Field Instrumentation Technician

Job Title: Field Instrumentation Technician
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Salary: £25.00 - £30.00 per hour
Start Date: asap
Reference: 70177-ENGIN-ZOT_1505490754
Contact Name: Zoe Tomlinson
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 15, 2017 16:52

Job Description


A market leading, global organisation who specialise in the production and maintenance of industrial gas equipment are seeking an experienced Field Instrumentation Engineer to cover both the UK and EU on contract basis.

As the Field Instrument Engineer you will be required to carry out maintenance services across client sites. These services are primarily focused on practical work at various production plants.

Key Accountabilties:

+ Troubleshooting, repair, preventive maintenance, installation and some design of control and instrumentation systems.
+ Support construction activities for plant improvement projects and commissioning activities for new plants and additions to existing production plants.
+ Commissioning activities may be in support of both Sale of Gas contracts and Sale of Equipment contracts.
+ Respond to Operational requirements on a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week basis.
+ Able to be called out from a place of work or home to travel to any facility in the European region.
+ Prepare written reports within a reasonable time period after completing an assignment.
+ Provide technical support for the commissioning of new plant and equipment.
+ At all times ensure that the required safety standards are made known and adhered to by those working with them.
+ Respond to any major occurrence of plant breakdown where control and instrumentation expertise is required, carry out prompt inspection, analyse the fault, repair and re-commission affected plant and equipment so as to assure the minimum loss of production.
+ Support plants with maintenance according to the Plant Maintenance programme.
+ Carry out plant modifications according to central design specification, submit any self generated design changes to specialist engineers for approval before implementation.
+ Give advice and assistance to Plant Managers and their staff on maintenance matters as requested, drawing when necessary upon the technical resources and expertise of specialist engineers.
+ In association with the Maintenance Systems group, review and update the technical content of the preventive maintenance procedures and to recommend changes where improvements in safety, quality or economy may be effected.
+ The Instrument Field Engineer supervises and/or performs preventive and corrective maintenance, troubleshooting, modification, installation and commissioning of control and instrumentation systems and equipment in Global Operations production facilities; joint venture, and third party facilities

Experience & Qualifications

+ Familiar with control and instrumentation equipment and systems e.g. analysers, measurement systems (temperature, pressure, flow, level, vibration), shutdown systems, control and switching valves, control systems (DCS and PLC), and pneumatic control systems
+ Formal Instrumentation Apprenticeship or equivalent
+ Able to read instrumentation drawings, trip panel drawings, logic diagrams and tables, PLC and DCS configuration.