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Hot Oiler Truck Operator

Oil & Gas
Job Type:
Market related


Hot Oiler Truck Operator

Contract (28/28 rotation)


Job Description:

It will be the Hot Oiler Truck Operator (HOTO) responsibility to assist the well site Drilling, Completions and production teams to operate the Hot Oiler Truck and it systems, including treating and heating fluids at high pressure and temperature while observing gauges, equipment and safe operating procedures.

General Responsibilities

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and in a remote fast-changing developing environment.

  • Demonstrate leadership skills and the ability to follow detailed instructions while working with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural atmosphere

  • Knowledge and expertise to run and operate the PCM hot oiler unit independently.

  • Knowledge and expertise to conduct scheduled maintenance on the PCM hot oiler unit.

  • Knowledge to operate in a safe manner and follow detailed job details.

  • Understand industry operating standards, practices and technology for hot oiler operations

Specific Responsibilities

  • Competent in the preparation of commissioning planning and reporting documentation.

  • Competent in understanding and explaining related documentation: Pre start-up safety review (PSSR) procedures, Confined space entry, Control of work (Permit to Work), HAZOP/ HAZID and safety override planning and procedure.

  • Competent in troubleshooting Heater Control & Modulation and Pressure & Flow Control.

  • Gain the experience to operate in the oil/gas field operations and project based facilities development, covering well sites, gathering systems and manifolds, testing facilities, production facilities and export measuring facilities and production operations, in a multi-national commissioning operations team.


  • Conduct scheduled repairs and maintenance

  • Follow safe operating procedures according to specifications of jobs and equipment specifications of loads and equipment

  • Document pre-job planning and safety checks.

  • Operating high pressure pump and burner for heating fluids

  • Operating high pressure pump to circulate hot oil or water down flow lines, tubing and casing to melt and remove paraffin build-up

  • Operating high-pressure pump to test the integrity of tubing and casing

  • Observing equipment gauges and indicators and hand signals to monitor job activities and conditions

  • Driving heavy equipment on public road ways in poor condition

  • Frequent standing during fluid heating operations

  • Lifting, carrying and laying out hoses and joints of pipe from the truck unit to the wellhead or battery. May be required to lift over 50 lbs.

  • Connecting and disconnecting hoses and joints of pipe using hand tools


  • High School equivalent education

  • Valid class-1 drivers license and be able to drive standard 18 speed transmission trucks with a 5 year safe driving record

  • Physically fit for manual labour which includes OGUK medical physical

  • Mechanical background

  • Able to communicate in the English language, spoken and written

  • Able to communicate and work in multi-cultural environment

  • Able to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision

  • Computer skills required

  • Knowledge of operating high pressure equipment (fluid pumps).

  • Knowledge and understanding how the 8 million BTU burner operates.

  • Mechanical aptitude and be self-motivated


  • A good degree of prior hot oiler-operating experience.

At First Recruitment we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That's why our hot oiler consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.

This is a superb opportunity for anyone looking to work for a reputable organisation.

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