Mechanic Lead / Technician

Job Locations
US-AK-Prudhoe Bay
Fairweather, LLC
Position Type
Regular Full-Time





The Mechanic Lead/Technician position is responsible for carrying out planned or unplanned maintenance and repair activities for the Production Facility, Drill-Site, Seawater Treatment Plant, Grind & Inject, and Tie-in Pad on a wide range of turbines, compressors, generators, motors, valves, and other associated mechanical equipment.


This position is the Subject Matter Expert (SME) that works closely with and assists the Operations & Maintenance Manager in all aspects of the Pikka Facilities and Drill Site operations to ensure overall safe, effective, and efficient operations.


As part of our dynamic team during the project phase, this role will be part of the Integrated Commissioning and Start-up Team, leading Mechanical commissioning activities, system testing, and facilitating the transition from commissioning to full-scale operations. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of a state-of-the-art facility and shape its operational success.



LOCATION: North Slope, AK 

SCHEDULE: 2 Weeks On/Off, Rotational

CONTRACT: 12 Months +

This is a Contingent Workforce Program position



  • Adhere to standards of Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) and comply with the Santos Health, Safety & Environment Management System requirements
  • Coach personnel on safety observation and hazard identification
  • Follow and maintain Company standards of Quality in accordance with Company Quality System requirements

Commissioning Phase:

  • Represent mechanical commissioning activities when interfacing with Construction and monitor contractors' mechanical completion and pre-commissioning activities (rotating equipment)
  • Organize resources to conduct walks downs as required representing the Mechanical STO commissioning discipline
  • Approve completion of the Mechanical commissioning check sheets
  • Oversee and lead vendor representatives and site operations in commissioning and start up activities
  • Lead the execution of Mechanical commissioning packages
  • Oversees preservation for the mechanical and package equipment
  • Sign-off and approve logbooks of recorded commissioning and operational events


  • Oversee and direct mechanical technicians in maintenance activities, plan inspection, and troubleshooting of mechanical (statics, rotating and packaging) equipment for Pikka facilities. Inspect work for quality. Performance manage as appropriate
  • Strong understanding of maintenance/equipment competencies: Turbines, Compressors, Pumps, Gearboxes, Motors, Generators, Valves, Filters, Tanks, and associated piping etc.
  • Dismantle, assemble, move and align, machinery and equipment using hoists, cranes, chain falls, hand tools, power tools, pneumatic and hydraulic tools, micrometers, rules, squares, plumb bobs, dial indicators and/or laser alignment equipment
  • Perform material and machine inspections using precision measuring equipment such as micrometers, rules, calipers, protractors, and torque wrenches
  • Determine equipment specifications and prepare parts lists for purchasing, consisting of mechanical and hydraulic devices as needed to complete assigned projects
  • Install machinery and equipment according to layout plans, blueprints, and other drawings in industrial establishments.
  • SAP / Prometheus Work Order schedule compliance through our Integrated Activity Planning System (IAPS)
  • Provide Santos oversite of contractor work, ensuring compliance with Santos and regulatory requirements



  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or technical related field preferred
  • Experienced professional with Oil and Gas Construction and Commissioning processes
  • Minimum of 10 years in the oil and gas industry and capital projects
  • Minimum 5 years oil and gas industry experience in Hook - up & Commissioning projects
  • Experience in design and commissioning
  • Ability to adapt to changing deadlines and achieve project goals and milestones
  • Ability to produce of detailed technical procedures, documents and work instruction and reports
  • Good understanding of Completions Management System methods and workflow, combined with an ability to fit design to deliverable
  • Demonstrated Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills across multiple employee levels and outside stakeholders
  • Good written and verbal communication skills


REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: It is Fairweather's business philosophy and practice to provide reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.


PREFERENCE STATEMENT: Fairweather grants preference to qualified Doyon Shareholders first, and second to qualified shareholders of other Alaska Native corporations that grant a similar preference in all phases of employment and training, which include, but are not limited to hiring, promotion, layoff, transfer, and training.



This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.


A review of this position has excluded marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.


This job description is not an employment agreement or contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. Management has the exclusive right to alter the scope of work within the framework of this job description at any time without prior notice.


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