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Instrument Technician - Sbm Operations

Req Id:  3893
Job Family:  Operations - Offshore Engineer

Fpso Espirito Santo, Fpso Espirito Santo

Reports To: Electrical and Instrument Supervisor
Background: An Instrument Technician is responsible for ensuring allotted instrumentation work is carried out safely and efficiently and that his supervisor is made aware of all activities according to procedure, especially where safety is an issue.
Authority: The Instrument Technician is authorised to maintain Instrument assets and systems safely.
Immediate Subordinates: Subcontractors, Visitors, Vendor Representatives.


Accountable For: Typical Responsibilities & Standards
1) Dismantle and Reassemble Instrumentation Equipment
1 Identify potential sources of hazard prior to dismantling.
2 Use correct procedures and correct method of dismantling.
3 Carry out the correct isolation and disconnection procedure.
4 Identify, check and prepare components.
5 Apply appropriate tests and test equipment to ensure reassembly is correct and effective


2) Monitor and Maintain the condition of Instrumentation Equipment.
1 Adjust instruments to meet the operating specification
2 Make adjustments with minimum disruption to any ongoing activities and minimum waste of resources.
3 Monitor and record what has been carried out in work history or log.

3) Diagnose Faults in Equipment.
1 Respond promptly to problems in line with approved procedures.
2 Select appropriate tests and diagnostic procedures and apply them methodically.
3 Carry out Visual, Close and Detailed inspections on ‘Ex’ equipment.
4 Use the results of inspections to determine the appropriate actions to take.
5 Record an accurate and full description in the appropriate document history

4) Monitor and Maintain Pollution Control Measures.
1 Unplanned discharges to the environment are identified, halted where possible, and reported according to policy, procedure and regulation.
2 Relevant PPE is used to deal with unplanned discharges using company procedures.
3 Equipment, waste or other materials for disposal are dealt with according to the correct procedure.
4 Environmental protection and pollution control are enforced effectively with colleagues, subordinates and subcontractors.


5) Emergency Response
1 Demonstrate competence during Emergency Response Drills and training exercises.
2 Carry out Emergency Response role.


Units Of Competence
1. Dismantle and Reassemble Instrumentation Equipment
2. Monitor and Maintain the Condition of Instrumentation Equipment
3. Diagnose Faults in Instrumentation Equipment
4. Monitor and Maintain Pollution Control Measures
5. Emergency Response Role
6. Provide any additional duties as required by the OIM/Unit Spt. and/or HOD to maintain safe and efficient running of the Unit.

Qualifications and Experience:
 Proven experience and/or qualified to N/SVQ/HNC/HND in Instrument Engineering or local equivalent
 3 yrs experience desired with offshore experience preferred.
 Experience and knowledge of hydrocarbon processing systems and utilities.
 Good experience of Permit to Work, Instrument/Mechanical Isolation Standards and Risk Assessment.
 COMP ex E’X’ course preferred.
 Medically fit to offshore International standards such as ENG1 or equivalent.

Personal Skills
Personal: Safety aware. Conscientious, flexible, versatile and determined. Positive.
Leadership: Good levels of written and spoken communication.
Technical: Analytical, diagnostic, high standard of technical and professional knowledge, on pneumatic andhydraulic control systems.
IT: Use standard Management System ‘Office’ package electronic mail system.
Diagnostic software and equipment as required.

SBM Offshore N.V. is a listed holding company that is headquartered in Amsterdam. It holds direct and indirect interests in other companies that collectively with SBM Offshore N.V. form the SBM Offshore Group (“the Company”).  SBM Offshore provides floating production solutions to the offshore energy industry, over the full product lifecycle. The Company is market leading in leased floating production systems delivered to date, with multiple units currently in operation and has unrivalled operational experience in this field. The Company’s main activities are the design, supply, installation, operation and the life extension of floating production solutions for the offshore energy industry.  As of December 31, 2018, Group companies employ approximately 4,350 people worldwide, including circa 650 contractors, which are spread over offices in key markets, operational shore bases and the offshore fleet of vessels. Group Companies employ a further 400 people, working for the joint ventures with two construction yards. For further information, please visit our website at www.sbmoffshore.com. The companies in which SBM Offshore N.V. directly and indirectly owns investments are separate entities.