Company: Puglisevich
Skills: Dynamic Positioning
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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: Canada




REPORTS TO: Reports to the Senior Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO) and functionally to the Chief Mate


LOCATION: Offshore Newfoundland




JOB SUMMARY: operate the DP system and the VMS (where applicable) under the direct supervision of a certified DPO.



  • Valid Canadian Watchkeeping Mate (Unlimited) License, or STCW equivalent with 2 years DPO experience
  • Valid Nautical Institute DP (Unlimited) Certificate
  • GMDSS License
  • Lifeboatman Certificate
  • Radar observers certificate with ARPA endorsement
  • ECDIS Training
  • Stability III Training
  • Knowledge of basic technical calculations required for the safe operation of the marine aspect of the rig
  • Expertise of technical calculations for Stability and Marine aspects of operation
  • Knowledge of basic technical calculations required for the safe operation of the marine aspect of the rig
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Valid medical examination and vaccination certificated
  • Must pass Physical, Drug Screen and Background /Pre-Employment Screening Checks
  • Offshore training including but not limited to:
    • Basic Survival Training (BST)
    • H2S Alive
    • First Aid
    • WHMIS 2015
    • Fall Protection
    • Confined Space Entry
    • WHMIS



  • Operate dynamic positioning equipment under the direction of a certified SDPO
  • Operate and understand the ballast control system, Power Management System and fire and gas systems
  • Maintain the rig in a stable condition and at the correct draft and trim
  • Assist in the setup of the DP system operational parameters
  • Ensure that all DP system data are recorded
  • Advise the Driller and Chief Mate of potential position loss
  • Assist in performing Preventive Maintenance on DP equipment
  • Assist with running and maintaining records for hydrophones and subsea beacons
  • Make regular use of the onboard simulator, where available
  • Ensure that there is adequate power and reserves of power for the maintenance of position and operations; give immediate attention to any problems
  • Ensure that all defects and anomalies are reported to the Chief Mate of DPO and relevant department heads. Maintain records of these and ensure that they are corrected adequately
  • Understudy the DPO
  • Stand navigation watch as authorized by the individual's license
  • Manage the deck crews, working outside with them as required
  • Sound ballast and bulk tanks. Assist with loading and sampling of bulk products as required
  • Assist Chief Mate with deck operations as required
  • Operate vessel's radios as required
  • Operate vessel's radars as required
  • Perform emergency duties and responsibilities as stated on the Station Bill, DP Emergency Response Plan and vessel specific Emergency Response Manual
  • Complete ISM familiarization material
  • Monitor all DP room alarms including DP system, VMS, Fire & Gas; Prioritize alarm response as necessary to maintain DP system operability by calling for technical assistance of additional DP room help
  • Assist as directed by Chief Mate with rig projects
  • Control the vessel using manual and joystick controls
  • Use the Data logger to optimize DP and Power Plant Operations
  • Use the Data Logger to detect and mitigate DP and Power Plant problems
  • Use the Data Logger to backup data
  • Export Data Logger data to Excel format
  • Use radar displays for detection and interpretation of local severe weather patterns
  • Know principles and planning Power Plant operations
  • Possess a basic understanding of diesel generator controls, operations, and failure modes
  • Other Duties as Assigned


It is the objective of Puglisevich to ensure employment equity within the workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, and persons with disabilities having the capability, qualifications and experience to make application for this position. Qualified residents of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador will be given first consideration in the staffing of these positions.

Puglisevich USA provide qualified personnel to drilling contractors, ensuring continued productivity and efficiency on their offshore rigs. At the same time, we offer candidates the chance to start or continue an exciting career in a dynamic and challenging offshore environment!


We specialize in contract and temporary positions, that could potentially to lead to full time positions. Our main goal is for employees to be successful in obtaining full time employment offshore, in an equal time rotation.


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