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Chief Electrician - Nigeria National At Transocean Offshore Deepwater Inc

Date Posted: 01/May/2014
Deadline: 13/May/2014

Job description

Job Description



Reports to the Electrical Supervisor or Maintenance Supervisor/Chief Engineer


Supervises the Electrician


Offshore location


Electrical Engineering degree or High school diploma. Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education

Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates

Knowledge of all technical calculations required for electrical operation of the drilling unit and basic computer skills


Responsible for the installation, maintenance and repair of all electrical equipment onboard the rig






Ensure daily inspections and maintenance on electrical equipment are carried out

Authority I

Ensure that the permit to work system is in place and followed

Authority I

Participate in the effective management of the Rig Maintenance System (RMS) and Inventory Control System (ICS) – ensure all records are maintained on a timely basis

Authority I

Carry out periodic maintenance according to the RMS guidelines and coordinate same with supervisor and other department heads

Authority I

Operate, maintain and repair power generation and distribution equipment, i.e. generators and engine controls, SCRs, switchgears, transformers, etc.

Authority II

Maintenance and repair general rig equipment such as HVAC system, refrigeration plants, power and communication systems, lighting, etc.

Authority I

Carry out maintenance and repair on electrical components of drilling equipment, i.e. Driller’s console, DC drilling motors and auxiliaries, Top Drive System, drawworks, mud pumps, etc.

Authority II

Carry out maintenance and repair on electrical components of marine equipment, i.e. thruster motors and auxiliaries, ballast pumps, control panels, cranes, etc.

Authority II

Perform and interpret power calculations, power factor, insulation tests, and positive relay tests as required

Authority I

Study and understand electrical schematics and logic diagrams as required

Authority I

Gather data from instruments, interpret past and present performance to understand trends and ensure problems are solved

Authority II

Maintain an adequate supply of spares in order to fulfill maintenance requirements and facilitate a safe and efficient operation – generate requisitions as required

Authority I

Inform supervisor and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig

Authority I

Implement the outstanding recommendations from audits, as issued by Clients, Regulatory Authorities or rig management

Authority II

Ensure that reports for repair and maintenance of equipment are accurate and complete

Authority I

Assist in supplying information for maintenance and repair budget

Authority II


Communicate equipment problems or breakdown information via direct supervisor to Technical Field Support

Authority II

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