Senior Rotating Equipment Technician

Date:  6 Jul 2024

Iraq, IQ

Department:  Plant Operations
Job Description: 


  • Support the Maintenance Superintendent in the maintenance of all rotating equipment on the site.
  • Utilize their broad range of skills and experience: -
    • To maximize uptime and reduce business losses
    • Execute strategies developed by the Maintenance Excellence Manager
    • Create and implement safe, reliable, efficient plans for rotating equipment maintenance.
    • Introduce condition monitoring technologies
    • Provide input for rotating equipment budget.
  • Coach and assess junior technicians



  • Oversees and drives implementation of the maintenance plan and drives performance improvements
  • Leads all reciprocating rotating equipment maintenance
  • Leads major overhauls and interventions on reciprocating rotating equipment
  • Extensive experienced in fault finding on reciprocating rotating equipment
  • Extensive experienced in overhauling reciprocating rotating equipment
  • Develops reliability plans for all rotating equipment
  • Ensure all activities undertaken by the maintenance team are in compliance with the CreDan and regulatory HSSE standards.
  • Deploy condition monitoring tools and methods to improve reliability.
  • Improve equipment reliability and availability.
  • Drive production improvement for plant through investigation of losses and deep understanding of rotating equipment performance.
  • Deliver main equipment overhauls against agreed plan and costs.



  • Continues to develop local expertise through optimizing on-the-job training and experience 


Minimum Educational, Technical Qualifications/Certifications Required

  • Mechanical Technical Institute educated
  • Preferred candidate will have in depth Caterpillar 3500 and 3600 series, Waukesha 275GL experience and gas compression experience along with major overhauling experience.
  • A minimum of 15 years’ experience in a senior maintenance position in the oil & gas industry on reciprocating rotating equipment, specifically gas engine compressor packages
  • Proven at troubleshooting technical problems
  • Subject matter expert in maintenance techniques on gas engines and gas compressors and associated equipment
  • Proven tuning and setting up of gas engines and gas compressors