Engineering Technician

Cramlington  ‐ Onsite
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Engineering Technician

Salary: £30-40k pa + Benefits

Full time - Permanent

Cramlington, NE23 1WB


  • 25 days holiday per annum, plus UK public holidays as designated by the Company each year
  • Contributory workplace pension
  • Annual bonus incentive

Job description

This role is an opportunity to be part of our growing company within the oil and gas industry. Your role as Engineering Technician will be to ensure the effective production of Caliper and Pathfinder equipment and ensure safe, efficient, and effective running of the workshop. The role will be of paramount importance within the company.


Pipeline Innovations build and operate caliper tools, we then produce reports from geometry surveys conducted. These surveys are run worldwide within the oil and gas industry. We have many high-profile clients and a proven track record running these caliper tools. Our standards need to be of the highest level to ensure our continued success and growth as a small company.

Our two products are the mechanical caliper tool and the foam Pathfinder caliper.

Main duties

To be responsible for and assist in coordinating, organising, supervising, carrying out and improving the following:

  • This is a technical position with responsibility for production / workshop duties.
  • The role involves undertaking and potentially leading the production of caliper equipment associated with our products, typically involving assembly of precision metal and plastic parts, as well as foam reaction injection moulding.
  • This role is a hands-on role and will involve active participation in foam pig production, the mechanical build of caliper pigs and the physical calibration of foam Pathfinders and mechanical caliper pigs.
  • Carry out production of Pathfinder foam pigs: the Pathfinder tool is a foam pig consisting of an internal plastic housing surrounded by a polyurethane foam body. The Pathfinder is produced by use of our on-site reaction injection moulding machines.
  • Carry out assembly of mechanical Caliper: the mechanical caliper tool is a metal bodied pig consisting of a central mandrel on which polyurethane discs and various measurement instruments are mounted. Assembly is carried out on-site in our engineering workshop.
  • Perform calibration of Pathfinder and mechanical Caliper tools.
  • Perform commissioning of Pathfinder and mechanical Caliper tools.
  • Carry out Quality Assurance: Perform rigorous quality checks through all Pathfinder and Caliper production, assembly, and calibration processes.
  • Work to all Company QMS policies and procedures as per ISO 9001:2015.
  • Maintain and assist with stock control: Organise and control stock involved with Pathfinder and Caliper builds.
  • Ensure that a safe working environment is maintained at all times through compliance with Health and safety at work regulations (HASAW 1974)
  • Prepare equipment to mobilise worldwide as required.
  • Coordinate with Operations, Engineering managers and production supervisor to ensure that projects are managed and delivered in accordance with the client specification and within the agreed time frame.

Essential attributes

  • Experience in mechanical assembly in a workshop environment.
  • Knowledge and experience in following and interpreting technical drawings and assembly instructions.
  • Knowledge of quality control processes and experience of following quality procedures.
  • Have an attention to detail during production tasks.
  • Have a conscientious attitude to performing tasks.
  • Experience with MS Word and Excel to produce reports.
  • Be highly motivated.

Preferred attributes

  • Experience of pigging equipment in the offshore industry.
  • Have knowledge and experience of Quality Management System, Inspection, quality assurance and or functional testing of component parts, materials and assemblies.
  • Have experience or knowledge of monitoring production / inventory processes and procedures.
  • Experience conducting calibrations and producing reports.
  • High level of competence in IT skills.
  • Qualification in an Engineering / science-based field desirable.
  • Skilled in the use of workshop machinery and tools.

Interested in this Engineering Technician role?  Please send your cv by return.


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