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Refinery Shift Superintendent

16 July 2019


Refinery Shift Superintendent
Supervise, control and coordinate to Client shift operations activities in the refinery, under delegated authority from GM Operations, covering the spectrum of GM Operation and Maintenance's scopes, and acting as adjustment of operational parameters, through: (1) Plans resources for the synchronization of operations (shifts, working hours, inventories, warehouses, emergency withdrawal of tools), optimization of operational parameters and shift performance, (2) Coordinate Plant Inspection and audits of all operation and offsite areas and ensures adherence to SOPs, work instructions, HSE and PTW procedures, (3) Lead Plant upset and emergencies response in case of major incidents; and (4) Handles all problems and emergencies occurring during shifts and maintain available ullage for the production and inventories; in order to ensure the safe and efficient operations of all operating areas.
Shift Refinery Superintendent Position will act in accordance with Client's values and strategies, policies, guidelines, technology platform, HSE standards, Omani's government and other legal justification's, and best international practices aligned with national objectives and Ethics.
Education Requirements:
Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent
Minimum Requirements:
At least 15 years' experience in process industry.
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience as shift superintendent / shift controller in an oil & gas refinery and Petrochemical industry.
Knowledge of the Refining process and plant equipment.
Experience in supporting the installation of at least one SAP system for maintenance management on behalf of the Operations team.
The incumbent must have good communication skills in verbal and written English. Display calmness under pressure, ability to focus on team priorities
Seasoned Shift superintendent, with in depth expertise in one or several of the following processes:

  • Heavy Oils: Crude Distillation Unit (CDU) / Vacuum Distillation Unit (VDU) / Saturated Gas Plant (SGP) / LPG Treatment Unit (LTU) / Kerosene Treatment Unit (KTU) / Delayed Coker Unit (DCU)
  • Hydroprocessing: Hydro Cracker Unit (HCU) / Diesel Hydrotreating Unit (DHT) / Hydrogen Production Unit (HPU) / Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA)
  • Sulfur: Sulfur Recovery Unit (SRU) / Amine Recovery Unit (ARU) / Sour Water Stripping (SWS) /
  • Utilities: Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP)
  • Offsite / Logistics / Solid Handling

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