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Chief Mechanic - Nigeria Nationals At Transocean Offshore Deepwater Inc

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

Job description

Job Description



Reports to the Mechanical Supervisor, Maintenance Supervisor, Chief Engineer or Offshore Installation Manager


Supervises the Mechanic


Offshore location



High school diploma or equivalent. 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 technical calculations required for safe operation of the drilling unit and basic computer skills



Maintain and repair mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment onboard the rig






  1. Perform daily inspections and maintenance of mechanical equipment

Authority I

  1. Organize and promote the Rig Maintenance System (RMS)

Authority I

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

Authority II

  1. Maintain and repair power plants and monitor power distribution—ensure power is available at all times

Authority I

  1. Operate, maintain and repair as necessary the engine cooling water system, lube oil system, and fuel system

Authority I

  1. Troubleshoot and repair faulty mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic drilling equipment and tools

Authority II

  1. Assist in maintaining marine equipment, i.e. cranes, thrusters, ballast pumps and valves, auxiliary equipment, etc.

Authority II

  1. Ensure that the permit to work and isolation systems are followed

Authority I

  1. Implement the follow-up requirements to audits, as issued by Clients, Regulatory Authorities or rig management

Authority II

  1. Assist in ensuring that all third-party equipment is fit for purpose, certified, correctly installed, and maintained while on the rig

Authority II

  1. Maintain an adequate supply of spares in order to fulfill maintenance requirements and facilitate a safe and efficient operation

Authority I

  1. Supply information to assist in the development of maintenance and repair budget

Authority II

  1. Ensure that service, maintenance and other operational reports are accurate and complete

Authority I

  1. Liaise with the marine department regarding the loading, ordering

Authority II

and use of fuel, potable water, and drill water in consideration of the rig’s stability


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

Authority I

  1. Plan and coordinate with other departments prior to any major activity such as rig moves, running and retrieving BOP, etc.

Authority II

  1. Carry out classification society surveys as part of continuous survey of machinery

Authority I

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

Authority II




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