Senior Instrument Technician

Date:  26 May 2024

Iraq, IQ

Department:  Plant Operations
Job Description: 


  • 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.
  • They shall undertake all Safety & Environmental Critical Equipment testing in accordance with operational procedures.
  • They shall be fully conversant with hazardous area classification and electrical material classes.
  • They shall undertake a multi-tasking role to support the Production Operations team in field activties and will be involved with Fault-Finding, Root Cause Analysis and repair of all Instrument & Control equipment and systems.
  • Provides input to creating and reviewing maintenance procedures, job plans and work instructions.


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.
  • Leads onsite maintenance activities at Khormor LPG recovery plant.
  • Leads major repairs and overhaul works, supports other disciplines, acts as worksite supervisor for contractors, vendors and specialists as required.
  • Conducts fault-finding and Root Cause Analysis on Control Systems and related problems both independently and in liaison with vendor specialists. 
  • Completes and 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.
  • Collects 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.
  • Maintains proper housekeeping and appropriate system cleanliness.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to trainee, junior, and technician-level personnel.
  • Participates in Emergency Response organization as required (this may include responsibilities in Search & Rescue and Fire Fighting).
  • 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 and electronic Engineering at the Technical Institute 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 10 years’ experience in the Oil & Gas industry.
  • Fully experienced in working with safety management systems and a basic understanding of local safety management legislation.
  • In-depth understanding of Oil and gas production equipment, processes, and utility systems
  • Experience with Emerson DeltaV, Allen Bradley PLCs, and Emerson Metering Systems preferable.
  • 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