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E & I Maintenance Technician

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    Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom

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    Simon Hancock

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E & I Maintenance Technician


Role: E & I Technician

Type of position:  Permanent
Salary:  Estimated at £32-38K
Location: Wirral
Industry: Oil/ Gas , Chemicals
Reference: SH568

Date posted: 19/08/21


The Role

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 the delivery of 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 the client’s  policies / standards and external standards e.g. EA, HSE and EAWR.

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

  • Inspect & Execute planned/preventative maintenance on Electrical and Instrumentation hardware across the production units.
  • Carry out electrical Isolations & switching of electrical equipment on LV/HV equipment.
  • Actively monitor the CMMS to ensure reactive and schedule jobs are completed and closed out.
  • Support the planning of EI scopes for capex projects/improvements and shutdowns.
  • Prepare isolations & RAMS in accordance with the site Permit to Work system
  • Ensure the process control systems are maintained and work with the system specialist to minimise downtime and carry out improvements.
  • Undertake a suitable competence assessment such as COMPEX certification to work and carryout maintenance on equipment in hazardous areas
  • Ensure compliance with electrical testing under the Electrical Regulations at Work 1989
  • Ensure compliance to the company specific Electrical Safety Rules
  • Work through OEM manuals to assist the team leader with maintenance procedures over specific equipment
  • When required work with/supervise business partners to ensure they comply with site standards.
  • Support the team leader in ensuring fixed wiring registers are kept up to date.
  • Support and ensure the ‘Management of Change’ process is strictly adhered to for any relevant plant modifications.
  • Monitor and maintain good housekeeping within the stores/ workshop/ container areas and across all site.
  • Support the critical spares process ensuring the correct procedures are followed when removing items from the stores.
  • Relieve the team leader when necessary.
  • Participate in the call out Rota.
  • Support out of hours breakdowns critical to business.

Skills and experience


Industry recognised Apprenticeship in Electrical/Instrumentation Engineering

COMPEX trained Ex 1-4 (Gas & Vapours)

CEP trained, working towards AEP

Required Competencies:

  • Experience working as an Electrical/Instrumentation Technician within the Chemical/Oil & Gas Industry.
  • Experience of maintaining and installing ATEX systems.
  • Competent on LV equipment – isolations/de-Isolations & fault finding.
  • Work towards or competent in HV switchgear isolations/de-isolations & fault findings
  • Competent at interpreting electrical diagrams/schematics
  • Knowledge of the Electricity at Work Regs 1989
  • Knowledge of process control instrumentation, temp, pressure, flow, level, weight etc.
  • Knowledge of Plant control systems, PLC’s, SCADA, HMI’s, relay logic.

Salary and Benefits 
 Salary between £31000 -38000 depending on experience.

Other benefits include:

  • 33 holidays
  • 4 x DIS
  • 13 weeks company sick pay
  • Retail discount scheme
  • Bonus (discretionary, up to 10% of salary)


Monday to Friday Overtime up to 2 hours Standard hourly rate

Overtime over 2 hours Time and a half

Weekend Any overtime Double time


  • There will be a flat rate of £250 paid for each week that an employee is on call (1 week in 5/6) once deemed competent (this rate will be reviewed annually and may be subject to change).
  • Employees who are called into work during a period of on call will receive a minimum payment of 3 hours for the period they are required to work. The duration of work starts from the time an employee receives a call until they clock out after finishing the required work. Payment will be paid at a rate of Time and a Half for the whole amount of the time worked, with a minimum payment of 3 hours pay.
  • Appropriate travel expenses incurred in order to carry out work on call will be reimbursed in line with the Company’s Travel and Expenses Policy.




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