
  • To perform preventive, corrective and diagnostic maintenance on the process field instrumentation and control loops.
  • To troubleshoot, repair, calibrate and test various types of process control instruments, relay logic and Safety Instrumented systems.
  • To perform preventive and emergency maintenance on all equipment on site, as well as during machine scheduled or unscheduled shutdowns.
  • To perform upgrade and retrofitting of new control instruments to the existing panels in the field and main control room.
  • To input data into CMMS(Maximo) maintenance system, such as work order activities, tasks, labour, materials and spares, failure reports and manpower statistics.
  • Responsible for the creation and review of non-complex Instrument & Process operating procedures.

qualifications and technical experience

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Recognised Instrument apprenticeship or equivalent training scheme
  • HNC Instrumentation and Control (post 2009 apprenticeships)
  • NVQ/SVQ Level 3 certification or equivalent in maintenance
  • Current BOSIET/FOET or equivalent preferred
  • MIST  preferred
  • OGUK Medical preferred

Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ within Petrochemical/oil and gas  
  • CompEX (Hazardous areas)
  • Minimum SBT01 & 02 or TSBT01 &02
  • Ability to manage time effectively to achieve targets and objectives
  • Positive attitude, self-confident, independent and ability to work on own initiative.

Job Knowledge Skills:

  • Knowledge of Maximo
  • Knowledge of permit to work system Minimum 2 years logistics experience
  • Strong administration skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively to achieve targets and objectives
  • Must be a team player with the ability to interact and support other teams to achieve a common goal
  • Must be able to work independently in a proactive manner
  • Good communications skills
  • Well-developed organisational skills
  • Familiarity with Maximo and SAP and Vantage would be an advantage


  • The position is primarily a Site/Offshore based role but periods of office based work in Aberdeen may be required.
  • This position is offered on an equal time rotation basis (2/2/3/3)

how to apply

Please register and submit your application via INEOS Opportunities

Please note applications not received via this method cannot be considered for interview.