Maintenance Technician (Electrical)



Maintenance Technician (Electrical)


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Job title: Electrical Maintenance Technician
Ref No: 2016-2826
Location: Aberdeen - Offshore
Project: Amec Foster Wheeler
Duration: Ad-Hoc (Short Term Contracts)

Amec Foster Wheeler ( designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.

With pro-forma 2014 annualised scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 people in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry - from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products - and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.

Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.

Purpose / Role
To ensure that the performance and availability of electrical equipment meets the standards required to achieve safety, production and environmental targets.

Key Aims and Objectives
To execute all activities safely and efficiently to agreed work plans, safety management system requirements and best working practices.

Prime Responsibilities and Duties

  • Carrying out planned maintenance in accordance with the requirements of the planned maintenance system.
  • Maintaining the installations power supply and switchgear.
  • Isolating and de isolating high voltage and medium voltage systems
  • Ensuring an adequate spares holding for electrical systems.
  • Minimising downtime and contributing to the achievement of production targets
  • Prepare technical reports as required
  • Inspection and maintenance of electrical equipment in hazardous areas
  • Fault finding and rectification for electrical systems
  • Carrying out emergency duties as required by the OIM/Site Manager

Key Internal Interfaces

  • Other Technicians of different disciplines
  • Discipline Supervisor
  • Snr Maintenance Supv
  • Head of O&M Function
  • Qualifications/Training

Job Requirements:


  • Recognised Electrical Apprenticeship or equivalent training scheme
  • HNC in Electrical Engineering
  • NVQ/SVQ Level 3 certification in Maintenance
  • COMPEX (Hazardous Areas) or equivalent


  • IEE Current Edition (16th)


  • Good knowledge of high and medium voltage generation and distribution systems
  • Good knowledge of electrical fault finding techniques
  • Fully conversant with rules for certified electrical equipment in hazardous areas
  • Knowledge of hydrocarbon production systems and associated hazards
  • Understanding of process instrumentation
  • A full understanding of the role of Authorised Electrical Person
  • General understanding of fire and gas detection and ESD systems
  • Fully familiar with permit to work systems, and isolation procedures
  • Personal qualities, aptitudes and skills
  • Motivated and eager to contribute to continuous improvement both at a personal level and at a platform team level.
  • Adhere to SHE principles, demonstrating commitment to safety through language, willingness to learn, behaviour and actions, complying with AMEC's safety practices and committed to zero tolerance of unsafe acts
  • Good verbal, written and problem solving skills
  • Good IT skills, building on existing proficiency and developing competence in the Company's and/or Client's CMMS
  • Thorough and reliable worker showing attention to detail and a focus on achieving objectives in the most safe and efficient manner
  • Deal with third parties in a professional manner
  • Must be able to work flexibly as part of a team on own initiative, with little supervision
  • Willing to work offshore rota and shift system
  • Must work at all times in the best interest of AMEC and comply with the requirements of the Company's and/or the Client's Safety Management System (SMS)

Competencies - Generic

  • Able to carry out all activities safely and efficiently to agreed work plans, safety management system requirements and best working practices as required by supervisor
  • Able to complete work history / reports to the required standard as outlined by supervisor

Competencies - Technical

  • Must have the necessary competencies in electrical Discipline to carry out routine, corrective, breakdown and condition based maintenance.
  • Able to carry out fault finding and installation, isolation and re-instatement of offshore equipment
  • Ability to carry out work-site inspections
  • Able to read, interpret and mark up electrical/electronic technical schematic drawings to as built status
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Amec Foster Wheeler

United Kingdom

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