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Maintenance Superintendent

Job Title: Maintenance Superintendent
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sulaimaniyah, Iraq
REF: 1768
Contact Name: Hardi Ismail
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire a Maintenance Superintendent for an international oil and gas operator in Kurdistan. Candidates must have a minimum of 15 years’ experience in equipment maintenance, condition monitoring and control system interfaces. Kurdish and English fluency is a must.

Role Functions

Manages and organizes all the resources of the maintenance department and ensures that all maintenance jobs are completed efficiently and cost effectively. Technical responsibility for all plant, equipment and machineries. Provides support to KM250 and all other plant development projects and ensures equipment design is in line with current and required maintenance needs. Support SAP implementation project and ensures all ongoing routines and major services and their data transferred and managed smoothly during and after migration to SAP. Improves competency of maintenance team. Reports to the Plant Manager.

Role Responsibilities

  • Ensures accurate development, implementation and administration of the Computerized Maintenance Management through SAP system
  • Ensures that sub- contractors are managed safely and effectively
  • Responsible for providing input into design stage of KM 250 / 500 projects and ensuring equipment design is in line with current and required maintenance needs. Support all construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning of new facilities
  • Liaises and co-operates with other heads of departments, ensuring awareness of schedule & ongoing maintenance activities
  • Review and validate all maintenance manuals and procedures and provide the required support for document mapping and control project
  • Ensures that all maintenance personnel, service contractors and personnel involved in operations under the control of the Maintenance Department
  • Participates in the effective monitoring, audit and review of management systems and procedures, and to Contributes to their further development and continuous improvement
  • Ensures the Permit to Work (PTW) system is adhered to and that all isolations are in compliance with the Isolation Philosophy
  • Promotes effective communications through regular awareness and safety meetings
  • As an SAP system main user Manages through detail planning, preparation and reporting, the execution of both PPM and Corrective Maintenance works in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner
  • Manage and control the application of diagnostic fault-finding skills on key equipment and systems and identify the training for personnel as required
  • Maintains facilities equipment and associated documentation in accordance with prescribed PPM schedules
  • Participates fully where required, in the investigation and reporting of accidents and incidents
  • Provides technical support for the performance of all aspects of rotating equipment operation, care and maintenance
  • Performs root cause failure analysis where required
  • Manage maintenance budget and provide budget forecasting requirement for upcoming years
  • Improve the competency of LN staff and carry performance evaluation for maintenance personnel
  • Ensures the strict adherence to Safety, Health and Environmental policies across the business
  • Assists in the planning, coordination and execution of shutdown programs and the implementation of safety procedures and practices
  • Ensures the effective achievement of maintenance department functional objectives through the leadership and supervision of staff – setting individual objectives, managing performance, developing and motivating staff, provision of formal and informal feedback and appraisal – in order to maximize subordinates and departmental performance
  • Builds a strong team in order to ensure versatility and adequate succession cover. Ensure the maintenance team has appropriate skills and resources including personnel, process and tools to meet the business objectives
  • Manages all staff under authority professionally, fairly and reasonably in line with Company HR policies and protocol towards agreed objectives
  • Reports to the Plant Manager on all issues relating to the management and processes of the maintenance department
  • Exhibits and maintains excellent working relationships with all Company staff. Continuous Improvement of Position
  • Conducts a continuing study of operational policies, procedures and systems to keep senior management updated of contemporary practices
  • Identifies areas for improving facilities on a continuous basis in order to increase the equipment availability and productivity

Role Requirements

  • Degree or Higher National Diploma Discipline in Mechanical/ Electrical, or Instrument
  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in oil and gas equipment maintenance, condition monitoring and control system interfaces in a field position as maintenance superintendent or supervisor
  • Experience with SAP Maintenance Management
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Excellent leadership and mentoring skills
  • Excellent communication skills in Kurdish and English (spoken & written)
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office Suite)

Role Competencies

  • Knowledge sharing
  • Commitment to continuous learning
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work under stress
  • Ability to mentor local staff
  • Emergency awareness
  • Fully conversant with SAP Maintenance Management system
  • Ability to take swift and sound decisions in case of emergencies in order to assure that the safety of personnel is not jeopardized
  • Trouble shooting and problem-solving skills required
  • Honesty and confidentiality
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Decision making
  • Sound technical knowledge of the facilities, systems, equipment and processes
  • Relevant on-/offshore experience of hydrocarbon processing (LPG/NGL processes) and utilities equipment
  • Fully conversant with generator sets, gas engines compressor packages, pump packages, instrumentation and electrical systems
  • Conversant with budgeting processes for field maintenance management
  • Health safety and environment standards enforcement

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.