Job Purpose/Summary:
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Operator, Panel to join our team. This role is responsible for the day-to-day operational activities in the process area to ensure uninterrupted production and safe operation of the plant. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of chemical processes and operations, excellent problem-solving skills, and a commitment to maintaining a safe and efficient working environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Start and stop the unit following standard operating procedures based on supervisor’s instructions.
  • Regulate temperature, pressure, rate of flow, and tank level in petroleum refining, processing, and treating units, and petrochemical units according to process schedules.
  • Observe instruments and meters, record readings, and adjust dials, switches, valves, and levels on the control panel to regulate and coordinate process variables.
  • Report malfunctioning equipment to the shift supervisor.
  • Record results of laboratory analyses and adjust parameters accordingly.
  • Operate auxiliary equipment to assist in distilling or treating operations.
  • Monitor and log critical process parameters of the plant.
  • Conduct physical inspections in the field to ensure operational equipment is in good working condition.
  • Follow safe shutdown and start-up procedures in specific areas of the plant.
  • Monitor and report operational performance to supervisors.
  • Provide suggestions for the improvement of plant operations and procedures.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve operational problems in coordination with the DCS Panel operator and Shift Supervisor.
  • Unload raw materials into designated storage tanks (if applicable).
  • Dispatch finished products into tankers/ISO containers (if applicable).
  • Maintain cleanliness and tidiness in the workplace.
  • Adhere to health, safety, and environmental guidelines and regulations.
  • Enforce safety precautions and procedures.
  • Write and submit reports to the Shift Supervisor regarding operational performance, plant equipment, maintenance requirements, etc.
  • Follow safety instructions, wear personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times, and promote a culture of “Safety First.”
  • Adhere to operational EHS guidelines.


  • High school diploma, Technical Diploma, or equivalent education.


  • 2 to 6 years of operational experience with a strong knowledge of chemical processes and operations.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Planning and scheduling.
  • Work in confined spaces, perform hot works, and work at heights.
  • Familiarity with Work Permit Procedure/Work Permit Issuer.
  • Effective communication and listening skills.
  • Strong work ethic and adherence to company policies and standard business etiquette.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in the English language.
  • Self-starter with minimal supervision required for routine activities.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and foster a cooperative team environment.
Job Category: Technical Paraprofessional
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Jubail Industrial City
JOB ID: 40000124

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