Newport Process Technician (Process/Electrical/Instrument/Mechanical)


Newport, NWP, GB

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary


Our Newport Elastomer Plant which specialises in Santoprene is located in Newport, Wales on the River Usk only 12 miles northeast of Cardiff, and is one of the world's leading suppliers of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs). These products are used on car windscreens, under-bonnet applications and for interior parts. The versatile product is also used by the construction industry, and for consumer goods such as flexible toothbrushes and kitchen utensils.


Learn more about our Newport site here: http://www.exxonmobil.co.uk/en-gb/company/uk-operations/chemicals/advanced-elastomer-systems

ExxonMobil, a member of the top 10 on the 2021 Fortune 500 list, offers an excellent remuneration and benefits package including a pension scheme, an industry-driven salary, an attractive 2-for-1 Company Share Plan, private health care for employees and their families and more.


Job Role Responsibilities


Working as part of a small shift team, Process Technicians with varied skills in either process, electrical/instrument or mechanical 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.  


Responsibilities will include:


• Operating extrusion and packaging plant equipment via control room and field based control systems   
• 1st response to breakdowns, basic fault finding, and support with maintenance and repairs    
• Monitoring plant performance and diagnosing faults.        
• Maximise reliability through executing operator care rounds.   
• Work within shift to ensure delivery of individual and team responsibilities and objectives
• Conduct detailed shift handovers    
• Fork lift truck operation – up to 3.5 tes (training will be provided)
• Issue work permits for operations and tanker offloading areas


Key attributes of the Process Technician:


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

Expected Level of Proficiency


Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience required:


• As a minimum, a good general education:  Grades A-C at GCSE level including Maths, English and one other Science/Technical subject
• Experience working in an operational role on a chemical process plant, or related engineering or heavy industry field would be preferred.



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.

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