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Valve 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.
This role is a part of the Asset Support Team team in Hull, providing services, expertise, assurance and support to the asset and Research teams in order to deliver safe, compliant, reliable operations over the short, medium and long term.
Valve technicians provide efficient execution of work assigned to them, within their training, skill and competency. This covers the full range of investigation/troubleshooting, planned repair scopes, preventative and predictive maintenance, and the failure reporting/ feedback associated with closing out the job correctly.

Valve technicians are part of the workshop team, which itself forms part of the asset support function ultimately reporting into the Asset Support Manager. The asset support teams’ function is to provide a selection of shared services to the operational assets. The asset support team provides shared services to three separate operational assets. The asset support team works closely with our third-party site contractors.
  • To execute all tasks assigned to them by their supervisor safely, to the required quality and within the expected time. This covers the full range of investigation/troubleshooting, planned repair scopes, preventative and predictive maintenance, and the installation of new equipment.
  • Seek technical or safety related guidance through the line whenever necessary, and stop the job if unsafe or unsure
  • To carry out any task in addition to their core trade where they have the required competence e.g., lifting and slinging, pipefitting
    competence e.g., lifting and slinging, pipefitting.
  • Escalate technical support, as required
  • Maintain awareness of procedures, rules and regulations that apply to their discipline’s activities


Technical Skills:

  • Minimum education requirements of City & Guilds in an appropriate craft discipline or NVQ level 3 or ONC/HNC or recognised craft apprenticeship or equivalent and experience gained within a petrochemicals/research environment
  • Proficiency in standard computer software (Microsoft Office) and demonstrated ability to learn maintenance management systems (eg. SAP). •
  • Overhauling and fault finding of control valves primarily Sevren glocon , Introl , fisher
  • Good understanding of valve positioners including diagnostics and calibration
  • Overhaul of high performance actuated ball valves
  • Experience in reconditioning of relief, hand and pressure reducing valves
  • Machining an advantage  

Behavioural Skills:

  • Ability to contribute to the success of the team, fostering learning, sharing of ideas and building capability
  • Record of strong personal safety values and taking the lead in safety initiatives
  • Strong teamwork skills and willingness to work at developing the overall team capability
  • Proven ability to work flexibly and autonomously as required.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • 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.