Maintenance Technician (Mechanical)

Argent Energy

  • Full Time

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Maintenance Technician (Mechanical)



Maintenance Team Leader

Main purpose of job

Working as part of a multi-skilled maintenance team responsible for making sure that all maintenance activities are carried out safely, efficiently and to a high standard to ensure we deliver a reliable production unit which maximises its output. Ensure both preventative and corrective maintenance is carried out in a timely manner and complies with both Argent policies / standards and external standards e.g. HSE (PUWER, LOLER) Perform all requested engineering duties to include modifications and re-engineering of plant as required. Carry out the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of all plant equipment.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure all reactive and preventative maintenance work is completed to a high Standard.
  • Support the preventative maintenance process by ensuring all schedules are completed to plan and closed out on time.
  • Ensure RAMS are carried out for reactive work and always adhere to the site permit to work system.
  • Carry out overhauls of rotating equipment in a methodical and structured manner and work with the reliability engineer/planner to ensure spares are replenished in stock and critical spares are identified.
  • Recognise issues with rotating equipment and act upon accordingly – be aware of condition monitoring techniques.
  • Support out of hours breakdowns critical to business.
  • Participate in the Mechanical Call-in Rota
  • Carry out static installations and repairs in a methodical and structured manner ensuring best practice is completed and legislation is complied with.
  • Mentor & develop less experienced technicians.
  • Support and ensure the ‘Management of Change’ process is strictly adhered to for all relevant plant modifications.
  • Support project installations and actively participate in shutdowns
  • Support the development of Work Instructions to ensure that we maintain a library of procedures & guidelines for all maintenance tasks carried out.
  • Ensure equipment aides used comply with legislation e.g. rigging equipment (LOLER)
  • Actively carry out fault finding and support the reliability engineer in producing ‘Reliability Improvement Reports’ to capture learning and improvements.
  • Support the planning process through feedback – highlight improvements and things that go well.

The successful candidate

  • Industry recognised Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering NVQ Level 3 or equivalent.
  • ONC in an Engineering discipline or equivalent.
  • Post apprenticeship experience working as a Maintenance (Mechanical) Technician within the Chemical/Oil & Gas Industry.
  • Experience of working with Rotating Equipment (Tricanters/Centrifugal pumps preferable).
  • Knowledge of mechanical seal Installations.
  • Knowledge/experience of maintaining HP boiler systems.
  • Experience of static equipment installations/repairs e.g PRVs, exchangers
  • Fault finding and preventative maintenance experience.