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  • Job reference: RMS0146447

Lead Production Operator

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen - Offshore
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 19/08/2014
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The Role:
Within the area of responsibility, supervise the safety training and on the job training
Follow up that “Work Permits” and “Safe Job Analyses” are thoroughly used in accordance with clients procedures and instructions
Ensure that production related reports are completed in accordance with the MF Management System
If necessary, assist with the preparation of other reports as required in accordance with the MF Management System
Carrying out safe and optimum operation of FPSO Processing and Utility Facilities by monitoring and controlling processing and Utility equipment, Protective Systems (Fire & Gas and ESD) and all support systems
Initiate and coordinate response instructions during emergency situations
Responsible for taking actions to prevent or rectify abnormal plant and production situations, to take whatever action is necessary to achieve this but at all times to minimize any risk of harm to personnel, the environment or asset damage
Monitoring routine discharges such as; flare gas rates and volumes, and produced water, to ensure regulatory limits are not exceeded
Maintain daily logbook containing daily operating details. Ensure that all logs are maintained to the required standards
Analysing production data and process behaviour to ensure the early identification of trends and problems
Monitor and direct Process Operators to ensure continuity of operations and timely implementation of production routines
Assist with planning and scheduling of routine shutdown and shutdown maintenance
Responsible for identification of plant, equipment, and process isolations within the bounds of the Work Permit System and in accordance with company policies and procedures
Careful monitoring and supervision of the Work Permit System. Responsible for the administration of the Work Permit System
Must be fully aware of all ongoing work on the FPSO process and utility systems.

When on duty, the Lead Production Operator is responsible for ensuring that the production operations are carried out in accordance with the fixed programme, and that the operations executed are consistent with procedures and safety regulations in force together with clients FPSOs. The Production Supervisor and the Operator’s Representative must be kept informed about any changes or other matters of importance for a safe and efficient operation.
The Lead Production Operator can stop the operation at any time if this is not in accordance with the above.
The Lead Production Operator has the responsibility for the following:
On his/her shift the Lead Production Operator is responsible for a safe production operation, the Production Crew and the production equipment
Maximize Production by safe and effective operation of all process and utility equipment from the Central Control Room
To monitor and direct Process Operators in safe and effective operations of the FPSO
Monitor the protective systems (Fire & Gas and ESD) onboard
Act as Work Permit Control Board Administrator.

Documentation and record responsibilities
Maintain records and reporting for operational routines such as well testing, subsurface and wellhead leak off testing, etc
Prepare Daily Production Reports
Handover reports.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
experience in offshore Production including experience as a Process Operator
Conversant with quality management principles
Conversant with environmental management principles
Proficient in safety management principles
Good verbal and written English communication skills
Good interpersonal skills with ability to communicate at all levels
VHF certificate
Computer literate
Good working knowledge of general administration duties
Safety Training Courses and Medical Certificate in accordance with the requirements stipulated for regular crew by the continental shelf authority for the current operating area
Training as per the Training Matrix or as designated by client.
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