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Wareham, Dorset NES Fircroft

NES Fircroft are working with a major oil and gas client who is looking to add an Instrument Technician to their Dorset facility.

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to be an integral part of a multi-skilled team working at our Wytch Farm Oil Field near Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset. We are currently seeking an Instrument Technician who will be responsible for the maintenance, repair and operational testing of instrument related equipment and systems to ensure efficient, reliable, and safe operation of our production facility.

This role operates on a rotational pattern of 4 X 10.5 hr shifts - 06:45-17:15 (starting alternately on a Monday then Tuesday). The working pattern during projects and shutdowns may change and overtime may be required as circumstances dictate.


  • Working within a multi-disciplined team to safely operate and maintain our Wytch Farm oilfield within the operational and maintenance procedures. Maximising the plant availability in the processing of oil received from our various well sites
  • Maintenance to be completed using the company standards and procedures.
  • Complete scheduled and breakdown maintenance activities on the following: Safety Systems, Fire & Gas Systems, Flow Measurement Systems, Pressure, Temperature and Level Control, Gas Detection, DCS Systems , Hydraulic and Pneumatic Control Systems
  • Completion of Maximo work orders and ensure generation of new work requests to highlight plant and equipment failure
  • Raise relevant permits within the agreed time period to ensure that maintenance is completed in an efficient manner.
  • Comply with the requirements of Change Management policies e.g. Plant Modifications Proposals
  • Employ Observation Safety Techniques (POST) to report safe and unsafe acts

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Hold an accredited apprenticeship or an HNC equivalent in an engineering discipline
  • Previous experience in the Oil & Gas Industry is desirable although applications from a related Industry will be considered
  • Experience working with ATEX equipment (Compex Trained) is desirable but not essential

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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