Lead Instrument Technician


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Petrofac is currently looking to recruit a Lead Instrument Technician on a 2/3 rotation for a permanent basis based in the FPF1 Aberdeen, UK.

What we do
Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world’s leading energy companies.

We design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure for the energy industries. Our comprehensive and tailored service offering covers each stage of the project life cycle and a variety of commercial models, giving our clients the flexibility, they need.


Equal Opportunities

We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Petrofac fairly and without discrimination.

Petrofac is striving to develop a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can contribute. We encourage everyone to apply, especially those individuals who form part of underrepresented groups. Applications are also welcome from candidates who want to discuss flexible working or job-sharing requests.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Ensuring all instrument systems including metering, telecoms, Emergency Shutdown, Fire & Gas detection/protection systems are maintained for maximum reliability and availability. 
  • Ensure all authorised work permits are in place before commencement of work and cleared on completion before reinstatement.
  • Diagnoses and rectifies faults to ensure maximum equipment availability.
  • Maintains telecoms and satellite TV systems.
  • Maintains and carries out fiscal metering duties.
  • Carries out Active Monitoring System.
  • Implements the scheduled maintenance programme incorporating all instrumentation electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic plant and equipment.
  • Maintains all instrumentation drawings in ‘as-built’ condition to reflect any modifications.
  • Installs and commissions new equipment as directed.  Co-ordinates with other members of the maintenance team to plan daily and long-term maintenance schedules in order to optimize production.
  • Contributes to the planned maintenance system meeting legal and vendor requirements, ensuring all work is accurately recorded.
  • Maintain comprehensive hand over logs.
  • Assist as required, other trades and disciplines within the limits of capabilities and experience.


Essential Skills:


  • Educated to ONC Standard in Instrumentation/Control Systems & successfully completed a recognized apprentice scheme or equivalent qualification.
  • Previous experience in a similar role.  
  • Detailed knowledge of Automated Control, Fire & gas and Emergency Shutdown systems.
  • Training Requirements:
    • Compression Fittings
    • Solar Turbines
    • Electrical Installation in Hazardous Areas Course

Note: Interested Candidates kindly submit both CV and relevant Qualification documents and Training Certificates when applying for this role.

If you are selected as a potential candidate, we will be in touch.

Additional Information

    To apply for this job please visit petrofac.referrals.selectminds.com.