OPS/GOS/93 - Electrical Technician

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Posted: 21/07/2021 14:40
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Competetive
Location: Gosport OFD
Level: Technical
Deadline: 18/08/2021 14:00
Hours: 37.00
Benefits: Standard
Job Type: Permanent

Electrical Technician

(Location: Gosport, Hampshire)

The role:  Due to continued investment, a new and exciting opportunity has arisen at the OPA, as we seek to appoint an additional Electrical Technician, who will be responsible for their own quality of maintenance, service and repair of plant.

Based at Gosport OFD (Oil Fuel Depot) you will be responsible for all reactive and preventative maintenance across a variety of critical equipment, including LV electrical distribution systems, motors, drives, switch gear, fire alarms, control systems and instrumentation, in respect of EC&I Engineering activities within the OFD’s.

The successful candidate will ensure that all aspects of work are executed on time and in full compliance with company standards and UK and European legislation. The role entails the individual to provide engineering support in areas of instrumentation, control, functional safety, electrical, and provide first line maintenance of the BPCS and associated equipment.

Travel with overnight stays to other sites may be required, therefore a full (preferably clean) driving licence is essential for this role. You will also need to be willing to undertake overtime at short notice during the week and weekends.


The key responsibilities include;

  • Providing Electrical, Control & Instrumentation Maintenance activities and technical support for day to day operations across the Oil Fuel Depots,
  • Troubleshoot assigned Electrical Control and Instrumentation problems, resolving and documenting any issues,
  • Complete routine and quality inspections of Instrumented systems across the OPA, ensuring compliance to the relevant standards,
  • An Awareness of current legislation and statutory requirements, including DSEAR, EAWR & HASAWA, to ensure full compliance,
  • Complete all assigned tasks, safely, to the required quality and timeframes (Including investigation/troubleshooting, planned repair scopes, preventative and predictive maintenance, and equipment installation) in accordance with HASAWA requirements,
  • Carry out planned maintenance activities and defect rectification efficiently.

The candidate:  The successful candidate will hold a recognised technical qualification with a Minimum NVQ Level 3 in Electrical Maintenance or equivalent/relevant qualification (City & Guilds) or be assessed as competent with relevant experience.

Candidates must have a Level 3 in Inspection, Testing and Certification (City & Guild 2391) as well as having the 18th Edition – BS7671: 2018. It would be preferable if you have valid CompEx Ex01-Ex04.

You will have proven industrial experience as an Electrical Technician, preferably with experience in hazardous operations, operated under COMAH regulations with previous exposure to controls and instrumentation.

Previous experience of DCS Systems, communication data highways, variable speed drives, instrumentation – pressure, flow, temperature, density, level, control valves etc would be beneficial for this role.

Individuals must be medically fit to undergo Breathing Apparatus and Confined Space training and operations, as well as having full colour vision.


How to apply: Please send your covering letter, attached as the first page to your CV, on a Word format document by clicking on the “Apply Now” link below. Please note applications will only be accepted in Word document format.

Your covering letter should give an indication of your salary expectation.

Closing date:           18 August 2021

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

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