Electrical Technician Job in an Oil & Gas Services Company

Adexen Recruitment Agency – Our client, an international group providing Oil & Gas services, is recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Electrical Technician
Job Reference: 1339
Location: Nigeria
Industry: Energy / Oil & Gas
Function: Technical/technicians
Job Description

  • To ensure safety of commissioning activities on yard and on site, by performing activities in respect with Company standing instruction and Work Permit instructions.
  • To ensure that the work identified in the work permit is performed according to company specification.

Commissioning execution:

  • Performs on site the commissioning operations (test and check sheets ) which are placed under his responsibility.
  • Report any non-conformity to the discipline Supervisor
  • Reporting and progress follow up
  • Report daily activities to the supervisor
  • Ensures that the COMPANY’s HSE regulations are respected (especially procedures related to Work Permits)
  • Witnessing of contractor pre-commissioning activities as defined by the supervisor.
  • Raise and clear punch List items.

Minimum Qualification: Technician:

  • Education Level : High School or Higher National Diploma or Certificate (HND/HNC (A-levels + 3 years’ study)
  • Experience: 3 years in a similar position
  • Mandatory Competences: English/ Electrical engineering/Electrical equipment Commissioning (MCC, Switchboards , panels… )
  • Recommended Competences: Commissioning / ICAPS / OPERCOM

Mandatory Competences:

  • English
  • Electrical testing
  • Electrical troubleshooting

Recommended Competences: Commissioning:

  • Petroleum: Have a basic understanding of facilities / process (from well to export). Be knowledgeable of hydrocarbons behaviour and associated risks (explosion, asphyxia…).
  • Computer: Be able to produce a report using Microsoft Word; be able to perform simple calculation with Microsoft Excel. Have been introduced to the use of the internet and e-mails.
  • Physics: Understanding and use of basic laws and units of physic (resistance, inductance, DC & AC current and voltage, frequency, active and reactive power…). Be able to differentiate low and high voltages.


  • Be able to read and use drawings (single line and schematic diagrams), vendor documents, name plate. Be knowledgeable of electrical symbols.
  • Possess notions on cable sizing and voltage dropping.
  • Be able familiar with a general facilities electrical network philosophy: main generation, emergency generator, switchboard and UPS. Have a basic understanding of inter-tripping and interlocking action, load shedding and load sharing modes..


  • Understand working principle of main electrical equipment: voltage & current transformers, electrical motor, alternator, feeder, UPS, battery, speed inverter soft starter and gradator, HV/LV switchboard, lighting and heat tracing panel
  • Be knowledgeable on explosion proof materiel and associated requirements.
  • Be able to identify all cubicles and their equipment. Understand interlocking systems in between cubicles. Practical skills
  • Know how to select and use the available and necessary hand tools for electrician (including special insulated tools).
  • Correct use and handling of multimeters, clip on ammeters, Ohmmeter, earth tester (megger), earth leakage kit and recorder.
  • Understand principles and know the different systems of earthing (IT, TT, TN and DC unearthed system).
  • Have a basic knowledge of working principle of a PLC. Logic diagram with module: AND/OR, NAND/NOR, clock, delay, latch, memory, microprocessor… Understand inhibit, alarm and trip concepts.
  • Understand the principle of electrical protection: short circuit, over load, earth fault, reverse power, transformer, alternator and motor specific protections.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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