Company: Transocean
Skills: Maintenance Engineer, Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Technician
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Brazil

Offshore Maintenance Group
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Job Summary
Supervise and control the maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, electronics, subsea, and information technology equipment on the vessel
Job Description

Reports to Offshore Installation Manager (OIM)

Supervises Chief Engineer, Mechanical Supervisor or Chief Mechanic, Electrical Supervisor or Chief Electrician, Electronics Supervisor or Chief Electronics Technician, Information Technology Supervisor and Senior Subsea Supervisor


  • High School Diploma (U.S.)/ Proof of Completion of Formal Education or Relevant Craft Certificate (where applicable)
  • Successful Military Discharge - Preferred for U.S.
  • Graduate of Trade School or University where knowledge and training acquired are applicable to job requirements - Preferred
  • Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates
  • Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the drilling unit and computer skills


  • Promotes a Safe and Respectful Work Environment: Proactively promotes and Maintains a healthy respect for open and transparent dialogue between all levels of personnel. Demonstrates care for the safety and well-being of all personnel, at all times. Invests in each person to provide equal opportunity for development and advancement of those qualified, to fulfill their career objectives. Respects the dignity of all personnel and recognizes their merit.
  • Attend and participate in all required Safety and Operational meetings.
  • Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process, competency assessments based on performance against Operational Discipline requirements.
  • Complete company training requirements for the Senior Maintenance Supervisor job level as per the training matrix.
  • Full participation in emergency drills and respond to emergency situations as per assigned duties on the station bill.



  • Disciplined application and participation in the Task Planning & Risk Assessment Process. This means, doing the right thing, the right way, every time following Transocean 5 Key Expectations of Task Planning and Risk Assessment.
  • This is inclusive of:
  • Understanding and perform the roles and responsibilities as assigned at the pre-job meeting.
  • Understanding the hazards associated with the task.
  • Understanding and effectively implementing the control measures required to mitigate identified hazards.
  • Execute all tasks and task steps in a disciplined manner, following the sequence detailed in the relevant procedures.
  • Recognize at risk behavior or conditions during tasks and call 'Time out for Safety' when unsure, or when the job does not go as planned.
  • Participate in After Action Reviews to feedback lessons learned from performing the task.



  • Report all incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations to supervisors.
  • Actively execute work in accordance with Company Safety Processes, e.g. START, Task Planning Risk Assessment and use of the Prompt Card, Safe Manual Handling, Working at Heights, etc.
  • Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) when you do not understand the plan, when an unsafe condition is observed, or perceived, anytime personal impairment is recognized, when it's not clear what will happen next, or the hazards and associated risks for the task changes.
  • Participate in the execution of the rigs 'Hold the Zero' plan.
  • Comply with the company requirements to safeguard 'lone workers.'
  • Maintain a safe and organized work area throughout all tasks and on completion of tasks.
  • Incorporate the Task Planning and Risk Assessment process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team.
  • Apply the START process during the execution of planned tasks and daily operations. Ensure subordinate personnel are properly trained in the START process.
  • Ensure subordinates are trained prior to using the permit to work (PTW) process. Approve all PTW as designated by the Master/OIM through the Control of Work Process; Ensure all task steps and controls are understood and any other activities that may be affected are identified before approving the PTW.
  • Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed.
  • Ensure that the Company QHSE policies and other programs are communicated to and understood by all personnel.
  • Play an active part in the weekly meetings, FOCUS Improvement Program, and all other Company safety management systems.
  • Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained within the Areas of Responsibility.
  • Ensure that subordinates understand their roles as related to the Emergency Response Plan and are capable of responding to emergency situations as designated on the station bill.
  • Ensure all required well control drills are performed and evaluate all personnel's responses; Conduct After Action Reviews and ensure that findings are communicated to the crew and lessons learned captured.
  • Ensure that DROPS inspections are conducted as per the rig's DROPS inspection program.

The underlying expectation is that all duties are carried out in compliance with the Company Operational Discipline expectations and HSE requirements. When considering assignment of duties for the Senior Maintenance Supervisor, the Supervisor and the Senior Maintenance Supervisor will apply the rules of task planning (CAKES) to determine if the assigned role is appropriate. This means confirming that the individuals involved have the knowledge, skills, and experience to carry out the task, and the task plan complies with policy before they are authorized to proceed.




  • Maintain control over AIM (Asset & Inventory Management) and associated computer database.
  • Coordinate periodic maintenance activities with the OIM and other department heads.
  • Plan the service and maintenance of equipment according to the AIM guidelines.
  • Ensure that reports for repair and maintenance of equipment are accurate and complete.
  • Carry out classification society surveys as part of continuous survey of machinery.
  • Liaise with the marine department regarding the loading, ordering and use of fuel, potable water, and drill water in consideration of the rig's stability.
  • Ensure that the permit to work and isolation systems are strictly adhered to in the maintenance department.
  • Inform the OIM and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig.
  • Maintain an adequate supply of spares to fulfill maintenance requirements and facilitate a safe and efficient operation.
  • Supply information for maintenance and repair budget.
  • Maintain proper communication with shore-based Field Support group, rig management, and equipment vendors.
  • Liaise with the OIM to ensure that all third-party equipment is fit for purpose, certified, correctly installed, and maintained while on the rig.
  • Implement follow-up requirements of audits, as issued by Clients, Regulatory Authorities or rig management.
  • Approve all maintenance department requisition purchase orders.
  • Supply rig management with maintenance statistics of the vessel.
  • Advise on ways of making improvements to the inventory kept on the rig.
  • Document any and all changes to the AIM system and provide reasons for making these changes to Rig Manager via direct supervisor.
  • Provide input in the Survey of the vessel and ways to reduce the out of service time of the vessel.
  • Exercise fiscal responsibility with regard to maintenance budget.
  • Train personnel on the use of the AIM system to reduce error in the system.
  • Communicate equipment problems or breakdown information via direct supervisor to Field Support Group.



  • Promote and maintain good working relationships with other departments, third-party personnel and Customer representatives.
  • Ensure all Maintenance personnel meet the training requirements as per their applicable training matrix.
  • Mentor, coach, develop and train crew members to ensure they are competent to work at their next job level.
  • Provide leadership and motivation to the maintenance crews. Apply continuous improvement process.
  • Mentor the Chief Engineer, Mechanical Supervisor, Electrical Supervisor, Electronics Supervisor Information Technology Supervisor and/or Senior Subsea Supervisor and deputize when operations, security of well, and personnel safety are not at risk.
  • Assist in training to ensure that all personnel are competent to perform their allocated jobs.
  • Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process.
  • Apply appropriate accountability regarding recognition; recommend promotion or disciplinary action up to and including discharge.

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