Instrument Supervisor

Date:  29 Feb 2024
Location: 

Iraq, IQ

Department:  Plant Operations
Job Description: 

MAJOR FUNCTIONS

The instruments supervisor shall be responsible for:

  • In operational phase they will be responsible for all Instrument planned and corrective maintenance on Khormor installations in accordance with both local and industry standards.
  • This position is a ‘hands-on’ site supervisory role, reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent,
  • The Instrument supervisor is responsible for all planned, corrective, and campaign instrumentation maintenance activities.
  • Purpose is to plan, direct and execute maintenance activities and related project work. The position involves leading a team of skilled Instrumentation Technicians, control system disciplines and managing interfaces with operations, engineering, to ensure that plant integrity and safe operations are maintained.
  • They shall manage the execution of all Safety & Environmental Critical Equipment testing in accordance with operational procedures.
  • Managing all mechanical maintenance resources, including contractors, spare parts and contributing to maintenance budget development
  • Ensuring maintenance KPI’s are achieved.
  • Reporting on maintenance activities and leading RCFA’s as required
  • Ensuring that team HSE KPIs’ are met and driving HSE Performance
  • Leading continuous improvement in their discipline area
  • Managing obsolescence in their discipline area

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Work Responsibilities and Planning

  • Ensures that the team have a safe place of work through compliance with and regular review of procedures (including Task Instructions, Permits-to-Work, Task Risk Assessments, and Toolbox Talks).
  • Ensures compliance with Government Standards, Legislation and Regulatory requirements.
  • Ensures compliance with Company Standards, Philosophies, Procedures and Guidelines.
  • Directs all instrument maintenance activities at Khormor LPG recovery plant.
  • Leads a team of skilled instrument technicians and acts as interface between management and technical team.
  • Able to carry out loop checks and perform calibration. In-depth knowledge of PLC controllers,
  • Able to troubleshoot and fault find on instrumentation equipment, systems and controls.
  • Conversant with ICSS control systems, telecommunication equipment, rotating equipment monitoring and controls.
  • Leads ad-hoc teams of contract and vendor technicians for construction and maintenance work as required.
  • Liaises closely with Production Operations, Maintenance and Engineering teams in activity planning, engineering change and cost control.
  • Ensures that procedures for the safe execution of tasks are in place and adhered to (including Task Instructions, Permits-to Work, Task Risk Assessments, and Toolbox Talks).
  • Ensures that all activities are accurately recorded in the maintenance management system, providing all necessary reports to the Operations support team.
  • Assists in recruiting, mentoring, training, and appraising maintenance personnel.
  • Conducts fault-finding and Root Cause Analysis on Control Systems and related problems both independently and in liaison with vendor specialists.
  • Promotes HSE culture.
  • Manages Records Proof Testing of Safety & Environmental Critical Equipment (SECE) to ensure that it is operating in compliance with its Performance Standard.  Ensures that any failures are recorded and that remedial work is completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensures that Plant and Equipment is maintained according to compliance and integrity standards to meet expected reliability and ‘uptime’ Key Performance Indicators.
  • Ensures that all activities are fully and accurately recorded in the Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) (SAP).
  • Ensures that all Plant and Equipment changes are fully and accurately recorded in the CMMS.
  • Ensures that all Maintenance Procedures are present, accurate and updated in the CMMS.
  • Ensures that all spares information, including equipment and task BOMs are present, accurate and updated in the CMMS.
  • Works with the Planning Team to prepare weekly, bi-weekly and monthly work and manpower planning and scheduling within the CMMS.
  • Works with the Planning Team to prepare Work including Task Lists, spares requirements and support services within the CMMS.
  • Works with the Planning Team and Discipline Supervisors to manage the Work Backlog
  • Manages data related to equipment health.  Proposes improvements to risk-based inspection and condition monitoring of equipment and supports the Reliability team to conduct and improve equipment reliability programs.
  • Provides coaching and mentoring to trainee, junior and technician level personnel.
  • Required to have in-depth knowledge of fire and gas systems and instrumentation; control valves and controllers; Metering; Pressure, level and temperature transmitters and controllers; Loop control and tuning; Instrumentation calibration and troubleshooting; Gas Engine controls and instrumentation; Generator controls and instrumentation.

Minimum Educational, Technical Qualifications/Certifications Required

  • Instrument and Control or Electrical & Electronic Engineering at Degree level.
  • Military Control Systems qualifications / experience will be considered.
  • Prefer candidate with DCS, PLC, Metering or Analyser experience
  • Prefer candidate with Compex certification
  • At least 12 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas industry. With 5 years in a similar supervisory level
  • Fully experienced in working with safety management systems and a basic understanding of local safety management legislation.
  • In-depth understanding of Oil & Gas production equipment, processes and utility systems
  • Experience of Emerson DeltaV, Allen Bradley PLCs, Emerson Metering Systems preferrable.
  • Excellent experience in a CMMS system, SAP preferred.
  • Experience in Fiscal Metering and calibration is an advantage for a candidate.
  • Experience in Pre commissioning , commissioning and start up is an advantage for a candidate