Career outlook for offshore service technician
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would keep equipment and systems running efficiently and safely on an offshore platform to extract oil or gas.
There are different roles for offshore technicians.
As an Instrument and Control Maintenance technician, you would check and fix the measurement systems for oil and gas flow, level, pressure and temperature. You’d also work on electronic equipment and safety systems.
In Mechanical Maintenance you’d maintain machinery like valves, pumps, engines and turbines.
If you work in Electrical Maintenance you’d service the power generation and distribution systems the motors, control systems. You’d work with specialist electrical equipment designed for offshore scenarios.
Whatever area you work in you would:
- check and test equipment and systems
- find faults and make repairs
- assess the safety of systems
- replace faulty parts and equipment
- write reports about the maintenance and repairs.
Another technician role is in Process Operations. You would control and monitor oil and gas production, both manually and using computer systems.
You’d check the site and the equipment. You’d operate the equipment to produce oil or gas, making sure that the process is safe and that your installation meets its production targets.
You’d need to be able to interpret technical drawings and follow health and safety rules.
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