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  • Job reference: RMS0143538

Operator I

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Ras Laffan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/06/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (10/07/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client is one of the largest oil & gas operating companies in the World.

The Role:
Operators I observe/check pipes, system tanks and other equipment for leaks or other damage and communicate with the operators in the control room to ensure safe operation within standards and regulations. In instances when operations approach limits, pipeline operators are responsible for taking appropriate corrective actions. Operators may also perform repair and maintenance work. Checks permits issued for shutdown or modification work or project.

The duties include but not limited to:
i. Regularly checking the status of the pipeline and stations all process and utility equipments in the field. Prepare field check list and report to senior operator and General operator. Monitor all equipments like air compressor, generator, pumps, pressure control valves, flow control valves, Emergency Shut-off Valves, Ethane gas compressors and its auxiliaries running equipment in the field as assigned and report to control room and senior operator.

ii. Ensure proper line up of RV/PSV and control valves as advised by senior operator or General operator and prepare weekly RV/PSV checklist and get it verified by senior operator and Supervisor. Record Gas Flow Totalizer readings accurately and timely on daily basis and assist senior operator/general operator to prepare daily gas metering report. Carry out control valve change-over without plant upset, report the performance of the control valves and report to control room accurately and timely. Regular checking of all utility equipment, diesel generator and air compressors at various GDS stations, if any fault report to control room and senior operator, liaise with maintenance team and get it attended. Monitor and check the fuel storage level for generators at the Stations and also ensure the portable water availability. Short fall to be reported to control room and assist senior operator to liaise with concerning supplier.

iii. Patrol the oil and gas pipelines at TD operating area including third parties pipelines, as assigned. Report any abnormalities to central master control room and to concerned Senior operator / supervisor. Check the plant area and pipelines in the field at various GDS station and pipeline for gas leak and fault, report to control room timely and accurately.

iv. Assist senior operator for preparing equipment for routine maintenance or planned shut down. Involve in pigging operation of various GDS pipelines, line up the pig receiver, purging, depressurizing and pressure testing of pig receiver/ launcher, including safe retrieval.

v. Assists lab technicians to collect sample or personally taking samples and submitting to Laboratory in accordance with standard procedures. Accompany Laboratory Personnel for their sampling work.

vi. Assists senior operator or Permit controller to liaise with relevant personnel of Maintenance and Corporate HSE Department and issues cold work, spark potential, hot work permits and confined space entry certificates and approves daily sanction as Area Authority. Assists Senior operator or Permit controller for isolation, depressurizing, purging and equipment preparation for the approved maintenance/project work. Carries out gas tests for hot work permits, spark potential permits and confined space entry certificates including receiving such permits and certifying the unit is gas free.

vii. Checks permits issued for shutdown or modification work or project to determine work to be carried out safe. Monitor the work (on/off basis) of contractors and report to control room of any safety breaches, checks actual work carried out and advises Senior operator / Permit controller of progress. Ensure during shutdown and start-up operations to check that all procedures are followed and that work is carried out under a safe manner.

viii. Prepare check list daily, weekly or monthly as specified, indicating availability and operability of standby equipments, fire alarms and fire fighting systems, gas detectors, smoke detectors, etc. If found any defects report to CMCS control room and senior operator for further action.

ix. Carries out site checks of new project activities in field, participate in control and monitoring of contractors safety practices.

x. Assist Senior Operator for implementation of modifications, installation, pre-commissioning and commissioning of new equipments, involvement of commissioning of new projects handled by third party.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Completion of Secondary (12 years) education followed by 1 year full time technical training in process plant operations to City and Guilds Institute First Certificate level plus relevant short courses in safety, plant operations. Fair written and spoken English.

Minimum five (05) years experience in operating process plant in the oil or petrochemical industry.
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