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Instrument Technician

Instrument Technician

Full Time, Permanent

Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

We’re looking for an Instrument Technician to join the INEOS Acetyls team.We need highly motivated individuals who want to be part of our growing business.

INEOS Acetyls is a global chemicals business producing acetic acid and a range of derivatives across Europe, Asia and America. We’re part of INEOS - one of the largest petrochemical companies in the world, employing around 26,000 people across 194 sites in 29 countries.

You will be based at the Hull site, which is the largest producer of acetic acid, acetic anhydride and ethyl acetate in Europe. The products we produce are essential building blocks used in almost every industry, including renewable power, automotive, pharmaceuticals, coatings and textiles.

Hull is also home to the business's global Technology Development and Support Team and is based on the 370-acre Saltend Chemicals Park - a cluster of world-class chemicals and renewable energy businesses at the heart of the UK's energy estuary.

Be part of our journey to net zero

Sustainability is at the heart of our business, and we have created a road map to achieving net zero. We’re investing in this sustainable future right now; you could be part of our journey.

The opportunity

As the Instrument Technician will provide a day-based engineering support service to the Acetyls assets at the INEOS Hull site. You will be required to work with minimal supervision as part of a team of operations, instrument, electrical and mechanical personnel 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.

If you thrive on a challenge and are prepared to push yourself, then INEOS’ open and non-hierarchical approach to business will give you the opportunity to quickly develop your career. We value daily collaboration and teamwork, reaping the benefits of working on site/office based.

Key accountabilities

  • The undertaking of day-to-day instrument technician core role activities including breakdown and preventative maintenance, repair, and installation of Instrument equipment.
  • Interacting with the maintenance coordination team, discipline engineers and operations technicians to be advised of, and understand daily plant issues.
  • Working with permit signatories daily to discuss and prepare permit requests, method statements and risk assessments.
  • Liasing with other trade disciplines and the supervisors for scaffolding and lagging when required to support specific jobs.
  • Fault finding following equipment failure, identifying problems to resolve within a specified timescale whilst minimising costs.
  • Being competent in the operation, maintenance, and installation of Instrument systems in accordance with appropriate standards and procedures.
  • Carrying out hazardous area equipment inspections and installations to the IEC60079 standard.
  • Maintaining awareness of procedures, rules and regulations that apply to Instrument activities. To be conversant with all E&I codes of practice.
  • Advising the asset E&I engineers on maintenance issues and field observations to achieve continuous improvement.
  • 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.
  • Working within the Control of Work system and accompanying Site Safety Orders, including: Conversant with all relevant Site safety Orders (SSO’S) and Permit to Work system.
  • Supervision and facilitating of contractors and service providers if required and providing on the job training and guidance for contractors, apprentices, and less experienced staff.
  • Ensure work carried out by contact staff meet INEOS standards.

About You

The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a recognised apprenticeship and NVQ3 or equivalent. ONC (HNC preferred) with CompEX modules 01 – 04 certificate. BS7671 (current edition) IET Requirements for Electrical Installation certificate is also preferred.

The ability to work in a flexible environment with staff at all levels is essential, with the ability to progress jobs from initiation to completion, including the organising of any support services. You will be willing to support call out as and when required and undertake internal and external training courses to help gain or maintain competencies.

As you will be required to plan and prioritise your own workload and work independently, with minimum supervision from information gathered from engineers and operating technicians, excellent organisation skills are also essential.

You will need a working knowledge of Temperature, Pressure, Flow and Level systems, along with knowledge of Safe isolation of E&I systems; DCS, PLC and emergency shutdown systems; the ability to fault find on E&I equipment and systems and be able to read, understand and fault find using P&ID drawings and schematics.

You will be a good team player and display role model behaviours, setting standards for others with commitment and enthusiasm.

What we offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Discretionary annual bonus plan 
  • Generous contributory pension
  • Life assurance
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays with option to buy extra annual leave and flex 5 of these bank holidays
  • Ongoing career development
  • Wide range of benefits including discounted private medical insurance, health cash plans and high street discounts
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Free on-site gym will launch soon in Hull
  • Online health and fitness hub for employees, plus friends and family
  • Employee Assistance Programme offering a wide range of support services including counselling, financial support, legal services – for employees and family.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Volunteering opportunities
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