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Mechanical Superintendent ./ Mechanical Supervisor

  • Location: Kildare
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 25 days ago

  • Sector: Oil, Gas and Petrochemical
  • Contact: Tristan Walker
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: +441483302133
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 03 March 2021
  • Job Ref: 1034536
NRL are currently recruiting for a Mechanical Supervisor / Superintendent for work with an industrial gases company supporting a project in Kildare. This is for work on a 12 month contract basis working Monday – Friday with 10 hour days available.

The team of Field Mechanical Technicians provides hands on support to perform field and workshop activities related to repair, modification and refurbishment of a variety of mechanical equipment, such as pumps, compressors, gearboxes, pressure systems, compressor valves, companders and expanders, heat exchangers and pressure vessels.

About the role:

Responsibilities include: -


The Field Mechanical Supervisors will be expected to have a broader knowledge of the specialist equipment and techniques, and to demonstrate the ability to suggest and implement cost effective modifications to maintenance techniques and/or equipment changes, to improve reliability, having considered all the relevant technical aspects of the change. An increased knowledge of SAP is also expected, such as having the ability to find maintenance work orders to book time to and how to find and reserve spare parts.


The Field Mechanical Supervisors should have good verbal and written communication skills. They will be expected to be able to liaise with contractors and internal customers and to write follow-up reports and EMRs following the execution of field work, as and when required.

Principal Accountabilities
  • To demonstrate acceptance of the BSP safety culture and to ensure that safety standards are suitably adhered to. Taking responsibility for reporting near misses and APTs as a preventive measure is an example of this.
  • To help repair and/or refurbish affected equipment so as to assure the minimum loss of production.
  • To help investigate equipment failures, determine root cause of failure, and recommend appropriate solutions to reduce recurrence of/or eliminate cause of failure.
  • To provide hands on and supervision support as required to resolve mechanical equipment field problems as they occur.
  • To assist in the development, implementation, and periodic review of preventative/predictive maintenance programs to reduce unplanned shutdowns and improve overall plant on stream capability.
  • To keep abreast of and evaluate new methodologies, work practices, equipment, machinery, technology, etc., for application and use within the plant.
  • To participate in the planning and execution of minor and major shutdowns. Provide technical and hands on support as required during shutdowns.
  • To maintain an error free execution, paying very close attention to details and executes work to the highest possible standard. Apply a “Continuous Improvement” philosophy to daily work.
  • To ensure all repair and overhaul work is carried out fully and effectively, within budget.
  • To carry out equipment’s modification requests to central design specifications, making sure that prior to executing the work, an MOC has previously been approved.
  • The ability to communicate in English, both the spoken and written word.
  • To establish and maintain an effective working relationship with all those individuals and departments who receive service from or provide support guidance or assistance to the field team.
  • To be available out of hours in the event of both mechanical breakdowns and pre-planned activities, that imply the need to work out of normal business hours. This will require response to Operational requirements on a 24 hour per day, 7 day per week basis, to a location anywhere across Europe.
What you will need:
  • The minimum requirements for the Field Mechanical Supervisor  position are:
  • A formal Mechanical Apprenticeship, BTEC Level 3 / ONC
  • Experience with reciprocating and rotating machine maintenance,
  • Familiarity with precision measuring equipment, materials of machinery, lifting and rigging, schematics and layout drawings and understand maintenance manuals.
  • Previous experience in supervising others in the team.
  • A full driving license and passport are also required.
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive day rates
  • Long term contract opportunity
  • Opportunity to work on one of Ireland’s biggest projects