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Job Description

Wood is looking for an Operator to join our team in Basra, Iraq


  • Ensure that the O&M strategies are aligned with the company goals.
  • Collaborates with SU to ensure effective alignment between contractor/Commissioning and Start up
  • Manage O&M interfaces between all groups.
  • Responsible for reporting progress to PMT.
  • Carry out all startup duties associated with the safe, efficient, and environmentally sound SU and operation of utilities, process systems & machinery in accordance with the approved procedures.
  • Respond to emergency conditions, preparation of equipment for maintenance, housekeeping and proactive monitoring of the area and its equipment.
  • Monitor all plant operations on screens and computers, monitor closely to identify any abnormal operating and equipment conditions.
  • Adhere to plant operational procedures for production goal achievement and handle work safely.
  • Oversee productions and process key metrics for operating plant machinery within parameters.
  • Maintain Call Logs in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Operate the plant in a safe and efficient manner, following all plant procedures, health and safety policies and current operating practices.
  • Control the operation of processing units using a distributive control system (DCS).
  • Responsible for the safety control systems, such as ESD, DSD and fire control systems.
  • Perform initial valve line up in accordance with Start Up Work Packs
  • Perform checks to ensure utilities systems are commissioned and available for use.
  • Monitor all equipment in assigned area and perform basic care checks and report any equipment that requires maintenance attention.
  • Prepare equipment for maintenance and re-commission when complete. Complete isolations in accordance with Work Management Manual requirements.
  • Carry out shift handover in a detailed and comprehensive manner.
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping within the operating area to ensure safe working conditions.
  • Participate in daily Toolbox Talks with Start Up Team.
  • Assists the effort to capture startup lessons learned.
  • Work directly with the foreign experts to ensure the transfer of technical advice during the initial period of operation.
  • Interface with DCS System Engineer and I & C Technicians.
  • Apply procedures to planned startup and shutdown and unplanned shutdown.
  • Detailed unit-specific startup, shutdown and emergency response.
  • Communicate with other work groups and personnel during the operation and monitoring of the DCS console.


  • Engineering Degree/ Technical Diploma/ 2+ years of Experience,
  • Literate in the use of standard computer software programs. Word, Excel, etc
  • English Communication skills / Team player/ Time-Management / Adaptability / Willingness to learn.
  • Understanding of Oil & Gas Process Operations, HSE practices and application in the field.

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