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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 an INEOS Instrument Technician, you will be responsible for providing day-based engineering support service to the ethyl acetate asset 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 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.

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.

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 now launched 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

Key accountabilities

  • Day to day core role duties include Breakdown and preventative activities, including Interacting with the I/E/A Supervisor & Planner, 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.
  • Regularly liaising with other trade disciplines
  • Acting as task supervisor within the INEOS permit system when required for 3rd party work scopes.
  • Fault finding following equipment failure, identifying problems and then providing solutions within a specified timescale whilst minimising costs.
  • Practising of Preventative Maintenance and use of specialised equipment, including hazardous area equipment inspections to the IEC60079 standard.
  • Responsible for 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 repair and maintain, calibrate, inspect and modify instrumented systems.
  • Electronic recording of maintenance activities and interacting with the IT Systems, including Knowledge and use of SAP, Excel, Word, Outlook, Power point, and navigating the network drives.
  • Working within the Control of Work systems and accompanying SSO’s
  • Supervision and facilitating of people and work where required.

About you

The successful candidate will hold an ONC and a recognised apprenticeship NVQ3 or equivalent. Will have a good practical understanding of ATEX and DSEAR and previous experience of working within Chemical/ downstream Oil & Gas or associated major accident hazard process industries.

You will hold current CompEX certification Ex01 to Ex04. with a good practical understanding of maintaining safety instrumented systems in line with IEC 61511.

Exposure to Distributed Control Systems, Honeywell C300, SM ESD systems is preferable along with strong faulting finding skills on instrumented systems.

You will also have the following:

  • Familiar in the use of IT based systems e.g. SAP, CMX, Emersons AMS, E&H Fieldcare.
  • Small bore / swaglok experience and certification
  • A willingness to develop further skills into corrective maintenance on Analysers, GCs, TOC, NIR systems
  • Preferred experience in installation and commissioning to 18th edition BS7671

You will be experienced in supporting the I/E/A Supervisor & Planner with excellent planning and organisational and communication skills. Good teamworking skills are also essential along with a committed and enthusiastic approach to your work.

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