National Occupational Standards

Process Engineering Maintenance (Instrument and Control) Level 2

Revision: May 2010

Aim and objectives:

The Process Engineering Maintenance (Instrument and Control) Level 2 National Occupational Standards (NOS) define the expected level of performance, knowledge, understanding and behaviour an individual must achieve when carrying routine instrument and control process engineering maintenance in the workplace. The standards will act as benchmarks for assessing and monitoring on the job competence.

Target audience:

The standards have been designed for individuals who currently work within a process engineering environment as an instrument and control craftsperson and/or for individuals who are participating in a development programme which would ultimately lead to the individual becoming an electrical maintenance technician.

Qualifications:

The standards form part of Level 2 SVQ/NVQ Process Engineering Maintenance (Instrument and Control)

Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) provide recognition of an individual’s ability to work in real work conditions. Quality assured certificates of competence for SVQs/NVQs are issued by Awarding Bodies / Organisations.

The SVQ Process Engineering Maintenance (Instrument and Control) Level 2 is jointly awarded by SQA and OPITO. The Process Engineering Maintenance L2 NVQ Certificate (QCF) is awarded by PAA\VQ-SET.

Assessment:

Organisations implementing SVQs/NVQs should refer to the Oil and Gas Industry Competence Assessment and Verification Guidelines. Organisations implementing the SVQ must comply with the OPITO Assessment and Verification Strategy for Upstream Oil and Gas SVQs. Organisations should also refer to the relevant Awarding Body / Organisation guides.

The full standard and mandatory units to be completed are available to view and download:

  • PEM NOS 1 Reinstate the work area after completing the maintenance of process plant and equipment
  • PEM NOS 2 Hand over process plant and equipment
  • PEM NOS 3 Deal with hazards in process engineering maintenance
  • PEM NOS 4 Contribute to effective working relationships in process engineering maintenance

Optional A units – one unit to be completed:

  • PEM NOS 5 Prepare work areas for the maintenance of process plant and equipment
  • PEM NOS 6 Prepare loads for moving during process engineering maintenance
  • PEM NOS 7 Move loads during process engineering maintenance
  • PEM NOS 38 Prepare materials for the maintenance of instrument and control process plant and equipment
  • PEM NOS 39 Prepare process plant and equipment in support of instrument and control engineering activities

Optional B units – two units to be completed:

  • PEM NOS 40 Assemble components of instrument and control process plant and equipment
  • PEM NOS 41 Remove components from instrument and control process plant and equipment
  • PEM NOS 42 Replace components in instrument and control process plant and equipment.

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