Fire & Gas Technicians

Dron & Dickson Various United Kingdom Engineering Services

Company Description

Dron & Dickson are specialists in integrated supply, installation and maintenance of harsh & hazardous electrical equipment. Based at five UK locations, we provide specialist E&I inspection, maintenance and project services to all parts of the Offshore & Onshore Energy sector, Pharmaceutical and Marine industries. Managed from our UK locations, our services operate within the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia.


Dron & Dickson have a number of upcoming opportunities for experienced Fire & Gas Technicians within the UK.

Purpose: ‘Everyone Home Safe’ – An encapsulation of the right for everyone to return from work safely and promote their wellbeing; this applies to Dron & Dickson staff and all who come in to contact with our work activities. Our systems, processes and cultures coupled with our supply and services ensures people, plant and the environment are kept safe. The primary purpose of this role is to carry out preventative maintenance and checks of Fire & Gas detection systems in a safe manner to the appropriate standard requirements.

Objective: The primary objective of this role is to carry out various preventive maintenance and calibration checks of Fire & Gas detection systems in accordance with established schedules and procedures/ instructions, including calibration of transmitters, limit switches, flow meters, test equipment or any other related jobs as directed by the Fire & Gas Engineering team.

Our Culture & Values: Our Values aim to underpin and create a positive culture and working environment as well as set behavioural expectations. We are committed to investing in our workforce as we recognise people as our greatest asset. Contribution towards the companies culture and core values are required as part of this role. Our Value acronym AGILE represents qualities associated with being responsive, flexible and adaptable to change which collectively have been identified as key differentiators that offer us competitive advantage.

Reporting to: Project Coordinator.

Direct Reports: None.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Carry out systematic function test, calibration and repair of various types of combustible gas detectors, toxic gas detectors, flame detectors, smoke detectors, horns, beacons, speakers, Fire & Gas controllers, deluge systems and informs any serious abnormalities as observed to the Fire & Gas Engineering team for advice and direction.
  • Installation, inspection, testing, maintenance and calibration of Fire & Gas detection/alarm and control systems.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and repair Fire & Gas alarm systems.
  • Perform inspection and testing as per Standard requirements.
  • Carry out the corrective, preventive and predictive maintenance activities for various Fire & Gas systems both onshore and offshore in accordance with established schedules to achieve effective functionality, reliability and efficiency in accordance with standard operating procedures, HSE guidelines and quality standards.
  • Carry out field modifications on Fire & Gas systems, industrial communication systems and equipment in plant as directed and in accordance with the project documentation.
  • Personnel shall be able to use and maintain all types of testing and calibration of instruments used.
  • Record and evaluate test data.
  • Read and interpret Fire & Gas detection system drawings and various codes.
  • Working in compliance with the company work policy.
  • Documenting inspection, testing, repair and failure data within the company adopted database system.
  • Participate in the shutdown operations as per defined procedures and standards and in line with HSE guidelines.
  • Provides ideas for continual improvement and reports any near misses noticed.
  • Assist in the preparation of timely & accurate departmental statements and reports to meet and Department requirements, policies & standards.
  • Ensure all relevant quality, health, safety and environmental procedures, instructions & controls are adhered to so that the safety of employees, quality of products/services and environmental compliance can be guaranteed.
  • Perform other similar duties such as observing safety rules and regulations, follow quality procedures as prescribed, maintaining of good housekeeping onshore and offshore.

HSEQ Responsibilities:

  • Comply with Dron & Dickson’s integrated managements system including all policies and Procedures
  • Ensure the Company meets its statutory obligations in all areas pertaining to health, safety and welfare at work, including statutory training and reporting.
  • Act ethically and with integrity
  • Ensure all health and safety training is undertaken.
  • Ensure a safe workplace environment without risk to health.


Core Training & Competencies:

  • Offshore Survival (BOSIET/ FOET)
  • UKOOA Medical
  • MIST
  • Fire & Gas System Maintenance: SCQF LEVEL 6.
  • IRATA Level 1, 2 or 3.
  • Compex 01 – 04.
  • Ability to calibrate field Fire & Gas instruments.
  • Ability to use all Fire & Gas related instrument tools.
  • Shall be aware of proper maintenance techniques.
  • Experience with industrial fire protection systems including inspection, testing, maintenance and/or installation with an emphasis on industrial Fire & Gas detection and suppression systems.

Desirable Training & Competencies:

  • GWO training. Manufacturer training.
  • Previous experience as Fire & Gas technician in petrochemical industry.
  • Knowledge of Fire & Gas system and familiar with International Codes & standards

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