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23/08 Sanjay Kumar Mahapatra
HR at Kalinga Global Services

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Panel Operator - Oil Refinery (5-10 yrs)

Overseas/International/Middle East/Muscat/Oman Job Code: 29096

Minimum Experience:

- Minimum 4 years of relevant experience as a DCS Panel Operator within the Oil & Gas / Refinery / Petrochemical industry, preferably with experience in most of the following processes :

- Heavy Oils CDU/VDU/SGP/LTU/KTU

- Heavy Oils DCU o Hydroprocessing HCU

- Hydroprocessing DHT/HPU/PSA

- Sulfur SRU/ARU/SWS/CAR/CSW

- Utilities/ WWTP

- Offsite/ logistics/ Solids Handling

- Advance functional knowledge of DCS

- Knowledge of the refinery process, plant equipment and process control.

- Knowledge of reading and interpreting P&ID and PFD.

Panel Operations Shift Handover :

- Accepts shift from previous shift Panel Operator with detailed log sheet of operational adjustments and changes during previous shift.

- Ensure continuity of operational issues handed over by the previous shift and take necessary action.

- Capture all major highlights and constraints experienced during the shift in the log sheet in detail for the following shift.

Control Panels :

- Monitors unit's process performance on a continuous basis using the Distributed Control System (DCS).

- Diagnose abnormal situations and takes corrective action from the control panel.

- Ensures equipment is operating within specified parameters and reports serious operational deviations to the Shift team Leader and Refinery Superintendent.

- Creates SAP notifications of malfunctioning equipment after discussing with shift Team Leader 


- Reviews and compares outside log sheet readings at regular intervals with the control room instrumentation readings and ensure they correlate.

Lab Results :

- Reviews laboratory sample analysis results by referring to Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) updates, trending results and makes necessary adjustments of the control panel instruments.

- Ensures Shift Team Leader and Refinery Superintendent is fully informed on all related aspects and obtains guidance when necessary.

Start-up, Shutdowns & Emergencies :

- Controls operating plant start-ups, shutdowns, and emergencies by alterations of speed, temperature, pressure and flow rates as necessary.

- Facilitate the shutdown and start-up for turnaround, maintenance and inspection purposes with adherence to the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

- Implements the emergency procedures as dictated by the circumstances and SOPs.

Advance Process Control (APC) :

- Monitors the performance of Advance Process Control (APC) and provides feedback for corrective action and optimization to process engineers.

Process Optimization :

- Initiates operational adjustments to ensure optimization of process performance and improves high value product yield.

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