SENIOR STORAGE & LOADING OPERATOR
Das Island, UAE
: Completion of secondary education followed by 2 years formal training leading to a technical diploma and training in chemicals handling
: Any Nationality
: 6 - 10 years
: Oil & Gas / Petroleum
: Operators
: 24 - Oct - 2017
Job Description
Basic Function:
 
Monitors and controls through DCS and Supervisory Metering System the operational activities of the storage and export facility including COS tanks, loading pumps and metering systems. Instructs and supervises site operators to perform operational duties within the tank farm.
 
Work Performed:
 
Day-to-day operations of the Atmospheric Parallel Interrupter (API) Separators and the dewatering process of the Crude Oil Storage (COS) tanks.
Prepares clean cargo within the required specifications for loading tankers and ensures that the turbine meters are functioning properly and cross check against the loading tanks.
Directs the activities of Storage & Loading Operators by implementing the programme and ensuring that all operational plants remain in good condition.
Monitors and controls the activities of all Das Island Storage & Loading facilities and the operations Controls by DCS system, local plant controls, local and remote shut-down systems, fire and gas systems etc.
Monitors and controls through the control room facilities the operations of the Storage & Loading plant on Das Island including instrument panels.
Checks all plant operating parameters, flow rates, pressures, temperatures, level...etc. and detect abnormalities, recommends to Supervisor appropriate remedial actions and implements approved actions and standard emergency responses immediately. Takes required action to correct operating condition when alarms are activated.
Directs and supervises the activities of the contracted personnel engaged in simple maintenance such as: servicing and greasing of tank roof ladders, checking and maintaining gear oil levels of all motorized valves in the tank farm, minor paint works, cleaning of signs, cleaning oil, water and scales for tank roofs.
Supervises the dewatering process of crude oil storage (COS) tanks to the Atmospheric Parallel Interrupter (API) Seperators.
Directs assigned Operators in the adjustment and balancing of Storage & Loading units for changes in process variables e.g. flow, pressure, temperature, level...etc. Guides Operators for regular checking of all plant areas and coordinates operational changes using radio for passing instructions.
Logs and records any incidents & variations to storage & Loading area. Reports immediately any faults or breakdown of equipment, instruments or machinery.
Maintains and monitors all storage & loading areas all times from Central Control Building using DCS system and maintained detailed log book with events during assigned shift for review by supervisor.
Supervises the receipt, storage and export of crude oil and condensate blend. Gauges tanks before and after emptying oil lines into the tank. Ensures the lines are gas free and safe for work.
Assists during commissioning/shutdown and repair works of crude oil lines, meter skid, tanks, valves, pumps, gas free equipment whenever applicable.
Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor such as; training and development of assigned personnel and UAE Nationals operating a computerized messaging system to maintain links with LNG Plant and super complexes and collecting and dispatching of crude oil samples to Abu Dhabi.
Communicate with berthing / loading master for tanker berthing and loading operation.
Daily contact with ZWSC & USSC for production target and updating four (4) hours production received on Storage Tanks.
Monitoring TABK and Bunduq metering plant and carry out meter proving to ensure accuracy and follow all maintenance.
Works in line with HSE policy, and ensure awareness and compliance of HSE rules and regulations by subordinates.
Desired Candidate Profile
Minimum Requirements:
 
Completion of secondary education followed by 2 years formal training leading to a technical diploma and training in chemicals handling.
5-6 years experience in oil refinery/petrochemical/processing operations with Distributed Control System (DCS) operations knowledge, control rooms and loading operations.
Good knowledge of English Language.
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