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Work Preparator

Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria, United Kingdom

Job Description

Wood is recruiting for a Work Preparator for a Spirit site in Barrow-in-Furness. This role is a staff role, Mon-Fri, 40 hours per week.
To increase efficiency and effectiveness of the maintenance function. 
Develop anomaly & project job plans and prepare them for scheduling and execution. Includes predictive, corrective and planned fabric maintenance jobs, and minor modification construction jobs. 
Develop and maintain long- and short-term schedules in conjunction with site team. Includes scheduling of Shutdown work. 
To ensure the performance and availability of equipment and systems within all disciplines meet the standard required to achieve safety, production and environmental targets. 
Operate and maintain the CMMS and its interfaces with cost, Materials and planning groups in support of the CSP function. 


Work closely with site teams to understand job requirements and priorities Develop job schedules in conjunction with operations, other customers, and the Master Scheduler. Attempt to minimise schedule disruptions and facilitate longer term scheduling horizons Arrange and run the Daily and Weekly Scheduling and update meetings Co-ordinate numerous jobs and their required equipment, tool, parts, access requirements and personnel availability (including operations). Level resources. Work with plant Contractor Administrator, Master Scheduler, and Site Purchasing to arrange for contract resources to meet job resource requirements Assign people to jobs during finalisation of the daily schedule Communicate job schedules, and ensure that all affected parties are notified Manage job schedules using scheduling software – CMMS and non CMMS. Perform similar tasks for Shutdown jobs Group work orders (same equipment or area) to make the execution step more efficient Develop job plans per specified standards Perform field inspections for work orders as appropriate Initiate “Management of Change” process as appropriate Initiate Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) steps in the job plan, if needed Collect all relevant documentation (paper & electronic), and create a “packet” for job execution Use, enter, and maintain job plans within CMMS, and/or the job plan library Hold final review (prior to execution) with customer and CSP supervision regarding job cost and benefit. Decide on recommended priority and timing Requisition and reserve parts and materials needed for the job Initiates process to add materials to the CMMS “Material Master” when needed 


Qualifications (Essential):  Recognised technical Apprenticeship in relevant discipline or equivalent training scheme HNC in relevant discipline Engineering (post 2009 apprenticeships) Proven on or offshore construction experience Qualifications (Desirable):  NVQ/SVQ level 3 in relevant discipline Sap knowledge – preferred but training can be providedHNC in relevant discipline Engineering (pre-2009 apprenticeships) Permit writing experience  Knowledge, skills and experience: Provide proactive and visible SHE leadership, demonstrating commitment to safety through language, behaviour and actions Highly motivated, eager to contribute to continuous improvement Good written and spoken communication skills.  Maintain good relationships with key contacts Leadership and supervisory skills.  Ability to ensure actions delegated to others are carried out to customer’s satisfaction. Actively participate in continuing Professional Development to keep technical discipline skills up to date Demonstrate project and maintenance management professionalism Thorough and reliable achiever.  Must be able to work flexibly as part of a team with a proactive approach to problem solving Ability to work on own initiative, with little supervision Confident and assertive Reliable and responsible and shows attention to detail Willing to work onshore rota and shift system Must comply with the requirements of the Company’s and/or the Client’s Safety Management System (SMS) Competencies (Generic): Able to carry out all activities safely and efficiently to agreed work plans, safety management system requirements and best working practices as required by supervisor Able to complete work history / reports to the required standard as outlined by supervisor Ability to interpret / mark up technical drawings to as built status  Ability to understand /project procedures and drawings in particular extensive understanding of P&ID’s / SLD’s / Instrument Loop, LV Wring Diagrams as applicable to their discipline Competencies (Technical): Ability to carry out work-site inspections Technically competent in a relevant main discipline (Piping or Structural)  Sound understanding of asset management and services supply Understanding of current legislation as applied offshore (hazardous areas, PUWER, LOLER, MHSWR, EAWA, etc) 

About Us

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement 

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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