Company: Transocean
Skills: Rig Electrician, ETO
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
Install, repair and maintain electronic equipment onboard the vessel
Job Description

Install, repair and maintain electronic equipment onboard the vessel

REPORTING: Reports to the Electronic/Electrical Supervisor, Maintenance Supervisor or Chief Engineer

SUPERVISION: Supervises the Electronic Technician and Electronic Trainees

  • Electronic Technology/Engineering degree or high school diploma.
  • Work experience and demonstrated oral and written communication skills may be substituted in lieu of formal education.
  • Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates
  • Knowledge of all technical calculations required for electronic operation of the drilling unit and basic computer skills

  • Carry out daily inspections and maintenance on electronic equipment
  • Ensure that the permit to work system is in place and followed
  • Ensure that the Technical Support Center (TSC) is advised of electrical issues as required
  • Participate in the effective management of the Rig Maintenance System (RMS) and Inventory Control System (ICS)
  • Ensure all records are maintained on a timely basis
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair all electronic systems including dynamic positioning, communication, data acquisition, computers and navigational equipment
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair electronic systems including, but not limited to, Subsea BOP controls and drilling package instrumentation and electronics
  • Carry out installation, calibration, and modification to electronic systems and components
  • Provide technical support as well as domestic and industrial electronic services to all areas of the rig
  • Carry out periodic maintenance according to the PMS guidelines and coordinate this maintenance with supervisor and other department heads
  • Maintain an adequate supply of spares in order to fulfill maintenance requirements and facilitate a safe and efficient operation
  • Generate requisitions as required inform supervisor and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that might affect the safe operation of the rig implement the outstanding recommendations from audits, as issued by Clients, Regulatory Authorities or rig management
  • Ensure that reports for repair and maintenance of equipment are accurate and complete
  • Assist the Maintenance Supervisor/Chief Engineer in supplying information for maintenance and repair budget
  • Communicate equipment problems or breakdown information via direct supervisor to Field Support Group
  • Ensure all electronic equipment brought onto the rig, including third party equipment, is suitably certified and meets regulatory requirements
  • Plan and coordinate with other departments prior to any major activity such as inspections, rig move, etc.

  • Incorporate the THINK planning process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team
  • Participate fully 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
  • Prepare Safety Analysis for hazardous situations
  • Report any incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations to the Electronic Supervisor or Maintenance Supervisor/Chief Engineer and other department heads
  • Actively participate in weekly safety meetings and pre-tour meetings as required
  • Demonstrate commitment to the Company's safety policies through leadership and guidance
  • Ensure a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained onboard the rig

  • Meet the training requirements as per 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
  • Ensure that all subordinates have the necessary skills and experience to fulfill their assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner
  • Recommend promotions or disciplinary action up to and including discharge
  • Supervise and guide crew members in their On the Job Training (OJT) program
  • Maintain discipline onboard and ensure compliance with Company disciplinary procedures

If you want to push yourself to great achievement, let Transocean develop your career.

No matter where in the world Transocean people are working, we are all pioneers at heart. We don’t shrink from challenges. They inspire us. Which is why we’ve been a company of firsts since our inception. Although we come from different countries, cultures and backgrounds, we’re united by our shared pursuit of excellence. We value the different perspectives represented throughout our organization, recognizing that our people are our most valuable asset. 


In today’s competitive environment, when Transocean has asked our employees to embrace a performance culture that requires us to constantly seek improvement no matter how productive we are, our team has risen to the occasion. And in fact, they are changing the way we operate. If you are motivated by a work environment that consistently challenges you, one where you can have an impact that is felt on every rig and on the bottom lines of both Transocean and our customers, we encourage you to browse our available positions below and at


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