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Mechanical Support Services Technician at Western Development Company Limited


Western Development Company Limited is an Oil and Gas servicing company with about 25 years in the sector. Our experiences span Telecommunications, IT, Engineering, and Marine Services to mention but a few. We also employ and second manpower services, personnel and services to our customers.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Mechanical Support Services Technician

Location: Delta,
Employment Type: Contract

The Mechanical Support technician will be responsible for the following:

  • Lead a team of Mechanical Technicians to deliver simple and complex activities in the plant.
  • Interpretation of machine and equipment maintenance manuals, technical drawings, and diagnosis.
  • Job Risk Assessments / Permit to Work preparation
  • Identifying critical spares and follow-up ordering and delivery.
  • Flange breaks, positive isolation, vessel de-sanding activities
  • Promotes site safety and continuous hazard identification, mitigation and close-out.
  • Work closely with service Contractor(s) towards safe delivery of vendor-based maintenance jobs.
  • Repair, installation, and maintenance of Pumps, static and rotating equipment.
  • Use of diagnostic tools and mechanical hand tools for fault tracing, vibration detection and activity executions.
  • Asset Care routine to ensure PM/CM close-out and Integrity of Asset maintained.
  • Work preparations and material staging for work executions
  • Routine machinery and equipment servicing
  • Daily parameter logging, records, and mechanical lubricants management.
  • Routine fabrication using welding tools and materials.
  • Machining activities: lathe, grinding, drilling, dicing etc
  • Other assignments for continuous improvements as exigent.

Work Cycle:

  • The work location is a swamp field based in the West facilities are accessible via water and Air.
  • The job activity period is daily on a 12-hour (7 am to 7 pm) routine over 21 days.
  • There is a standard 3 weeks on and 3 weeks off schedule.
  • There may be a need for periodic visits to the Shell industrial area for training and official assignments.
  • Personnel may be required to work extended hours as the need arises.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 12 years working as a Mechanical technician in an oil and gas producing field location.
  • Must have at least five (5) years of experience working as a mechanical technician in SPDC preferably Forcados Terminal.

Key Skills:

  • Disassemble/Assemble and Maintain Rotating and static equipment, Compressors, and turbines.
  • Experience in Solar turbine maintenance
  • Experience in Caterpillar Engines D3406, D3512, D3516
  • Experience in Sulzer pumps; and flender gear systems.
  • Experience in Atlas Copco SF11 and mobile compressors
  • Experience in Valve maintenance.
  • Experience in Pump Fluid-end inspections and driver/gear alignments.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Skill in Equipment troubleshooting and fault analysis
  • Basic workshop machinery and welding machine use.

Soft Skills:
(Added advantage):

  • Computer literate (Competent user of Microsoft Office and ability to liaise with programs)
  • Good organizational skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Self-motivated and performs under minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge and use of SAP tool
  • Knowledge of worksite hazard management
  • Ability to multitask effectively
  • Good Communication skills & a team player
  • Ability to work under pressure with resilience


Method of Application:
Interested and qualified candidates should:



Application Deadline: 28th January, 2024.


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