Mechanical Lifting Technician - Grangemouth

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Ref: 960 Date Posted: Thursday 06 Feb 2020
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Mechnical & Lifting technician –      Decommissioning and demolition

Job title

Mechanical and Lifting Technician - Competitive Salary and Benefits


Falkirk / Grangemouth




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

This role forms part of the Decommissioning and Demolition Project Team that has been created to remove redundant onshore plant that has been replaced by facilities that are more modern, or have become obsolete because of the changing throughout and composition of oil and gas in FPS.

The role of Mechanical and Lifting Technician is to support all of the mechanical and lifting activity involved with changing FPS facilities from live to a decommissioned state and ultimately make them fit for demolition. This includes the preparation and execution of all mechanical and lifting activity including air gapping of process equipment, dismantle of rotating machinery, management of all lifting equipment and directing teams of lifting contractors on decommissioning sites.

This role is part of a small multi-discipline team where close working and support of other discipline technicians will be required.

Principle Accountabilities

  • Performing Authority & Isolating Authority in Control of Work processes for activity on Decommissioning and Demolition sites

  • Develops a material list for mechanical and lifting consumables during Decommissioning and Demolition workscope and works with procurement to ensure that material is on site in a timely manner

  • Responsible for the appropriate storage and issue of all lifting equipment on Decommissioning and Demolition sites in line with legislation and INEOS procedures

  • Supports the design of lift plans for Decommissioning and Demolition activity.

  • Manual Handling Risk Assessor for all activities where Manual Handling of tools and equipment may pose a hazard to those undertaking the activity.

  • Works flexibly to support all the activity required to manage the security & welfare facilities at Decommissioning and Demolition sites.

  • Creates the Mechanical and Lifting sections of Decommissioning and Demolition workpacks.

  • Raises the required MAXIMO update forms and follows through to conclusion to ensure a high quality close-out of Decommissioning and Demolition activity

  • Participates in INEOS and contractor risk assessments (HAZID, HAZOP, HAZDEM etc) during the preparation phase of Decommissioning and Demolition activity.

  • Follows the FPS Demolition procedure including the safe handover of plant from INEOS to the selected Demolition contractor.

Special Features

The working location for this role will be split between the FPS offices to prepare for upcoming decommissioning project activity, and FPS sites during the execution of decommissioning projects.

As this role covers the entirety of onshore FPS, some time working away from home will be required during decommissioning project activity at FPS sites in the North East of Scotland.

This role is a 37.5hrs/week, Monday to Friday dayshift position.

Qualifications and Technical experience

  • HNC / NVQ level 3 in a relevant mechanical discipline or equivalent work place experience.

  • Experience in Operations or Maintenance (ideally relating to oil/Gas industries or petrochemical manufacturing).

  • Experience in lifting activities and NVQ or OPITO lifting qualifications would be advantageous

How to Apply

Interested candidates should upload their CV and apply