Senior Laboratory Technician

Work Location: Abu Dhabi Offsite, Abu Dhabi

Work Rotation: 28/28 Cycle

Job Purpose: Expert knowledge of various analytical samples including Crude Oil, Gas, Lube Oil, Diesel, Deposits, Water (potable, process, sewage, irrigation), and environmental samples.  Caliberate analytical instruments used in gas/oil laboratory and troubleshooting device problems.  Ensure safe procedures are used in all areas of work in the laboratory.

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Collect a wide variety of samples from throughout the production process and from utilities on ZIRKU to specified schedules and standing orders.
  • Conduct a wide variety of analysis to specified standing instructions and checks all results of analysis performed to check whether they are within defined specifications.
  • Notify the operations team the outcome of abnormal test results in time so that immediate remedial action can be taken.
  • Train lab technician in methods and analysis (under the guidance of Supervisor, Production (Q&C), to ensure they achieve desired level of competency.
  • Provide guidance instruction to lab technician and assistant technician to perform analysis based on agreed standing instructions.
  • Take charge of the laboratory in absence of Supervisor, Production (Q&C) under the guidance of Production Manager.
  • Checks stocks of Chemicals, glassware and spares in the laboratory and advice the supervisor of potential shortcommings to replenish required items.
  • Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of developments in laboratory analysis, particularly in computer applications where available.
  • Prepare all required standard/normal solutions for laboratory use.
  • Calliberate/verify all instruments against appropriate reference materials.
  • Prepare and validate SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for new equipment and test methods.
  • Followup of equipment preventive maintenance schedules, daily, weekly, and monthly test schedules and making sure that all required activities are performed.
  • Issue work request for materials, repairs, maintenance and calliberation u/c Quality Control Supervisor.
  • Record all test and lab activities in LIMS database system.
  • Assist the supervisor in the performance appraisal system of the Lab Personnel, if required.
  • Carry out the Job function in accordance with HSE commitment and policy to achieve strategic objectives and target stipulated in ADNOC Offshore HSE Management System Document.
  • Carries out the duties of the laboratory according to instructions received and standard procedures established.
  • Contribute to the identification of areas and opportunities for continuous improvement in operating procedures and functional process.
  • Close contact with the Supervisor, regular contact with Production Team (checking & reporting)


Minimum Qualification: Bachelor Degree in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent.

Minimum Experience & Knowledge & Skills:

  • 12+ years of experience in Petroleum (Oil & Gas) Quality Control Laboratory.
  • Good experience in modern analytical instruments including GC, ICP, IC, Potentiometric Devices.
  • Good knowledge of English language (Writing and spoken)