Company: Pacific Drilling
Skills: Dynamic Positioning
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

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.

Located in region: North America

Qualifications and Experience

• High School Diploma or equivalent.

• Fluent English communication skills (oral and written).

• Completion of all mandatory training and certification requirements for ADPO as designated by the Company Training Matrix.

• Valid Nautical Institute DP courses, and Valid Nautical Institute DPO Certificate.

• Valid medical examination.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

• Comply with Pacific Drilling Code of Conduct and supporting policies, standards and applicable process documentation.

• Perform all work according to agreed expectations of both internal and external customers, focus on doing things right first time, every time and contribute actively to continual improvement activities.

• Operate the dynamic positioning (DP) equipment under the direction of the Sr. DPO, DPO or Chief Mate.

• Operate and understand the Ballast Control System, Power Management System and Fire and Gas Detection Systems.

• Maintain the vessel in a stable condition and at the correct draft and trim. • Assist in setting up the DP System operational parameters.

• Ensure all DP System data is recorded.

• Advise the Chief Mate / Sr. DPO, DPO, or Master of potential position loss.

• Assist with running and maintaining records for hydrophones and subsea beacons.

• Make regular use of the onboard simulator, when available.

• Ensure there is adequate power and reserves of power for the maintenance of position and operations - give immediate attention of any problems.

• Assist with performing preventative maintenance on the DP equipment.

• Ensure that all defects or anomalies are reported to the Sr. DPO or Chief Mate and relevant department heads. Maintain records of these and ensure they are adequately corrected.

• Understudy the DPO and deputize as required.

• Stand navigational watch as required.

Pacific Drilling is a fast growing company that is dedicated to becoming the preferred ultra-deepwater drilling contractor. The employees of Pacific Drilling consist of a group of hard working, results driven and passionate people. At the core of our company values is a customer oriented environment that operates with the utmost integrity.


If you are interested in a challenging and rewarding career, we would like to hear from you!