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  • Job reference: RMS0210125

Senior Operator

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Chad
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/04/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
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Assist the Production Supervisor, Senior Production Engineer and Maintenance Superintendent in the development of production planning and field management/ maintenance plans.
In conjunction with the field O & M Planner, assist the Production Supervisor in establishing bridging procedures across functions and planning of maintenance activities, major events, campaign maintenance and scheduled field/ facilities shutdown turnarounds.
In conjunction with the field O & M Planner and the Production Supervisor, take responsibility with the assistance of the maintenance department teams (Mechanical, Electrical & Instrumentation/Controls) in safe making and handover of plant and facilities as part of planning of maintenance activities, major events, campaign maintenance and scheduled shutdown turnaround activities in conjunction with plant inspection services and process facilities engineer.


Ensure that all Facilities Emergency Response planning is in place and fit for purpose in conjunction with the Production Supervisor and HSE Department in accordance with the company ERP.
Ensure that all facilities operating procedures and work activity plans include appropriate Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), Risk Assessment and precautionary measures in compliance with the company permit to work system and procedure, in order to minimize risk to personnel, the environment and company assets.
Ensure the maximum availability of plant, equipment and machinery in conjunction with the Maintenance department in order to deliver on the agreed oil production forecast in accordance with the contractual DCQ.
Ensure product specification is met in conjunction with the Production Supervisor, Senior Production Engineer, Senior Instrument Engineer and site Laboratory Service Provider.
Provide department management with daily reported statistical information regarding the effectiveness and efficiency of the production process streams in terms of oil production, gas production and water production through the use of designated well testing programs as directed by the Production Supervisor and the Senior Production Engineer.
Ensure compliance with all mandatory legal requirements and company specific requirements in terms of facilities, plant and equipment condition, performance and availability.
Ensure direct interfacing takes place on a daily basis with the maintenance department and the production wells support teams in a collaborative manner, along with documented daily activity reports in compliance with mandatory operating standards and company requirements.
Ensure that agreed department resource competency based training is carried out in conjunction with company training and human resources departments.
Provide collaborative support to process facilities engineering group and assist where possible with operations production operating/ technical requirements.
Ensure adequate interfacing within the operations maintenance department and functional support groups as directed by the Production Supervisor or as outlined in operations reference and action plans.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Recent relevant experience in working in a multi discipline multi-national team on onshore upstream hydrocarbon oil & gas processing plant and facilities in a remote environment.
Proven ability to Coach and mentor production operations personnel essential.
Experience in the training of multi-national workforce in production operations.
Recent relevant experience in working in an E&P environment including drilling, completions and well work over.
Recent relevant experience working directly for owner / operator
Experience in interfacing with contracted service providers and with major original equipment manufacturer and vendor service providers.
Working knowledge of Industry Standard CMMS and SCM management software. (e.g. MAXIMO, SAP, DATA STREAM, EAM)
Ability to function in a matrix organisation structure with managers and peers located in various locations.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Experience in working in a functional environment (shared services or matrix organization)
Experience in interfacing with project management teams at site.
Experienced in Emergency Management and Control as part of an Operations Production Team.
A good knowledge of Process Safety Management and production operations.
Good computer based skills in MS Office (Word, Excel and Power Point).
A highly competent communicator, with good interpersonal skills. Quick to adapt new and innovative ideas.
Ability to communicate relevant reports to line management

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