Company: KCA Deutag
Skills: Derrickman
Experience: 6 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: To define
Location: UKNS, United Kingdom

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.

Company description:

With over 125 years of experience, KCA Deutag is one of the world's leading drilling and engineering contractors working onshore and offshore with a focus on safety, quality and operational performance. We operate approximately 100 drilling rigs in over 20 countries employing more than 8000 people in Africa, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, the Caspian Sea, South East Asia and The Americas.

Job description:

Who We Are Looking For

The Deck Leader is responsible to the Rig Supt/Assistant Rig Supt. and the Drilling Materials Controller for the day-to-day operation of all deck duties and for the health and safety of all persons working under their authority.


  • Prepare drilling equipment prior to its use and maintain it whilst in storage

  • Report on daily activities, report any faulty equipment or inconsistencies noted on materials manifests

  • Anticipate/organise all platform operational activities for all departments on the installation

  • Manage deck space in relation to all platform operations

  • Offload/backload supply vessels all platform requirements including bulk hose transfers (drilling and utilities)

  • Organise all crane lifts for boat and deck operations

  • Cover all deck/crane/boat operations on the NAB platform during the hours of 19:00 to 07:00

  • Assist NAB deck crew during the hours of 07:00 to 19:00 when requested

  • Organises and supervises all deck crew and crane operations for both drilling derricks and ensures the decks are kept clean, tidy and well maintained

  • Attends 'Front Line Supervisors Meeting' as per platform requirements

  • Responsible for:

  • Gas/Oil stock inventories (NAA Platform)

  • Bulk hose operations

  • Deck loading reports

  • Container listing checking

  • Collating backload list from all departments

  • Planning laydown areas for all oncoming materials/equipment

  • Stand-in for alternative work discipline as required

  • Complete any other reasonable tasks as delegated by Line Supervisor

  • Responsible for the supervision of personnel engaged in activities in their area of responsibility or for which they have been allocated responsibility by their supervisor

  • Responsible for the performance management of the personnel under their authority to ensure standards of behaviour and performance expected by the Group

  • Monitor, supervise and coach any Service company or Vendor company representatives that may be involved in the operations on the rig

  • Attend onshore or offshore meetings and additional training, as required

What We Offer

  • Competitive Pay & Benefits package

  • Structured Training, Development & Career Progression

  • Global Opportunities


Candidates must attach the following certificates in order for their application to be considered;



  • OGUK Medical incl Bi-Deltoid Measurement

  • OPITO BOSIET/FOET (Survival)

  • OPITO Rigging & Lifting Stage 3

  • OPITO Banksman Slinger Stage 3


North Alwyn Platform, North Sea. 3*3 rotation.

About KCA Deutag

KCA Deutag is currently the drilling contractor on 31 offshore platforms worldwide. The company also owns and operates a fleet of 77 land drilling rigs. Our six Core Values define 'the KCA Deutag way' and are underpinned by our Policies, Standards and Procedures. They help guide our business approach and culture and our people in working safely, effectively and ethically across our operations.