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Mechanical Technician

Job Title: Mechanical Technician
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 42
Contact Name: Ahmed Tahir
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Job Published: over 4 years ago

Job Description

Mselect Recruitment is seeking to hire a Mechanical Technician for its international Oil and Gas client in Erbil, Kurdistan. The Mechanical Technician is responsible for ensuring allotted mechanical maintenance and repair work is carried out safely, efficiently and according to procedure and that his supervisor is made aware of all activities, especially where safety is an issue.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Dismantle Repair and Reassemble Mechanical Equipment
  • Identify potential sources of hazard prior to dismantling
  • Use correct procedures and correct method of dismantling
  • Carry out the correct isolation and disconnection procedure
  • Identified, checked and prepared components
  • Apply appropriate tests and test equipment to ensure reassembly is correct and effective


  1. Use of Condition Monitoring on Mechanical Equipment
  • Adjust instruments to meet the operating specification
  • Make adjustments with minimum disruption to any ongoing activities and minimum waste of resources
  • Monitor and record what has been carried out in work history or log


  1. Diagnose faults in Mechanical Equipment
  • Respond promptly to problems in line with approved procedures.
  • Select appropriate tests and diagnostic procedures and apply them methodically.
  • Carry out Visual, Close and Detailed inspections on Mechanical equipment.
  • Use the results of inspections to determine the appropriate actions to take.
  • Record an accurate and full description in the appropriate document history
  1. Maintain Pollution Control Measures
  • Unplanned discharges to the environment are identified, halted where possible, and reported according to policy, procedure and regulation. Relevant PPE is used to deal with unplanned discharges using company procedures
  • Equipment, waste or other materials for disposal are dealt with according to the correct procedure
  • Environmental protection and pollution control are enforced effectively with colleagues, subordinates and subcontractors


  1. Contribute to The Health and Safety of the Working Environment
  • Work area within your own responsibility is kept clean and free of hazards
  • Positive action is taken to stop hazards and unsafe behaviours
  • Alarms are raised as appropriate and/or acted upon using applied policies and procedures or initiative
  • Colleagues and subcontractors are alerted ASAP of any hazards or potentially dangerous changing conditions
  • All potential and actual incidents are reported to the relevant supervisor


  1. Emergency Response (See Station Bill)
  • Carry Out Emergency Response Role
  • Demonstrate competence during Emergency Response Drills and training exercises

Qualifications, Experience and Skills


  • Proven experience and/or qualified to N/SVQ/HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering or local equivalent
  • Experience desired with H2S
  • Experience and knowledge of hydrocarbon processing systems and utilities
  • Good experience of Permit to Work, Mechanical Isolation Standards and Risk Assessment
  • Medically fit to onshore International standards

Personal Skills:


  • Personal: Safety aware. Conscientious, flexible, versatile and determined. Positive attitude
  • Leadership: Good levels of written and spoken communication
  • Technical: High standard of analytical, diagnostic technical and professional knowledge on rotating equipment, seals, bearings, pneumatic, electro-pneumatic, electro-hydraulic, and hydraulic
  • systems
  • IT: Use standard MS ‘Office’ package electronic mail system
  • Diagnostic software and equipment as required.
  • Maintenance Management System packages