SOCAR Polymer is Looking for a Instrumentation Supervisor



Title:                      Instrumentation Supervisor

Department:       Engineering & Maintenance

Location:            Sumgait


This position supervises DCS, Process Technology Analyzer and FGS, and Instrumentation technicians and responsible for effective planning and implementation of maintenance activities within instrument discipline.


  • Review maintenance procedures
  • Complies with all HSE programs, policies and procedures
  • Ensuring proper labour relations and conditions of employment are maintained
  • Participates in internal and external audits
  • Takes part in shutdown planning and execution
  • Participates in investigation of failures of equipment, provide all necessary support to Engineering department
  • Monitors equipment for operational problems
  • Performs special projects and miscellaneous duties as assigned                          
  • Demonstrates a thorough working knowledge of Instrumentation Technician duties
  • Prepares regular activity reports
  • Assigns work orders to technicians and monitors performance
  • Oversees and evaluates the work of subordinates
  • Sets goals and provides resources to assure team and individual success
  • Conducts necessary training activities
  • Manages, coaches, develops and motivates directly reporting the staff
  • Evaluates and verifies employee performance through the review of completed work assignments and work techniques
  • Attends in the performance evaluation process
  • Participates in team safety meetings
  • Provides input to technician training needs
  • Co-ordinates and manages in-house contractors and vendors to ensure work assignments, setting priorities, and directing the work of subordinate employees
  • Oversees contractor employee activities      
  • Supervises the repair of equipment for completeness, correctness, quality, safety, efficiency, and documentation
  • Estimate the spares required for smooth execution of the Instrument maintenance activities
  • Identify non-spare stock and material/equipment needs
  • Participates in the work management system implementation
  • Other duties requested by Line Manager
  • Accountable for all safety rules and regulations are followed in areas of responsibility
  • Accountable for ensuring that Instrumentation Technicians understand and strictly adhere to the company processes and standards
  • Accountable for training, development and coaching of own personnel
  • Accountable for the efficient execution of work by spending sufficient time
  • Accountable for Risk Mitigation factors included in all Maintenance Permits to Work
  • Accountable for provision of Tool Box Talks
  • Accountable for the completion of the work execution schedule 
  • Accountable for recording relevant work order information
  • Accountable for provision of required technical information for spare parts procurement
  • Responsible for continuous development of technicians to support the company needs
  • Responsible to ensure that work is assigned to the correct crew member
  • Responsible for resolving and/or escalating issues that prevent completing scheduled work
  • Responsible for planning and executing High Priority work
  • Responsible for looking ahead at the upcoming week’s schedule and ensuring proper resources are available to complete work as planned
  • Responsible for creating a culture of reliability and continuous improvement
  • Responsible for building proper relationship with the plant management in order to achieve common goals


Experience & Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline or recognized industry apprenticeship
  • Minimum 5 years of proven practical experience, preferably in Petro-Chemical Industry
  • Previous supervisory or lead technician experience
  • Experience working with Third Party vendors and/or contractors
  • Budget and cost management experience
  • Experience with maintenance databases and data management
  • Reporting and following subordination
  • Knowledge of maintenance planning and scheduling
  • Focus on system acceptance, handover and start-up

Language Skills

Advanced knowledge of Azerbaijani and English

Knowledge of Russian is an asset


  • Process controls and associated Instrumentation – Electronic and Pneumatic
  • DCS (Yokogawa Centum VP), ESD (Yokogawa ProSafe RS), PLC (Siemens Simatic S7), MMS (Bentley Nevada 3500), Fire and Gas protection systems (Rockwell AB)
  • Running equipment (compressor, blower, pump) control and start-ups
  • Knowledge of HART, Modbus, Profibus, Vnet/IP and other protocols
  • Excellent understanding of P&I diagrams, Logic drawings, functional blocks and sequence schematics, engineering specifications and other technical manuals
  • Monitor and diagnose of field instrumentation, ICSS, and analysing sytems
  • Loop test and calibration of sensing and final control devices
  • Instrumentation test and diagnose via calibrators, field communicators and AMS
  • Revision of control, machine monitoring systems and programmable logic controllers
  • Excellent PC, printing and scanning cognition
  • General knowledge of fieldbus and system network
  • Yokogawa Centum VP / ProSafe RS / PRM, Simatic S7, RSLogix
  • Windows OS and Microsoft Office Applications
  • SAP GUI/Fiori
  • Strong communication skills and team-working skills.
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Positive thinking, self-motivated, proactive and committed
  • Team player and able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience influencing project teams and contractors.
  • Proven successful track record in operations, maintenance practices and procedures
  • Proven track record in successfully implementing technology in a process facility in automation area
  • Excellent understanding of safety management in processing facility, with a demonstrated personal commitment to safety
  • Hazard recognition skills
  • Working knowledge of Operations Management Systems
  • Familiar with Management of Change and Control of Work practices
  • Problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to identify contamination issues (people, equipment)
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience influencing project teams and contractors


Interested candidates should follow the link below:

The above vacancy is addressed to nationals of Azerbaijan or with permanent residency in Azerbaijan. All eligible applications for the advertised post will be assessed and given equal opportunities.

Application closing date: August 21, 2020