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Senior Electrical Technician

Job Title: Senior Electrical Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sulaimaniyah, Iraq
REF: 1616
Contact Name: Ghusoon Nader
Job Published: almost 1 year ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire a Senior Electrical Technician for an international oil and gas operator in Kurdistan. Candidates must have at least 8 years of relevant experience. English and Kurdish fluency is a must.


Job Summary and Scope of Responsibilities

  • Authorized Electrical Person with valid certificate.
  • Executes all electrical planned and corrective maintenance on client installations in accordance with both local and industry standards.
  • Undertakes Low Voltage (LV) and High Voltage (HV) switching in accordance with operational procedures.
  • Troubleshoots and fault finding on electrical equipment/systems and on instrumentation and controls.
  • Assists in undertaking planned and corrective maintenance activities.
  • Provides input in creating and reviewing maintenance procedures, job plans and work instructions.
  • Fully conversant hazardous area classification and electrical material classes.
  • Reports to Maintenance Supervisor – Electrical.


Duties and Responsibilities


Work Responsibilities and Planning

  • Adheres to technical governmental and client rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Ensures all lifesaving, firefighting and emergency systems are well maintained and are ready for immediate use.
  • Conversant and compliant with the client’s Integrated Management System.
  • Understands, implements and supports client maintenance strategy and philosophy.
  • Administers maintenance work in close coordination with the maintenance planning and scheduling processes.
  • Adheres to the client Permit to Work system.
  • Participates in Task Risk Assessments, incident investigations, safety meetings and toolbox meetings emergency response exercises/drills.
  • Acts as a team-player in the multifunctional operations and maintenance team.
  • Maintains proper housekeeping.
  • Develops cross-discipline multi-tasking within Production Operations and Maintenance group activities.
  • Troubleshoots electrical and related problems both independently and in liaison with vendor specialists.
  • Assists third party inspections and Instrument repair services.
  • Participates in the Emergency Response organization as required (this may include responsibilities in Search & Rescue and Fire Fighting).
  • Contributes to development and implementation of procedures and work instructions for the completion of electrical related tasks.

Data Collection

  • Collects data related to power frequency, load sharing, reactive power, negative sequence current values, protection relays logged alarms order to enable analyses the electrical loads and equipment condition.

Work Permit

  • Prepares application for work permits and understands and implements the permit conditions prior to commencement of work.

Reporting and Communication

  • Reports to the Maintenance Supervisor – Electrical on all issues relating own responsibilities.
  • Exhibits and maintains excellent working relationships with all company staff.

Continuous Improvement of Position

  • Conducts studies to identify areas for improving facilities on a continuous basis in order to facilitate the operations. Recommends improvement actions and practices to senior management.


  • Mentor Electrical technicians.
  • Supervising contractors and third parties


Educational and Technical Qualifications/Certifications Required

  • Electrical Engineering degree.
  • HV switching certificate.
  • ATEX certificate.
  • AEP certified.


Competencies, Knowledge and Skills Required


Core Competencies

  • At least 8 years’ experience in the oil & gas and/or related industries.
  • Proven experience in working with EX rated equipment.
  • Excellent communication skill in English (spoken & written).
  • Commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Good experience with OJT.
  • Time management.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Certified Electrical person with experience in High voltage systems and power generation.
  • Must be physically fit, able to work under severe weather conditions.
  • Able to climb elevated work platforms to monitor/repair electrical equipment.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Able to react in case of emergencies in order to assure that the safety is not jeopardized.
  • High team spirit awareness.
  • Self-starter, flexible, initiative, positive approach to all aspects of work.

Functional Competencies

  • Knowledge of electrical/system functions, drawings including HV, switch gear equipment.
  • Development on SLD and as built electrical drawings.
  • Maintain and improve electrical equipment availability and reliability.
  • Authorized as performing authority in Permit to Work (PTW) system.
  • Good Leadership skill.
  • Competent to carry out LV and HV electrical isolation.
  • Good working knowledge of MS office.
  • Analytical skills to identify and resolve electrical related problems.
  • Awareness of emergency response plans.
  • Strong working knowledge of computerized maintenance management systems (such as Maximo) and Integrity (risk based) maintenance procedures.
  • Fully experienced in working with safety and basic understanding of local safety management legislation.
  • Experienced with oil and gas production equipment and utility systems including pumps, compressors, power generation and related electrical process control loops and systems.


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