Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world’s largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


Mechanical Service Shops Department (MSSD) is offering a position for an experienced highly skilled Maintenance Engineer specialized in coating and welding to work in Abqaiq shops. As a maintenance engineer (coating & welding) in MSSD, you will be performing hands on diagnoses and coatings for various parts of rotating equipment such as shafts, gears, pump and compressor impellers in addition to other stationery parts.

MSSD has state-of-the-art workshops and facilities that are driven by our most valuable asset, which is the department’s skilled and experienced workforce. Its primary responsibility is to maintain Saudi Aramco’s rotating and stationary equipment. The department plays a vital role in the company as it provides support to all field organizations by maintaining and repairing corporate equipment. Once qualified for the position you will be at the heart of one of the most advanced energy companies around the globe.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide technical supports in coating and welding, testing and issue related technical reports.

Provide technical consultation to Shops Operating Repair Units and Contractor Shops.

 Support field installation, maintenance and repair of rotating equipment.

Troubleshoot, repair, modify existing equipment and Identify cost reductions & process improvements.

Ability to prepare design engineering packages of rotating equipment.

Preform technical investigation for shop repair return jobs to identify root cause of failure, corrective repair actions and lesson learned.

Introduce the latest technology in coating and welding methodology.

Develop and revise department’s technical procedures and standards. 

Provide coaching and knowledge sharing to junior engineers, quality inspectors and technicians.

Provide technical input for purchasing specifications including technical proposal evaluation.

Liaise with Department engineers, Consulting Services Department (CSD), other Saudi Aramco Departments and manufacturers.

Liaise with In-House Repair Units, Quality Assurance units, In-Kingdom Contractors and vendor & manufacture in developing, evaluation, and implementing shop repair work scopes.

Participate in vendor and customer exchange meetings.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor Degree in Welding Engineering with a minimum of 15 years’ hands on experience in thermal coating and welding field as stipulated above under position description. Candidate must have the following the field experience requirements.

  1. Experience in thermal coating, laser cladding and welding
  2. Experience on rotating equipment with original equipment manufacturing facility or equivalent certified repairing facility
  3. Certification in welding from AWS or equivalent
  4. Excellent English reading and writing  

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


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About Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco is the world’s largest integrated oil and gas company; its upstream operations are based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and it also operates a global downstream business. Headquartered in the city of Dhahran, the company operates in eight locations within the Kingdom and 20 locations overseas, and employs around 76,000 people.