Company: Rowan Companies
Skills: Electrician
Other Skills: GOM, Gulf Of Mexico
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Houston, TX, US
Status: Active

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Rowan Companies is a global provider of offshore contract drilling services, founded in 1923 on the principle, "People are more important than machines and tools." 

We are a market leader with one of the youngest fleets of jack-ups and drillships in our industry, an experienced leadership team and highly-skilled, dedicated employees who are focused on operating safely and efficiently to exceed customer expectations. 

We are one team, focused on one mission. 

Operating on the principle that people are more important than machines and tools, we back our state-of-the-art equipment with an experienced leadership team and highly-skilled operating crews. These dedicated employees are the power behind the Rowan legacy of operational excellence that spans over 89 years.


Chief Electrician

Position Summary


The Chief Electrician is in charge of preventative maintenance, and ongoing maintenance repairs to equipment pertaining to the electrical department.


Position Scope (shall include but not limited to)


The Chief Electrician coordinates the preventative and corrective maintenance in his/her area of responsibility, communicates regularly with the other departments (engine room, mechanic, electronic, subsea, drilling, marine and safety) as well as the client and other service partners when required.


Reporting Relationships

Direct Manager/Supervisor - Electrical Supervisor

Functional Manager/Supervisor - N/A


Supervisory Relationships


The Chief Electrician has one direct report:

  • Electrician

Qualifications and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of Five years of rig offshore experience in the Electrical/Electronic department, with two years' electrical experience operational mode on a dual-activity deepwater DP drilling ship.
  • Completed of ABB ELE32 Marine MV Power Distribution System course.
  • Completed ABB DRL1X Drilling Drive Systems course.
  • Completed ABB ELE22 ACS-6000 SD/AD Marine Drive course.
  • Completed ABB HV 10 Marine High Voltage Safety course.
  • Completed Kongsberg K-Chief 700 Intensive Maintenance RBus course (Step 1 & 2).
  • Completed NOV SVG 2020 Maintenance (ET) Cyber base and Drilling Equipment course.
  • Completed NOV KRS 1020 Drilling Equipment, Electronic Technical Course
  • Completed Cameron MUX Maintenance Electronic course.
  • Valid BOSIET certificate.
  • Fluent English communication skills (oral and written).
  • Completed advanced IFS training.



Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities


  • Comply with the company's Code of Conduct and supporting policies, standards and applicable process documentation.
  • Comply with and effectively contribute to the continuous improvement of Rowan's Management System (RMS), Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) related policies and procedures, and relevant authority regulatory requirements.
  • Effectively participate in the Stop Observe Act Report (SOAR) program and encourage active participation
  • Perform all work according to agreed expectations of both internal and external customers, focus on doing things right the first time, every time, and contribute actively to continual improvement activities.
  • Act as a safety leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
  • Supervise the maintenance and repair of electrical components for the following: - Drilling equipment (i.e. drilling motors and auxiliaries, top drive systems, mud pumps, etc.); - Marine equipment (thruster motors, ballast system, cranes, etc.); and - General rig equipment such as HVAC, refrigeration plants, power, etc.
  •             In conjunction with the Electrician and Electrical Supervisor, ensure that sufficient spares are maintained onboard for critical/safety/maintenance/operations systems with a proactive attitude with regards to upcoming Preventive Maintenance System.
  • Maintain workshop equipment/tools to the highest safety standards.
  • Perform daily visual inspections of equipment and prevent/rectify actual and potential malfunctions, and report potentially dangerous conditions to the Electrical Supervisor.
  • Inform Electrical Supervisor and department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig.
  • Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, the company's requirements and contractual obligations.
  • Coordinate planning and execution of preventive maintenance with a minimum of six week overview to cover current hitch and half of back-to-back hitch, keeping an updated and accurate historical record of all maintenance done as well as equipment certification documents.
  • Ensure that members of the department have all necessary competencies, training and skills to perform their tasks. Provide assistance and training to the crew in the operation and maintenance of equipment; regularly appraise and provide feedback to department members.
  • Maintain the housekeeping onboard to the company's standards with particular focus on escape routes.
  • Responsible for creating an environment in which open communications occurs between departments, clients and third parties as required.
  • Clearly and accurately communicate work status at end of shift and end of hitch handovers.


Key Behavioral Attributes

  • Enthusiastic, self-driven, dynamic and proactive attitude.
  • Always promote company interest in a positive manner.
  • Commitment, leadership and accountability especially in HSE matters.
  • Actively train, coach his/her subordinates to ensure readiness for the next promotion/position by monitoring their performance and carrying out efficient appraisals as often as required.


Rowan Companies plc is a major provider of global offshore contract drilling services with a leading position in high-specification jack-up rigs. The Company’s fleet of 31 jack-up rigs is located worldwide, including the Middle East, the North Sea, Trinidad, Southeast Asia and the Gulf of Mexico. The Company will enter the ultra-deepwater market with three high-specification drillships expected to be delivered starting in late 2013. The Company’s stock is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “RDC.”

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