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Control Room Operator- Vegetable Oil Extraction Plant

FullTime Kenya, Makueni Posted 11/05/2022, 2 years ago

Industry: Oil

Role: Engineering

Salary Range: Confidential

Closing: 23/05/2022

Client: Confidential

Reports to: Shift Supervisor

Location: Makueni

Our client in oil industry, is seeking to recruit a Control Room Operator. They will be responsible for operating the plant and maintain system parameters to ensure product quality is maintained and ensure zero undetectable deviation.


Main accountabilities and Responsibilities

- Under minimal supervision, monitors electrical transmission and distribution system as well as the entire Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)system for proper oil extraction operation.

- Follow standard operating procedures for safe start up and shutdown of oil extraction plant.

- Ensure pre-start up, start up, operational and shut down checklists are completed before plant operations commence

- Utilize SCADA data to co-ordinate field fault diagnostics and manual operations.

- Ensure cleanliness of the working area

-Answers emergency trouble calls and other types of after-hours phone-calls and determines appropriate actions.

- Recalls on–call maintenance team to facilitate repairs on emergency trouble calls occurring outside of normal working hours, weekends, or holidays

-Maintains various operational records and logs and produces operational reports.

-Oversees the flow of information and reports, coordinates actions when necessary, and ensures response plans are followed during emergencies and natural disasters.

-Interfaces closely with the operations In-charge and maintenance to ensure key operational matters are performed, communicated and documented.

-Monitors and oversees the primary electrical system, using SCADA, receives system alarms to locates trouble areas.

-Maintains a log of operations to reflect any/all system concerns, and operational actions taken.

-Identifies SCADA operational malfunctions, request corrective actions, and reports uncorrected malfunctions.

-Follows standard procedures and switching orders in accordance with standard operating and safe switching practices.

-Ensure smooth transition of position during shift operations.

-Using drawings, traces and determines facilities affected by outages, and then notifies the shift in-charge.

-Complies with all HSE safety regulations and adheres to proper codes and standards with a thorough understanding of safety procedures related to Electrical Systems.

- Handle any other duties assigned by management from time to time

Qualifications and Experience

- Degree in Electrical Engineering or mechatronics engineering Preferred or equivalent experience and minimum 3 years related work experience

  • Fluent knowledge of English
  • 2 years operator experience in vegetable oil extraction plant.
  • Experience with troubleshooting of plant upsets and taking corrective action.
  • Experience with reading and logging SCADA information
  • Experience with shift report writing
  • Experience with filling appropriate plant operation log sheets.

Required competencies

- Commissioning - Start Up: Commissioning and start-up, Decommissioning

- Land Transportation Mgmt.: Land Transportation Management

- HSEQ General (Generic)

- Organization Processes: Internal Standard, Site Management

- Supports and technologies: Standard ISO, TQM and Quality system, technical requirement and Standard

- Compliance: Local/National and International Standard and Codes, Health, Safety, Environment, Quality

- Ability to read and interpret P&IDs and PFDs

Required capabilities

  • Problem Solving; Flexibility; Planning target control; Decision Making; Spirit of Enterprise; Communication; Listening and reception; Staff management and development