Instrument Maintenance Engineer

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  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Steve Al-Bazy

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  • Published:

    21 days ago

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MSELECT is looking to hire an Instrument Maintenance Engineer for an international oil & gas operator in Basrah. Candidates must have a minimum 10 years of experience in oil and gas industry. English and Arabic fluency is a must.

Role Synopsis

  • Deliver and drive coaching, assessment & development in instrumentation and control, maintenance best practices and hazardous area Ex equipment maintenance.
  • Ensure that appropriate preventative and corrective maintenance is carried out in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications and maintenance departments standards.
  • Support maintenance teams in preventative and corrective maintenance.
  • Makes recommendations for modifications to existing plant I&C equipment as required.

Key Accountabilities


  • Deliver and drive technician coaching, mentoring, assessment & development in instrumentation and control.
  • Accountable for the safe execution of maintenance activities.
  • Assists and guides Instrument Supervisors/Technicians in the maintenance (Preventive & Corrective) activities of all I&C equipment.
  • Assist in developing I&C maintenance scope of work and review of maintenance routines and make recommendations on improving.
  • Analyse equipment failures and prepare reports regarding findings on cause of failures.
  • Assists local site teams in development of action plans for remediation of I&C failures and follow up on implementation of agreed actions.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with HSE policies and procedures.
  • Is an Active participant and champion of behaviour based safety within area of responsibility.
  • Ensures that I&C systems on facilities are maintained and operated in a safe and environmentally sound manner that complies with all applicable local laws and regulations and in accordance with company guidelines and policies.
  • Support implementation of Maintenance Procedures, Task Lists both preventive and corrective into CMMS.
  • Review equipment spare parts requirements, holdings of materials and special tools.\Recommend stock levels and purchases where deficiencies/shortages are found.
  • System software, hardware and healthcare management.
  • Ensuring all instrumentation & control design changes are captured by management of change control process.
  • Engage with instrument design personnel and other disciplines as required in the production of engineering and design deliverables.
  • Supervise shutdown and turnaround maintenance activities, execute modifications and commissioning of expansion for new plant activities.
  • Prepare turnaround and modular shutdown plan and material requirement for instrumentation and control systems.
  • Supervise, maintain, test, installation and repair of Control Systems on site (Emerson, ABB, Schneider, Rockwell Allen Bradley Plc’s) - I&C Vendor interface.
  • Support Work Pack Development and closure of  Completions documentations.
  • Support Root Cause Failure analysis, I&C Breakdown support, I&C Maintenance WO Review, I&C Material Technical Evaluation.
  • Carry out HSE and technical audits and inspections.
  • Compile / distribute comprehensive reports as necessary.

Required Qualifications
  • Degree in I&C Engineering or equivalent
  • Above 10 Years experience in O&G industry
  • This position requires personnel to be trained in CompEX or recognised equivalent - Maintenance of equipment for use in hazardous areas
  • Knowledgeable in Maintenance practices and procedures.
  • Training & Mentoring of maintenance personnel
  • An experienced engineer with demonstrated ‘hands on’ technical ability but equally with a keen interest and talent for teaching and coaching in a multicultural environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, well-developed interpersonal skills, self-motivated and able to work with the minimum of supervision with a strong sense of team involvement in a multi-cultural environment.

  • 5 days on /2 days off

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