Mechanical Technician

Corporate Overview

Aker Solutions is a global provider of products, systems and services to the oil and gas industry. Its engineering, design and technology bring discoveries into production and maximize recovery. The company employs approximately 14,000 people in about 20 countries. Go to for more information on our business, people and values.

Aker Solutions' Shetland Gas Plant (SGP) Global Maintenance and Operations Contract (GMOC) Team based in Dyce, Aberdeen are responsible for delivering Operations, Maintenance and Engineering Services to our Client, Total E&P. We need experienced personnel who can strengthen our team and support our ambitious growth plans within the Oil & Gas market.

We are currently seeking a Mechanical Technician on a core contract. This is a 2 on/3 off rotational position.

At this time, we are only able to consider candidates who reside locally in Shetland.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Planning and Estimating for mechanical planned, preventative and remedial maintenance on equipment including but not limited to the following:

  • Hydraulic and pneumatic actuators, Manual, relief, control and non-return valves, Liquid/gas separators, filters, pig launchers/receivers and gas processing systems, Hazardous and non-hazardous atmospheric vessels and systems

  • Electric and hydraulic motors, Reciprocating, centrifugal, submersible and diaphragm pumps, Pressure storage equipment, Centrifugal and reciprocating compressors

  • Tube and plate heat exchangers, Turbine and reciprocating prime movers, Electric/liquid heaters, Fans, Hydraulic and pneumatic circuits, Mechanical interlocks, Manual and mechanical lifting devices, Structures

  • Calibration of mechanical and hydraulic devices and systems and Replacement of static and rotating mechanical seals, heat exchanger elements, filter elements, valves and valve trims, machine rotating assemblies, drive belts, ignition devices, lubricants and other machine fluids and bearings

  • Verification of equipment pressure integrity, equipment and machinery performance criteria and mechanical equipment isolation integrity

  • Replacement of static mechanical seals, filter elements, lubricants, hydraulic fluids, chemicals and coolant

  • Monitoring and analysis of equipment mechanical deterioration and malfunction, Operation of manual lifting devices to basic rigging standards

  • Operation of machine tools and Preparation of resources and work sites with reference to other coincident activities to ensure the effectiveness and safety of complex operation and maintenance work

Qualifications and Personal Qualities:

  • Apprenticeship or City and Guilds/NVQ Level 3 or HNC equivalent within a relevant trade discipline

  • Relevant previous onshore/offshore industry wide experience or hydrocarbon processing operations

We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • Good work/life balance
  • Positive work environment with challenging tasks
  • Development opportunities

Contact Us:

NES Advantage is Aker Solutions’ global recruitment services provider responsible for permanent and temporary staffing services.

For further information please contact Michelle Ross / Recruitment Consultant / 01224 087371 or