Lead Production Technician in Lagos, Nigeria

at WTS Energy

Oil & Gas / Mining
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
7 - 10 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

  • To coordinate and supervise operations and maintenance activities offshore. 
  • To manage and control the operations team to ensure safe and efficient functioning of all process facilities and operations. 
  • To complete all other assignments as may be assigned by the Production Supervisor.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist production supervisor to ensure safe and efficient functioning of all process facilities and operations
  • Responsible for operation, condition monitoring and troubleshooting of process plant, CCR, relevant utility systems and equipment. Knowledge of ICSS / SCADA / DCS is an advantage
  • Responsible for operation of safety control systems
  • Responsible for monitoring and troubleshooting of turret/ swivel equipment
  • Responsible for process plant and equipment start-up and shut down operations
  • Responsible for meeting of production objectives
  • Responsible for optimization of chemicals consumption
  • Responsible for planning of operations maintenance activities
  • Responsible for first line and preventive maintenance of process and relevant utility systems as per Computerised Maintenance Management System
  • Administer process plant and relevant utility systems modifications requests under management of change (MOC) procedure
  • Responsible for maintaining process plant discharges and emissions within the limits
  • Ensure regulatory and class requirements are adhered to 
  • Participate in pre-commissioning and commissioning
  • Prepare budget and control expenditure
  • Responsible for sufficient stock of relevant consumables
  • Responsible for control of hazardous substances that are used/ stored within production department
  • Participate in the investigation of accidents and incidents
  • Ensure the Permit To Work system is controlled and adhered to as per requirements of the system
  • Responsible for the relevant risk assessments and job safety analyses
  • Use the Computerized Maintenance Management System. Review information in database to ensure it is technically valid, accurate and up to date
  • Maintain appropriate documentation;
  • Ensure that vendors and contractors are managed safely and effectively
  • Undertake training relevant to the position requirements
  • Responsible for the training of subordinates and trainees
  • Responsible for competency assessment and performance evaluation of subordinates



  • HND or Degree in Petroleum or Chemical Engineering 
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in oil and gas operations and maintenance, at least 5 years of offshore oil and gas experience on production platforms at supervisory level.
  • Multi-skills and knowledge of ICSS / SCADA / DCS is a prerequisite
  • A good understanding of the relevant codes and standards for production operations is a prerequisite.
  • Fluent spoken and written English
  • Strong interpersonal skills are essential, for dealing with a broad spectrum of cultural and organisational styles, as well as being able to fit in as a team player
  • Fit and fully mobile, so as to maintain the supervision at the various locations where activities related to the work will be carried out
  • Proven experience of supervising and coordinating the activities of a multi-discipline operations team
  • Good computer and use of computerized maintenance management skills
  • Good communication and team building skills at all levels – able to lead and gain the respect of contractor and 3rd parties.
  • Must be resourceful with the ability to improvise / prioritise when confronted with obstacles without losing focus and attention to detail.
  • Must be able to exercise relevant operation and maintenance judgement ensuring success of the assigned projects.
  • Proven track record in managing multicultural teams


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