Mechanical (Maintenance) Technician - Finnart

Petroineos - Technicians
Ref: 670 Date Posted: Friday 14 Sep 2018
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Mechanical (Maintenance) Technician Finnart Refinery – Permanent.



Petroineos Refining and Trading is one of the largest independent refiners trading in Europe. This is an exciting time to join us at our Grangemouth site; we are seeking a Mechanical (Maintenance) Technician to join our Engineering team at our Finnart site on a permanent basis.

The key accountabilities of the role are:

To install, maintain, repair and assist in the development of mechanical equipment to achieve maximum reliability in a safe and cost effective manner and adhere to identified BP standards and practices.

Key responsibilities

  • All health and safety standards (& initiatives) are adhered to and site operating procedures are followed at all times (e.g. Control of Work, COSHH, Manual Handling, Risk assessments, LOLER & PUWER etc. including the raising and follow-up of any issues/actions as appropriate).
  • Liase in job preparation with planner and permit issuing authority to ensure job is ready to start, risks are fully understood
  • Execute the job to completion safely, efficiently and ensure work area is left in tidy condition.
  • Examine mechanical equipment as directed within safety and operational procedures to ensure any potential faults can be identified in advance of possible failure.
  • Examine faulty equipment as directed in order to accurately ascertain the root cause of the fault and make recommendations to prevent recurrence.
  • Participate in acceptance testing of new equipment within Grangemouth site.
  • Assess the spares required for each job, validate and procure spares required from stores or approved vendors and seek to reduce costs through refurbishment of existing parts where cost effective.
  • Accurately record all work carried out using a suitable CMMS in order to inform Planner and other Asset personnel of plant status and provide an accurate history of work carried out.
  • Promote equipment predictive/preventive maintenance, basic care programmes and actively support manufacturing technicians using technical knowledge.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in support of the Asset in the event of a plant failure or upset by executing repair works or assisting operations as required.
  • Involvement in equipment improvement teams, offering first-hand technical input and carries out actions to ensure delivery.
  • Actively assist and support contractors/vendors to ensure timely progression of maintenance activities.
  • Assist, (within his/her capabilities and competence), any other members of the maintenance team to expedite repair of equipment as required.


Skills/Experience required


  • Recognised apprenticeship in Core discipline, along with relevant certification
  • Performance Bias L2
  • Business Awareness L1
  • Leading People L1
  • Partnership & Teamwork L2
  • Wise Decisions L1
  •  Innovation L2
  • IT Skills
  • Process Knowledge


Please apply and submit your CV.


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Please note we are only able to consider candidates who are eligible to live and work in the UK