Position Name
Field Operator

Function: Ops & Maintenance
Department: Plant
Section: Operations
Location: Plant
Reporting To: Shift Supervisor


  • To carry out all assigned activities within area of concern in a safe and reliable manner that will ensure Marafiq meeting its contractual commitments (in terms of quantity and quality of supplied utilities to the off takers).


Conducting Rounds 

Take periodical rounds in area of concern to monitor the technical condition of the Plant equipment. 

Taking Readings

Take readings on a daily basis from the field installed instrumentation and compare the readings from the field with the ones from Distributed Control System (DCS) to have a clear idea of Plant condition.

Report Writing & Reporting Concerns

Raise concerns about related discrepancies to the line management following the comparison and analysis of the readings, and whenever a defect is observed.
Report any unsafe act/environmental incident occurred in own area of work.
Compile comprehensive reports whenever requested by the supervisory line and keep records of the reports.

Safety Adherence

Be responsible for safely isolating the equipment, installing/removing LOTO devices, etc.

Coordination & Efficient Interaction

Interface with the Maintenance team for any maintenance activity in area of work.
Coordinate efficiently with and follow up on any contractor regarding inspections and turnarounds.

Handover to Next Shift

Ensure the appropriate and timely hand-over of all information, activities, and reports to the upcoming shift’s team.

Providing Guidance & Assistance

Provide guidance to new joiners and trainees in performing their duties during the on-job training program.
Assist the Shift Supervisor in conducting periodical appraisal of the Shift team.

Housekeeping of Area of Work

Be responsible for the proper housekeeping of own area of work.


Policies & Procedures 

Comply with the implementation of departmental policies and procedures, to ensure that all relevant procedural and legislative requirements are fulfilled.

Health, Safety & Quality

Comply with all relevant health, safety and quality requirements, in order to guarantee employee safety and legislative compliance.

Continuous Improvement

Contribute to the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of systems, processes and practices taking into account ‘leading best practices’, improvement of business processes, cost reduction and productivity improvement.



Shift Supervisors
Board Operators
Maintenance Team
Operations Team




Educational & Professional Qualifications and Experience

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Higher National Diploma (Mechanical, Electrical, Process) from a recognised University
Proficiency in English is a must, Arabic is a plus

Minimum Experience:

3 to 5 years of direct and relevant experience in a similar environment
Extensive experience related to Reverse Osmosis Desalination and Wastewater Treatment processes
Sufficient technical and operational experience to oversee the effective implementation and execution of the Operations plan 

Skills and Competencies

Generic Skills: Communication skills, Computer literacy (ERP), Microsoft tool (Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Word).

Job Specific Skills: Efficiency in Record Keeping & Reporting, Detail-oriented, Interpersonal skills, Cooperation, Initiator, Ability to work well under pressure, Knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, and environmental requirements applicable to the operation and maintenance of power and water plants

Behavioural Competencies: People Centricity, Integrity, Agility, Collaboration.

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We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Marafiq fairly and without discrimination.

Marafiq is striving to develop a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone can contribute. We encourage everyone to apply.

If you are selected as a potential candidate, we will be in touch with you soon.

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