Company: Transocean
Skills: Rig Mechanic
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Offshore, Angola

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Authorized to work in: Angola

Offshore Maintenance Group
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Job Summary

Assist in maintaining and repairing mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment onboard the vessel

Job Description

This position is available only to candidates who meet applicable company and local government nationalisation /residency requirements.

Reports to the Chief Mechanic

Supervises the Motor Operator

- 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 technical calculations required for mechanical operations and basic computer skills

- Carry out mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic installation, maintenance, and repair in a safe and prudent manner - Authority III
- Perform daily inspections and maintenance on mechanical equipment - Authority I
- Maintain and repair mechanical systems and equipment i.e. prime movers, air and water system, lubrication and fuel system, etc - Authority II
- Troubleshoot and repair faulty mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment and tools - Authority II
- Assist in maintaining marine equipment, i.e. cranes, thrusters, ballast pumps and valves, auxiliary equipment, etc. - Authority II
- Identify and respond to abnormal operating conditions and/or patterns of equipment - Authority II
- Carry out periodic maintenance according to the Rig Maintenance System (RMS) guidelines and coordinate that maintenance with supervisors and other department heads - Authority III
- Ensure that requirements concerning regulatory bodies are met in all cases of equipment repair and installation - Authority I
- Comply with the permit to work and isolation system - Authority II
- Maintain service reports and advise supervisor on condition of equipment and spare parts requirements - Authority II
- Perform machine work with lathe, drill press, grinding and surfacing equipment - Authority I
- Install, operate, maintain and repair additional or temporary mechanical equipment used for special operations - Authority II
- Assist in implementing outstanding recommendations from equipment audits, as issued by Clients, Regulatory Authorities or rig management - Authority II
- Assist in ensuring that all third-party equipment is fit for purpose, certified, correctly installed, and maintained while on the rig - Authority II
- Inform supervisor and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig - Authority I
- Maintain an adequate supply of spares to fulfill maintenance requirements and facilitate a safe and efficient operation - Authority I
- Ensure that service, maintenance and other operational reports are accurate and complete - Authority I

- Incorporate the THINK planning process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team - Authority I
- Participate daily in START Process - Authority I
- Apply START Monitoring during the execution of planned tasks - Authority I
- Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed - Authority I
- Carry out assigned duties in a safe manner according to company policies and procedures - Authority I
- Actively participate in weekly safety meetings and pre-tour meetings as required - Authority I
- Report any incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations to supervisor and other department heads - Authority I
- Respond to emergency situations as per designation on station bill - Authority I
- Assist in preparing Safety Analysis for hazardous situations - Authority II
- Ensure that all relevant safety procedures and practices are adhered to during mechanical maintenance work - Authority I
- Assist in ensuring a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained onboard the rig - Authority I
- Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements for environmental protection - Authority I

Personnel: -
- Meet the training requirements according to the applicable training matrix - Authority I
- Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process - Authority I
- Mentor, develop and train crew members to ensure that they are competent to work at their next job level - Authority II
- Supervise and guide the Motor Operator and Mechanic Trainee in their On-the-Job Training (OJT) programs - Authority I
- Maintain discipline onboard and ensure compliance with Company disciplinary procedures - Authority I

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