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  • Job reference: RMS0135465

Sr. Operator (Inter Refinery Pipeline)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Abu Dhabi
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 20/12/2013
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The Role:
1. Basic Function

Operates control panels comprising highly sophisticated and computerised (DCS) equipment on shift in the assigned operating area. Includes the operations and control of instrumentation on the control panels governing process qualities and quantities. Constantly visualizes, diagnoses and manipulates micro processing electronic controlling facilities to ensure proper function and that products meet the required stipulated specifications and quantities. Includes gas receipt stations, water receipt stations and their utilities and various equipment including transmission pipelines, flares, burn pits and pig launchers and receivers. Provides functional direction to Operators to adjust plant operations.

2. Work Performed
2.1. Accepts shift from off-going Senior Operator with detailed log sheet of operational adjustments and changes during previous shift and hands over job and completed own log sheet in an orderly and efficient manner to incoming Senior Operator.
2.2. Operates electronic, computerized, sophisticated and critical instruments on plant control panel governing the operation of highly complicated process and non process operating units, such as Catalytic Reformer, high pressure steam boilers, marine terminal loading operations and gas receipt stations.
2.3. Constantly monitors control panel, diagnoses abnormal situations, initiates operational adjustments and maintains a continuous check on the operating plants. Takes reading of essential instruments to ensure that equipment is operated within the specified parameters and limits. Records and reports serious operational deviations to the supervisor and takes immediate remedial corrective actions. Implements the emergency procedures as dictated by the circumstances.
2.4. Reviews and analyses outside log sheet readings at regular intervals with control room instrumentation to make sure they correlate. Verifies correct operations of rotary and stationary plant equipment.
2.5. Reviews laboratory results and makes the necessary fine-tuning of the control panel instruments to ensure that products meet the specified quantities and qualities. Keeps the Shift Supervisor fully advised on all related aspects and obtains guidance when necessary.
2.6. Controls operating plant start-ups, shutdowns and emergencies. Includes controlling the alterations of speeds, temperatures, pressures and flow rates as necessary.
2.7.Attends the departmental safety, health and good housekeeping meetings. Participates in plant inspection tours, and takes active participation in implementing company policies of safety, health, and loss prevention and quality management.
2.8.Discusses all accidents, incidents and near misses with shift supervisor and fellow operators in order to avoid recurrence.
2.9. Observes all safety, fire and security rules and regulations, including the use of protective clothing and equipment, and ensures all personnel working in his area comply with safety procedures. Ensures the maintenance of assigned area in a clean and tidy condition.
2.10. Performs other similar or related duties, as assigned including training fellow operators, completing log book, conveying messages/instructions to operators for operational adjustments, etc. Works with advanced system Advanced Process Control (APC) system and monitoring the advanced operational system.

3.Work Contacts
Internally: Routine contacts with other employees in Operations, Maintenance and Safety and Fire Departments for coordination of operations and to exchange information relating to operating conditions.
Externally: Occasional contacts with gas consumers concerning changes in supplies.

4.Independence of operation
Reports to Shift Supervisor. Works in accordance with standard operating procedures and specialized technical standards. Keeps supervisor advised of developments. Completed work is spot-checked by supervisor.

5.Supervisory Responsibility
Provides functional direction to Operators and contracted personnel.

6.Physical Effort
Work involves walking and standing whilst operating, checking and taking readings, for about 70% of the work time.

7. Work Environment
Exposed to prevailing weather and plant conditions, dirt, dust, noise up to 10% of the work time. Eye strain to 80%

Minimum Requirements

Completion of Technical Secondary (12 years) education followed by 2 years full time training leading to a Diploma in a technical trade.
Candidates should have Pipeline Experience
5 - 6 years experience in plant operations in an oil/gas or petrochemical industry.
Good knowledge of English.
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