Mechanical Technician (Contract)

Mechanical Technician (Contract)


RigQuip is the world’s leading independent drilling equipment service organisation. We are rig maintenance subject matter experts with global reach and industry leading quality management. We provide equipment, engineering, servicing and parts to drilling contractors and operator clients around the globe. Our teams ensure that both onshore and offshore rigs are maintained to the highest standards for safe and efficient operations.

Our people are the key to our success. We look for committed, ambitious candidates with relevant experience. In return, we provide opportunities for development and progression as well as competitive benefits packages.

We’re currently on the lookout for a Mechanical Technician on a contract basis to join our Aberdeen workshop team, carrying out inspection and service of drilling equipment including iron roughnecks, top drives, mud pumps, and drawworks.

The role will suit a reliable candidate with a strong mechanical aptitude and heavy mechanical equipment background.

This position is workshop based.


Receive and unload equipment safely
Read and interpret engineering drawings and manuals
Use cloud based work pack software to complete maintenance work orders
Use heavy workshop tools to strip down equipment
Carry out visual inspection and dimensional inspection
Use micrometres, vernier gauges and dial indicators
Complete detailed equipment inspections and reports
Make recommendations for reuse, repair and replacement of parts
Carry out servicing and repairs per recommendations
Rebuild and test equipment per work packs
Pack and load equipment safely
Fulfil project quality plan and risk assessment requirements
Fulfil and comply with workshop safety guidelines
Maintain good facility housekeeping including work bay and tooling

Time served mechanical technician, fitter or similar – apprenticeship or HNC.

Experience working as a mechanical technician in an oil & gas, heavy plant, factory machinery, marine, aerospace or military environment is essential.
Experience working as a mechanical technician in repair of drilling equipment such as iron roughnecks, top drives, mud pumps, and drawworks is advantageous but not essential.
Technical Requirements

Ability to use heavy workshop tooling effectively
Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and manuals
Ability to use measuring tools such as micrometres, vernier gauges and dial indicators
IT literate and able to complete detailed inspection reports using latest software

Competitive rate of pay
Opportunity to secure a permanent role
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary contract

Salary: £37,400.00 per year

Monday to Friday

relevant mechanical technician: 5 years (required)
drilling equipment maintenance: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: One location

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