For a well known client operating in the United Arab Emirates, we are currently looking for a Maintenance Instrumentation & Control Technician. This is a permanent position to be based on Barakah NPP construction site.

Role description

To lead and perform Instrumentation and Control (I&C) maintenance work on the Barakah Nuclear Power Plants. Work involves conducting Periodic Testing, Preventative Maintenance, Corrective Maintenance and Surveillance Testing of safety and non-safety related Structures, Systems and Components.

Technicians are required to read/review the maintenance task and associated documentation, conduct the maintenance activity in accordance with the procedure, troubleshoot and perform corrective actions as required, and update the equipment/maintenance record on the computerized maintenance management system.

Awareness of and adherence to the Nuclear Safety Standards, Quality Assurance Standards, Health and Safety Standards and Environmental Protection Standards is essential.

Knowledge, Experience and Skills

Conducting Maintenance Activities

  • Review and comprehend ‘work packages’ and the individual requirements of the maintenance activity/activities.
  • Perform proper and timely preparation and staging of maintenance work activities including but not limited to the submission of procurement requests on the computerised system for equipment spare parts and special tools to ensure that maintenance activities are properly resourced.
  • Sign of to Work Clearances to authorize the work to commence on structure, system or component and to ensure that the work can be conducted safely.
  • Lead/Attend and participate in Pre-Job Briefs to ensure that all requirements of the maintenance task are understood – including but not limited to high risk or high complexity activities, safety aspects (both nuclear and conventional), and parallel work activities.
  • Conduct a range of maintenance activities to the highest standard and in full adherence to the maintenance and safety procedures and processes.
  • Conduct system/equipment troubleshooting to identify system faults or defects and take the necessary corrective action(s) to ensure that issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Lead/Attend Post-Job Reviews to ensure that any learning from the work activity is discussed and recorded so that the learning can be incorporated into the process or procedures.
  • Utilise the Corrective Action Program (CAP) to record plant deficiencies and improve performance.
  • Record the completion of maintenance activates and any relevant maintenance findings on the computerised maintenance management system.
  • Support the production of Self Assessments to provide useful and self-critical improvement.

Safe Working and Behaviours

  • Strictly adhere to the Nawah Health and Safety policies, processes, procedures and instructions during all aspects of work/employment to ensure that the highest standards of safety are maintained.
  • Align and adhere behaviours to the Enterprise ‘LEAD AT SITE’ values of Lead, Enable, Align, Direction, Accountability, Teamwork, Safety, Integrity, Trust and Excellence.

‘Fix it Now’ (FIN) Team, On-Call and Emergency Response Organisation (ERO) Support

  • As required (only a percentage of technicians will be required to perform these duties), support the operating plant by following the continuous shift working pattern as a FIN Team member to respond to out-of-hours breakdowns.
  • As required (only a percentage of technicians will be required to perform these duties) support the On-Call Rota or the Emergency Response Organisation (ERO) by being available to respond to a breakdown or an event outside of normal working hours
  • Note: Any shift work, on-call or ERO support shall be financially compensated in line with the Nawah policy.

Excellence and Quality Management

  • Ensure commitment to a culture of continuous improvement by eliminating waste, following operations procedures, practicing innovation, problem solving, and teamwork; complying with Quality Management System policies and procedures; providing and receiving constructive feedback; and striving to meet quality standards and stakeholder expectations.
  • Ensure Commitment to the Nawah Fundamentals and LEAD AT SITE values.

Essential skills

Over 5 years of maintenance experience including 3 years or more of nuclear plant maintenance experience.

Basic Qualifications (Must have MOST of the following)

  • I&C Drawing
  • Use I&C Hand Tools (incl. Soldering stations)
  • Maintain Instrument Tubing & Fittings
  • Use Measuring and Test Equipment
  • Maintain Connectors & Connections

Intermediate Qualifications (Must have MOST of the following)

  • I&C Common Maintenance
  • Maintain Pressure Loop Devices
  • Maintain Flow Loop Devices
  • Maintain Level Loop Devices
  • Maintain Temperature Loop Devices
  • Perform Instrument Channel Loop Checks
  • Signal Conditioners and Secondary Control Loop Instruments

Specialty Qualifications (Must have MOST from the following)

  • Maintain Controllers and Regulators
  • Maintain and Diagnose Air Operated Valves and Dampers/Louvers
  • Maintain Special Instrumentation
  • Maintain Analytical Loop Devices
  • Maintain Radiation Instruments for Radiation Monitoring
  • Maintain Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s)
  • Neutron Flux and Reactivity Control Instruments

Metrological Lab Technicians (Beneficial)

  • ISO/IEC/7025 General Requirements
  • Measurement Uncertainty
  • Measuring & Test Equipment Management System (MTES)
  • Maintain Precision Pressure M&TE
  • Maintain Precision Electrical M&TE
  • Maintain Precision Temperature M&TE
  • Maintain Precision Dimensional and Torque M&TE
  • Maintain Precision Mass M&TE

I&C Systems (Must have a minimum of x2 from the following)

  • Auxiliary Feed-water System Maintenance
  • Core Protection Calculator System Maintenance
  • Chemical & Volume Control System Maintenance
  • Chemical & Volume I&C Facility Maintenance
  • Diverse Protection System Maintenance
  • Digital Rod Control System and CEA Maintenance
  • External-Core Neutron Flux Monitoring System Maintenance
  • Engineered Safety Features Component Control System Maintenance
  • Inadequate Core Cooling Monitoring System Maintenance
  • In-Core Instrumentation System Maintenance
  • Information Processing System Maintenance
  • Internal Refueling Water Storage Tank System Maintenance
  • Main Feed Water Pump Turbine Control System Maintenance
  • Man Machine Interface System Maintenance
  • Main Steam Control System Maintenance
  • Nuclear Steam Supply System Integrity Monitoring System Maintenance
  • Process Component Control System Maintenance
  • Plant Protection System Maintenance
  • Qualified Indication & Alarm System Maintenance
  • Reactor Coolant System Maintenance
  • Radiation Monitoring System Maintenance
  • Radioactive Waste System Maintenance
  • Seismic Monitoring System Maintenance
  • Steam Generator Level Control System Maintenance
  • Turbine Control System Maintenance
  • Vibration Monitoring System Maintenance
  • OvationTM Fundamentals
  • CommonQ Fundamentals

Desired skills

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE

I&C Systems

  • Chemical & Volume Control System Maintenance
  • In-Core Instrumentation System Maintenance
  • Information Processing System Maintenance
  • Man Machine Interface System Maintenance
  • Nuclear Steam Supply System Integrity Monitoring System Maintenance
  • Vibration Monitoring System Maintenance
  • OvationTM Fundamentals
  • CommonQ Fundamentals

Based in the United Arab Emirates, Arunima has been with Thomas Thor since 2016 and is a Senior Recruitment Consultant with international recruitment experience.

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