Defect Elimation Engineer

Job Title: Defect Elimation Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2018-11-20
Reference: BH-87701
Contact Name: Katherine Capatayan
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 20, 2018 12:26

Job Description

Execute the overall Defect Elimination Process to analyse adverse events, identify causal factors, and coordinate action plans to eliminate or reduce the adverse effects of the causal factors.


  1. Determine and implement correct RCFA methodology according to predetermined criteria.
  1. Include required participants in Team Investigations
  1. Conduct Investigations according to process defined by methodology
  1. Review findings with Investigation Team
  1. Report findings and conclusions with Defect Elimination Department Manager
  1. Work with other resources to develop a solution
  1. Attend weekly SPIRIT meeting in his assigned area and being the link between SPIRIT and maintenance strategies department staff.
  1. Facilitate threat identification workshop.
  1. Own bad actor process for his assigned area
  1. Own  MTA process  for his assigned area
  1. Review related I&R LFI from Aramco, Shell and others and modify MTA list wherever applicable.
  1. Provide RCA Practitioner-level training for SASREF technical staff
  1. Safety:

Workplace (WPS) and Process (PSM) Safety:

  • Ensure that measures to protect personal safety and well-being are always in place and that personal actions do not jeopardize the safety and well-being of others.
  • Adhere strictly to all IOWs, Safe Operating Procedures, and Safe Work Instructions - thus preventing potential WPS and PSM incidents at all times.
  • Always comply with the Sasref HSE Policy, the 5 Safety Principles and 12 Golden Safety Rules.
       Performance Indicators:

  • No personal injury or injury to a third party.
  • No WPS or PSM incident caused.


  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience



Root Cause Failure Analysis

Risk Base Inspection Knowledge

Reliability Centered Maint.


Reliability Modelling

Risk & Criticality Analysis

Vibration Analysis

Process Operations

Operations Maintenance

Quality Management Systems

Workplace Safety

Process Safety Management 


Analytical Thinking


Decision Making

Interpersonal Skills