Instrumentation Functional Safety Technician

£1 to £47,000 Per Annum
Contract Type:

Instrumentation Functional Safety Technician – Staff - £40 – 47k Plus Benefits – Based Chester/NorthWales Area 

Our client is looking to recruit a shift Instrument Technician to carry out maintenance of Electrical and Instrument Plant systems and equipment including: electrical systems/equipment; safety trip/interlocks electronic; electrical and pneumatic instrumentation systems and safety trip/interlocks as directed by the Workshop Supervisor, Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer or Plant Manager out of normal working hours



To carry out activities associated with the Functional Safety lifecycle of Safety Instrumented Systems as defined by BS EN 61511.

To carry out installation work, inspection, detailed and close/visual of Hazardous Area equipment in both Gas and Dust Zones, as defined in BS EN 60079, to have COMPEX Modules 1 to 4 and 5 and 6.

To carry out testing and remedial work on Combustion Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS) to BS EN 14181 and measurement of particulates to BS EN 13284 as defined by QAL 3 for MCerts.

To carry out testing and remedial work on Waste Water instrumentation to MCerts for discharge to Water.

To carry out safety checks on electrical systems and calibration work on instrumentation systems for legislative regulations in accordance with procedures laid down to ensure compliance with WIL’s COMAH, PPC, ISO 9002/14001 accreditation.

To carry out work incl fault diagnosis, on-line and off-line, of hardware, software and editing of DCS systems including HMI’s

To work on HV systems and protection/control methods i.e. OCB’s, ACB’s and Power factor correction units

To issue Permits to Work for areas under Central Engineering Department control e.g. boiler houses and compressor houses.

To isolate electrical equipment and issue safety documentation.

Carry out all work with due regard to Health, Safety and the Environment, especially with respect to Risk Assessments and Work Authorisation Procedures.

To form and fabricate components and parts, using machine and hand tools, working from graphical, written or verbal directions.

Use best practices, basic data, tables, handbooks and technical references as required.

Maintain a working understanding of all process equipment, systems and utilities, undertaking training where necessary in order to perform maintenance effectively.

Analyse malfunctioning systems and/or equipment and recommend/carry out corrective action under supervisor of Workshop Supervisor, Electrical and Instrumentation.

Work in co-operation with other Engineering and Production personnel, on or off site as directed.

Maintain high level of cleanliness and tidiness in all places of work.


Ideally qualified FS Technician (TÜV Rheinland) certificate 

Indentured apprenticeship together with City & Guilds/ONC/HNC in electrical or instrument engineering and certified experience in the maintenance and calibration of instrumented systems. Or Indentured apprenticeship together with City & Guilds/ONC/HNC in instrument and control engineering and current qualifications in the IEE Requirements for electrical installations 16th edition.

At least 5 years post apprenticeship experience in the chemical, petrochemical or process industries.

If of interest and you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Nick Bradley at Adepto Technical Recruitment on 01925394150.

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