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Crane Operator - Knuckle Boom (New Build Drillship)

Seadrill Americas
Updated: Nov 7 2012
Desired Expertise: Crane Operator
Experience: 1+ years
Minimum Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Gulf of Mexico, US
Employment Type: Rotational Salaried Employee
Job Status: Closed - No longer accepting applications
Work Authorization: North America
Job Description:

Operate the rig's knuckle boom cranes in a safe and efficient manner working within the design specifications and environmental limits of the crane.  Responsible for the first line maintenance of cranes and relevant lifting equipment. Also, performs and directs lifting operations

Section 2 - Minimum Qualifications

  • Education High School Diploma or Equivalent


  • Minimum of 1 year knuckle boom crane experience on floating rig, and proven competency
  • Supervises Assistant Crane Operators and Roustabouts
  • Certification Crane Operator Certificate (API RP2D)
  • Other Must pass Physical, Drug Screen and Background Check. Complete competency requirements for current position and work towards gaining competency in the next position.

Section 3 - Responsibilities

  1. Operate the rig's cranes in a safe and efficient manner working within the design specifications and environmental limits of the crane
  2. Be conversant and utilize appropriate company procedures for all lifting operations and ensures the inspection of all lifting equipment prior to use
  3. Manage heavy or complex lifts according to company policy and procedure
  4. Monitor deck cargo to ensure it is clear of obstructions and correctly sea fastened
  5. Ensure Company approved crane signals are utilized
  6. Transfer equipment to and from supply vessels and assist in maintaining accurate records of all deck cargo loaded and back loaded
  7. Assist in keeping a running inventory of slings and lifting equipment in use as per lifting gear register. Record and remove damaged equipment
  8. Supervise correct rig operating procedures.  Report all unsafe activities, situations, and potential hazards to supervisor
  9. Function as primary or secondary Helicopter Landing Officer
  10. Conduct performance appraisals for subordinates. Recommend promotion, development or disciplinary action
  11. Actively participate in safety, departmental, pre-tour, client meetings, etc.  
  12. Plan and manage the handling of hazardous materials (chemicals, explosives, pollutants, radio active sources, etc.) and ensure they are stowed in designated areas
  13. Ensure that approved rig operating procedures are adhered to at all times.  Report all unsafe activities, situations, and potential hazards to supervisor
  14. Carry out first line maintenance and on tour checks and document as required
  15. Actively participate in the Safety Management Systems
  16. Mentor, develop and train crew members to ensure they are competent to work in their current job positions and where appropriate coached and prepared for the next position  
  17. Ensure housekeeping is maintained and decks are organized in assigned areas
  18. Direct or participate in all pre-job plans for critical deck operations
  19. Provide Roustabouts with relevant instructions for current and future operations
  20. Effectively use all safety and environmental tools employed by Seadrill (4-point check, OBS cards, PTW etc.)
  21. Perform all emergency duties as per designation on the station bill
  22. Complete training requirements in a timely manner as per Seadrill training program

This Position Is Closed to New Applicants

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