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Instrument Technician

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.

Key Accountabilities

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

Technician Accountability

To undertake the day-to-day instrument technician core role activities including breakdown and preventative maintenance, repair, and installation of Instrument equipment:

  • Interact with the maintenance coordination team, discipline engineers and operations technicians to be advised of, and understand daily plant issues. Have the ability to act on these and deliver solutions
  • Work with permit signatories daily to discuss and prepare permit requests, method statements and risk assessments
  • Regularly liaise with other trade disciplines and the supervisors for scaffolding and lagging when they are required to support specific jobs
  • This often necessitates coordination of their work and permit requirements
  • Become conversant within the INEOS permit system
  • Carry out enabling isolations on the sites Instrument systems
  • Fault finding following equipment failure, identifying problems and then have the ability to resolve these within a specified timescale whilst minimising costs. This may include organising spares, labour, and third-party interaction upfront to minimise downtime

To be competent in the operation, maintenance, and installation of Instrument systems in accordance with appropriate standards and procedures:

  • Hazardous area equipment inspections and installations to the IEC60079 standard
  • Maintain awareness of procedures, rules and regulations that apply to Instrument activities. To be conversant with all E&I codes of practice
  • To advise the asset E&I engineers on maintenance issues and field observations to achieve continuous improvement
  • Identify and specify equipment requiring procurement. To consult with suppliers on technical issues and ensure that procured equipment will meet standards of design and performance

Electronic recording of maintenance activities and interacting with IT Systems, including:

  • Knowledge and use of SAP, MS Excel, Word, Outlook, Power point, and navigating the network drives
  • Initiating maintenance activities and recording thereof in SAP (Notifications and workorder feedback)
  • Recording and re-ordering of spares

Working within the Control of Work system and accompanying Site Safety Orders, including:

  • Conversant with all relevant Site safety Orders (SSO’S)
  • Conversant with Permit to Work system and fulfilling the various roles as required therein
  • Undertake auditing as per the agreed site SHE programmes

Supervision and facilitating of people and work where required, including:

  • Supervision of contractors and service providers if required
  • Facilitating and assisting service providers when required
  • Supervise and facilitate job pack/project packs when required
  • Provide on the job training and guidance for contractors, apprentices, and less experienced staff
  • Ensure work carried out by contact staff meet INEOS standards