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Deck Pusher

Updated: Jan 7 2013
Desired Expertise: Crane Operator, Heavy Machinery Operator
Experience: 5+ years
Minimum Education: Associates/2 yr Degree/Diploma
Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Job Status: Closed - No longer accepting applications
Work Authorization: Africa
Job Description:

BASIC FUNCTION: Supervise cranes and deck operations and ensure these operationsare carried out in a safe and efficient manner.



  • Provide Crane Operator and Roustabouts with relevant instructions for current and forthcoming operations
  • Ensure pretour meeting is done prior to all nonroutine deck operations
  • Supervise all cranes and deck operations such as running casing, picking up or laying down tubular, placement of equipment and supplies, etc
  • Coordinate supply boat traffic, particularly during loading and unloading materials
  • Check lifted loads for clearance, obstructions in movement, balance, and proper attachment
  • Assist in the operation of bulk system for loading, transfers and general usage
  • Monitor quantities of expendables such as fuel, potable water, and drill water
  • Supervise the replacement or installation of mooring lines and bulk fill up hoses
  • Supervise the maintenance, inspection and repair of cranes and barge equipment. Ensure the Preventive Maintenance tasks on the equipment are completed and recorded.
  • Ensure a clean and organized main deck and pipe deck
  • Maintain an organized barge equipment store
  • Operate, maintain, and repair as needed, the rig's fire fighting equipment and systems
  • Keep a running inventory of slings and lifting equipment in use. Advise the Barge Supervisor of shortages or damaged slings
  • Monitor the weather conditions and rig motions
  • Record daily activities in official logbook and ensure that proper documents and licenses are valid and posted as required
  • Assist the Barge Supervisor during mobilization, demobilization, and rig move operations
  • Maintain good communication with Barge Supervisor, Ballast Control Operator and drill floor
  • Act as HLO as required and assist with the training of the helideck crew (where applicable)


  • Incorporate the THINK process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team
  • Participate in the START process
  • Ensure subordinate personnel are properly trained in the START process
  • Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed
  • Perform assigned duties during safety drills and emergency situations as per designation on station bill
  • Actively participate in the weekly safety meeting and other safety management system issues


  • Meet the training requirements according to the applicable training matrix
  • Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process
  • Mentor, develop and train crew members to ensure they are competent to work at their next job level
  • Assist with training of deck crews. Training to include but not limited to proper rigging, materials handling and techniques, use of hand held radio, and painting procedures
  • Recommend promotion or disciplinary action up to and including discharge

This Position Is Closed to New Applicants

This position is no longer open for new applications. Either the position has expired or was removed because it was filled. However, there are thousands of other great jobs to be found on Rigzone.

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