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

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



Operations Manager – Iraq

Join our Services_EMEA team within Services division in Iraq as Operations Manager to help us take our business to the next level.

Your main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Leading the in-country operations team in Basra including workshop, field service, HSEQ and commercial activities.
  • Responsible for maintaining strict compliance with all security processes and procedures.
  • Responsible for implementing HSEQ systems and supporting HSSEQ Manager.
  • Accountable for HSE and welfare of operations personnel.
  • Identifying and solving specific rotating equipment engineering issues.
  • Preparing justification for modifications and engineering / operations improvements.
  • Provide technical support to clients and internally as required.
  • Lead Root Cause Failure Analyses to identify probable cause of failure and suggest improvements to enhance equipment performance.
  • Provide front line engineering and troubleshooting support for all rotating machinery.
  • Provide technical advice for field service and workshop teams.
  • Coordinate all activity involved in investigation, reporting and resolution of any warranty issues.
  • Assisting with preparation of technical proposals and tenders.
  • Develop and implement operational processes and procedures.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring for all operations teams.
  • Develop and execute specific training plans for various skill levels.
  • Participate in business development activity including client presentations.
  • Project / contract management of service contracts.
  • Manage planning, procurement, logistics support and operations functions.
  • Recruitment, training & development of workshop personnel.

What you bring to Sulzer:

  • Degree/equivalent in Mechanical Engineering.
  • At least 15 years’ experience in rotating equipment engineering / operations role.
  • Managerial experience.
  • Knowledge of repairs workshop processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of engineering codes/standards and best practice relating to rotating equipment.
  • Experience of upgrade, rerate and retrofit.
  • Knowledge of rotating equipment overhaul including centrifugal pumps and compressors.
  • Knowledge of electric motor repair and rewinding processes.
  • Experience and knowledge of relevant HS&E legislation.
  • Problem solving ability, attention to detail.
  • Organisation skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to change.
  • Coaching & mentoring skills
  • General computer skills (MS office).

Working shedule – rotation basis (4 weeks on / 4 weeks off).

Location – Basra, Iraq.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Sulzer is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and are committed to offering an inclusive work environment.

At Sulzer, you are empowered to deliver superior results. As a pioneer in industry we have a proud heritage of innovation and continue to evolve for the future. Join our story and create your own impact by developing your expertise and building solutions that help make our lives safer, smarter and more sustainable

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