Instrument Technician


Job Description

• The Instrument Commissioning Technician will be responsible for the installation, calibration, testing, pre-commissioning and commissioning of all instrument equipment processes on site, providing technical direction across the process, monitoring and reporting to the site supervisor.

• Safely perform commissioning, testing, troubleshooting and diagnose faults on the following:

  • Calibration checks of field instrumentation.
  • Stroke test of pneumatic, hydraulic and motor-operated valves.
  • Loop-checks and troubleshooting I/O checking and troubleshooting.
  • Receipt verification and bench checks of instruments.
  • Interlocks, alarms and controls performance verification.
  • Installation inspection against design documentation.
  • Use of calibration and testing instruments to inspect, test and perform troubleshooting and diagnose faults.
  • Communicate design discrepancies and issues to the site supervisor / engineer.
  • Compilation and completion of test pack documentation.
  • Updating spreadsheets for progress of systems.
  • Completion of daily reports.

Candidate Profile

Desired Skills and Experience

• Applicants must hold a national craft certificate, ONC, HNC, HND from their country

• Minimum 10-15 years’ experience in a construction environment as an industrial instrument technician with experience if power plants and oil and gas projects.

• Possess a strong safety focus and exceptional safety record

• Exceptional instrument (electrical / mechanical) aptitude and trouble shooting skills

• Must be able to use a variety of instrument calibration and testing equipment and tools

• Must be able to interpret P&ID’s, logic diagrams, loop diagrams, data sheets, cause and effects. Interpret and use appropriate instrument and automation specific standards.

• Must have experience with pneumatic, electrical and electronic testing devises to inspect and test instrument and system operation, and diagnose faults.

• PLC/DCS experience

• Highly motivates, creative and proactive with willingness and ability to multi-task.

• Strong interpersonal, time management, organisation and communication skills

• Ability to work independently and within a diverse trades team environment

Computer proficient in Microsoft, excel and word.


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