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Lead Production Technician / Control Room Operator (Offshore)

Our client is looking for a Lead Production Technician / Control Room Operator (Offshore) for a permanent position, located Offshore, UK (2/3 rota) Mobilising from Norwich.
Participate as part of an integrated operations team, responsible for the safe, timely and quality execution of all production and utility operations activities, to ensure process throughput is optimised, equipment operated within design parameter envelope, accommodation support systems are sustained and business objectives are achieved
·Control Room Operator.
·The Lead Production Technician has a working charge-hand role and will actively engage in the prescribed activities required of a Production Technician.
·Lead a team of production technicians to safely and efficiently operate the production process and utility systems.
·Installation focal point for Production Issues, providing guidance to the Installation Management Team, and liaising with onshore Discipline Engineers.
·Coordinate with and support facility maintenance and modification works.
·Ensure compliance with the Integrated Management System; request deviation waivers in accordance with Management of Change process.
·Manage designated installation areas as directed by the Production Supervisor.
Assigned Roles
·Permit to Work Issuing Authority.
·Isolation Authority, ensuring all process isolations, lock-open-lock-closed lock-out-tag-out and interlocks follow applicable procedures and meet isolation standards.
·Area Operator for complex works execution, especially SIMOPS.
·Member of Normally Unmanned Installation Intervention Team, as required.
·Control of Works, Emergency Response and supplemental roles, as assigned.
·Deputise as Production Supervisor, as required.
HSE Responsibilities
·Ensure all work is carried out in a safe and efficient manner, in compliance and accordance with Operations Integrity Management System, statutory Health and Safety Procedures, Maintenance Manuals, specific Working Instructions, Safe Systems of Work (Control of Work / Permit to Work), recommended Safe Working Practices and any temporary Bridging Documents in effect.
·Participate in thorough pre-job risk assessments for non-routine activities, and ensure that they are accurately reflected in the Permit to Work system and documentation.
·Participate in pre-job toolbox talks for all medium to high risk activities.
·Participate in pre-job site inspections for all works as directed by Prod. Supervisor.
·Ensure that all required Personal Protection Equipment is appropriately used.
·Ensure all work party members, especially 3rd party personnel, fully understand the purpose of, and can use, required Emergency Response Equipment.
·Participate in permit audits and worksite visits as directed by Prod. Supervisor.
·Ensure compliance with established clean workplace practices.
·Monitor and report all discharges and emissions in compliance with Environmental Procedures and Installation Oil Spill Contingency Plan.
·Ensure that all incidents and accidents, near misses and non-conformances are fully reported, and any resultant corrective action required is fully implemented.
Technical Responsibilities
·Operate the installation Process and Utility systems in accordance with established procedures, within design parameters and equipment operating performance envelopes.
·Respond to abnormal (H/L alarm) or critical (HH/LL alarm) operating conditions, rectify the issue and restore system normality in a safe, timely and effective manner.
·Ensure that 'Override & Inhibits Management' is conducted in a safe manner in accordance with applicable Operations Procedures and safe working practices.
·Provide a source of technical expertise to diagnose, analyse and rectify operating trips and upsets to enhance maximum availability whilst assuring process safety.
·Maintain Shift Logs of all relevant events and activities. Complete the Daily Production Report. Manage safe shift handover; ensure fulsome information transfer.
·Coordinate support for maintenance and modification works as directed by the Production Supervisor. Isolate and flush/purge plant/equipment for maintenance.
·Ensure accurate sampling, testing and reporting as required by procedures.
·Accurate & timely report process operations activity, upsets and production.
·Liaise with onshore discipline engineers and other support resources to ensure adequate levels of support are provided in a timely manner.
Supervisory Responsibilities
·Lead, control and participate in the work activities of the Production operations team, under the direction of the Production Supervisor.
·Oversee vendors, equipment specialists and maintenance contract personnel onsite.
·Guide, train and coach Production Technicians in discipline and safe work practices.
·Contribute to performance appraisal of subordinate technicians.
·Appropriate Vocational Qualification or Certification in Production Process Operations/Control Room Operations.
Certification or Training Completed
·Offshore Survival (BOSIET/FOET)
·Offshore Medical
·MME (Managing Major Emergency for Control Room Operators)
·Small Bore Tubing
Experience & Skills
·Previous industrial experience in the oil & gas industry working as a Production Technician, with a minimum of 3 years in a senior, team leading role, and a minimum of 2 years as a Control Room Operator on a Gas Processing Facility.
·Experience, and competent with the operation and preventative maintenance of the following systems:
oGas and Condensate Process
oProcess Control (Shut-down, Start-up, Isolation, Upset Response, Fire & Gas, ESD)
oWellheads and Production Xmas-Trees
oWater-Oil-Condensate-Gas Separation systems
oAcid Gas Removal
oProduced Gas Dehydration
oGas Turbines (Compression and Power drivers)
oGas Compressors (Centrifugal and Screw & Lobe)
oPumps (Centrifugal, Screw & Lobe and Positive Displacement)
oFlare and Vent systems
oPig Launching / Receiving
oChemical Treatment Systems
oLaboratory Testing of Gas, Condensate, Water and Inorganic Content
oUtility Systems and experience working with:
oSafe Systems and Control of Work (PtW) as Area Authority / Authorised Isolator
·Proven ability to lead and manage small teams and supervise quality work execution.
Interpersonal Skills
·Proactive safety and performance excellence proponent who leads by example.
·Strong team player with a confident leadership style which earns workforce respect.
·Excellent communicator with all levels of the offshore and onshore teams; effective with written, spoken or electronic media.
·Work effectively under pressure & faces difficult situations with confidence.
·Finds ways to condense large amounts of information into a useful form and proposes solutions and makes decisions based on an understanding of risk

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