Crescent Petroleum

Senior Mechanical Technician

Job Overview

Date:  12 May 2024

Iraq, IQ

Job Description: MAJOR FUNCTIONS

  • In operational phase they will be responsible for all Mechanical planned and corrective maintenance on Khormor installations in accordance with both local and industry standards.
  • They shall execute all Mechanical planned and corrective maintenance on Khormor’s installations in accordance with both local and industry standards.
  • They shall undertake a multi-tasking role to support the Production Operations team in field activities and will be involved with Fault-Finding, Root Cause Analysis and repair of all Rotating and Static Mechanical Equipment.
  • They shall Provide input to creating and reviewing maintenance procedures, job plans and work instructions.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities


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 mechanical 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.
  • Provides coaching and mentoring to trainee, junior and technician level personnel.
  • Participates in Emergency Response organisation as required (this may include responsibilities in Search & Rescue and Fire Fighting).
  • Required to have in-depth knowledge of Centrifugal Pumps, Reciprocating pumps, Centrifugal gas compressors, Reciprocating compressors, Gas engines Caterpillar and Waukesha, Screw compressors, Instrument Air compressors, Nitrogen compressors, dry gas seals, mechanical seals, PSV’s and valves

Minimum Educational, Technical Qualifications/Certifications Required

  • Technical Institute level in Mechanical Discipline
  • 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 & Gas production equipment, processes and utility systems
  • Experience of Caterpillar / Waukesha Gas engines, Reciprocating and Centrifugal Gas Compressors, Turbo-expanders preferrable.
  • Excellent experience in a CMMS system, SAP preferred.
  • Experience in Pre commissioning, commissioning and start up is an advantage for a candidate