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Rotational Equipment Engineer

Job Title: Rotational Equipment Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 353
Contact Name: Ahmed Tahir
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Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

We are looking for a Rotational Equipment Engineer for our oil services client working with an operator in their block located in Kurdistan. The successful candidate will provide technical assurance overview and support for rotating equipment systems and documentation to ensure safe, reliable, and cost effective operation and maintenance. 10 years of experience in this field along with good command in English language is required. Travel and onsite accommodation is all provided.


  • Supports the Production Team and REI in troubleshooting operational rotating equipment problems using a systems approach.
  • Provide rotating equipment technical assurance support to Process Engineering, Project Engineering and other technical groups in the development and implementation of projects and plant revisions.
  • Assist in the development of the REI's, other Technical Staff and Maintenance personnel.
  • Provide technical support to the run and maintain efforts of the MET inspectors.
  • Conduct field performance tests on rotating equipment as needed in the course of resolving operational or efficiency problems.
  • Develop or review operating procedures for plant rotating equipment as needed.
  • Review specifications, bid packages, design and fabrication drawings, and recommend manufacturers for rotating equipment in the support of local capital projects.
  • Maintain an awareness of repair costs and repair shop capabilities to assist the plant in getting the best repairs for the money.
  • Provide expertise to the plant on lubrication and overview the effectiveness of the lube oil analysis and lubrication recommendations programs.
  • Develop maintenance and/or overhaul scope and/or procedures for major pieces of rotating equipment associated with routine repairs, as well as Turnarounds.
  • Provide technical support and overview on the overhaul of major rotating equipment.
  • Conduct and document Rotating Equipment Technical Assurance Audits as required.
  • Manage the documentation of rotating equipment related activities.
  • Develop spare part strategy for new installations and oversee implementation. Also review spare part strategy for existing equipment as needed.


  • Proven experience and/or qualified to HNC/HND in instrumentation and/or electronics, or recognized local technical school equivalent
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience
  • Hands on experience in the troubleshooting and repair of Centrifugal & Reciprocating Compressors, Steam Turbines, Gears, Mechanical Seals & flush plans, ANSI / API Pumps
  • Supervisory experience of Permit to Work, Mechanical/Electrical Isolation Standards and Risk Assessment
  • Experience and knowledge of hydrocarbon processing systems and utilities.
  • Experience in Safety and Environmental Management Systems.
  • COMP ex E’X’ Course
  • Preferred courses achieved : HV Protection and HV/LV Switching
  • Medically fit
  • Appropriate emergency/incident Team Leader training and experience
  • High level understanding of industry HSE practices applicable to job role
  • Proven ability to work effectively within a management team
  • Good English language communication skills, spoken & written
  • Experience of working in a high H2S oil & gas facility is desirable
  • Experience of working in a project environment
  • Experience working with and training subordinate staff
  • Competence Assessor experience and familiar with the competence assurance processes