Company: Transocean
Skills: Driller
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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Offshore Drilling 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
- Operate drilling equipment as instructed in the well program and Standing Instructions to Driller (SID) in a manner which that complies with Company policies and procedures and the Driller's Key Responsibilities.
- Apply Transocean Shared values
Job Description

REPORTING: Reports to the Toolpusher, Tourpusher and/or Senior Toolpusher

SUPERVISION: Supervises the Assistant Driller, Derrickhand, Assistant Derrickhand, Pumphand and Floorhands

• High school diploma or equivalent. Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education.
• Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates
• Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the drilling unit and basic computer skills

- Operate all equipment at the Driller's console in a safe manner; maintain a clean, tidy and hazard-free condition on the drill floor and associated area - Authority I
- Monitor the well condition at all times (i.e. depth, mud weight, weight on bit.) Recognize, interpret and respond to down hole conditions - Authority I
- Perform drilling-related operations such as directional drilling, working stuck pipe, running and cementing casing strings, coring, fishing, and assisting in wireline logging, well testing, and other special operations. - Authority I
- Supervise and direct operations in the picking up or laying down of tubular and all drilling-related equipment - Authority I
- Maintain accurate record of tubular and tool dimensions (i.e. internal and external diameter, fish neck, and serial numbers) - Authority I
- Ensure that the solid control equipment and mud mixing operations are being monitored constantly - Authority I
- Inform Toolpusher/Senior Toolpusher and Client Representative if a deviation from planned operation occurs - Authority I
- Keep accurate records of fluid displacement when tubulars are run in/pulled out of well. - Authority I
- Complete the IADC daily drilling report (GMS) at the end of each tour - Authority I
- Hold pre-tour meeting with the drilling crew for all drilling operations. - Authority I
- Secure the well during an emergency or well control situation; assist in the well-killing operations. - Authority II
- Supervise the lubrication and maintenance of all drilling and associated equipment and ensure it is carried out in accordance with the Preventive Maintenance System (RMS) - Authority II
- Maintain equipment files, drilling logs and records; perform all technical calculations required to carry out drilling operations - Authority III
- Assist during the running and retrieving of marine risers and BOP stack - Authority III
- Assist in the planning, organization and supervision of rig move operations - Authority III

- Ensure that subordinates understand and apply guidelines of the Company Quality & HSE Policy Statements and rig-specific procedures - Authority I
- Inform the Toolpusher/Senior Toolpusher of any incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations - Authority I
- Actively participate in the weekly meetings, FOCUS Improvement Process, and all other Company safety management system - Authority I
- 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 subordinate personnel are properly trained in THINK and START - Authority I
- Ensure DROPS inspections are conducted as per the rig's DROPS inspection program - Authority II
- Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed - Authority I
- Demonstrate commitment to Company safety policies through the consistent application of leadership and guidance - Authority II
- Ensure that drills and exercises involving the use of all types of lifesaving, fire fighting and other safety equipment are conducted regularly - Authority I
- Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained onboard the rig - Authority I

- Promote and maintain good working relationships with other departments, third-party personnel and Customer representatives. - Authority I
- Meet the training requirements as per the applicable training matrix -
- Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process - Authority I
- Mentor, coach, develop and train crew members to ensure they are competent to work at their next job level - Authority II
- Provide leadership and motivation to the drilling crews. Apply continuous improvement process - Authority I
- Mentor the Assistant Driller and deputize when operations, security of well, and personnel safety are not at risk - Authority I
- Assist in training to ensure that all personnel are competent to perform their allocated jobs - Authority I
- Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process. - Authority I
- Apply appropriate accountability regarding recognition; recommend promotion or disciplinary action up to and including discharge - Authority I

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