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Mechanical Technician

Mechanical Technician

Full Time, Permanent

Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

We’re looking for a Mechanical Maintenance 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.  

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The opportunity

The Mechanical Maintenance Technician is responsible for the execution of cost-effective engineering and maintenance plans for the assets at the Hull Site to achieve safe, reliable, high rate operations.

INEOS execute the mechanical plant maintenance with an in-house team, led by a Maintenance supervisor, a Mechanical Engineer and a Maintenance coordinator. All maintenance is recorded, planned and executed via a SAP computerised system.

The role is also intended as a potential development opportunity to acquire/demonstrate plant assurance experience such that the holder can progress into a Supervisor / Coordinator role.

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 assurance25 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
  • 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

  • Monitor equipment performance, maintain, repair and troubleshoot.
  • Be actively involved and provide suggestions on equipment performance and/or any problems experienced on equipment.
  • Manage spares for such equipment in conjunction with Maintenance Supervisor and coordinator.
  • Laser alignment of rotating equipment.
  • Practice preventative maintenance and use of specialised equipment.
  • Electronic recording of maintenance activities and interacting with the IT Systems, including: SAP, Excel, Word, Outlook, Power point.
  • Working within the Control of Work systems and accompanying SSO’s.
  • Supervise and facilitate people and work where required, including day to day supervision of contractors and service providers if required.
  • Assisting and facilitating in leak sealing activities.
  • Assisting and facilitating with HP Jetting when required – training can be provided.

About you

Ideally, we are looking for someone with previous work experience within the process/petrochemical industry who is familiar with Control of work and COMAH sites.

The successful candidate will be ONC qualified in an engineering related subject with experience of line management and working with maintenance teams.

The ability to progress a job from initiation to completion, including organising support services is key along with the ability to work independently and with minimum supervision.

You will be able to work in a flexible environment with staff at all levels, therefore excellent communication skills are essential.

A sound understanding of Mechanical Engineering principles are also essential to be successful in this role, these include:

  • Knowledge of Pumps and their application.
  • Knowledge of handvalves, types and use, repair.
  • Proficient in joint repair, gasketing and bolting selection.
  • Knowledge of Centrifugal and reciprocating compressors.
  • Knowledge of the following advantageous: Leak sealing, HP Jetting, Oil analysis, Vibration analysis, Laser alignment, Thermography, small bore pipe installation.
  • Knowledge of steam distribution systems, heat tracing etc.

As additional training may be required, you will also be comfortable to attend internal and external training courses to help gain or maintain competencies as part of your role.

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