Instrument Maintenance Engineer

Posted 9 months ago by mselect
Location Basrah Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

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.

Share this Job



MSELECT is the most trusted regional provider of recruitment and staffing solutions. Widely recognised as regional and industry experts, our end-to-end services reflect the highest possible standar...

Live Jobs: 0 - View all Jobs
Sector Specialisms: Accountancy, Agriculture, Automotive, Construction, Consultancy, Education, Energy, Engineering, Fashion, Finance, FMCG, Graduate, Healthcare, Hospitality & Catering, Human Resources, Industrial, IT, Law, Logistics, Manufacturing, Media, Medical & Nursing , NGO, Oil & Gas , Real Estate, Retail, Sales & Marketing, Security, Telecoms, Travel & Tourism
Phone Number: +96466 261 4455