Equipment Technician

Aberdeenshire (GB)
Salary to be confirmed
02 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Marine Technical Limits (MTL) is the specialist FPSO integrity and repair management company, providing structural integrity management, on-station repair, naval architectural, and equipment solutions.

MTL are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Equipment Technician to support both our onshore warehouse activities, and offshore project activities. As a key part of the team, you will gain exposure to all our workscopes, enabling you to understand the “MTL Way”, our services, and build upon your core skills and knowledge.

We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated, and practically minded candidates, who are keen to develop themselves, while learning and contributing to our service offering.

The successful candidate must be able to work well within our multi-disciplined team environment, both onshore and offshore. The job will require regular offshore trips as outlined below, in physically demanding conditions.  You will be fit and posses or be able to undertake a UKOOA offshore medical and offshore survival training (BOSIET).

As part of the team you will be involved in the following:

  • Onshore duties: -
    • Equipment maintenance, including mechanical and electrical maintenance of MTL’s proprietary Safe System of Work (SSOW) equipment.
    • General maintenance and repair of power tools and other small items of equipment (lighting, radios, extension cables etc.)
    • Specification and procurement of tools, equipment and consumables.  Liaising with suppliers.
    • Stock control and general warehouse management/housekeeping activities.
    • Pre-mobilisation equipment preparation, including equipment setup, connection and checks.
    • Container packing (and/or palletising items).
    • Loading and offloading deliveries using forklift.
    • Preparation of shipping documentation and manifests.
    • Goods inward inspection and input into stock management software.
    • Preparation of goods out paperwork.
    • Participate in weekly project and/or warehouse meetings to discuss project needs, equipment status, mobilisation/demobilisation plans etc.
    • Ability to respond to deadlines and prioritise workload effectively.



  • Offshore duties: -
    • Offshore mobilisation to UK and/or other Worldwide based FPSO facilities to support project execution.
    • Unloading project containers, configuring/commissioning SSOW equipment, and performing maintenance where required.
    • Managing offshore project equipment and consumables stock.
    • Standby person duties for confined space entry, including pre-entry checks.
    • Assistance to MTL Supervisors where required, including withdrawing permits, assisting with tool box talks, surface preparation activities, erecting habitats and general maintenance activities etc.
    • Flexible to respond to project changes, including delays and scope change.



Essential Qualifications/Experience

  • Familiar with repair and maintenance of workshop equipment and air/electrical power tools.
  • Semi-skilled work experience (mechanical and/or electrical experience).
  • Familiarity with safe working practices in a workshop environment.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate.
  • Organised and able to prioritise workload.

Desirable Qualifications/Experience

  • SVQ/NVQ level 3 qualified in relevant engineering discipline.
  • Forklift driving experience.
  • Experience of working in the offshore oil & gas environment.
  • BOSIET/FOET offshore survival training.
  • Offshore medical.
  • Minimum industry safety training (MIST).
  • Cable glanding and installation practice competence training for Ex d, Ex e, Ex I and Ex nR components.
  • Hand torque bolted connection techniques training (MJI 10).
  • OPITO stage 1 rigger training.
  • Dangerous goods training.
  • Familiar with engineering drawings/schematics.
  • Experience with hydraulic systems/equipment.
  • Welding experience (FCAW and/or SMAW).
  • Confined space training.
  • First aid training.

This is a staff position with an excellent remuneration package for the right candidate, including uplift and time-off in lieu for offshore trips.

This position is based at the following locations:-

  • Onshore: Kintore, Aberdeenshire
  • Offshore:  Primarily UK (North Sea), other Worldwide opportunities likely.


  • Office hours: Mon-Fri, 37.5 hour working week
  • Offshore hours: 7 days a week, 12 hour working day.  When offshore, you may be required to work nights and weekends (offshore weekends can be claimed back either as time-of in lieu or can be paid).

To apply for this position please click APPLY candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.


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