Open vacancy

Maintenance Superintendent

An exciting opportunity has become available at Petro Well Services. We are currently looking for a Maintenance Superintendent to head up our maintenance team based in Banchory, Aberdeenshire.

If you are experienced in this type of role and are looking to join a dynamic SME please submit your application. Our maintenance Superintendent will lead the company’s equipment maintenance program and ensure that it meets all relevant regulatory requirements. This will include:

  • Sustain, improve and update equipment maintenance programs for all new and existing company equipment.
  • Co-ordinate and oversee personnel performing maintenance and repair work on said equipment.

Responsibilities will include

  • Creation and monitoring of equipment Performance Standards – SECE & Pfeer analysis and undertake the associated risk analysis.
  • Sustain, improve and coordinate the equipment maintenance program (WSoE), via the equipment management software (IFS), and establishes repair priorities; reviews and approves maintenance personnel time cards, work orders and material records for cost accounting purposes.
  • Prepares the maintenance budget and annual work program, including time and cost estimates and detailed material specifications; makes recommendations on the purchase, allocation and disposal of machinery, equipment, parts and supplies.
  • Assists in the diagnosis of faults or problems and the evaluation of necessary repairs; authorizes use of replacement parts and materials; plans and schedules training on new and specialized maintenance and repair techniques; assists in obtaining repair estimates for insurance purposes.
  • Prepares analysis of maintenance and repair records, purchase prices and leasing costs; compares cost effectiveness of replacement to continued operation, purchase to fabrication of parts, and/or field repair expenses; prepares equipment for sale.
  • Ensures implementation of and compliance with safety procedures and regulations at work site; attends safety meetings; reviews safety concerns and suggestions with management and assigned staff.
  • Receives and responds to requests for service; authorizes priority variations in urgent or emergency situations; resolves customer concerns and scheduling conflicts; coordinates maintenance activities with relevant internal departments and other agencies.
  • Assists in hiring and overseeing maintenance & repair personnel (including temporary personnel); assists in preparation of performance evaluations; facilitates staff training and development; promotes cooperative team efforts; motivates employees to provide quality service to the business.


  • Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering (BEng Minimum). OR:
  • HND in Mechanical Engineering with relevant experience.
  • 5+ years’ experience in Maintenance Superintendent role
  • 10+ years Mechanical experience in the Offshore Equipment Industry.
  • Good knowledge of techniques, materials, tools, and equipment used in equipment maintenance, inspection and repair.
  • Experience in using ERP software (IFS /SAP)
  • Design and operation of offshore equipment (specifically drilling/workover related equipment), hydraulics, accessory power equipment and computer control systems.
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to maintenance and repair.
  • Sound knowledge of UK and Norway regulations applicable to maintenance specifications, safety and environmental quality.
  • Safe operation of repair and maintenance equipment.


  • Professional courses – PED general awareness training, DSEAR and ATEX training, Machinery’s Directive awareness training, NFPC Level 2 Hydraulics or equivalent.
  • Permit to Work training.
  • Lifting equipment courses: Manual Handling Awareness, Lifting equipment selection/operation.
  • Hot work training: Abrasive wheels, Safe use of oxy-fuel gas, Welding.
  • Specialist working environment training: Confined Space Entry, Working at height and Rescue from height.
  • Pressure testing: Safe system design and Testing practices.
  • Current Offshore Survival, MIST, Fire Fighting and Medical Certification essential, Norwegian standard beneficial.
  • Experience in the Offshore Drilling Industry.
Application deadline:
October 31, 2019
Banchory, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
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