Thermal Desorption Units Operator

Engineering & Maintenance Full Time
  • Engineering & Maintenance
  • Full Time
  • Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
  • Attractive Salary AED / Month
  • Salary: Attractive Salary
  • Previous experience in Thermal Treatment / TDU operations is essential.

Website National Oilwell Varco (NOV)

National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is one of the world’s leading equipment and service providers to the oil and gas industry. With over 150 years of industry experience, we’re the single source for all downhole tools, rig equipment, integrated systems and supply chain solutions.

Thermal Desorption Units Operator

Job Description


NOTE: Please ONLY apply if you have sufficient experience and skills required as per job description below.

Job Summary. 

TDU Operator: Operators required for project in Abu Dhabi. The project will involve the Thermal treatment of oil-based drilled cuttings and successful candidates will require previous experience of similar Thermal and Waste Management operations.



  • Work in a safe manner in accordance with applicable practices, procedures and policies from NOV and / or NOV customers i.e. Drilling Contractors and/or Operators.
  • Keep a clean and neat work area at all times.
  • Actively participate in the clients Start / Stop program whenever applicable.
  • Active participation in rig safety meetings.
  • Abide by applicable safety rules on location as per customer requirements or at the NOV facility as per NOV HSE policy.

KEY OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):

  • Ability to operate, maintain and troubleshoot thermal treatment / processing equipment for oil-based drilling applications to a high standard.
  • Ability to investigate Mechanical & Electrical issues or improvements for best practices.
  • Complete periodical reports on the operations for both internal and external purposes.
  • Report usage of materials at the work site through the relevant reports.
  • Actively participate in personal trainings as identified by NOV or Client.


  • Ensure equipment is repaired and maintained as per NOV maintenance schedule stated in the equipment manual and optimize equipment performance in order to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Ensure detailed maintenance records of all equipment are compiled as requested by direct supervisor through the provided documentation formats and return this documentation at the end of each shift to your supervisor.
  • Address any equipment performance concerns to your direct supervisor as soon as safe to do so.
  • Ensure Job Sheets are correctly maintained while working on equipment to ensure proper documentation.


  • Previous experience in Thermal Treatment / TDU operations is essential.
  • Technical qualification preferred (Mechanical / Electrical etc.).
  • Wider knowledge of Thermal & Waste Management process is beneficial.
  • Ability to clearly communicate with all personnel onsite and with the client in English.
  • Successful candidates must be competent with computer software – Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel etc.
  • Successful candidate must be a team player with a proactive approach to the tasks at hand.

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