Job Opportunity : CBO(Utilities)



Control Room Operator (CBO) - Utilities (Gasification Plant) in Jazan, KSA

Job ID: 3875

Our Client:

Leading JV in KSA with 3 market leading companies and large–scale investment in Gasification & associated utilities/facilities.


Reports to: Shift Supervisor


Nature & Scope:

Control Room Operator is reporting to shift supervisor, accountable for the day-to-day operation of plants within the facility, insuring the production requirements set by the customer are achieved in a safe and efficient manner.



·         Engineering Degree or 2-year technical school certificate.

·         Experience in process plant operation, at least 5+ years plant control room operations experience.

·         Track record of success on safety, health and environmental protection.

·         High leadership and supervisory skills; team player with the ability to work collaboratively.

·         Positive, high energy, and self-motivated.

·         Understands the operational mode of a controller – manual, automatic, cascade, setpoint of process variable, controller output, etc.

·         Ability to multitask, perform under stressful conditions, and respond and adapt in changing conditions.

·         The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

·         Ability to read and comprehend equipment manuals and procedures.

·         Ability to write and correct operational procedures.

·         High level of proficiency of computers including Microsoft Office suite of programs, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.

·         Knowledgeable in the coordination of operations and maintenance activities.

·         Promotes a ‘one team’ environment.

·         Ability to communicate and manage customer ‘board to board’ interactions daily.

·         Proficiency in English speaking and writing.


Principal Accountabilities:


·         Provide & maintain a safe work environment.  Demonstrate leadership with all company & industry safe work processes to prevent all injuries. 

·         Ensure proper documentation is maintained for safety related activities.


·         Monitor the control apparatus and the functions of DCS, other control panels always.

·         Oversee, monitor, control, and optimize the processes of the site through remote control of equipment and communication with field personnel.

·         Train Senior Operators, Engineers, and Supervisors within the control system to ensure adequate coverage and continuity of operation.

·         Assess and interpret all standard displays including process graphics, maintenance alarm summary, and system diagnostics.

·         Start, stop, and make compensating changes to equipment following standardized procedures determined from panel readings, field information, laboratory reports if needed, alarm systems, and related engineering instruction.

·         Responsible for effectively communicating with field personnel to coordinate the starting, stopping, operation, and changing of plant operating conditions.

·         Notify field personnel, supervision, and engineering staff as appropriate of operating irregularities.

·         Accurately follow procedures, record data, create required reports, and provide timely feedback to Supervisor and/or Engineering personnel.

·         Maintain a log and provide hand over information of process conditions on a routine basis, accurately capturing process delay and curtailment information.

·         Act as first point of call for external key service providers in relation to utility services of electricity, water, gas, nitrogen, oxygen or as needed by the company’s facilities.

·         Direct site operators in the performance of assigned work functions via radio or company provided communication channel.

·         Ensure company’s standards, and global best practices for EH&S, productivity, reliability, quality, and overall customer services are met.

·         Meet the customer’s satisfaction on safety, reliability, product quality, and flexibility of product supply.

·         Provide operations support and participate in investigations and Root Cause Analysis to identify & implement sustainable corrective actions.



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