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Operations Technician

Responsibility and authority

Key tasks and responsibilities

  • Perform process plant and utility systems start up and shut down;
  • Operate and monitor process plant, marine and utility systems in accordance with operating procedures and as directed by the Operations Control Room Operators, Senior Operations Technician and Operations Superintendent;
  • Take and report field readings
  • Operate and monitor chemical injection systems in conjunction with the Laboratory Technician
  • Assist in landing and decanting chemical tote tanks;
  • Assist in crude oil washing operations;
  • Assist in cargo offload operations;
  • Take samples from the process and utility systems under the direction of the Laboratory Technician;
  • Assist the Laboratory Technician in sample analysis; undergo training in laboratory duties as required;
  • Identify and report operational deviations;
  • Identify and report process and utility system problems requiring maintenance intervention;
  • Carry out housekeeping, routine cleaning including pressure washing and de-greasing of equipment and deck areas, waste collection and disposal;
  • Carry out first line maintenance on process and utility systems in accordance with operating procedures and as per IFS maintenance system;
  • Responsible to provide clear and concise daily work logs that have occurred during the shift and give a comprehensive handover to back-to-backs of all events and information relevant to time on duty. This will include an update on all changes in plant conditions, changes and additions to standing and daily instructions and, as required, the status of work permits within assigned area. Handovers are regarded as critical to the safe operation of the platform systems and equipment;
  • Responsible for ensuring that relevant requirements of the Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS) are used as the term of reference for activities controlled by him/her;
  • Maintain a good working environment in all working areas and ensure good housekeeping and safe working conditions;
  • Prioritize workload to ensure safety critical backlog is kept to a minimum;
  • Prepare required reports;
  • Liaise with other departments for coordination of maintenance activities;
  • Assist in meeting department objectives;
  • Use IFS Maintenance Management System to generate work orders, update records etc;
  • Carry out consumables stock control as required;
  • Use the Permit To Work system, prepare permits. Adhere to Permit To Work requirements;
  • Ensure that vendors and contractors are manged safely and effectively;
  • Undertake training both on and offshore relevant to the position;
  • Be prepared to undergo training in control room operators, and stand in for the Operations Control Room Operator when deemed competent;
  • Perform on the job training for newly started colleagues and trainees;
  • Participate in the emergency preparedness drills, the safety meetings, and on the job training;
  • Member of the Emergency Response Team;
  • Assist in any other work as directed by Department Head.

  • Authorities

    The holder of this position has the necessary authorities to carry out the responsibilities stated above.

    Qualification requirements


  • Relevant OPITO approved vocational qualification, e.g. City & Guilds Level 3 Petroleum Processing Technology (POL) or NVQ/SVQ Level 3 Processing Operations (Hydrocarbons) is highly desirable for this position.

  • Experience

  • Ideally 3 years of experience on an offshore processing facility or 4 years of experience in an onshore process plant in a similar role.
  • Offshore and FPSO experience from UK is desirable.
  • Previous work in a multinational environment is desirable.

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Good interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Flexibility, honesty and reliability are considered important factors
  • Ideal behavioral preference
  • Systematic and organized
  • Works in a precise and accurate manner
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Meticulously follows rules and procedures
  • Able to complete tasks and projects as assigned
  • Careful and thorough

  • Knowledge

  • Fluent Oral and Written English
  • According to the Unit Training Matrix.
  • According to BW Offshore Competence Assurance Matrix.
  • Good computer skills.

  • Other

  • Ordinarily resident in the EU or ECC with the right to work in the UK
  • Only candidates can apply for this job.

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