Offshore Senior Mechanical Technician – Operation & Maintenance



Personal Qualities


We’re 23,000 colleagues in more than 30 countries delivering oil, gas, wind and solar power to 170 million people worldwide. Taking on tough energy challenges is our job. Right now, we’re facing an enormous task: supplying the world with the energy it needs, while lowering emissions.

We’re up for the challenge. Are you?

The position

By joining our team in Exploration & Production International you will have the opportunity to work as an Operations & Maintenance Senior Mechanical Technician on Mariner A, located north-east of Aberdeen.

Your role will include:

  • Supervising the safe and efficient execution of replacement, repair and preventive maintenance.
  • Developing and reviewing maintenance related procedures.
  • Ensuring safe and efficient use of vendors, contractors and sub-contractors.
  • Assist with the planning and coordination for all maintenance and repair work, ensuring that technician productivity is maximised and that work on major equipment is aligned with other disciplines.
  • Monitoring the work performed by the Mechanical team, including allocated contract vendor, and take ownership for personnel’s continuous development through performance evaluations, coaching and training.
  • Understand and adhere to company Safety Management System work processes and procedures specific to the role.
  • Having a solutions orientated approach at all times; thinking not just about what you & your team deliver, but how you deliver is of equal importance.
  • Working onboard Mariner B for the 5th week and as business needs demand, as well as occasionally working from the Kingswells office in line with business requirements.
  • Having a flexible working approach; at times overtime and additional time-out of the scheduled rota may be necessary to cover shortfalls or high-workload demands, as well as responding during “off-shift” time offshore, when there is an operational demand e.g., plant upset.


Some qualities are essential for Equinor. You identify with our values, open, collaborative, courageous and caring, which guide our decisions and help us succeed and grow. You make safety your priority and contribute to our zero-harm culture.

For this position, we are also looking for:

  • Strong experience of working in a similar role in an oil and gas / hydrocarbon environment.
  • Either a recognised core Mechanical Trade apprenticeship, an Engineering Degree or a HNC/ONC in a relevant trade.
  • Competent in the use of SAP Maintenance Management system, for Notifications, Work Orders and Material Management.
  • Ability to lead a team of technicians including vendors, ensuring clear and concise communication and that any performance issues are managed effectively.

Other key skills required include experience and demonstrable competency in fault finding, maintaining and operating on some of the following equipment:

  • LM2500 DLE Turbines or similar.
  • Diesel Driven Generators/Pumps.
  • Pumps – all types.
  • Air Compressors.
  • PSV Overhaul/Re-certification.
  • Bolting / Torquing / Tensioning.
  • HVAC systems which are common to offshore.
  • NORSAFE Freefall Lifeboats.
  • Condition Monitoring (advantageous).

Training certification requirements:

  • FGAS.
  • MJI 10.
  • MJI 18.
  • SBT01 / SBT02 / TSBT01 / TSBT02 / TSBT 03.
  • PSV Re-certification.

Advantageous Certification:

  • Coxswain Free Fall.
  • PUWER Assessor.
  • Manual Handling Assessor.

General information

Please attach copies of your diplomas, certificates and grades in English. Applications submitted without necessary attachments will unfortunately not be evaluated. If you are in the process of completing a degree, please upload an official temporary transcript or other document describing subjects and grades completed to this point.

Candidates are expected to openly offer all relevant information about themselves during the recruitment process. All permanent and temporary hires will be screened against relevant sanctions lists to ensure compliance with sanctions law. Furthermore, background checks are performed on all final candidates.

As a UK employer, Equinor has a legal obligation to ensure that candidates have the right to work in the UK. If the right to work in the UK has not been established, the employment or assignment will not commence until the necessary checks have been satisfactorily completed and acceptable evidence provided. Equinor reserves the right to withdraw the offer of employment or assignment in the event that the relevant requirements are not met.

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