Crane Operator

Job Overview

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Petrofac is currently looking to recruit a Crane Operator on a permanent basis based in Basra, Iraq.

What we do

Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world’s leading energy companies.

We design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure for the energy industries. Our comprehensive and tailored service offering covers each stage of the project life cycle and a variety of commercial models, giving our clients the flexibility, they need.


Equal Opportunities

We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Petrofac fairly and without discrimination.

Petrofac is striving to develop a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can contribute. We encourage everyone to apply, especially those individuals who form part of underrepresented groups. Applications are also welcome from candidates who want to discuss flexible working or job-sharing requests.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Reporting to the Maintenance Superintendent, ensure all tasks allocated are carried out safely and efficiently.
  • To be able to operate and maintain the CMMP crane and associated lifting/rigging equipment • Ability to maintain a rigging loft.
  • To carry out Mechanical Preventative, Planned and Corrective Maintenance on all CMMP and SPM plant.
  • Static and rotating – equipment types include, but are not limited to: o Platform Crane o Centrifugal Pumps o Instrument Air Package (Centrifugal Compressors) o Hydraulic Power Units o Safety, Pressure, Thermal Relief Valves &Vacuum Breakers. o Solenoid and Control Valves o Mechanical Valves o Heaters o Tanks o Accumulators o Diesel Engines o Diesel Generator Packages o Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System •
  • Carry out all required mechanical maintenance routines or mechanical work on the following: o Replacement or refilling of lubricants, refrigeration fluids, hydraulic fluids o Replacement of air and oil filters o Mechanical valves and associated actuators (Manual or Powered) o Flanges – bolt tensioning, torqueing, flange and gasket alignment o Opening and closing flanges to replace gaskets, inserting or removing blinds, spades, turning spectacle blinds, removing or installing pipespools, or opening and closing man ways on static equipment. o Mechanical Isolations o Rotating Equipment, removal, open, clean, reassembly and installation.
  • On bearings, shafts, couplings, seals and mechanical seal maintenance

Essential Skills:

  • Experience as an Offshore Crane Operator
  • Offshore experience
  • Pedestal, Crane Operator (30 ton min)
  • Valid sea survival and Crane operator stage 11 or III certificates.


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