FEP Shift Process Technician


Fife, FIF, GB

Company:  ExxonMobil


About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.


ExxonMobil has operated in the U.K. for more than 135 years. We are best known today for the marketing of our Esso fuels and Mobil 1 lubricants and for our petrochemicals. We have refining and chemical operations in the UK, we operate the UK’s biggest private pipeline network and we retain a non-operated share in a number of fields in the North Sea. More recently, we are developing our involvement in lower emission projects in the UK, building on our experience in carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen production and biofuels.


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life. Working as part of a small shift team, Process Technicians are responsible for the safe and efficient operation of their work area.  Their focus is on safety, health and the environment, ensuring reliability and operational integrity, while always seeking new ways to improve equipment and systems’ performance.


Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.


The application window will close at 23:59 on 25th June 2023 as a start date of October 2023 is the target. 


The job details specify the closing date; however, we do reserve the right to close adverts early, for example, where we have subsequently had internal redeployees, or we have received sufficient volume of applications. Adverts will therefore close, either on the advertised closing date, or the day the decision has been taken to close the advert early.

What role you will play in our team


We are currently seeking talented, experienced Process Technicians to join our team at the Company's Fife Ethylene Plant (FEP). 

One of Europe’s largest and most modern ethylene plants, FEP provides work for around 170 employees and 80 core contractors and has capacity to produce 830,000 tonnes of ethylene each year.


If you have a ‘can do’ attitude, a second-to-none work ethic, and you have relevant experience within the petrochemical, oil, gas, utilities, or other heavy process industries, we would like to hear from you!

What you will do


  • Operating plant equipment including running the plant safely, efficiently and economically
  • Monitoring the operation and diagnosing faults, carrying out planned and unplanned start-ups and shutdowns of plant
  • Monitoring and operating the plant from the Central Control Room
  • Responding to incidents, hazardous conditions, or emergencies
  • Routine care of the operating equipment to maximise equipment reliability and minimising plant outages
  • Safely preparing plant equipment for maintenance activities
  • Working within the shift to ensure delivery of individual and team responsibilities and objectives
  • Providing input and support to margin improvement and cost reduction initiatives
  • Monitoring and adjusting the operation during shift is a key part of the job; in part this is done in the control room, but the Technician is also required to access all parts of the plant to make any necessary physical adjustments.

About you


  • Commitment to high standards in safety and quality of work
  • Driven, motivated and committed to ownership and completing tasks
  • The ability to communicate well verbally and via IT-based systems
  • Active participation in meetings and able to offer technical solutions to problems while prioritising work
  • Able to adapt to change in a fast-paced environment while making decisions focused on safety, reliability and performance of the business
  • A flexible attitude to the job and the ability to demonstrate leadership capabilities

Preferred Qualifications/ Experience


  • As a minimum, a good general education to Standard/O Grades 1-3 (or equivalent Nationals 5 A-C/GCSE A-C or 9 - 4), including English, Mathematics, one science and one technical subject. Unfortunately, National 4 level is not sufficient.
  • Ideally candidates will have some experience in operations or maintenance, preferably in oil and gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals or the broader energy industry.  Experience of mechanical, electrical or process equipment would be advantageous, as would some maintenance skills.
  • Of equal importance will be a sound, ‘can-do’, team work ethic and attitude, coupled with a desire to succeed and to develop your technical skills and demonstrate your potential for career progression.

Stay connected with us


Learn more at our website


Subscribe our channel at YouTube


Twitter: @exxonmobil_fep


Instagram: @exxonmobilfep



Conditions of Employment
Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer of employment. The conditions include, but are not limited to: a satisfactory criminal records disclosure; satisfactory employment references over five years (where applicable); verification of qualifications, including any professional accreditation stated in the application; completion of a pre-employment medical, including a test for illicit or unprescribed drugs in accordance with the Company's safety policies; and the legal right to work on the agreed commencement date.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
ExxonMobil and its United Kingdom subsidiary companies, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited, and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. All applicants are offered equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during our recruitment processes, therefore, please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss any particular requirements to enable you to complete our recruitment process.


Nothing herein is intended to override the corporate separateness of local entities. Working relationships discussed herein do not necessarily represent a reporting connection, but may reflect a functional guidance, stewardship, or service relationship. 


Exxon Mobil Corporation has numerous affiliates, many with names that include ExxonMobil, Exxon, Esso and Mobil. For convenience and simplicity, those terms and terms like corporation, company, our, we and its are sometimes used as abbreviated references to specific affiliates or affiliate groups. Abbreviated references describing global or regional operational organizations and global or regional business lines are also sometimes used for convenience and simplicity. Similarly, ExxonMobil has business relationships with thousands of customers, suppliers, governments, and others. For convenience and simplicity, words like venture, joint venture, partnership, co-venturer, and partner are used to indicate business relationships involving common activities and interests, and those words may not indicate precise legal relationships.

Job Segment: Sustainability, Pipeline, Gas, Gas Technician, Electrical, Energy, Engineering