DCS Operator

Job Overview

Overview / Responsibilities


Wood is looking for a DCS Operator to join our team in Basra, Iraq



  • Control the operation of processing units using a distributive control system (DCS) located within the plant.
  • Responsible for the safety control systems, such as ESD, DSD and fire control systems.
  • Looking after day-to-day operations of the facilities from a control room point of view.
  • Monitor all plant operations on screens and computers, monitor closely to identify any abnormal operating and equipment conditions.
  • Adhere to plant operational procedures for production goal achievement and handle work safely.
  • Oversee productions and process key metrics for operating plant machinery within parameters.
  • Maintain Call Logs in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Operate the plant in a safe and efficient manner, following all plant procedures, health and safety policies and current operating practices.
  • Perform checks to ensure utilities systems are commissioned and available for use.
  • Monitor all equipment in assigned area and perform basic care checks and report any equipment that requires maintenance attention.
  • Monitor all work within the assigned area and work with maintenance, project and other personnel to ensure the activities covered by the permit are undertaken in a safe manner.
  • Prepare equipment for maintenance and re-commission when complete. Complete isolations in accordance with Work Management Manual requirements.
  • Carry out shift handover in a detailed and comprehensive manner.
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping within the operating area to ensure safe working conditions.
  • Perform startup and shut down procedure red lining when required.
  • Participate in daily Tool Box Talks with Start Up Team on specific activity to be executed during the day.
  • Assists the effort to capture startup lessons learned.
  • Work directly with the foreign experts to ensure the transfer of technical advice during the initial period of operation.
  • Interface with DCS System Engineer and I & C Technicians.
  • Apply procedures to planned startup and shutdown and unplanned shutdown.
  • Detailed unit-specific startup, shutdown and emergency response.
  • Communicate with other work groups and personnel during the operation and monitoring of the DCS console.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Engineering Degree/ Ten years of Experience,
  • Technically competent and comfortable with computers and able to work calmly during stressful times while maintaining a pleasant and efficient demeanour.
  • Comprehensive knowledge, skills and experience in Oil & Gas Process Operations.
  • Strong technical knowledge supported with either an Engineering Degree, Advanced Diploma Qualification or appropriate qualification from Basra Oil Institute.
  • English language skills – to TOIC level 3 minimum with emphasis on technical comprehension.
  • Literate in the use of standard computer software programs. Word, Excel, etc.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience.
  • Good understanding of control of work systems, HSE practices and application in the field.
  • Can do troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to read & understand P & ID’s and PFD’s.
  • Ability to read & understand Control Narratives & Safeguarding documentation (Cause & Effect).


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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