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ICSS / PLC Specialist

Local contract (in accordance with the legislation of the country)
Rotation: 11 months on/1 month off
Client: Total
Category: Instrumentation / Electronic
Country: Italy
Reference: D68-192

Position:  ICSS / PLC Specialist

Position on organization chart: Reports to CSR


  • Assists the planner by giving any technical support for the preparation of the jobs in his discipline.
  • Assists PLCs and ICSS specialists working under Specific Maintenance Contracts (SMC),
  • Ensures that COMPANY’s HSE regulations are respected (especially procedures related to Work Permits), as well as approved operating procedures and standard industry practice during performance of maintenance operations placed under his responsibility,
  • Enters intervention reports in the CMMS (including those concerning SMC) and writes the technical reports related to his field,
  • Monitors the functioning of utilities and equipment systems which are under his responsibility,
  • Performs the diagnostics and trouble shooting in PLCs and ICSS, (including PLC Package)
  • Follows-up the parameter values and alarms in the concerned systems, for condition monitoring purpose,
  • Carries out, at the Instruments Supervisor’s or COMPANY’s request, any intervention within his field of competence.
  • Member of Site Emergency Response Team


  • Proposes any relevant action to improve performance and availability of control system.
  • Warns support teams of any recurring problems related to the availability or quality of spare parts,
  • Guaranties that software produced for modification or corrective actions are in conformity with functional analysis,
  • Guaranties that control system documentation is up to date,

On call duty:

  • Member of on call duty team


  • Is responsible for integrity and follow-up of software and hardware and interfaces with PLC.
  • He ensures that maintenance operations under his responsibility are carried out in strict accordance with COMPANY’s current safety rules and operating procedures and in accordance with standard industry practice, thereby guaranteeing the quality of maintenance operations, within his field, carried out on site by CONTRACTOR.
  • He plays a predominant role in the transfer of skills to personnel undergoing training by mentoring on site.

Qualifications required:

The holder of this post must have the following qualifications:

  • Laurea Magistrale and/or Specialistica (as well Chartered Engineer, A-levels + 5 years’ study) or Laurea Triennale (as well Higher National Diploma HND or Certificate HNC, A-levels + 3 years’ study, BTS/DUT or equivalent).
  • 5 years’ experience in the field of control system and at least 3 years as control system specialist in petrochemical industry,
  • A knowledge of the principles related to the process and equipment of oil and gas treatment installations
  • Specific professional knowledge: CMMS : SAP/R3 / multiple PLC systems
  • Ability to work in a large multinational team
  • Ability to work independently while maintaining good relations with colleagues and others
  • Physical ability to work in the climatic conditions of the site
  • Working language: In the "BRIGHT test" English equivalent to 2.0 and Italian to 2.5.
  • Knowledge of electrical habilitation requirements and be certified as required (also including PES/PEI as per CEI 11-27/1 and CEI EN 50110-1)
  • He must have a proven sense of responsibility and a talent for management.
  • He must be rigorous and methodical in his approach to operations.
  • He must show common sense and be able to anticipate and analyze.
  • A natural, flexible authority is essential.
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