Controls Systems Technician
- Inspect, assess, service, repair and maintain equipment using control or network technologies.
- Apply electrical, network, PLC and SCADA fault finding techniques to establish cause and enable solutions.
- Monitor and evaluate the Profibus, Modbus and serial communication links technology.
- Read, monitor and evaluate the online diagnostics of the PLC system and its network.
- Conduct and control obsolescence audits of installed technology. Recommend solutions to obsolete technology.
- Perform program changes to the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) and the Human Machine Interface (HMI).
- Set up and monitor PID loops.
- Calibrate instrument loops for temperature, pressure, level and flow.
- Participate in the continued development of the current systems.
- Carry out the I/O testing on the system.
- Commission control systems on new equipment and at new installations.
- Repair or replace defective and/or worn parts and components.
- Liaise with 3rd party vendors associated with hardware, software and networks.
- Attend daily workshop or site briefings.
- Generate accurate Engineer Inspection reports of assets and equipment.
- Log and report information in the maintenance job sheets.
Provide technical advice and assistance to all departments:
- Liaise within Engineering Department to obtain information to assist the build of new equipment.
- Liaise with other departments to promote suitable improvements to the process, assets and equipment.
- Lead staff in simulated training of installed systems.
- Instruct site based operational staff on the correct use and operation of an asset.
- Source information from third party representatives as necessary.
Qualifications (E - Essential P - Preferred):
- HNC/HND or Degree Electrical, Electronic, Systems or Networks Qualification (E)
- Recognised apprenticeship, training scheme or tertiary education and training (E)
- Knowledge of PLCs; Mitsubishi, Beckhoff (E)
- Knowledge of Profibus, Modbus serial (E)
- BOSIET (P)
- Current COMPEX Certification (P)
- 17th Edition Electrical Regs (P)
- Knowledge of alternative PLCs (P)
- AutoCad (P)
Experience (E - Essential P - Preferred):
- Assess, fault find, test and repair installed control and network systems (E)
- Read and interpret electrical, PID, online diagnostics and PLC program information (E)
- Setup, monitor and calibrate both instrument and PID loops (E)
- Calibration, testing of instrumentation (E)
- Carry out maintenance routines (E)
- Install and commission (E)
- Knowledge of plant shutdown systems (E)
- Working with process equipment / heavy plant machinery (P)
- Working / inspecting Hazardous Area Equipment (P)
- Working within the oil & gas, material processing or maritime industries (P)
- Follow all TWMA and HSEQ procedures.
- Address any concerns and taking appropriate actions in conjunction with TWMA procedures.
- Attending monthly safety meetings with QHSE personnel.
Out of Hours Process Support Assistance:
- Provide back-up assistance to other TWMA personnel by mobile phone as required.
- Attend the site in the event of an equipment call off.
- Report all out of hour's activity to your line managers.
- Part of on call Rota.
Offshore / Oversees Process Support - supporting offshore operations:
- Travel oversees to check, service & repair equipment as required.
- Be prepared to undertake medicals, vaccinations and training as required for offshore/oversees travel.