A highly talented and experienced Instrument Foreman with extensive hands on skills and both onshore and offshore expertise, having acquired extensive international exposure within extremely challenging environments. An individual who has not only demonstrated maintenance expertise but who has also successfully managed and trained multi-disciplinary teams including a multinational workforce to achieve all objectives.
2012 – 2014 Instrument Foreman
Petro Masila Yemen
Key Duties/ Achievements:
• Acquired this management position with responsibility for organising the instrument workshop on a daily basis including the full management and coaching of 20 technicians
• Ensured the effective management of all maintenance schedules, working in a target driven environment
• Successfully trained and supported local people, coaching them to become instrument and foreman and developing 2 individuals to instrument superintendent level
• Played a key role within the commissioning of the plant, using expertise within gas turbines
• Built and managed excellent internal and external relationships, ensuring all issues were successfully managed through to resolution
• Achieved promotion into this role in 2012 whilst still managing instrument mentoring responsibilities
1994 – 2011 Instrument Foreman and Mentor
Senior Instrument Technician
Canadian Nexen – Central Production Facility
(Previously Yemen-Masila Export Terminal with OTS Overseas Technical Service contracted to Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd)
Key Duties/ Achievements:
• Successfully completed this dual role, maintaining full managerial control within the central production facility as well as providing essential support to the new foreman and developing employee skills through effective coaching and training
• Adopted additional responsibilities within the maintenance systems advisor and coordinator position including the analysis of current and updated equipment master data, offering advice in relation to changes following physical verification and P&1D’s
• Completed extensive liaison with different departments including engineering, SAP systems and production to manage all equipment master alterations
• Utilised equipment expertise, this included working with MANBW 16 RK270, Wartsilla Diesel Generators Model Vasa 32, Solar Mars Gas Turbine T 100, Free water knockout separators , Oil treaters, Topping plants, Mainline Pumps, Water Disposal Pumps and well sites for the oil and gas production
• Built and managed excellent 3rd party relationships in relation to oil exports, overseeing the shipping process through the faculty for Total DNO and Dove
• Managed all equipment including Caterpillar Diesels, crude oil storage tanks and electric booster pumps
1988 – 1994 Senior Digital Technician
Saudi Aramco-IPSA 2 project Zubair to Yanbu oil Pipeline and Associated Pumping Stations
Key Duties/ Achievements:
• Responsibility for playing a pivotal role within the building and commissioning of 5 pump stations IPSA 3 and 4 in Northern Saudi Arabia, managing the full maintenance process in line with requirements, working within a volatile environment
• Managed all equipment within the stations which included LM 2500 GE gas turbines driving Nuovo Pignone pumps, Allison 500 KS Gas turbines driving Kato generators, Howe Baker Distillate Fuel System and Marconi Station Control System
• Maintained full instrumental control of Mark 4 Speedtronic System, Allen Bradley PLC 3/10, PLC 5, PLC 2, Advisor PC Colour Graphics System, Micon Controllers, Nuovo Pignone trend monitoring systems, Bentley Nevada vibration systems, Woodward Governor electronic fuel control systems, Foxboro 760 series controllers, Solatron densitometers, Brooks Flow controllers and Rosemount Electronic instruments
1984 – 1988 Instrument Technician (Brae Alpha North Sea platform) – Asco-Smit North Sea Ltd
(Subcontracted to Marathon Oil UK Ltd)
1981 – 1984 Preventive Maintenance Instrument Supervisor – Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO) Shedgum NGL S.A.
1970 – 1981 Senior Shift Instrument Technician – British Steel Corp. Gartcosh Strip Mill Scotland
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
Motherwell Technical College 1970-1972 C&G 310-1 -2
Four year Apprenticeship as an Instrument Technician with British Steel Corporation 1970/74
Iron & Steel Industry Training Board Basic and Final Craft Certificates 1974
Bentley Nevada Training Course Certificates 1982
General Electric Corp. LM2500 & Speedtronic 4 course July-August 1989 Schenectady Training Centre New York USA
Attended 3 Solar Mars 100 training courses at Solar Training Centre San Diego Turbotronic Control Systems Logic –GS-Level One, Turbotronic Field Maintenance –GS-Level Two March 2002 and Operation and Routine Maintenance Mars 100 Generator Package Knowledge of SAP systems
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