Company: Shell
Skills: Rig Instrument Tech, Instrumentation Technician
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Cowdenbeath, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Job Description

Searching for the right environment to develop your skills? Here's a great role for an experienced technician, working in a small, friendly team to drive our maintenance success. The perfect chance to grow your career opportunities with a supportive, global company.

As Instrument Technician, you'll be based at Shell Fife Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Plant in central Fife.
The plant plays a key role in maximising the value of the North Sea's natural resources, processing NGL to be shipped worldwide.

You're going to be a vital part of the plant's multi-discipline Instrument Maintenance Department, carrying out preventative and corrective maintenance activities across all instrumentation, including Fire and Gas Systems, Safeguarding Logic, and Measurement and Control Systems.

What's the role

This is a role with a wide-range of responsibilities that are pivotal to driving the maintenance success of your team, in line with company procedures and to budget. Specific duties will include some of the following:
  • Safely completing work using the P-Vision permit system.
  • Recording technical history on task completion.
  • Assisting in reviewing and updating department procedures.
  • Assisting in pre-commissioning and commissioning new equipment.
  • Participating in the site duty rota, responding to emergency situations as required.

You'll also call on your natural communication skills, nurturing strong working relationships within a small team, yet ensuring collaboration with the wider maintenance and operations departments.

Company Description

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK's growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

Our values

Shell is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity, and respect aren't simply a strapline: they are a part of everything we do. What's more, Shell is an equal opportunities company, and we place the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and our inclusive approach. Join us and you'll belong to a world where you can feel pride in your achievements and propel your career with global opportunities

We care deeply about fostering a truly diverse workplace. We believe in doing everything we can to make Shell as flexible, appealing and supportive a place to work as possible. We help with things like our formal (and informal) flexible working. Like our global and transparent pay policies, backed by a leadership team fully supportive of our diversity ambitions.

People with an impairment

At Shell, we're all about top talent. End of story. We encourage anyone who may face an impairment to see Shell as a place where you'll be fully supported to grow and develop your career. If you'd like to apply, just let us know about your circumstances. We can support you throughout the process: from application, to interview, to your first day of a rewarding career with us.


We're keen to hear from men and women with extensive experience in instrument maintenance within a process or petrochemical industry. Along with either an ONC certification or equivalent in Instrument, Electronic, or Electrical Engineering, or NVQ Level 3 in Instrument or Engineering Maintenance. Beyond that, we'd hope to see some evidence that you're as comfortable with people as processes, able to nurture good working relationships with a range of stakeholders.

In return, we'll give you all the opportunities you can expect from a plant as large as this.


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