Instrument and Control Maintenance

Instrument and Control Technicians regulate and maintain measurement systems for oil and gas flow, level, pressure and temperature. They are also responsible for electronic and pneumatic process control systems and safety systems.

Typical Day/Duties:

  • Carries out maintenance and testing activities
  • Fault-finding and repair of instrumentation/electronic systems and equipment
  • Modifies, repairs or replaces systems and equipment
  • Participates in Risk Assessments  as part of Integrated Safe System Of Work (ISSOW) / Permit to Work preparation
  • Interprets technical drawings
  • Prepares reports on work done.

How this role fits in with the rest of the industry:
This role is vital to the safe and effective delivery of offshore production/onshore processing of oil and gas or in ensuring that instrumentation and control systems and equipment used onshore and offshore is in a safe condition and meets safety and technical standards.  They can be based offshore, at an oil and gas processing plant or at onshore yard/workshop sites.

Career Development:
Lead Instrument Technician, Instrumentation/ Maintenance Supervisor/Chargehand, Maintenance Manager, Offshore Installation Manager.