Western Development Company limited is an Oil and Gas servicing company with about 25years in the sector. Our experiences spans from Telecommunications, IT, Engineering, Marine Services to mention but a few. We also employ and second manpower services, personnel and services to our customers.

We are currently recruiting for the below positions:




Trade Cert (IVQ)/ B.Engr/HND/OND 


< 55 years. 


Female / Male 

Start Date 

1st November 2023. 

Work Experience 

Minimum of 12 years working as a Mechanical technician in an oil and gas producing field location. 

Must have at least five (5) years’ experience working as a mechanical technician in SPDC preferably Forcados Terminal. 

Key Skills 

Disassemble/Assemble and Maintain Rotating and static equipment, Compressors, and turbines. 

• Experience in Solar turbines maintenance 

Experience in Caterpillar Engines D3406, D3512, D3516 

• Experience in Sulzer pumps; and flender gear systems. 

Experience in Atlas Copco SF11 and mobile compressors 

• Experience in Valves maintenance. 

Experience in Pump Fluid-end inspections and driver/gear alignments. 

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. 

• Skill in Equipment troubleshooting and fault analysis 

Basic workshop machinery and welding machine use. 

Soft Skills 

(Added advantage) 

  • • Computer literate (Competent user of Microsoft Office and ability to liaise with programs) 
  • • Knowledge and use of SAP tool 
  • • Knowledge of worksite hazard management 
  • • Ability to multitask effectively 
  • • Good Communication skills & a team player 
  • • Ability to work under pressure with resilience 
  • • Good organizational skills 
  • • Flexibility and adaptability. 
  • • Self-Motivated and performs under minimal supervision. 

Technical/Leadership Skills 

The Mechanical Support technician will be responsible for the following: 

  • • Lead a team of Mechanical Technicians to deliver simple and complex activities in the plant. 
  • • Interpretation of machine and equipment maintenance manuals, technical drawings, and diagnosis. 
  • • Repair, installation, and maintenance of Pumps, static and rotating equipment. 
  • • Use of diagnostic tools and mechanical hand tools for fault tracing, vibration detection and activity executions. 
  • • Asset Care routine to ensure PM/CM close-out and Integrity of Asset maintained. 
  • • Work preparations and material staging for work executions 
  • • Routine machinery and equipment servicing 
  • • Daily parameter logging, records, and mechanical lubricants management. 
  • • Routine fabrication using welding tools and materials. 
  • • Machining activities: lathe, grinding, drilling, dicing etc 
  • • Job Risk Assessments / Permit to Work preparation 
  • • Identifying critical spares and follow-up ordering and delivery. 
  • • Flange breaks, positive isolation, vessel de-sanding activities 
  • • Promotes site safety and continuous hazard identification, mitigation and close-out. 
  • • Work closely with service Contractor(s) towards safe delivery of vendor-based maintenance jobs. 
  • • Other assignments for continuous improvements as exigent. 

Work Cycle 

  • • Work location is a Swamp-field based in the West facilities accessible via water and Air. 
  • • The job activity period is daily on 12-hour (7am to7pm) routine over a 21-day period. 
  • • There is a standard 3weeks on and 3weeks off schedule. 
  • • The successful candidate will manage own absences with his/her contractor for suitable qualified covers. 
  • • There may be need for periodic visits to Shell industrial area for trainings and official assignments. 
  • • Personnel may be required to work extended hours as need may arises. 

Interested candidates to forward his / her resume to

Entry closes by the 20th October, 2023

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