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Mechanical Technician

Job Title: Mechanical Technician
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 345
Contact Name: Ahmed Tahir
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Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

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

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.



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

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

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

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

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


Pre-hire Qualifications and Experience

  • Proven experience and/or qualified to N/SVQ/HNC/HND in mechanical technician or local technical school equivalent
  • Minimum 1 -3 years’ experience
  • Familiar with Permit to Work, Mechanical Isolation Standards and Risk Assessment
  • Extensive experience and knowledge required with rotating equipment such as pumps, turbines and compressors.  Hands on experience required with repairing mechanical seals, valves, PSV’s and with all utility equipment associated with oil and gas operations
  • 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
  • Experience and knowledge of repairing and maintaining rotating equipment such as compressors, pumps and engines
  • Medically fit

Personal Skills

  • Team worker, able to build working relationships with colleagues
  • Technical: Appropriate standard of technical knowledge as defined by competencies
  • IT: Familiarity with computerised maintenance recording systems Practical familiarity with standard ‘Microsoft Office’ software package. Operation and use of Internet and electronic mail system
  • Personal: Safety aware. Conscientious, flexible, versatile and determined. Positive attitude