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Instrument Technician

  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • Salary: £30 - 40 per hour
  • Job Type:Contract
Vacancy: Instrument Technician

Location: Royston

Job Family: Engineering

Our client currently have an opportunity for an Instrument Technician to join their Platinum Group Metal Services Business in Royston.

Working within the Maintenance team and reporting to the Maintenance Lead, the purpose of the role is to perform tasks necessary to ensure safe, compliant and safe operation of all primary and auxiliary production equipment and utility support systems supporting operations at Royston. The majority of time will be spent on instrumentation tasks, including repairs, calibration and testing, but will also include minor project work and assisting in additional maintenance duties where priorities require.

Our client is a global leader in science that enables a cleaner and healthier world. With over 200 years of sustained commitment to innovation and technological breakthroughs, we improve the function, performance and safety of our customers products. Our science has a global impact in areas such as low emission transport, pharmaceuticals, chemical processing and making the most efficient use of the planet’s natural resources. Today more than 14,000 professionals collaborate with our network of customers and partners to make a real difference to the world around us.

Key responsibilities:
• Provide a skilled execution of Planned, Reactive and Corrective Instrumentation maintenance activities to ensure the ongoing reliability of equipment across the plant.
• Problem solve and electronic/electrical fault diagnosis, adhering to identified work priorities to ensure that customers and stakeholders are supported in their daily operational needs.
• Identify and carry out occasional plant modification work to help enhance plant safety and improve efficiency.
• Conduct inspections, testing, calibration, adjustments and monitoring tasks as required to maintain efficient plant and build-in equipment reliability.
• Update the CMMS with work progress and demanding spares as required for work tasks and/or to maintain critical stock levels.
• Cooperate and collaborate with other team members to continually drive our proactive engineering programme, participate in failure investigations, identify and report back reliability issues within the plant.
• Support the projects team at initial design stages to offer advice on the correct selection of plant and equipment to ensure improved levels of future plant reliability and maintainability.
• Interpret technical drawings for planning, executing and specifying material to support job duties.
• Ensure that all relevant departmental administrative requirements such as: timesheets, work orders (WMO), stores purchase requisitions, etc are completed to ensure concise work history and financial accountability.
• Carry out statutory and other testing onsite to help maintain both ISO 9001 & ISO14001 accreditation.
• Issue permits and control of contractors.
• Due to the nature of this role applicants must be non-smokers and have been free from nicotine products for at least 3 months.

Are you the ideal candidate?

You will have/be:
• An electronic/control-based qualification.
• Experience of working in a continuous improvement environment.
• ECI experience in a manufacturing/chemical industry within a maintenance function would be desirable.
• A good approach to team working.
• Able to build and maintain positive working relationships.
• Excellent fault finding, problem solving and analytical skills.