Control Room Operator Job,  Engineering Kenyan Jobs 2022, 

Position: Control Room Operator- Vegetable Oil Extraction Plant

Industry: Oil Industry

Reports to: Shift Supervisor

Location: Makueni            

 Our client in oil industry, is seeking to recruit a Control Room Operator. They will be responsible for operating the plant and maintain system parameters to ensure product quality is maintained and ensure zero undetectable deviation.


  •  Under minimal supervision, monitors electrical transmission and distribution system as well as the entire Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)system for proper oil extraction operation.
  • Follow standard operating procedures for safe start up and shutdown of oil extraction plant.
  • Ensure pre-start up, start up, operational and shut down checklists are completed before plant operations commence
  • Utilize SCADA data to co-ordinate field fault diagnostics and manual operations.
  • Ensure cleanliness of the working area
  • Answers emergency trouble calls and other types of after-hours phone-calls and determines appropriate actions.
  • Recalls on–call maintenance team to facilitate repairs on emergency trouble calls occurring outside of normal working hours, weekends, or holidays
  • Maintains various operational records and logs and produces operational reports.
  • Oversees the flow of information and reports, coordinates actions when necessary, and ensures response plans are followed during emergencies and natural disasters.
  • Interfaces closely with the operations In-charge and maintenance to ensure key operational matters are performed, communicated and documented.
  • Monitors and oversees the primary electrical system, using SCADA, receives system alarms to locates trouble areas.
  • Maintains a log of operations to reflect any/all system concerns, and operational actions taken.
  • Identifies SCADA operational malfunctions, request corrective actions, and reports uncorrected malfunctions.
  • Follows standard procedures and switching orders in accordance with standard operating and safe switching practices.
  • Ensure smooth transition of position during shift operations. Using drawings, traces and determines facilities affected by outages, and then notifies the shift in-charge.
  • Complies with all HSE safety regulations and adheres to proper codes and standards with a thorough understanding of safety procedures related to Electrical Systems.
  • Handle any other duties assigned by management from time to time

Qualifications and Experience

  •  Degree in Electrical Engineering or mechatronics engineering Preferred or equivalent experience and minimum 3 years related work experience
  • Fluent knowledge of English
  • 2 years operator experience in vegetable oil extraction plant.
  • Firefighting & HSE basic courses (preferred)
  • Experience with troubleshooting of plant upsets and taking corrective action.
  • Experience with reading and logging SCADA information
  • Experience with shift report writing
  • Experience with filling appropriate plant operation log sheets.

Required competencies

  •  Commissioning – Start Up: Commissioning and start-up, Decommissioning
  • Land Transportation Mgmt.: Land Transportation Management
  • HSEQ General (Generic)
  • Organization Processes: Internal Standard, Site Management
  • Supports and technologies: Standard ISO, TQM and Quality system, technical requirement and Standard
  • Compliance: Local/National and International Standard and Codes, Health, Safety, Environment, Quality
  • Ability to read and interpret P&IDs and PFDs

Required capabilities

  • Problem Solving; Flexibility; Planning target control; Decision Making; Spirit of Enterprise; Communication; Listening and reception; Staff management and development

How to Apply

Apply on Flexi Personnel ATS or send your CV to [email protected] latest by 23rd May 2022. Indicate Control Room Operator on the email subject for easier retrieval and placement.

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