28/28 Rotational Area Operator Jobs

Wood is currently looking for Area Operator to join our team in Basra, Iraq. This requirement is open for local nationals.


To carry out all startup duties associated with a safe, efficient and environmentally sound startup and operation of utilities, process systems & machinery in accordance with the approved procedures.

These duties include responding to emergency conditions, preparation of equipment for maintenance, housekeeping and proactive monitoring of the area and its equipment.

Act as AO (Area Operator) in the Work Management System.

Monitor all work within the assigned area and work with maintenance, project and other personnel to ensure the activities covered by the permit are undertaken in a safe manner.

Perform initial valve line up in accordance with Start Up Work Packs

Perform checks to ensure utilities systems are commissioned and available for use.

Perform machinery startup and shutdown in accordance with procedures

Monitor all equipment in assigned area and perform basic care checks and report any equipment that requires maintenance attention.

Prepare equipment for maintenance and re-commission when complete. Complete isolations in accordance with Work Management Manual requirements.

Log operations information as required.

Carry out shift handover in a detailed and comprehensive manner.

Maintain a high standard of housekeeping within the operating area to ensure safe working conditions.

Perform startup and shut down procedure red lining when required

Participate in daily Tool Box Talks with Start Up Team on specific activity to be executed during the day.

Assists the effort to capture startup lessons learned.

Work directly with the foreign experts to ensure the transfer of technical advice during the initial period of operation.

Interface with DCS Operator.

Apply procedures to planned startup and shutdown and unplanned shutdown.

Communicate with other work groups and personnel during area operation tasks.

Recognizes hazards and takes necessary action to eliminate or mitigate the hazard.

Reports all incidents, injuries and near misses in accordance with procedures.

Maintains effective communication with all personnel at the worksite.

Follows instructions from the DCS Console Operator, Start Up Lead and Operations Supervisor either face to face or via radio.


Comprehensive knowledge, skills and experience in Oil & Gas Process Operations or strong technical knowledge supported with either an Engineering Degree, Advanced Diploma Qualification or appropriate qualification from Basra Oil Institute.

English language skills – to TOIC level 3 minimum with emphasis on technical comprehension.

Literate in the use of standard computer software programs. Word, Excel, etc.

Minimum of 2 years of experience.

Ability to understand control of work systems , HSE practices and application in the field.

Can do attitude with regard to troubleshooting skills.

Ability to read & understand P & ID’s and PFD’s.

Ability to read & understand Control Narratives & Safeguarding documentation (Cause & Effect).

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28/28 Rotational Area Operator Jobs
28/28 Rotational Area Operator Jobs

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