Company: Transocean
Skills: Barge Master
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Offshore Marine Group
Transocean is focused on being the employer of choice for the drilling industry.
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Job Summary
- Ensure that all marine aspects of the rig's operations are carried out in accordance to statutory and regulatory controls and guidelines
- Supervise the operation of the marine department to ensure the safe and efficient running of the rig
Job Description

REPORTING: Reports to the Offshore Installation Manager (OIM) SUPERVISION: Supervises the Assistant Barge Supervisor, Ballast Control Operator (BCO), Deck Pusher and Paint Foreman PREREQUISITES / QUALIFICATIONS: - High school diploma or equivalent. Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education. - Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the marine aspect of the drilling unit - Basic computer skills - Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates Barge Supervisor I • Valid 3rd Mate Unlimited License or Barge Supervisor License • Recommendation by OIM/Rig Manager and supported by recent performance evaluation Barge Supervisor II • Valid 2nd Mate Unlimited License or Barge Supervisor License with 1 year experience • Recommendation by OIM/Rig Manager and supported by recent performance evaluation Barge Supervisor III • Valid Chief Mate Unlimited License or Barge Supervisor License with 2 years experience • Recommendation by OIM/Rig Manager and supported by recent performance evaluation Senior Barge Supervisor • Valid Unlimited Master License or Barge Supervisor License with 3 years experience • Recommendation by OIM/Rig Manager and supported by recent performance evaluation DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Operations/Maintenance: - Monitor the weather conditions and rig motions; advise OIM on conditions likely to affect drilling operations and seaworthiness of the rig - Authority I - Ensure that accurate calculation of load distribution and weights for daily stability reports are maintained - Authority I - Coordinate all helicopter and supply boats traffic; supervise movement of materials and personnel to and from the rig - Authority I - Ensure all navigation equipment is properly maintained and ready for use at all times - Authority I - Monitor quantities of expendables such as fuel, potable water, drill water, etc. - Authority I - Ensure that cranes are in safe working condition - Authority I - Ensure that all safety equipment, including lifeboats and fire-fighting equipment, is maintained in a state of operational readiness at all times - Authority I - Actively participate in the daily operations meeting with the OIM and other rig department heads - Authority I - Operate and maintain the bulk system as required - Authority II - Supervise tests on firefighting equipment, obstacle lighting and audible signals - Authority II - Ensure that all lifting gears are inspected and certified, correctly color coded, maintained and stowed properly - Authority II - Prepare and supervise rig move plans, anchor patterns, and associated mobilization preparations - Authority II - Ensure that daily marine logs are accurate and completed. Forward copies of these reports to the shore-base office - Authority II - Ensure compliance with all Flag State, Classification Society, statutory regulation, and minimum manning requirements - Authority II - Coordinate and supervise periodic inspections of the rig's structure, including hull compartments and critical joints - Authority II - Assist in the effective management of the Rig Maintenance System (RMS) and ensure that all records are properly maintained - Authority II - Supervise the operation and maintenance of pollution control system - Authority II QHSE: - - Incorporate the THINK process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team - Authority I - Participate in the START process - Authority I - Ensure that subordinate personnel are properly trained in the START process - Authority I - Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed - Authority I - Ensure that the Company QHSE policies and other programs are communicated to and understood by all rig personnel - Authority I - Play an active part in the weekly meetings, FOCUS Improvement Program, and all other Company Safety Management Systems - Authority I - Review, understand and become familiar with the rig's safety case - Authority I - Ensure that new arrivals receive a full safety briefing and induction on the rig - Authority I - Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained onboard the rig - Authority I - Coordinate weekly emergency drills along with monitoring and evaluating the deck crew responses - Authority II - Perform assigned duties during emergency situations and emergency protection responses as designated on the station bill - Authority II 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 - Ensure proper and relevant communication with all personnel - Authority I - Conduct on the job (OJT) training for subordinates - Authority I - Maintain discipline onboard and ensure compliance with Company and regulatory disciplinary procedures - Authority I - Recommend promotion or disciplinary action up to and including discharge - Authority I

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