Mechanical Technician

Posted 11 months ago by Genel Energy
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

Job Description

Position Title: Mechanical Technician

Line Manager: Maintenance Superintendent Location: SARTA, KRI

Position Summary:

Genel Energy is an independent E&P company listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange Headquartered in London with offices in Ankara, Erbil, Morocco & Somaliland, Genel is one of the largest London-listed independent oil producers and is the largest holder of reserves and resources in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

The Company is steadily growing the business through the appraisal and development of our assets in the Kurdistan Region.

The role as Mechanical Technician within the Sarta block is to support the safe and efficient operation of mechanical equipment and installation. Flexibility and adaptability are key areas as the team is small and expectations are high. The field has a high H2S content approx. 8% within the block and H2S experience is a prerequisite for the safe operations.

This KRI – Field based rotational role and will report to the Maintenance Superintendent and reports to the Field Manager responsible for daily operational details.

This position is primarily aimed at a Kurdish national in the first instance.

Key Accountabilities:

  • To support the safe and efficient operation/maintenance of Mechanical equipment and installation across the Sarta concession
  • The candidate shall ensure the safety and wellbeing of himself, team members, visitors, and subcontractors within the limits of his responsibility at all times within the Sarta field. Candidate shall be willing to demonstrate a commitment to zero incident safety culture, reporting
  • Interaction with a multi-disciplined, multicultural operations team, contractors, and vendors.
  • Use the maintenance software system for recording equipment history and data. Importing new equipment and spares required to operate the field over field life.
  • Planning daily, monthly, yearly routine and non-routine maintenance.
  • Basic accounting for cost of spares over the period, including placing orders and specifying equipment required.

Skills and Qualifications:

The candidate shall have:

  • Education to secondary or High school diploma or above
  • Relevant degree in Mechanical engineering would be an advantage
  • Minimum 3 5 years of Mechanical based technical experience in Oil and Gas Industrial workplace.
  • Recognised Mechanical training courses will be appraised.


  • Hands-on experience working as a Mechanical Maintenance Technician
  • Experience of precision installation and repair (e.g. dynamic balancing, equipment alignment and levelling, setting bearings).
  • Familiar with Predictive, Preventative & Routine Maintenance or Condition-Based Monitoring (Vibration analysis, infrared thermography, ultrasonic testing)
  • Experience with diesel drive engines and power generation
  • Responsible for executing daily Maintenance and Inspection tasks
  • Responsible for executing assigned mechanical corrective work orders and tasks related to the priorities assigned by the Maintenance Manager or Field Manager
  • Understanding the concept of “Equipment Reliability”, as it pertains to Preventive Maintenance & Preservation
  • Understand the importance of schedule driven performance and deliverables.
  • A valid driving license
  • Good computer skills (Microsoft Office) and diagnostic software and equipment as required
  • Good command of spoken and written English
  • To act in and emergency team as required and trained to do so

Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Ensure the proper maintenance of equipment in compliance with standard work, mechanical codes and adherence to safety regulations
  • Assist with mechanical system installation, troubleshooting and repair as needed
  • Proficient with hydraulic, pneumatic, and other mechanical systems and circuits, as well as contributing to improvements and increased performance
  • Perform maintenance, repairs and preservation to static equipment as required – valves, pipe-work, pressure vessels, tanks and such-like
  • Maintain records of mechanical PM’s, daily reports, consumable usage and replenishment
  • Stock and cost control as well as maintaining equipment and material inventory
  • Perform routine maintenance on production and auxiliary equipment [e.g. diesel generators, portable air compressors, water pumps etc and repair when necessary
  • Understand the importance of schedule driven performance and deliverables
  • Ensure equipment, materials and tools are kept in good working condition for work execution.
  • Interpret technical drawings and confidently update any changes

Candidate shall be willing to:

  • Undertake a practical trade test to positively endorse qualification and working knowledge


  • Cultural Fit – Align with Genel Energy Values of Integrity, Ingenuity, Accountability, Collaboration, and Respect.
  • Focus on Results - Able to plan and organise work to achieve goals; achieves targeted results with minimal supervision; is accountable for own actions.
  • Communications - Possess verbal and written communications skills; Provides timely, well-organised oral and written information that is audience appropriate; listens attentively to others and retains and processes information.
  • Teamwork - Builds alliances, partnerships, and collaboration with others, including those from different cultures and backgrounds; deals tactfully with others; helps with various team roles.
  • Initiative and Innovation - Generates new ideas personally and encourages the team to do the same; stays up to date on technology and approaches to work; provides creative solutions and input when faced with challenges.
  • Interpersonal Relationships - Builds effective relationships with internal and external customers (employees and contractors / suppliers); ability to work independently and coordinate work with others; resolves conflicts in a professional manner.
  • Quality and Safety - Adheres to all safety and security policies and regulations; demonstrates quality work that is accurate, thorough, and efficient.
  • Continuous Improvement - Examines personal and organisational processes, promotes opportunities for improvement, analyses successes and failures to learn and improve.

Please apply via below link before November 25, 2021

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