Company: Pacific Drilling
Skills: A B Seaman
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
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

Position Summary

The Able Bodied Seaman carries out cargo handling duties, general cleaning, maintenance, and other manual labor as required.

Position Scope

The Able Bodied Seaman carries out cargo handling duties, general cleaning, maintenance, and other manual labor as required.


Qualifications and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Valid medical examination
  • Valid unlimited AB certificate.


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.
  • Prepare cargo for lift by attaching slings through shackles or other attaching devises. Check loads for clearance, obstructions, balance and proper attachment.
  • Give or relay hand signals and / or radio signals to crane operator to control the lift and movement of the load.
  • Manually lift, carry, and move equipment, tools, and materials from place to place as required. Ensure to used correct body positioning and safe lifting procedures.
  • Remove waste, debris and accumulated trash from decks, stairs, compartments and other areas of the vessel and dispose of properly.
  • Sweep and wash decks, bulkheads, and structures using brooms, mops, rags, brushes, air, and high pressure water hoses.
  • Clean up spills and accumulated waste and take all necessary actions to prevent tripping and slipping hazards,
  • Keep hand tools in good condition, properly maintained, and stored when not in use. Keep lines, hoses, slings et cetera coiled and other materials properly stored.
  • Assist in the care and maintenance of the vessel's machinery and equipment using proper tools and following safety rules and procedures.
  • Operate air hoists, hydraulic hoists, chain hoists, and other cargo handling gear t pick up and move tubular and other heavy equipment.
  • Assist in the care and protection of drill pipes, marine riser joints, and other tubular using such things as brushes, rabbits, thread protectors, pipe dopes, et cetera.
  • Assist in assembling, dismantling, and maintenance of deck machinery, pumps, drilling tools, and other mechanical equipment.
  • Assist in slipping and cutting of wire lines, inspection and maintenance of wire and fiber lines, slings, and other lifting equipment.
  • Prepare and clean deck surfaces, superstructures, bulkheads, et cetera, prior to priming and painting.
  • Paint prepared surfaces as directed; i.e. apply coats of primer, paint, and varnish with rollers and spray guns in accordance with painting specifications.
  • Maintain a safe area for task assigned. Stow all tools and equipment at end of each tour so as to avoid safety hazards for other operations.
  • Participate in emergency safety drills and respond to emergency situations as per assigned duties on the Station Bill.
  • Report any incidents, potential hazards, or abnormal situations to supervisors.
  • Attend the weekly safety meetings. Actively participate in all pre-job meetings as required.


Reporting Relationships

Direct Manager/Supervisor - Bosun

Functional Manager/Supervisor - Chief Mate


Supervisory Relationships

The Able Bodied Seaman has no direct reports.


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!