BOP Technician

  • GASOS Warehouse, Plot No 17, Sector M 21 in Mussafah, , PO Box 43172, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Full-time

Company Description

Founded in 1934, Parker Drilling provides advanced drilling solutions to the energy industry. We are a technically innovative company providing worldwide drilling services, rental tools and project management, including rig design, construction and operations management.

Job Description

To help develop and implement a system to manage the consolidated inventory and maintain pressure control equipment.

Essential functions

•    Knowledge of BOP functions, controls, operations and maintenance.
•    Project management: ability to scope, schedule and deliver multiple projects regarding improvement of BOP reliability.
•    Ability to analyse, identify problems and recommend solutions (Root Cause Failure Analyses).
•    Familiar with API standards (API-16A, API-6AR, API-6A, API-16D, API S53, API RP 53, API RP 59) and BSEE requirements related to BOP  equipment.
•    Strong interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication.
•    Ability to communicate with supervisors.
•    Strong decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
•    Ability to work independently with multiple vendors, senior leaders and assets.
•    Ability to apply Lean methodologies to position.
•    Moderate Rig Contractor or BOP OEM experience is advantageous.
•    Substantial Onshore experience preferred.
•    Knowledge of barrier management.
•    Working knowledge of process safety relating to reliability, operations, and maintenance.
•    Experience of work with ERP systems TRACS , Oracle, JD Edwards or similar
•    Knowledge of documentation packages for pressure control equipment
•    Working knowledge of Microsoft suite.

Additional functions

•    Management of combined BOP fleet; set the strategy and develop processes and systems to achieve so. 
•    Develop strong procedures for fleet status assessment and verification.
•    Develop metrics to track BOP utilization and set and achieve yearly targets 
•    Maintain professional presence with external organizations relevant to Pressure Control Equipment.
•    Develop and maintain an updated list of certification requirements divided both by Geographical location and Customer base
•    Develop and maintain a comprehensive plan  for maintenance and record keeping which can be transferable across different business units
•    Help select and develop a service agreement between business units for fleet management purposes
•    Liaise constantly with all the business units and take ownership to provide pressure control equipment as per the service agreement.
•    Abide by Company policies and procedures.
•    Other duties and special projects as assigned.


•    Technical Diploma / University Degree
•    Good working knowledge of engineering principles for pressure control.

Position competencies

  • Initiating & Driving Change • Acts as a catalyst for and takes responsibility for leading, directing, and managing organizational change • Develops new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions • Creates work environment that encourages creative thinking and innovation • Drives step changes in how the company operates • Understands how to change and addresses not only systems and processes, but also cultural aspects of change • Is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market • Develops a change strategy that includes milestones and timelines • Accurately assesses the potential barriers and resources necessary for change initiatives • Understands and supports the need for change • Envisions and articulates the intended result of the change process • Provides direction and focus during the change process • Helps to generate support of the changes throughout the organization • Identifies and enlists allies who support the change process • Provides resources, removes barriers, and acts as an advocate for those initiating change
  • Result Focused • Establishes clear, specific performance goals, expectations, and priorities • Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully • Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers • Very bottom-line oriented • Steadfastly pushes self and others for results • Navigates quickly and effectively to resolve problems and obstacles • Persists to complete tasks / responsibilities, even in the face of difficulties • Develops a sense of urgency in others to complete tasks • Operates with personal ownership and looks for ways to improve performance all the time • Challenges him- or herself and others to raise the bar on performance • Focuses people on critical activities that yield a high impact • Holds self and others accountable for delivering high-quality results on time and within budget (e.g., models high work standards and demands the same from others)
  • Team Work • Blends people into teams when they are needed • Creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team • Shares wins and successes • Fosters open dialogue • Lets people finish and be responsible for their work • Seeks consensus among diverse viewpoints as a means of building group commitment • Defines success in terms of the whole team • Creates a feeling of belonging in the team • Values the contributions of all team members • Creates an environment that encourages open communication amongst team members • Creates an environment that encourages collective problem solving amongst team members
  • Customer Focus • Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers • Gets first-hand customer information and uses it to understand customers' business issues and needs for improvements in products and services • Acts with customer in mind • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect • Genuinely enjoys working with customers to build long-term partnerships • Creates a sense of customer focus throughout their team/ department/ business unit

Physical demands and work environment

  • Ability to work around moving machinery
  • Ability to perform under stress, under pressure, and/or in emergency situations.
  • Lift, carry, and move objects of up to 50 pounds.
  • Wear personal protective equipment, including but not limited to hard hat, steel-toed safety shoes, hearing protection, respirators, safety glasses, goggles and full body harness.
  • Frequently stand, walk, stoop, kneel, carry, push/pull, reach, and use repetitive wrist and hand movements.
  • Ability to ascend and descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, and/or ramps while carrying tools requiring a reasonable degree of physical stamina and agility and involving moderate to severe physical exertion
  • Carry up to 10 lbs.
  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions (Cold or Heat)
  • Ability to comprehend, remember, and follow verbal and written directions and comply with Company policies, procedures and standard.
  • Ability to work in hazardous conditions (dust/gas/fumes/steam/chemicals)
  • Ability to work at heights (scaffolding or ladders)
  • Use repetitive wrist, hand or finger movements at a computer.
  • Exposure to vibration (oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body)
  • Ability to work in noisy environments
  • Ability to work in small and/or enclosed spaces
  • Ability to work as a team, communicate and interact with others in a professional manner, and consider alternative and diverse perspectives.
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