Instrument Technician Job at SPIE Oil & Gas Services


SPIE Oil & Gas Services

SPIE Oil & Gas Services (part of the SPIE Group) provides a complete range of services to some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies through its network of offices in 25 countries across Africa, the Middle-East and Asia-Pacific. Our turnover has more than doubled in the last few years thanks to the dedication of our 4,000 employees to whom we give training, recognition, and genuine opportunities for career development. In order to support this growth, SPIE Oil & Gas Services is always seeking talented individuals to join its teams. We are recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Instrument Technician 

Contract Type: Fixed-Term-Contract
Contractual Hours: Full Time
Contract Duration: 4
Employee Status: Employee

Job Description
Spie Oil & Gas Nigeria is currently looking for an Instrument Technician to join its work force in Nigeria, the main purpose of the job is:

  • Inspects, tests, adjusts, and repairs electric, electronic and mechanical instruments and systems used to indicate, record, and control generating operations in a gas powered electric generating turbine
  • Ensure conformance with environmental and safety requirements commensurate with executing required instrument maintenance or replacement activities.
  • Tests accuracy of flowmeters, pressure gauges, temperature indicators, controllers, radiation counters or detectors, and other recording, indicating or controlling instruments to locate defective components in system, using test equipment, such as pressure gauges, mercury manometers, potentiometers, pulse and signal generators, oscilloscopes, transistor curve tracers, and ammeters, voltmeters, and wattmeters.
  • Involve in evaluation of instrument performance to identify optimization and enhancement opportunities
  • Remove defective instruments from system, decontaminate, disassemble and clean and reassemble instruments, and replace defective parts, using hand tools.
  • Lubricate instruments and replace defective wiring and tubing.
  • Calibrate readings on instruments according to standards and adjusts phasing and aligns stages to ensure accuracy of recording and indicating function.
  • Record calibrations made, parts and components used, and inventory of parts on hand.
  • Prepare schematic drawings, sketches, and reports to reflect changes or alterations made in instruments, circuits, and systems.

Context and Environment:

  • Position offshore on the FPSO.

The ideal candidates posses the following skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Master’s Degree
  • Past working experience in a maintenance / construction engineering role in the oil and gas industry
  • General knowledge of the equipment, methods and processes used in the oil industry
  • Higher National Diploma or Certificate (HND/HNC (A-levels + 3 years’ study) or BTS/DUT or equivalent
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in the maintenance field of hydraulic systems
  • Ability to lead and motivate multi-national teams. Pride in his work, ability to maintain good relations with colleagues and others
  • An ability to maintain good relations with colleagues and contractors,
  • Physical ability to go regularly to the installations and work there in the climatic conditions of the site
  • Working language: English
  • Experience in Gas Turbine project is mandatory

Specific Technical Knowledge:

  • Instrument Tech: – Pressure, Temperature and Level measurement instruments, Control Loops, Control Valves, Control Logic, Ex proof certified equipment, etc
  • All types of instrumentation Gas and Oil metering, DCS and PLC systems, UCP’s, etc.

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