Control Valve Technician

Posted 02/05/2024 by DMW Recruitment

TS18, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham

Recruiting for one of our prestigious valve repair and overhaul clients, DMW Recruitment are looking for a Control Valve Technician on a permanent basis in Stockton on Tees.

Salary is dependent upon experience, with overtime uplift. 37.5hrs per week. 

Most works is carried out within a clean and tidy workshop, with 10 weeks of the year on site which comes with 10% uplift on wage plus expenses.  Enhanced pension also available. 

Being part of a larger group of valve engineering companies, you'll be part of the companies growth plan.

The valve technician’s primary responsibility is to provide comprehensive, effective and efficient execution of the valve repair and part replacement process.

Ensure works are delivered on time and to customers specifications.

Under the supervision of the Supervisor / Operations Manager, perform a variety of skilled tasks in the construction, installation, servicing, repair, maintenance and testing of valves and perform related duties as assigned to meet client’s requirements.

You will also be involved in assisting customers with troubleshooting and doing root cause analysis on valves. In this position, you must be willing to travel in both the UK and internationally at short notice. 

Work in a team environment, overhaul/fault finding on valves and record appropriate findings on valve data sheet with a full report detailing ‘as found’ condition.

Work in conjunction at all times with instructions.

Keep Workshop Supervisor / Operations Manager informed at all stages of the process.

Test valves and record the test information correctly according to work instructions.

Ensure all equipment used remains in good working order.

Report any damages to Workshop Supervisor / Operations Manager.

Ensure ability to work under own initiative, being able to fault find and carry out corrective actions.

Advise and recommend corrective actions.

Promote services/abilities at every opportunity by identifying client needs and report to Supervisor / Operations Manager. 

Confirm that the materials to be used match the Sales Order documentation including parts identification and quantity of parts.

Assemble valves in accordance with established  production and quality control guidelines and procedures.

Test valves in accordance with established production and quality control guidelines and procedures.

Adhere to strict technical specification and application/customer requirement compliance during production.

Complete data entry on the Valve Management Database and obtain verification from the competent person at all quality hold points.

Maintain a clean and organized working environment and safety check equipment Instrumentation

Be fully converse with most valve Instrumentation to enable function tests and overhaul on valves to be carried out.

Site Work

Arrive on site on time with the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), tools and equipment and work instructions, method statements and risk assessments.

Perform duties as per work instructions complying with health and safety policies.

Assist others to ensure work is accurate and on time.

Complete site time sheet and ensure it is signed by client before leaving site.

Ensure all equipment is used correctly and brought back to the workshop in good working order.

Ensure any damages are reported immediately to the Workshop Supervisor / Operations Manager.


Must have ability to fill in all data sheets associated with any work carried out on any type of valve, with strict adherence to work instructions, method statements and risk assessments, including valves that are site based, to ensure current, complete and correct records are kept.

Complete engineer’s reports.

Understand contract variations and complete during outages or when extra work is not covered by original scope of work

Ensure timesheets are completed daily electronically on the Valve Management Database (VMD)

Education and Experience

  • Minimum GCSE Grade A – C in core subjects
  • Apprenticeship in relevant discipline plus 2 years post qualification experience preferred or
  • HNC/NVQ in a relevant discipline
  • Experience with repairing various valves, specifically Control / Relief / Isolation Valves and actuation, whether pneumatic, hydraulic.
  • Familiar with most valve instrumentation including Pneumatic/Electronic (DVC) and associated ancillaries.
  • Familiar with tools and equipment required to perform daily valve repair duties
  • Full driving license, as on-site maintenance will be required
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