Company: Transocean
Skills: Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Technician
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Offshore Maintenance Group

Transocean is focused on being the employer of choice for the drilling industry.
We are challenging ourselves every day to push the performance of the company through technological advances and passion for our work.

Job Summary

Supervise and control the maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, electronics, subsea, and information technology equipment on the vessel

Job Description


Supervise and control the maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, electronics, subsea, and information technology equipment on the vessel

REPORTING: Reports to the Offshore Installation Manager (OIM)

SUPERVISION: Supervises the Chief Engineer, Mechanical Supervisor or Chief Mechanic, Electrical Supervisor or Chief Electrician, Electronics Supervisor or Chief Electronics Technician, Information Technology Supervisor, and Senior Subsea Supervisor


  • Must hold a 1st Class Engineering Ticket
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communication may be substituted in lieu of formal education
  • Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates
  • Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the drilling unit and computer skills



  • Maintain control over the rig's Rig Maintenance System (RMS) and associated computer database
  • Coordinate periodic maintenance activities with the OIM and other department heads
  • Plan the service and maintenance of equipment according to the RMS guidelines
  • Ensure that reports for repair and maintenance of equipment are accurate and complete
  • Carry out classification society surveys as part of continuous survey of machinery
  • Liaise with the marine department regarding the loading, ordering and use of fuel, potable water, and drill water in consideration of the rig's stability
  • Ensure that the permit to work and isolation systems are strictly adhered to in the maintenance department inform the OIM and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig
  • Maintain an adequate supply of spares to fulfill maintenance requirements and facilitate a safe and efficient operation
  • Supply information for maintenance and repair budget
  • Maintain proper communication with shore-based Field Support group, rig management, and equipment vendors
  • Liaise with the OIM to ensure that all third party equipment is fit for purpose, certified, correctly installed, and maintained while on the rig implement follow-up requirements of audits, as issued by Clients, Regulatory Authorities or rig management
  • Approve all maintenance department requisition purchase orders
  • Supply rig management with maintenance statistics of the vessel
  • Advise on ways of making improvements to the inventory kept on the rig
  • Document any and all changes to the RMS system and provide reasons for making these changes to Rig Manager via direct supervisor
  • Provide input in the Survey of the vessel and ways to reduce the out of service time of the vessel
  • Exercise fiscal responsibility with regard to maintenance budget
  • Train personnel on the use of the RMS system to reduce error in the system
  • Communicate equipment problems or breakdown information via direct supervisor to Field Support Group


  • Incorporate the THINK planning process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team
  • Participate daily in START Process
  • Apply START Monitoring during the execution of planned tasks
  • Ensure subordinate personnel are properly trained to perform START observations and monitoring
  • Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed
  • Demonstrate commitment to company safety policies through leadership and guidance
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements for environmental protection
  • Actively participate in the weekly safety meetings and pre-tour meetings as required
  • Report any incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations to the OIM and other department heads
  • Prepare Safety Analysis for hazardous situations
  • Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained onboard the rig
  • Assist the OIM in reviewing and updating the current safety case in consultation with rig- and shore-based management
  • Participate in safety and pollution prevention training as assigned by the OIM


  • Meet the training requirements according to the applicable training matrix
  • Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process including the recommendation of promotions or disciplinary action up to and including discharge
  • Mentor, develop and train crew members to ensure that they are competent to work at their next job level
  • Ensure that all subordinates have the necessary skills and experience to fulfill their assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner
  • Ensure that all maintenance personnel receive an annual performance evaluation.
  • Recommend promotion or disciplinary action up to and including discharge
  • Supervise and guide crew members in their On-the-Job Training (OJT) program
  • Ensure that the company's drug and alcohol policy is strictly enforced
  • Maintain discipline onboard and ensure compliance with company disciplinary procedures

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