Downstream Supervising Operator

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Arabia

Ref: KP658-267

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Downstream Supervising Operator Oil/Gas Axens NHT/CCR Unit

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer.

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco's value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations' spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom's vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


We are seeking a Downstream Supervising Operator with experience in Naphtha Hydrotreating and Continuous Catalytic Regeneration (CCR) refining facilities to join our Ras Tanura Refinery located in the eastern province of KSA.

Ras Tanura refinery is responsible for processing 550 barrels a day of crude and condensate to produce nearly 40% of kingdom demand from Diesel, Gasoline, Jet fuel Naphtha and Reformate.

Your primary role is to monitor the plant operations within the target operating windows and provide direction to the shift workers to perform troubleshooting of encountered upsets with knowledge on startup and shutdown procedures safely.

Key Responsibilities

As the successful candidate you will be required to perform the following:

Handle the Total Distributed Control System (DCS) and other advanced technology systems installed in the oil/gas plants to monitor and control the unit operations.

Monitor the plant products give-away on a continuous basis.

Take appropriate action to reduce product losses. In addition to using the on-line software and hardware analyzers to reduce plant giveaway, utilizes other advanced technology programs such as Neural Net Network Capability Models and Multi-variable Controllers (MVC) on related process units under your assigned control.

Utilize Power Monitoring System (PMS), which combines digital electric power meters with software-based PC system to obtain operational benefits and reduce the plant electric power consumption to reduce electric power usage

Utilizes Performance & Profitability Monitoring System (PPMS), that provide the operator with a real time economic indicator (Gross, variable and net margin), to maximize your unit contribution to the Company revenue.

Control unit upsets and bring it to a safe and normal operation level.

Perform trouble shooting and problem-solving during equipment or unit failure and perform start-up and shut down of the equipment/unit safely.

Provide direction to the Operators.


Minimum Requirements

You must have a minimum of 11 years' experience, of which 5 years are as console operator in Axens NHT/CCR unit.

You must have previous experience in startup, shutdown and emergency procedures.

You should be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of plant layout and the applicable operations.

You must possess flexibility to rotate and direct operations in other plants of similar complexity after a reasonable break-in period.

A Diploma or equivalent education certificate is acceptable.

You should be familiar with utilizing multi variable controller(s) to achieve maximum economic benefits.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world's biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs - one of the largest in the world.

About the Company

Saudi Aramco is an integrated global energy enterprise. The company markets and exports crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas liquids and sulfur. It also ships crude oil worldwide through an affiliated company and participates in petroleum refining and marketing activities at home and abroad. Its overseas affiliates are in the United States, Egypt, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea and Japan.

Saudi Aramco's subsidiaries span the globe, with offices in Houston, Washington, New York, London, Leiden, Dubai, Singapore, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul.

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