Control Operator – Propane and Butane Storage Tanks (oil/Gas refinery) -Awali, Kingdom of Bahrain Rneg + relocation and benefits
West Coast Personnel
CapeTown, South Africa
3d ago
source : Job Placements

Oil Refinery seeks a Control Operator for their Propane and Butane Storage Tanks to operate, control and maintain steady state operation of the storage tanks, including related equipment or facilities in the oil / Gas refinery, in the most safe and efficient manner to meet required throughput, maximize yield and meet required specifications.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities :

  • Control the operation of process units assigned by continuously monitoring and regulating the condition of the plant using DCS Control panel, analysers and alarm systems to ensure safe and efficient operation of the units and equipment under Job Holders'' control.
  • Adjust unit conditions and takes corrective action for process parameter adjustments as required to achieve throughput requirements and on specification products within unit limitations.
  • Apply emergency procedures in securing the units or any piece of equipment under Job Holders'' control to safeguard the units and equipment during abnormal or emergency situations.
  • Troubleshoot and investigate reasons for off specification results and initiate check samples to the Laboratory as required to enable timely adjustments to unit operation to prevent routing off-specification products to tankage or slopping of products.
  • Explain preparation of equipment for maintenance to Area Outside Operators / Field Operators and discuss safety procedures (LOTO- Lock Out and Tag Out) to ensure proper isolation and securing equipment before any maintenance work begins.
  • Check unit parameters, checklists and run sheets (where applicable), record all maintenance activities, writes turnover at the end of the shift for incoming shift staff, discuss problems and operating changes with Supervisors and position relief to keep abreast of all changes in unit operation as per the handing over / taking over (HOTO).
  • Participate in refresher training (including Simulator where applicable), cross trains for other positions as advised by the Supervisor, reads and recommend revisions / corrections in training manuals to ensure that all training manuals are up-to-date.
  • Train operators and trainees assigned to unit / shift and conducts testing on completion of training, verbally checks knowledge and skills of trainees to enhance knowledge and competency of personnel in order to carry out their duties efficiently.
  • Job Requirements :

  • Minimum Diploma in Chemical / Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. Bachelors Degree in Chemical / Mechanical engineering is preferred
  • Minimum 5 years hands-on experience in Operating Control Panel / Console of C3 / C4 Storage tanks in Oil / Gas companies.
  • Must have demonstrated competency to operate the control panel by achieving better than minimum qualification criteria set by the department, including Simulator training or other competence tests, as applicable.
  • Must have a detailed knowledge of all equipment and procedures relating to unit operations, emergencies, shutdown and start-up activities of facilities, Maintenance and safety.
  • Must be conversant with the use of DCS (Distributed Control System) / Analogue Control system, Advanced Control equipment, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC''s) and Emergency Shutdown (ESD) systems as applicable to area of responsibility.
  • Able to handle pressure during assigned unit abnormal / Emergency operations
  • Good English written and verbal communication.
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