Deputy Plant Manager

Posted over 2 years ago by MSELECT
Location Sulaymaniyah, Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector Industrial

Mselect is looking to hire a Deputy Plant Manager for one of it's major local industrial leaders in the Kurdistan Region. The Deputy Plant Manager is the back-up for the Plant Manager for overall management and will provide coverage for Plant Manager with regards to customer relations and O&M P&L management. The work rotation is 120 days on / 14 days off. Minimum of 8 years of Combined Cycle experience is required with fluency in Kurdish and English.


  • As Plant Manager backup, provides overall management required to operate and maintain all site equipment and system utilizing contractor’s and/or customer’s workforce. 
  • Manages relationships with the customer and other organizations involved with the site with regards to plant operations and maintenance.
  • Develops and implements maintenance strategy based on a reliability based maintenance program consistent with achieving maximum plant efficiency to meet customer requirements in the most safe, reliable, economical and environmentally safe manner.
  • Ensures implementation of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) at the Facility. 
  • Establishes Inventory Management for critical spare parts utilizing Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and makes recommendations to the Customer to maintain optimum stock of spares and consumables. 
  • Manages routine and planned maintenance utilizing  the facility work force.
  • Advises cost estimation and planning for routine, planned and unplanned maintenance activities not manageable utilizing facility work force; and assists in procurement of such services from maintenance service suppliers.
  • Ensures compliance with requirements for environmental, health and safety requirements in plant operation and maintenance activities.
  • Assists Plant Manager in technical evaluation of candidates during hiring process of Workforce.
  • Drives implementation of Log-Out/Tag Out (LOTO) System in accordance with the contractor’s policies and procedures 
  • Oversees development and implementation of operation and maintenance procedures for major systems using facility designer’s operation manuals/procedures and equipment Vendors' instructions.
  • Recommends Facility modifications and upgrades to enhance plant reliability and performance.
  • Drives optimization of plant operation and maintenance strategies with the aim of achieving lower cost operation and/or increased efficiency and output.
  • Ensures the performance and recording of periodic operational checks and tests of the plant equipment in accordance with, equipment manufacturers, recommendations, applicable laws and contractor’s recommendations.
  • Ensures preparation and submission of plant operation and maintenance activities reports as per requirements of the contract. 
  • Drives assistance to set-up of the facility Maintenance shop, tool room and laboratories.
  • Ensures timely completion of plant root cause analysis for the technical events. 
  • Coordinates and facilitate owner’s arrangement of planned maintenance and, when possible, unplanned maintenance.
  • Assists the training and qualification of operations and maintenance team as per guidelines of the contract.
  • Provides coverage for Plant Manager, Maintenance Manager or Operations Manager while working in rotation duty cycles.
  • Performs Maintenance Manager responsibilities as Maintenance Manager Backup.
  • Performs Operations Manager responsibilities as Operations Manager Backup.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in Combined Cycle and O&M.
  • Strong project management, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • P&L management experience with regards to long term services contracts.
  • Six Sigma training or equivalent quality training.
  • Fluency in Kurdish and English is required.


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