Job title: Lubrication Technician
Ref No: 2016 - 5180
Location: Aberdeen - Offshore
Project: Marathon Oil
Duration: Core Crew
Amec Foster Wheeler ( xxxxxxx) designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets for its customers across the global energy and related sectors.With pro-forma 2014 annualised scope revenues of £5.5 billion and over 40,000 people in more than 50 countries, the company operates across the whole of the oil and gas industry - from production through to refining, processing and distribution of derivative products - and in the mining, clean energy, power generation, pharma, environment and infrastructure markets.Amec Foster Wheeler shares are publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange and its American Depositary Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Both trade under the ticker AMFW.
Overall Purpose and Job Context:
State briefly why the job exists and what the overall significance of the job is to the organisation (one sentence should suffice):
Conduct lubrication tasks in line with the lubrication scheduling system. Manage lubrication storage in order to maintain lubricant cleanliness and reduce lubrication related failures on rotating equipment, hence reducing expenditure due to reliability faults. Provide coaching and support to others in order to improve knowledge of lubrication tasks, techniques and challenges.
Explain the environment in which the job operates:
The lubrication technician's main priority is to ensure that the platforms rotating equipment is sufficiently lubricated and the records in the lubrication database are maintained and up to date. The lubrication technician has a significant degree of autonomy and is encouraged to use their knowledge of the plant and process to prioritise lubrication tasks. This work requires the development of a good working relationship with the production operations team in order to gain access required to conduct oil changes etc.
Additional work scopes such as condition monitoring, providing technical support, campaign work, or support to other platforms will be achieved under the guidance of the maintenance team leader as appropriate.
Lubrication Technicians are expected to carry out maintenance on equipment when requested to do so. The level of maintenance will be within the agreed scope of authority which is reflected in the individual's experience and competence.
The main vehicle by which equipment's condition is recorded in the Brae Field is the Rotating Equipment Report. The Lubrication Technicians are responsible to reviewing lubrication analysis reports and inputting relevant findings into the Rotating Equipment Report and ensuring that the document is maintained and current. The lubrication technician will be involved in the rotating equipment report meetings, and is encouraged to take an active role in deciding how condition based maintenance is prioritised.
Lubrication Technicians are responsible for meeting relevant departmental KPI's and addressing those that are out with their targeted limits and contributing to continuous improvement around lubrication management, and condition monitoring.
Describe the most complex or demanding aspects of the job:
Effective prioritisation of lubrication and condition monitoring tasks based on equipment condition, historic lubrication data and lubrication analyses results. Working with operations to ensure access to critical machinery is available or planned for a suitable time.
Lubrication Technicians will use their technical knowledge to determine how specific lubrication tasks should be prioritised. There are procedures in held within the lubrication management system which describe how to conduct many of the lubrication tasks.
Engineering apprenticeship, preferably qualified to ONC, City and Guilds, Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) or BTEC (EDEXEL) standard
An industry recognised lubrication qualification such as International Council for Machinery Lubrication - Level 1 Machine Lubricant Analyst
Ability to make independent decisions, conduct data analysis, reach conclusions and implement
Provide technical guidance when required to other technicians/engineers
Previous experience in the maintenance or operation of process equipment or management of lubrication in an offshore environment.
Specialised job knowledge:
Familiarity with maintenance management systems such as SAP, lubrication management packages and condition monitoring packages.
Experience using a handheld data collector would be beneficial, training will be provided as required.