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Mechanical Engineer

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 350
Contact Name: Ahmed Tahir
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Job Published: over 3 years ago

Job Description

An Oil & Gas service company is hiring a Mechanical Engineer to be based on an oil field in Kurdistan. The successful candidate will specifically ensure that all aspects of Mechanical Maintenance are carried out safely. He will be responsible for the effectiveness and competence of the mechanical duties under his supervision. Kurdistan experience will be considered an advantage. A minimum of 10 years in this field is required along with professional English language proficiency. Travel and accommodation will be covered by the client.


  • Ensure all Maintenance (routine and breakdown) is completed and recorded accurately and clearly
  • Ensure all plant and machinery complies with best practices and Inspections
  • 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
  • Identify, check and prepare components
  • Make effective repairs without wasting resources
  • Apply appropriate tests and test equipment to ensure reassembly is correct and effective prior to reinstatement.
  • Carry out test runs on equipment by agreement with Operations
  • Clearly record any checks and actions taken in work history/log
  • Obtain and check equipment datum point for condition monitoring purposes
  • Set up and use condition monitoring equipment correctly
  • Obtain accurate readings and record in database
  • Diagnose faults in Mechanical Equipment
  • Respond promptly to problems in line with approved procedures
  • Select appropriate tests and diagnostic procedures and apply them methodically
  • Use the results of inspections to determine the appropriate actions to take
  • Record an accurate and full description in the appropriate document history
  • Ensure that controlled discharges from area of responsibility to the environment are within prescribed limits
  • Identify and halt unplanned discharges where possible, and reported immediately according to MS Procedures
  • Equipment, waste or other materials for disposal are dealt with according to the correct procedure
  • Resources such as PPE materials tools and spares are not wasted or used inefficiently


  • HNC/HND or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in this field
  • Extensive experience 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
  • Fully experienced with PTW and Risk Assessment Techniques
  • Experience and knowledge of hydrocarbon processing systems and utilities
  • Mechanical/Electrical Isolation Standards and Risk Assessment
  • Computer literate on MS 'Office' software packages
  • Medically fit
  • Appropriate emergency/incident Team Leader training and experience
  • High level understanding of industry HSE practices applicable to job role
  • Proven ability to work effectively within a management team
  • 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
  • Competence Assessor experience and familiar with the competence assurance processes

Personal Skills:

  • Personal: Conscientious, flexible, versatile and determined.
  • Capable of assertive and positive communication and performance
  • English language: Clear understanding of personnel behavioral and team issues.
  • Capable of motivating teams. Flexible in applying different approaches to work demands
  • Technical: Appropriate standard of supervisory, technical, and professional knowledge as defined by competences.
  • IT: Good familiarity with computerized maintenance recording systems.
  • Practical familiarity with standard ‘Office’ software package.
  • Operation and use of Internet and electronic mail system