Production Technician

BP International Ltd
Contract Type
Energy & Manufacturing
Expiry Date
04/06/2021 04:00:00
We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day.

Job Description

The Production Technician (PT) provides input to optimize production systems by managing process upsets and collects long-term performance data. Monitoring well performance, the PT recommends flow changes to optimize production volumes while performing trend analysis and ensuring documentation/ procedures are current and accurate. The PT is primarily accountable for optimizing and monitoring the process equipment through field operations or control room interface (DCS & PLC) systems for desired pressure, temperature, levels, and tracking efficiency.

Key Accountabilities

  • Day to day management of operational priorities and maintaining integrity of the facilities and production optimization
  • Operate, supervise and adjust production and injection well fluid flow and pressures, fluid separation vessels, produced water handling facilities, crude oil to export and gas compression and the treatment and distribution equipment and process (inclusive of process support systems such as instrument air, chemicals, heating and seawater)
  • Report potential process safety and operational optimization issues to the appropriate level
  • Complete operation routines as defined by planned schedules and procedures
  • Ensure all data relating to topside/subsea equipment, including defects, is recorded and reported
  • Supervise the preparation and status of isolations conducted and permits issued in compliance with CoW procedures.
  • Supervise and record all key operational parameters and report any anomalies in a timely manner, with particular attention to subsea equipment, flow rates, chemical pumps, MeOH systems, vessels etc.
  • Support maintenance and participate in the testing of all subsea and topsides equipment as needed, such as wellheads, safety valves, vessel end devises, pig launchers, receivers, etc.
  • Participate in emergency response exercises
  • Ensure ad-hoc vendors & visitors adhere to safety standards through Control of Work procedures.
  • Monitor, reorder and track supply levels of production chemicals, critical spares and materials
  • Ensure shift and crew-change handovers are accurately recorded in the appropriate log and in compliance with the Guidance on Shift Handovers
  • Comply with Guidance on Certification, as required, for all maintenance work prior to operation
  • Provide Production input to projects and turnaround (TAR) preparation as required


  • A minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of a 2 - 4-year apprenticeship program or technical degree within core craft

Essential Requirements

  • 3 or more years' experience in petrochemical industry, manufacturing, or military experience; including at-sea (offshore) experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of pumps, compressors, control systems, chemical and corrosion mitigation systems.
  • Knowledge of Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BESSE) and USCG regulations and experience in working with their inspectors; or similar experience working with military auditors or regulators.
  • Experienced in simultaneous operations involving production and construction activities, or military experience in maintenance and operations.
  • The willingness and ability to serve as a member of an emergency response team.
  • The willingness and ability to work in small/confined places, as well as work on high platforms, walk on high elevation grating and walk up and down steps.
  • The willingness and ability to successfully complete a fitness for duty assessment.
  • Acquire a TWIC Card
  • Comfortable riding in a helicopter or boat over Gulf of Mexico waters for extended periods and be transferred to/from a boat via personnel basket swung by a crane with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Knowledge of P&IDs, C&E Chart, Safety Flow Diagram, SafeChart, basic electrical safety

Other requirements

  • Willing to work 12 hour shifts on rotation 14 &14 shift offshore in the Gulf of Mexico

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, BP is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us or have one of your representatives contact us at ; or by telephone at 281.366.1999.

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