Candidate Ref                  TP/8601                 

Position                            Snr Instrumentation Technician    



Over 30 years of instrumentation experience across a range of projects predominately in petrochemical , oil and gas refineries & drilling platforms across Europe including:

  • Installation, commissioning & testing a variety of instruments such as pneumatic controlled valves, pneumatic controllers, pressure differentials, instrumentation on boiler systems and all instruments associated with control of the voltages, currents, protection relays


  • Instrument checking, validation, quality control, testing, loop checking, commissioning, valve testing, flushing, pressure testing, start-up of fire and gas systems and oil and gas systems. DCS, controls, automation,
  • Re-calibrating and testing of instruments removed from field and in situ.


  • Providing training & supervision on and off site for all disciplines, mechanical, electrical, process operatives, from the simple understanding of the functions, instrument types and maintenance of all mounted sensors, regulators, valves, pumps, motors, inverters, dcs systems, plc systems, pneumatics, hydraulics, water, steam, types of different processes involved with different types of product, from chemicals, water, food, oil, waste products, Gas sulphurisation.


List of products familiars with:

  • Valves: fisher, Pfeiffer, Peco, spiral, Magnetrol, Asco, hora, Tyco, Foxboro, john sons, Worcester, burkert, rotork; inclusive of repairs and set up and control, pneumatics and electronics.


  • Sensors: ROEMOUNT, SIEMENS, ABB, pepper and Fuchs, Danfoss, Honeywell Omron, Isolux, Telemecanique, imo, Teledyne, smart, baumer, vega, Drago; etc. Various DCS and control systems.



VCA – Dutch Safety Certificate

Compex certificate 1-4


City & Guilds Electrical Course

City & Guilds Electrical Technicians course

Omnitec Diploma in Electronics

Various in house Siemens/Allen courses

Trained on Bradley/ Mitsubishi/ Modicon software.

Other training – various instruments & health and safety



Career history

Jan 2017 – Jan 2017      Instrument Commissioning Technician

Neste Oil Refinery, Maasvlakte Netherlands

Polymer Plant – Sabic Maastricht Netherlands

Automatic Packaging Plant Sabic, Bergen op Zoom Netherlands


2014 – 2016                      Commissioning Technician – Randridge International

Fredericia Refinery DONG Energy, Denmark

Lagan Tormore, Shetland islands


2014                                   Commissioning Technician – Kentz

Oil Sands project, Alberta


2013                                   QA/QC Inspector – Randridge International/Fabricom

New power station Rotterdam


2012                                   QA/QC Inspector – DESCON

ADGAS Refinery at Das Island, Abu Dhabi


2012                            Commissioning Technician – Global Tech

Verolme/Keppel shipyard, Holland

Offshore rig refurbishment (Scarabeo and Troll Solutions).

New power station in Holland for NUON (Mitsubishi)


2008 – 2012                 Instrument Technician – Randridge International

Shell Refinery Pernis,

Shutdown at the BASF plant in Bradford

New build rig for BP (Valhall project)

Deep-sea diving vessel for SUBSEA in Holland

BP Refinery, Rotterdam

Statoil Shutdown, Mongstat, Norway

New Build Statoil LNG Plant, Hammerfest Norway


2003- 2005                       Process control technician – RPS Ireland

Intel Dublin


2000 – 2003                     Electrical Technician – Patrick Lynch, Electrical Engineers

Various types of contracts, including tool installation at Intel Dublin; Office complexes, data wiring, fire alarms, security systems


1987-2000                        Commissioning Technician – Thomas Broadbent And Sons Ltd

Employed as a service/commissioning technician worldwide, on the factory build; installation and commissioning of the various equipment manufactured by Broadbents and also the equipment they were agents for.

The equipment consisted of Batch sugar centrifuges, chemical centrifuges’ decanters, solids control technology, Flue gas desulphurisation, Batch washers, Presses, Flat bed ironers, Folders, Driers (gas, electric and steam), conveyors (all types, overhead, chain, and flat), etc .Most of the work consisted of the installation of equipment on sites throughout the world, onshore and offshore, the training of personnel to operate the machines, and the maintenance procedures.

Service and maintenance work was carried out on customer need level; were breakdowns were treated as a first action call out.

All the machines utilised up to date plc controls and associated software; fully integrated instruments and controls. The plc packages consisted of Siemens, Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi, software updates were also installed on site under special circumstances.

Modern fast inverters were incorporated on some machines of 120kw and larger of Siemens and ABB manufacture, (Siemens and ABB used the test bed also to utilise our own machines as a test for their inverters) these were tested on machines set up in broadbents own dedicated test bed at the factory prior to being shipped out. Various other control techniques were used i.e., ultra-sonics, barrier safety systems, special gas detection, special gases purging systems (as built in house) plus controls, own in house panel building.


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