Maintenance & Reliability Supervisor, Instrument & Electrical

Conoco Phillips

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Who We Are

We are one of the world’s largest independent exploration and production companies, based on proved reserves and production of liquids and natural gas. With operations and activities in 13 countries, we explore for, develop, and produce crude oil and natural gas globally. We are challenged with an important job to safely find and deliver energy to the world. Our employees are critical to our success, and with them we power civilization.

We’re grounded by our SPIRIT Values – safety, people, integrity, responsibility, innovation, and teamwork. These values position us to deliver strong performance in a dynamic business – but not at all costs. We believe it’s not just what we do – it’s how we do it – that sets us apart.

We strive to make a significant difference in the communities where we live and operate. We create an inclusive environment that values all voices and opinions. Together, the different backgrounds, experiences, ideas, and perspectives of our employees drive our success.

Job Summary

Join the ConocoPhillips Australia Maintenance & Reliability team in the position of Maintenance & Reliability Supervisor, Instrument & Electrical.

Job Description

ConocoPhillips Australia acknowledges the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the First Nations Peoples and Traditional Custodians of this land, and we pay our respects to Elders past and present.

ConocoPhillips’ Australian headquarters are located in Brisbane. Our focus is supplying Australian customers with natural gas and international customers with liquefied natural gas. We do this through our 47.5 percent interest in the Australia Pacific LNG joint venture, one of the largest producers of natural gas in eastern Australia. ConocoPhillips Australia also operates the Australia Pacific LNG liquefied natural gas facility near Gladstone. We are also an exploration company, with ongoing exploration occurring in the Bowen and Surat Basin in Central Queensland and new exploration in the Otway Basin along the southern coast of Australia to identify natural gas reserves for supply to Australian customers.

Reporting to the Maintenance & Reliability Superintendent, the Maintenance & Reliability Supervisor, Instrument & Electrical is responsible for the execution of instrument and electrical maintenance activities that support safe and reliable operations for ConocoPhillips Australia at the Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) facility, based at Curtis Island, Gladstone.

The Maintenance & Reliability Supervisor, Instrument & Electrical will lead, mentor, coach and ensure the technical and behavioral development of the instrument and electrical maintenance team and is also responsible for the completion of Planned (PM) and corrective (CM) maintenance of Safety Critical Element (SCE) maintenance and functional testing. 

The Maintenance & Reliability Supervisor, Instrument & Electrical will play a key role in ensuring the integrity of the APLNG facility, including the below responsibilities:

  • Ensure the team and wider third-party contractor group is supported and works in a manner that demonstrates our company values and commitment to personal and process safety.
  • Consult with the Planning and Scheduling team, Integrated Production Lead, Shift Superintendents, and Maintenance Specialists to ensure that all maintenance activities are performed safely, efficiently and with quality.
  • ​Ensure compliance with the APLNG planning process for all work undertaken on the facility. 
  • ​Use maintenance & reliability KPIs to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of work execution.
  • ​Ensure cost management is applied to all maintenance activities so that maintenance & reliability budget targets are met including participating in the development of annual maintenance budgets
  • ​Establish a close working relationship with Production and Engineering Teams to facilitate effective troubleshooting techniques, and assessment of critical plant issues leading to safe and efficient resolution. 

About you

The position of Maintenance & Reliability Supervisor, Instrument & Electrical presents an exciting opportunity for a maintenance professional to sink their teeth into a site based, operational role with a global oil and gas company. You will bring a genuine interest and experience in managing and developing teams, coupled with a drive for continuous improvement and a commitment to operational excellence.

You will also bring

  • Cultural alignment to ConocoPhillips’s SPIRIT values
  • Instrument trade or diploma with 5+ years of team management experience
  • 5+ years’ experience coordinating maintenance activities in a large refinery, oil & gas or similar plant
  • 5+ years’ experience maintaining industrial instrumentation & control equipment in the oil & gas, petrochemical or heavy industry
  • Strong understanding of SCE functional testing requirements
  • Strong SAP experience
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate across all areas of the organisation including a proactive approach to building and maintaining key relationships
  • Encourages creativity, innovation, and continuous improvement
  • Ability to live and work in Gladstone, and commute to the APLNG facility on Curtis Island via ferry Monday to Friday

What we offer

  • An inclusive environment of belonging where we respect one another and where our success reflects the diverse backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives of our employees.
  • A unique culture of SPIRIT – Safety, People, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, Teamwork
  • A learning organisation that encourages, supports, and celebrates innovative ideas
  • Continuous technical and professional development training
  • Competitive remuneration, 14% superannuation, 15% Gladstone premium and a pay for performance bonus program
  • Private health insurance, generous Employee Share Plan, and an annual health and wellness subsidy just to name a few!
  • Above industry paid parental leave

Support for all applicants

ConocoPhillips Australia encourages and welcomes applications from all members of the community. If we can make adjustments in our recruitment process to ensure we can get to know you in the best way possible, feel free to let us know so we can accommodate you.  

To apply

Please provide an up-to-date CV and cover letter (as one document only) outlining your suitability for the position before Sunday 26 May 2024.

Come and realise your full potential at ConocoPhillips! We look forward to receiving your application!

Apply Before: May 26, 2024


ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the country where this job is located is NOT available for this position.


ConocoPhillips is an equal opportunity employer.

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