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Mechanical Engineer (Head of Mechanical)

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LocationEast of Hassi Messaoud, Touggourt Region, Sahara Desert, Algeria

Key Objectives:

  • Responsibility for all Mechanical installation and Mechanical Equipment in HBR field facilities including HBR Production system at REB and future new installation equipment in the field.
  • Ensures adequate operation of mechanical equipment.
  • Analyzes breakdowns and participates in the repair of mechanical equipment.
  • Contributes to studies and technical improvements.
  • Develop work procedures plan and monitor maintenance work.
  • Assists the Department Head in implementing the resources necessary for the execution of planned programs.

Principal Accountabilities

Technical Accountability/Contribution

  • The incumbent's duties are to comply with hygiene, safety and environmental rules and guidelines. Guarantees the availability of equipment and systems.
  • Participated in the development of preventive maintenance programs for all mechanical equipment.
  • Rational use of personnel and material means achieving objectives within the time frame.
  • Ensure the availability of necessary spare parts to perform the preventive and corrective maintenance of all mechanical equipment of field installations.
  • Prepare all the tools and mechanical materials necessary to carry out routine maintenance and ensure the continued operation of all installations.
  • Collaboration and coordination with other departments for the execution of the work
  • Ensures the intensive use of the computer tool to assist Maintenance Management System such as SAP or other ERP system
  • Ensure Preventive / Corrective Maintenance program in CMMS (ERP) system is executed in timely manner as per plan with proper close out. Conducts and tracks the effective use of CMMS
  • Produce maintenance standard procedures and work instructions according to maintenance program
  • Plan and coordinate to ensure adequate resources for all maintenance activities
  • Contribute and interact with other relevant department in facility planning process and platform inspection routines.
  • Coordinates and responsible for the operation of the services and maintenance workshops attached to his department.
  • Conduct inspections and audit to evaluate equipment and utilities operational condition to determine necessary remedial action.
  • Prepare or review, and submit relevant reports required.
  • Resolving technical problems and establishing revision programs.
  • Development and participation in technical studies of new renovation or expansion projects.
  • Collaboration in budgeting for human and material needs.
  • Developing the specifications as needed.
  • Developing the appropriate training program for staff development.
  • Keeps up-to-date technical documentation related to all mechanical equipment.

Supervisory Roles

  • Supervise technicians under Mechanical Section.
  • Supervise Contractors and third parties to ensure work comply with relevant procedures and Maintenance Standard Procedure.
  • Cultivate ownership of equipment and tools to ensure availability and reliability.
  • Manage team competence development and performance.
  • Good management and problem solving skills.

Continuous Professional Development

  • Keep abreast of relevant latest technology development to be considered for possible implementation at work place.
  • Considering for Cost optimization VS Best efficiency


  • Signatory to certify onshore pre-commissioning/ commissioning activities including.
  • Participated in the development of Mechanical installation preventive/Corrective maintenance programs using CMMS database (ERP system)
  • Assist Head of Maintenance to evaluate the requirement of Available Critical Spares
  • The primary responsibilities for Mechanical Engineer are:
  • Promote active safety awareness in the Maintenance Department, Monitor and ensure compliance with Management of Change (MOC) and Company’s SSHE procedures.
  • Support Head of Maintenance during emergency response and be able to handling emergency situation
  • Undertake safety inspection of plant, equipment, machinery and process
  • Work towards achieving the MOC Health and Safety Objectives
  • Ensure preparation of Permit to work is compiled as SSHE Procedure
  • Report all accident, incidents, near-misses and dangerous occurrences to Head of Maintenance immediately.
  • Ensure that all plant, equipment and machinery is maintained in accordance with the manufacturer recommendations and established MOC safety and Maintenance Procedures.
  • Ensure that any changes or minor modification to any plant, equipment or machinery are via Engineering Work request Procedure and that all documentation is complete.


  • Head of Maintenance and his subordinates in Maintenance department
  • Head of Production and his subordinates in Production department
  • SSHE Manager and his subordinates in SSHE department
  • Related Support function at HMD base and Algiers office
  • Vendors, workshops, and related support personnel


  • Master’s degree or bachelor’s Degree qualification in Mechanical or Mechanical Engineering or relevant technical experience.
  • Broad knowledge and competent in oil and gas facilities maintenance and process.
  • Experience working in the Dessert environment, preferably Algeria.
  • Ability to work Rotational Basis : 4X4 SR.
  • Strong interpersonal and supervisory skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and French.
  • Physical and / or intellectual effort
  • Be able to travelling for company’s business
  • Have knowledge of business drivers affecting MOC
  • Managing on Job Training (OJT) and knowledge transfer / Coaching
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