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Reliability Electrical Specialist

Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO)

Mesaieed, Qatar

Ref: HP302-25

The Role

To identify reliability requirements for plant assets, establish an adequate reliability program to ensure asset optimization; to utilize plant/equipment failure data and carry out timely analysis in order to identify the root causes of failures to facilitate corrective and preventive actions to improve reliability & availability of the plant.


Carry out detailed data collection, analysis of data and root cause analysis, study for repeated failure incidents of various plant assets.

Follow up and update incident reports.

Conduct root cause analysis meetings involving concerned stake holders

Carry out frequent site visits and assists the Maintenance personnel to solve technical problems and provides onsite technical support to line Maintenance and Operation

Work with Operation operators, Maintenance Coordinators and the Engineering Services Department personnel to identify the root causes of problems; establishes equipment improvement projects and technical databases, data collection programs, data collection and data analysis routines. Ensures that failure data are properly recorded, monitored and collected and analyzed to determine root causes.

Analyze the reliability of the plant equipment by using high technology diagnostics techniques and also techniques based on probability, analysis or other analytical techniques which can be applied effectively to the analysis of outages of assets requiring maintenance.

Carry out decision analysis to define where will the Reliability improvement result in the greatest benefit. Defines with the Operations and Process team, the most critical equipment of plant (i.e. bad actors) and the poorest performers. Utilizes techniques for critically ranking and decision analysis such as Pareto, critical matrix and performance indicators for reliability, availability and maintainability (RAM).

Analyze and identifies human factors in reliability, availability, and maintainability assessment to ensure quality throughout minimize Operation cost, avoid problems/losses, meet legal requirements and industrial relations and avoids sickness, absence and staff turnover.

Frequently participates in meetings related to equipment, unit general shutdown and makes recommendations as requested by Operation or Maintenance personnel on new techniques to result in improved reliability of equipment.

Participate in the engineering studies related to modifications and project to incorporate reliability requirements and during inspections for safety and integrity assessment studies for the critical assets.

Optimize and develops preventive maintenance programs for quality plant equipment by incorporating applicable preventive maintenance tasks and effective maintenance intervals into the company’s maintenance program. Communicates with vendors to find cost effective/optimum solutions regarding technological upgrades, obsolescence of equipment and issues related to the operation of equipment away from design data.

Follow up and updates incident reports issued by Operations and proposes solutions of individual repeated incidents in the form of reliability report.

Review and updates the quality control methods for operation group (Operation and Maintenance) when needed. Prepares training programs and propose materials for line staff to improve the quality of operation group activity.

Similar related duties such as evaluating new equipment, preparing monthly activity reports, and keeping abreast of new technology, preparing all technical, annual, monthly and other reports, preparing quality documents, frequent site visits and keeping abreast in the latest development in the plant Asset Management.

Conduct optimization studies related to spare parts management, lubrication management, maintenance procedure, utilization of inherent capacity of plant assets and utilization of precision data/tools for maintenance.


B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical or Control Engineering or equivalent

9 years' maintenance experience in the oil or petrochemical industry

Good spoken and written English and computer literate.

About the Company

QAPCO was established in 1974 as a joint multinational venture to utilise the associated and non-associated Ethane gas from petroleum production in line with the industrialization plan of the State Qatar. it is one of the Companies located in the Mesaieed Industrial City (MIC), producing fertilizers, steel, refined petroleum products and natural gas liquids. QAPCO plant is situated on the seacoast with jetty facilities and exports its entire range of products worldwide. QAPCO commenced commercial production in 1981 and within a short time, was well-established in the global market due to its quality and reliability. To pursue leadership, continuous improvement, process and system orientation, involvement of the people and measurement of performance in support of our journey to achieve excellence of performance, we have re-designed our Quality Management System to comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 standard, implemented it in our practice and achieved the official certification to its requirements by beginning of the year 2002.

The main products of the company are Ethylene and LDPE. Solid sulphur is generated as a by-product in the process. The required feedstock, Ethane gas, is supplied by the state-owned Qatar Petroleum (QP) for the production of Ethylene, a significant part of which is then used in the production of various grades of LDPE, marketed under the LOTRENE brand name.

QAPCO built its vision on a solid foundation of state-of-the-art technology, which will make possible a succession of new generation products. Our manufacturing facilities consist of an Ethylene plant with a designed annual capacity of 525,000 MT, two LDPE plants with a total annual capacity of 360,000 MT and a Sulphur plant with an annual rated capacity of 70,000 MT besides the self-sufficient utilities, plants and other offsite and auxiliary facilities. The capacity of both Ethylene and LDPE plants increased to these levels effective from mid-1996 as a result of an expansion project undertaken by the Company during 1993-95.

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