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Instrument Technician

Job Title: Instrument Technician
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 346
Contact Name: Ahmed Tahir
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Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

MSelect is seeking to hire an Instrument Technician for one of its international Oil & Gas clients to be based in Erbil.

Carry out the duties of an Instrument Maintenance Technician on a wide range of process and utilities equipment and systems whilst working safely and in strict compliance with Company and regulatory requirements.

Work will be undertaken on a wide variety of Safety systems, Control systems associated with the oil and gas production machinery, power generation equipment, Utilities system equipment along with domestic systems supporting the camp and living facilities.

Production facility equipment covered includes oil and gas production systems, wells with ESP, oil stabilisation, gas sweetening and dehydration, produced water injection, power generation, fire and gas detection systems, ESD systems, Export pipeline, metering and utilities systems.



Maintain and adjust the condition of Instrument assets: Plant Instrumentation, Fire & Gas System, Emergency Shutdown System, Metering System.

  • Carry out  Instrument maintenance on a wide variety of Safety, Process and Control instrumentation as directed by the E&I Supervisor
  • If required assist the Safety Technicians with repairs to gas detection equipment, as directed by the E&I supervisor
  • Assist the ICSS Technician with work on main plant control system as directed by E&I Supervisor
  • Develop an understanding of Maximo and use it carry out and record maintenance as per the planned maintenance routines within the system.
  • Develop an understanding of Maximo and use it to carry out corrective maintenance activities and record within the  system

Ensure Full and Correct Maintenance of the Instrument Assets / Systems

  • Comply with relevant authorisation procedures, safe working practices and specific instructions
  • Complete maintenance in an agreed timescale, using safe and appropriate methods and agreed procedures
  • Ensure resources and spares are planned for and used cost effectively
  • Ensure the correct, current operating requirements are available for reference
  • Ensure any assets which have been maintained or had parameters adjusted still comply with specified operating requirements with minimum disruption and with the specified methods, tools and materials
  • Monitor and record any maintenance or adjustments accurately in work history in MMS.

 Monitor And Assess The Performance and Condition of Instrument Assets / Systems

  • Obtain information or parameters from reliable sources. (Inspection ports, connections, vendor documentary information, instrument readings, diagnostic equipment.) using approved methods
  • Use monitoring equipment or procedures correctly to assess the condition of Instrument assets, including the checks of self-Diagnostics systems.
  • Ensure monitoring and checks are carried out in line with specified MMS timescales and schedules.
  • Record and communicate monitored outcomes accurately and in timely fashion to raise the effectiveness of MMS
  • Compare current performance with previous assessments and take action where differences must be addressed

  • Diagnose Faults in Instrument Assets /Systems
  • Respond promptly to problems in line with approved procedures
  • Select appropriate tests and diagnostic procedures and apply them methodically.
  • Determine the cause, nature and extent of problems in the performance and condition of Instrument systems or assets
  • Use the results of inspections to determine the appropriate actions to take
  • Record an accurate and full description in the appropriate document history

Monitor and Maintain Pollution Control Measures.

  • Sample and check that controlled process discharges from area of responsibility to the environment are within prescribed limits
  • Identify and halt unplanned discharges where possible, and reported immediately according to policy, procedure and regulation
  • Equipment, waste or other materials for disposal are dealt with according to the correct procedure
  • Ensure resources such as PPE, materials, tools and spares are accounted and not wasted or used Inefficiently

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 behaviors
  • 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

Emergency Response (See Station Bill)

  • Carry Out Emergency Response Role
  • Demonstrate competence during Emergency Response Drills and training exercises


Qualifications and Experience

  • Proven experience and/or qualified to N/SVQ/HNC/HND in instrument technician or local technical school equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience preferred
  • Good knowledge of PTW, Electrical and Process Isolation Standards, Risk Assessment and Man Management
  • Preferred courses: HV/LV Protection and HVLV Switching
  • Once recruited the Technician will be authorised by the (Field Electrical Authority) FEA to the appropriate level
  • Knowledge of all aspects of safety management
  • 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
  • Medically fit

Personal Skills

  • Personal: Safety aware. Conscientious, flexible, versatile and determined. Positive attitude
  • Leadership: Able to assist with operation of Electrical Power Generation and distribution systems
  • Good levels of written and spoken communication. Positive and assertive
  • Technical: High standard of analytical, diagnostic, technical and professional knowledge, on electrical systems, components and procedures
  • IT: Use standard MS ‘Office’ package electronic mail system and diagnostic software and equipment as required