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Mechanical Fitter

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Hela, Papua New Guinea

Mining, Oil and Gas


Wood is currently recruiting for qualified Mechanical Fitters to join our team in Papua New Guinea to be based at the Hides Gas Conditioning Plant (HGCP) on rotational basis. The successful incumbent will work with a team in Live Plant under the Shutdown conditions using electronic permit to work system, removing and installing large bore high pressure piping, valves and supports, using bolt tensioning equipment, crane activities, day and night shift.


  • Understand and adhere to Step back 5 x 5 principles ( every minute risk assessment ) in the performance of all duties, follow the WG9 lifesaving rules as well as stepping inside the Safety Cocoon
  • Raise Permit as required , this will involve Training in the–PTW ( electronic Permit to work ) work to Permit System
  • Ensure all JSA’s (Job Safety Analysis) are reviewed and understood and all associated paperwork is satisfactorily completed to permit and WGPSN Quality Assurance requirements
  • Maintain good conduct and work harmoniously with other employees using fundamental interpersonal skills required of the work setting
  • Plan all work taking into account changing conditions and to report progress accurately
  • Read and understand detailed drawings including isometric, lay out and P&ID’s or specifications to plan and complete the task and ascertain the materials and equipment required
  • Be able to operate Bolt tensioning equipment and work to a bolt tightening procedure and sequence
  • Have experience in assembling Piping, Valves, Pipe supports as per design, lay out and specification on drawings
  • Perform break and containment of piping systems that have contained Hydrocarbon with the use of BA (Breathing Apparatus)
  • Work with a team in a live gas plant under Shut Down conditions
  • Erect and install plant and equipment
  • Fit and assemble parts to plant and equipment
  • Check the accuracy and quality of assembled equipment
  • Perform Fault finding of mechanical equipment

Skills / Qualifications

  • Full qualifications (indentured mechanical tradesperson) in one of the following disciplines – Pipe Fitter, Fitter and Turner, Motor Mechanic, Diesel Mechanic
  • Experience in the Oil and Gas Industry installing piping systems in a live plant, preferably under Shutdown conditions
  • Understand and have worked with a Permit System
  • Experience in the use of Bolt tensioning equipment

Candidates must have full work rights in Papua New Guinea to be considered for this role.

If you’re an experienced Mechanical Fitter ready for your next project, then we are keen to hear from you today.

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