Grupo Epalmo is recruiting a Valves Specialist, to be based in Luanda, Angola.

Valves Specialist

Grupo Epalmo is recruiting a Valves Specialist, to be based in Luanda, Angola.


  • HSE:
  • A proposition of any modification to improve HSE parameters
  • Contribution to the reporting of anomalies and incidents and participation as well to diagnosis and corrective actions


  • Control of the maintenance plan of installed equipment for static mechanical trade (production filters; covering valves as well)
  • Contribution to the daily reporting of the mechanical activities (including Performance Indicators)
  • Development of the technical follow up of his junior team and trainees
  • Provide relevant REX to the Static Mechanical trade (head office)
  • Contribution to the integration of future development

Supervision and training:

  • Preparation of a training program for the trainees engineers in the frame of the identified needs and in accordance with recognized methods and strategies
  • Evaluation of trainees performances in Static Mechanics

Static Mechanical Activities:

  • Apply of the maintenance plan as defined by the Maintenance Leader
  • Analysis, troubleshoot and reporting after main failures or days-functioning of on equipment. Organisation and management of relevant actions plan
  • Follow up of site activities relative to Vendors, Suppliers or Specialists venues, especially in term of preparation and management of the works
  • Validation for mechanical activities of the works carried out by subcontractors before FPSO expediting
  • Documentation follow up in the SERVICE trade
  • Supervision of the management of spare parts for mechanical equipment according to a predefined strategy
  • Preparation of the schedule of main overhaul/upgrade. (in coordination with the planner)

Contractor Supervision:

  • Evaluation of the competency and the performances of the contractors in Mechanical activities
  • Audit of contractors as necessary based on the KPIs
  • Verification of the strict follow up of the maintenance strategy approved

Optimization and development:

  • Proposition of improvement in mechanical maintenance strategy based on Site requests and needs
  • Contribution in the SERVICE technical area to the integration of the future developments
  • Participation in audits

Mandatory Training:

  • Basic Fire Fighting
  • Basic First Aid
  • Risk awareness and prevention


  • Engineering Bac+5 level in Mechanical with specialization of each type of valves used in the petrochemical industry, including (but not limited to) gate valves, ball valves, plug valves, mechanically/pneumatically actuated valves, check valves and choke valvesExperience in oil & gas maintenance industry (over 10 years)
  • Experience in industrial maintenance (over 5 years), QA/QC and maintenance methods (GMAO)
  • Experience with plant shutdown/turnaround activities, including planning, resource requirements, and material reservations would be desirable
  • Demonstrated knowledge of valve design, hydro-testing and industry codes and standards including API/ANSI
  • Good knowledge of the mechanical and material Corrosion. Understanding of Vendor/Equipment supplied data sheets
  • Languages: French and English correct. Notion of Portuguese
  • Very Good knowledge in reading and understanding Piping, Valves & Instrument Drawings
  • Very Good knowledge of CR group and GS (PVV, INS & EXP)

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

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