Technicians are part of the maintenance team that ensures safe and reliable operation of the plant. The maintenance team has 3 branches of activity: instrumentation & control, electrical, and mechanical.
Electrical technicians help create, maintain and repair the electronic components and equipment used in any equipment or device that involves electricity. Electrical technicians assemble equipment components or electrical systems or prototypes, using hand tools or measuring instruments; use specialized measuring and diagnostic devices to evaluate how electrical equipment is working; build or calibrate instrumentation; build electronic devices based on reading schematics, inspect for problems, troubleshoot, repair or replace old equipment and install new equipment, and much more.
Petrochemical plants are classified as industries that require extremely precise measuring and monitoring equipment to regulate flow and pressure rates, keep track of production, manage power use, and ensure safety. Instrumentation technicians monitor atmospheric and environmental changes in industrial areas and buildings. They use a variety of instruments and devices to record and report these changes. They test, calibrate, install, repair, and inspect monitoring devices. They also perform general maintenance on the equipment and design new measuring and recording equipment. On a typical day, they work with scientific and analytic computer software, calculators, voltage and current meters, and electronic probes in order to diagnose faults in circuitry. At the SOCAR Polymer plant, specifically, instrumentation technicians are primarily responsible for implementing planned and breakdown maintenance of plant instrument control devices.
A mechanical technician is responsible for performing highly diversified duties to install, troubleshoot, repair and maintain production and facility equipment according to safety, predictive and productive maintenance systems and processes to support the achievement of the site’s business goals and objectives. At the SOCAR Polymer plant, specifically, mechanical technicians are primarily responsible for implementing all maintenance activities on both static as well as rotating equipment..