Pipeline Maintainer – Instrumentation – Careers


About Us

Santos is a global energy company committed to increasingly cleaner energy and fuels production, with operations across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and North America.  


We are currently PNG’s largest single investor and most active explorer, operating all the country’s producing oil fields and holding an extensive appraisal and exploration portfolio. Our aspirations and strategies reflect our genuine commitment to making a meaningful contribution to the lives of Papua New Guineans. 


At Santos, our commitment is to be a global leader in the transition to cleaner energy and clean fuels, by helping the world decarbonise to reach net-zero emissions in an affordable and sustainable way.  


Santos is one of Australia’s biggest domestic gas supplier, a leading Asia Pacific LNG supplier and is committed to supplying the critical fuels such as oil and gas in a more sustainable way through decarbonising projects such as the Moomba CCS project. 


For more than 65 years, Santos has been working in partnership with local communities, providing local jobs and business opportunities, safely and sustainably developing its natural gas resources, and powering industries and households. 


About the Role

This role is based at the Iagifu Ridge in the Southern Highlands Province (SHP) of Papua New Guinea (PNG). It offers a unique field-based opportunity, operating on a 28 days on, 28 days off rotational pattern. The position involves working in a dynamic environment, ensuring the successful completion of key projects and maintenance tasks.

This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a dedicated team, working on significant projects that impact both the local and broader community.


Key accountabilities include:

  • Maintain and monitor Instrumentation Equipment along the LNG Pipeline Valve Stations, Metering sites, Cathodic Protection sites and Communication Towers from Hides to Kopi, Kikori.
  • Completion of planned Pipeline Preventive Maintenance and timely installation of Instrumentation equipment to ensure uninterrupted LNG delivery to customers.
  • Maintain timely Work Management processes using SAP, including raising notifications, completing closing comments, and work order closeouts.
  • Proficiently diagnose, troubleshoot, and complete both routine and non-routine tasks effectively.
  • Timely response to equipment failures or breakdowns, ensuring defects are reported and rectified promptly.
  • Accurate and timely submission of planned maintenance reports, inspection sheets, and incident reports.

About You



  • Extensive experience working in hazardous areas within the Mining and Oil & Gas industries, ensuring safety and efficiency in challenging conditions.
  • Skilled in maintaining, installing, troubleshooting, and repairing instrumentation equipment in hazardous environments, ensuring optimal performance and compliance.
  • In-depth understanding of routine maintenance and installation for Oil & Gas facilities and pipelines, contributing to operational reliability and safety.
  • Proficient in working with Fire and Gas detection systems and fire suppression systems, enhancing safety protocols and emergency readiness.
  • Basic knowledge and operational understanding of Gas Turbine Generators, including attending to corrective breakdowns and ensuring continuous power generation.
  • Significant experience working in the Mining and Oil & Gas sectors, bringing a wealth of knowledge and practical insights to each project.



  • Instrument trade certificate. Process and safety control system.
  • Current Hazardous Area Equipment Inspection/Installation Training Certificate.
  • Swagelok training Certificate.
  • Current PNG Driving License.
  • Grade 12 Certificate, Instrument technical training, preferable enhanced by technical school and/or university course.

Ideally, you are a proactive professional skilled in SAP for maintenance management, with a keen ability to interpret technical diagrams and expertise in instrument calibration. Committed to HSES excellence, you ensure incident-free operations.

You possess excellent communication skills, proficient in Microsoft Office, strong organisational abilities, and you excel in dynamic environments. Your problem-solving skills and adaptability make you an influential and effective team player.


How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the online recruitment system before COB 12 July 2024.  


A requirement of this role is that you will need to have in place the legal work rights for PNG to apply.


Potential Scams

There are a number of fake adverts that are impersonating Santos Limited, in these instances you will receive an e-mail from a generic e-mail address. We do not make offers without interviews or due diligence taking place.  You will know if an advert is genuine if you are directed to the Santos company careers page to apply which is https://recruitment.santos.com/

To apply for this job please visit recruitment.santos.com.