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Valve Technician at SGS S.A.

Valve Technician

SGS S.A. Christchurch, Canterbury Full-Time
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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

The purpose of this position is to carry out work associated with the assessment, repair, modification, checking, testing and certifying of industrial valves accordance with SGS-IVE Quality Management System (QMS) and its procedures.

A Valve Technician shall:

  • Carry out valve refurbishments & overhauls or related work as requested in line with the QMS, customer requirements and given priorities.
  •  Repair and test various valves, including but not limited to ball valves, gate valves, butterfly valves, safety relief valves, etc.
  • Undertake Valve examinations, maintenance and repair without error, working within agreed time frames.
  • Perform disassembly, cleaning, inspection, measuring, reassembly and testing of valves.
  • Follow all schematics and documented procedures in accordance with all Quality Control and ASME National Board standards that apply to the job.
  • Thoroughly complete all calibration and documentation associated with testing and repairs.
  • Document all work done on the appropriate worksheets and complete a timesheet on a daily basis.
  • Adhere to all safe working practices, look after yourself and those around you.
  • Understand and adhere to the QMS.  Communicate any breaches of the system to a supervisor or manager.
  • Actively seek opportunities to expand your valve repair knowledge base.
  • Take an active part in any training opportunity and provide training to staff as reasonably requested.
  • Utilize resources efficiently and maintain a high level of housekeeping.
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement projects and make appropriate recommendations for improvement to our operational and quality systems.
  •  Keen interest in engineering with a minimum of 3 years industry experience
  •  Minimum two years valve specific experience
  • Must have a qualified trade in mechanical engineering or fitter and turner
  • Must have thorough understanding of API526/527 and other applicable industry standards
  • Must have knowledge of Valve maintenance including Block, Ball, Gate, Control and Relief valves to a high standard
  • Mechanical knowledge of machines and tools required for the repair of valves
  • Mechanical knowledge of how to clean and maintain machinery used to overhaul and service valves and parts
  • Full knowledge and understanding of measurements in relation to orifices
  • Experience in a Petro chemical industry (Ideally 5 years’ experience)
  • Full knowledge of gasket assembly, bolting and compression
  • A current, clean driver’s license

Required Skills and Competencies

  •  Customer Service focused
  • Organized and efficient
  • Positive achievement oriented
  • Flexible and able to think on one’s feet
  • Computer literacy – Above average computer skills, particularly in Excel.
  • Teamwork – Ability to work effectively and productively with others.
  • Initiative – Ability to initiate action without being prompted to do so.
  • Communication – Ability to communicate effectively (verbal & written) with fluency in English. and interpersonal skills.
  • Safety Conscious – Proactively consider safety requirements when completing all tasks.
  • Personal Motivation – Being proactive in the completion of all tasks without constant supervision, including apprenticeship assignments.
  • Physically Capable – Ability to complete the physical demands of the role e.g. lifting, moving valves, working at heights, walking distances etc.


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Job ID: REF25228I