• Full Time
  • Basra, Al-Basra Governorate, Iraq
  • TBD USD / Year

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


Job Description

Wood is currently looking for Mechanical Technician to join our team in Basra, Iraq. This requirement is open for local nationals.


  • Accountable for Mechanical Tech of Mechanical systems and equipment; turn over to start up operations for designated projects
  • Field execution of activities as well as oversight of vendor commissioning specialists for a defined scope.
  • This role will ensure completion of all commissioning documentation and all required sign-offs are obtained.
  • Act as Area Authority (AA) or Permit Holder (PH) in the Work Management System.
  • Prepare and execute or monitor preparation, planning and execution of Systems Completion activities by Contractor when in an oversight role.
  • Verify that commissioning activities are thoroughly planned in order to support safe execution.
  • Demonstrate commitment to safety through engagement in Commissioning Permit to Work, I & C Isolation and Safety Work Manuals to ensure efficient and safe execution of the work. Provides input in the field to JSA’s and Risk Assessments. Monitor workforce’s adherence to Procedures and participate in Safety Walks, Hazard Hunts, attend toolbox meetings.
  • Lead the Mechanical Tech effort for Company in witnessing system completion and oversight or execution of commissioning, as required.
  • Recognize applicability and utilize lessons learned available from other projects.
  • Identify key commissioning / start-up execution risk issues and assess mitigation steps.
  • Work with Contractor for seamless transfer of “care, custody, and control” of systems (i.e. Turnover) to Company.
  • Identify isolation requirements between start-up phases and endorse removal of isolation after ensuring readiness for start-up.
  • Provide post-start-up surveillance, tuning, performance testing, and system troubleshooting support.
  • Assist in the effort to capture commissioning lessons learned.
  • Supports, if required, the performance tests and the start-up group.
  • Supports, if required the contractor in contacts with client representatives for the handover of the plan.
  • Demonstrate excellent HSE behaviors at all times, and ensure that safety expectations are communicated and maintained.
  • Good communication skills and assertiveness to intervene when work is being done unsafely or not per required procedure
  • Collaboration with the Contractor to ensure requirements for commissioning activities are clearly understood and adhered to
  • Ability to efficiently work with other groups (engineering, construction, quality) to resolve issues.
  • Ability to adapt to tight deadlines, heavy workloads, and frequent changes in priorities.


  • Strong technical skills within the specified discipline with a significant portion of experience being ‘hands-on’ fieldwork in their respective discipline.
  • Proficient in Work Management Systems.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software programs.
  • Experience in the engineering or maintenance field of Oil & Gas as Technician.
  • Experience with functional testing, system cleanliness.
  • 2-5 years of closely related professional experience.

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