Principal Machinist

  • Nigeria-Other
  • 40-65 lakh
  • 15-25 years
  • 24 Apr 2016

  • Production/ Manufacturing/ Engineering

  • Oil/ Gas/ Petrochemicals / Refinery
Job Description


To execute daily Machining of all components parts and equipments required to support preventative maintenance work
and corrective maintenance work on a priority basis to the NLNG Production facilities as directed by Supervision, to
meet work programs, safety requirements, production targets and quality standards. And to support Operations in
achieving production targets by providing high standard of finished products that sustains long-term integrity of mechanical installations.


Strictly adheres to the Permit to Work System where applicable and carries out work fully complying with safety precautions and requirements as detailed and directed. Ensures that tidiness of all workshop machines and equipments
are maintained at a high standard at all times. Attends daily Toolbox Talks and contributes to JHA development.

Plans and organises his work in conjunction with his Machinist Supervisor. Makes the required arrangements to carry out work assigned to him in an efficient manner. Uses PACER/SAP for job execution, spares ordering, history etc. and closeout. Uses Computer packages such as Word and Excel to develop reports, also works within the framework of
NLNG personnel administration systems.

Executes routine and preventive maintenance activities on all workshop machines under the direction of his supervisor.
Uses technical expertise and proven competence to analyse and fault find, act independently and effectively to achieve work plan objectives. Tasks include fault diagnosis, disassembling, cleaning, checking, measuring, reassembling, testing, servicing, and repairing of workshop and plant equipment / machines (rotating and static) as requested.

Operates machine tools and other equipment as required by the repair process, such as Lathes, Drilling machines,
Grinding machines (Rotary, Pedestal, Cylindrical and surface grinders), Relief Valve Test Machines, Block Valve Test Machines, Key Seating Machines, Milling Machines, Vertical and Horizontal Boring Machines, Valve Lapping
Machine, Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machines etc.

Completes his work in accordance with Engineering Quality system requirements, by following procedures and work
instructions. Completes checklists or other documents required during the execution of the work. Suggests changes to
procedures, work instructions, job hazard analysis, methods and plant equipment modifications, with the aim of
continuous improvement.

Assists his Mechanical Supervisor in ensuring proper and timely implementation of Simple Engineering Changes and
Project Development requests as applicable. Also in managing spare parts availability of all workshops machines and spares systems.

Participates in and contributes to RCM, CIP and RCA and other improvement initiatives. Carries out failure investigation, data collection and preparation of failure reports with continuous improvement of performance by proposing improvement ideas.

Satisfies the A&P 2 scheme requirements applicable within set targets and time schedule and participates in the Duty call-out roster as part of the emergency response team with responsibilities for emergency repairs.


PMR compliance and Timely delivery
Timely delivery of jobs
HSEQ targets as set by PD KRA1
OMNISAFE/Safety Walk/ RCM/ CIP and RCA reporting versus target
PACER application (History, Failure Code Assigned to jobs) Percentage of assigned routines completed and closed.
Percentage of A&P 2 competencies achieved versus plan.
Task and Targets contained in ESS (SAP) Annual Staff Appraisal.

C & G IVQ 2565 Level 5 Full Technological Certificate/Diploma
HND in Mechanical Engineering preferably with professional qualifications (minimal NQF-5 or equivalent).
Up to 10 years post-graduation experience.

Workshop Machines & Equipment handling
Proficiency in CNC machines programming and operations
Proficiency in Auto CAD designs and Engineering Drawings
Process and Utility Systems.
On-site repairs of plant equipment
Repair /maintenance procedures related to Rotating and Static plant equipment defined within A&P Scheme Level 2 &3.


Functionally reports to
PEM/212 Workshop Machinist Supervisor
Administratively reports to
PEM/212 Workshop Machinist Supervisor
PEM/212T Workshop Machinists
Workshops and Services maintenance support teams.
Area maintenance team members and Operations staff.
Warehouse teams.
Occasionally works with OEM Service engineers.


WORK CYCLE: 14-14 days