Field Systems Technician in Scotland - Aberdeen, United Kingdom

at Chevron

Oil & Energy
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

- Safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all PLC, DCS, ESD, Fire and Gas and HIPPS safety systems and associated instrumentation marshalling and systems cabinets. Primary duties shall include preventative and corrective maintenance routines, documentation update and reporting, log keeping, first line maintenance, minor software design and modification, equipment replacement, and inspection. Also first line fault finding on control system based equipment ranging from discrete packages with differing PLC control arrangements to complex control arrangements built into the DCS, as well as Fire and Gas, HIPPS and ESD Logic, etc. The range of equipment includes, but is not limited to the following:

- Simple and complex control arrangements interfacing with the Honeywell TDC3000 DCS system, as well as associated systems and marshalling cabinet equipment.
- Emergency Shutdown, Fire and Gas and Over Pressure Protection Systems Logic built into Honeywell FSC Equipment and associated systems and marshalling cabinet equipment.
- Various Manufacturer Programmable Logic Controllers used to control Pneumatic / Hydraulic Power and Control Units for Wellhead and Subsea Control Systems, air compression systems, potable water and chemical injection skids. 
- Addressable Fire and Smoke Detection Systems used to detect and control fire fighting systems including firewater, foam and CO2.
- Miscellaneous discrete package unit control panels, such as that used for power generation (Solar Turbines), emergency power generation (GE), drive and switch gear control (S&I) unit control panels etc.

- Honeywell TDC3000 Distributed Control System
- Honeywell FSC Emergency Shutdown System and Fire and Gas System
- “Smart” transmitters (Pressure, flow, temperature)
- Flow elements (orifice, ultrasonic, variable area, and multi phase)
- Misc Programmable Logic Controllers (GE Fanuc, Siemens, Allen Bradley)
- Nucleonic Densitometers and Level Measurement

EEx Equipment
- Responsible for ensuring the general integrity of explosion protected equipment throughout the platform and specifically within systems and marshalling cabinets.


- Proactive member of the Offshore Production Team, providing assistance to Reliability Team Leader and platform Leadership Team in order to meet team goals and objectives as defined in the Business Plan.
- Participates in activity planning and execution related to daily/weekly maintenance and planned shutdown co-ordination / preparation.
- Ensure all modifications, however minor, are dealt with using the management of change process, whilst specifically acting as site custodian for all changes to software on the installation ensuring adherence to the software modification process.
- First Line Diagnostic and Remedial Work/Operations in the event of Plant upsets in Equipment using relevant P&ID’s, Loop Diagrams, Vendor Manuals and other Data to assist with corrective action.
- Regularly makes use of Production, Operating and Start-up Manuals (POSM) for relevant systems. Reviews content, ensures accuracy, highlights discrepancies and ensures Management of Change (MOC) procedures are followed where changes are required.
- Maintains accurate and comprehensive records including, but not limited to: event logs, maintenance records (SAP), and override/inhibit logs.
- Complies with all relevant Health, Safety and Environmental requirements.
- Carry out Emergency duties as required e.g. Fire team or Lifeboat Coxswain etc as prescribed by the asset leadership team.
- Actively participates in Constituency Safety Meetings, Group Meetings, Risk Assessments, Tool Box Talks etc.
- Enthusiastic and willing to advance in the position (Marine Ops/Operations WAMM, OPITO Petroleum Open Learning Modules in Process Oil and Gas). Cross training and assisting Operations in equipment/plant/system start up, maintenance, monitoring and shutdown/start up.
- Interface with Chevron Facilities Engineering Team for minor modification and project scopes of work, ensuring that site documentation is as built in line with Chevron MOC requirements.


- Recognised qualification in Instrumentation, Electronic, Computer or Electrical Engineering at HND or Degree level is preferable.
- Extensive distributed control systems and related instrumentation operations and maintenance experience, preferably gained in an offshore or petrochemical environment.
- Must have the ability to understand and compile Technical Reports with associated Drawings as required, pertaining to Electronic, Electrical and Instrumentation systems or operations.
- Proactive approach to HE&S initiatives. Promotes a high level of awareness in self and others. 
- Demonstrate behaviours aligned to The Chevron Way. 
- Demonstrate good teamwork and interpersonal skills and ability to thrive in a close, multi-discipline environment. Maintain positive and tactful relationships with others.
- Demonstrate proactive, flexible and positive attitude. Share knowledge freely with others to ensure best practices.

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