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IEA Supervisor Planner EtAc K1

The Acetyls Business Unit is one of the world's leading manufacturers of acetic acid and its derivatives, and owns & deploys its leading technology in Europe, Asia and US.
INEOS Hull Site is the European manufacturing facility for the Acetyls Business Unit and is of significant strategic importance to the Global Business, with a focus on Manufacturing Petrochemicals as well as Research & Technology. Our core product range is Acetic Acid and Acetic Anhydride.

The INEOS Acetyls UK site at Hull is top tier COMAH registered, and the job holder has a key role in ensuring the plant is operated safely to meet the company’s and the regulator’s expectations with safety performance and operational integrity.

Competency assurance of the manufacturing personnel is critical to ensure that the Hull assets can be operated safely and reliably.

Reliable and efficient plant operation are key measures of asset performance that need to be achieved to ensure business requirements are met.

The post holder will provide a day-based engineering support service to the Acetyls assets at the INEOS Hull site. They will be required to work with minimal supervision as part of a team of operations, instrument, electrical and mechanical personnel and have the ability to maximise the reliability and availability of the INEOS assets and ensure SHE targets are met. This requires the application of practical and organisational skills to resolve maintenance issues.


  • The I/E/A Supervisor is responsible for delivering safe and efficient maintenance activities to the agreed schedule and cost. This will include direct line management of an INEOS technician team whilst also working closely with the 3rd party term contractors
  • This I/E/A supervisor will still be expected to perform maintenance and breakdown tasks when required.
  • The I/E/A Supervisor works as part of the Asset team and is responsible for maintenance activities on that asset, occasionally they may also be asked to work on other assets as directed by their line manager.  
  • Good working relationship will need to be formed with the support services team and with the current term contractor for supporting trades.


Accountability 1

Uphold the “INEOS 20 BEHAVIOURAL & PROCESS SAFETY PRINCIPLES” & “Life Saving Rules” in all activities undertaken, including managing integrity.


Accountability 2

Assist in developing an outline 12 week and detailed 5 week look ahead plan. Executing and controlling the plan will be the main function of this role, including:

  • Coordinating of scheduled inspections according to the SAP look ahead to ensure zero overdues
  • Review of SAP Preventative Maintenance system with the Asset I/E Engineer and ensure work is executed to ensure zero overdues
  • Organise planned equipment repairs and overhauls
  • Ongoing review of PIM’s with Asset I/E Engineer to ensure engineering and maintenance work meets plant reliability and safety KPI’s as well as being cost effective, compare KPIs for preventative vs corrective maintenance    

     Accountability 3

    Planning and prioritisation of all day-to-day maintenance and engineering activities, including
  • Working with craft team, operations coordinators, other maintenance coordinators and trades supervisors on a day-to-day basis to ensure that all engineering and maintenance requests are executed as planned.
  • In cooperation with the Maintenance coordinator, assist in/submit permit requests.
  • Assist in develop maintenance procedures
  • Working with craft team and Maintenance Coordinator, to manage emergent work on a day-to-day basis, supported by service providers as required.
  • Act as Permit acceptor and/or Task Supervisor.
  • Working with discipline engineers to ensure engineering cover is achieved.
  • Provide support and direction on day-to-day engineering issues with full support from discipline engineers.
  • Give active input into engineering issues and suggest solutions.
  • Assist in fault finding and Root Cause Investigations.

     Accountability 4

    Manage the interface between INEOS Manufacturing and the engineering services providers, including:
  • Coordinate work scopes and dates with the Maintenance Service Providers to ensure manufacturing requirements are met.
  • Ensure that all requests to the service provider are appropriately detailed and specified.
  • Assist in evaluating estimates provided by engineering services providers to ensure they accurately reflect the scope of work.
  • Ensure that appropriate third-party resources are deployed

    Accountability 5

    Cost control and monitoring, including:
  • Monitor work requests being submitted to the maintenance services provider and consider priority of work and its impact on maintenance costs.
  • Ensure engineering and maintenance activities in the field are carried out in an efficient and effective and safe manner.
  • Review month end maintenance costs with discipline engineers and monitor cost profiles against budget.
  • Make/review proposals with discipline engineers to improve efficiency of engineering and maintenance provision.

     Accountability 6

    Technical input and responsibilities, including:
  • Ensure the correct level of hazardous area equipment inspections to the IEC60079 standard are completed
  • Responsible for supervising the maintenance of safety critical equipment used in the detection of toxic, flammable gases that may cause harm to personnel, plant or equipment if left undetected.
  • The ability to oversee repair and maintain, calibrate, inspect and modify process analysers and sample systems including NIR and GC as well as pH and conductivity analysers.
  • Supervise the maintaining the sites LV and HV systems up to 3300V.
  • Maintenance of the Bently Nevada vibration analysis systems hardware
  • First line fault finding on LV electrical, instrument and analyser systems
  • Carry out HV switching as required
  • Ensure maintenance procedures are maintained and updated


Accountability 7

Internal complying with safety related systems, including:

  • Ensure good level of understanding within the whole Maintenance team of INEOS 20 Safety Principles & Life Saving Rules.
  • Take ownership of specified & HSSE relevant SSO’s, ensuring they are updated in line with legislative requirements.
  • Complete plant safety tours
  • To provide technical advice on a broad range of HSSE issues relating to Control of Work.
  • Engaging INEOS artisans or contractor teams and supervision at the workface during Task Observations / Worksite checks / Pre Task Reviews etc.  Purpose: to demonstrate personal commitment to safety and to promote better hazard and risk awareness at the workface

     Accountability 8
  • Assist in developing and give input into the TAR/Shutdown Scope of work.
  • Coordinate and control TAR/Shutdown work assigned by the TAR/Shutdown manager,
  • Assist with developing & implementing TAR safety plans & managing TAR safety.
  • Control, inspect and signing off TAR/shutdown work.

Level of Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience of working within Chemical/ downstream Oil & Gas or associated major accident hazard process industries
  • Minimum of a recognised apprenticeship and NVQ3 or equivalent.
  • ONC (HNC preferred).
  • Good practical understanding of ATEX and DSEAR
  • CompEX modules 01 – 04 certificate.
  • Good practical understanding of maintaining safety instrumented systems in line with IEC 61511.
  • Exposure to Distributed Control Systems, Honeywell HPM/C300, FSC/SM ESD systems preferable.
  • Current IEE wiring regulations certificate.
  • HV Switching Certified
  • The post holder will be required to undertake internal and external training courses to help gain or maintain competencies.
  • The ability to work in a flexible environment with all levels of staff and contractors is essential.
  • Familiar with the SAP PM module.
  • Provide evidence of experienced gained and training records for help with competency assessment.
  • Sound IT skills.
  • Planning and organisational skills.


Technical Skills:
  • Knowledge of HV distribution and rotating equipment and associated control systems.
  • Authorised to write safety documents to work on the site HV system and perform switching operations
  • Functional Safety and SIL for Instrument Technicians (IEC61511) certification
  • Competent in the use of IT based systems e.g. SAP, CMX, Emersons AMS, E&H Fieldcare.
  • Maintenance of hazardous area equipment
  • Small bore / swaglok experience and certification
  • Previous experience performing preventative and corrective maintenance on Analysers, GCs, TOC, NIR systems
  • Previous experience in installation and commissioning
  • 18th edition BS7671
  • Safe isolation of electrical systems.
  • Maintenance of LV electrical systems
  • The ability to fault find on I, A & E equipment and systems.
  • Read, understand and fault find using on I, A & E drawings and schematics
  • Knowledge of DCS and emergency shutdown systems.
  • Contribute to the setting up of common electrical control/procedural systems.
  • The ability to work at both the detailed and overview level with regard to I, A & E systems.

Behavioural Skills:

  • Leadership experience.
  • Bias for action.
  • Team working skills.
  • Self-motivation.
  • Committed & enthusiastic
  • Setting standards for others.
  • Personal skills in communication.
  • Results orientation and performance bias.
  • A desire for knowledge management and capturing lessons learned for future improvements
  • Ability to balance conflicting demands in a continuously developing environment.
  • Good motivator and able to see improvement opportunities within their teams and more broadly.


  • Plant reliability targets are achieved
  • Plant maintenance costs within budget with cost reductions year on year
  • All statutory and integrity inspections within due date
  • Objectives achieved.
  • Training targets achieved.
  • Asset safety, reliability and overall production targets.

To apply for this role please submit a cover letter and current CV.