Company: Noble Corporation
Skills: Mechanical Engineering, Marine Supervisor, Ships Engineer
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Sugar Land, 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.

Authorized to work in: US

The 1st Engineer ensures that all mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and equipment
on the vessel are maintained to the highest level of operational standards. Responsible for
implementing and upholding safety and environmental compliance requirements.

Must have 6 months experience as a 1st Engineer.
1. Maintenance experience in an offshore drilling operation preferred.
2. Must have strong experience with mechanical and electrical systems and equipment.
3. Working knowledge of HSE practices common to the industry and the company
4. Familiar with application of the HSE Management System and continuous improvement
5. Complete understanding and use of the Noble Maintenance System
6. Must have basic Preventive Maintenance Systems (PMS) knowledge.
7. Working experience reading and interpreting electrical and mechanical drawings.
8. Strong experience with pneumatic and hydraulic systems is required.
9. Must be self- sufficient in trouble shooting and repairing systems.
10. Must be able to work without constant supervision.
11. Offshore survival and medical certificates as mandated by government/client regulations are
12. Valid Unlimited 1st Engineer/Chief Engineer national license. USCG license endorsed as: First
Assistant Engineer for Steam, Gas, or Motor of Unlimited Horsepower.
13. Federal EPA Universal refrigerant handling (certificate/card reflecting document number), if
14. Training as required for position as per maritime flag state requirements.
15. Strong knowledge of A/C drive power generation systems in diesel-electric and mechanical
propulsion systems.
16. Thorough knowledge of maintenance, operations and a solid background in electronic
17. Strong knowledge of hydraulic, electro-hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
18. Experience in HVAC/ refrigerant recovery helpful.

? Ensures through observation, records and inspections, that all mechanical, pneumatic and
hydraulic equipment and systems meet regulatory as well as Noble Drilling's requirements.
? Complete understanding and use of the Noble's Maintenance System.
? Ensures all mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic maintenance is performed in accordance with
Noble Drilling's maintenance system, equipment manufacturer's recommendations, the Vessel
Operating Manual and regulatory requirements and codes.
? Monitors or performs repairs and rebuilds mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and
equipment, ensuring they are performing properly, safely and economically.
? Oversees modifications to mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and equipment.
? Maintains updated vessel drawings.
? Performs troubleshooting and repair of equipment.
? Performs daily visual inspections of equipment and diagnoses actual and potential malfunctions,
ensuring potential hazards and abnormal operating conditions are addressed quickly and that any
deteriorating conditions are reported.
? Initiates analysis and identifies the root cause of failures on the vessel's mechanical, pneumatic
and hydraulic equipment and systems.
? Ensures records and documentation for general maintenance, operation and repairs are kept
accurate and up-to-date.
? Monitors equipment logs, ensuring operating and maintenance standards are maintained.
? Makes recommendations on repair priorities.
? Implements the Preventive Maintenance System (PMS) for the mechanical, pneumatic and
hydraulic equipment. Maintains PMS records, ensuring the quality and timeliness of preventive
? Reviews equipment and spare parts inventories, ensuring adequate and accurate inventory.
Investigates and resolves discrepancies as necessary.
? Requisitions spare parts, tools and materials for mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment.
? Carries out inspections and audits in accordance with the HSE Management System
? Develops and implements Job Safety Analysis and prepares hazard assessments as required.
? Ensures adherence to all Noble Drilling's safety policies and procedures.
? Performs other duties and special projects as requested by management.
? Ensure compliance to Company policies, local and international regulations relating to the
operation of the rig, and current pollution regulations.
? Monitor the power plants controls and power distribution; ensure that power is available at all
? Ensure that the permit to work system is in place and followed.
? Participate in the effective management of the Rig Maintenance System (RMS) and ensure all
records are maintained on a timely basis.
? Operate, maintain and repair as necessary the engine cooling water system, lube oil system, and
fuel system.
? Supervise the maintenance and repair of all pumps and valves of the ballast system, thrusters,
associated driven pumps and auxiliary equipment.
? 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.
? Plan equipment periodic maintenance according to the PMS guidelines and coordinate that
maintenance with Chief Engineer or Maintenance Supervisor and other department heads.
? 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.
? Assist the Chief Engineer or Maintenance Supervisor to ensure all third-party equipment is fit for purpose, certified, correctly installed, and maintained while on the rig.
? Maintain an adequate supply of spares to fulfill maintenance requirements and facilitate a safe and efficient operation.
? Inform the Chief Engineer or Maintenance Supervisor and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig.
? Implement outstanding recommendations from audits, as issued by Clients, Regulatory Authorities or rig management.
? Assist the Chief Engineer or Maintenance Supervisor in supplying information for maintenance and repair budget.
? Communicate equipment problems or breakdown information via direct supervisor to Field
? Must be competent and skilled in the use of condition monitoring equipment, including basic interpretation.
? Incorporate the STOP the job planning process into all tasks, whether working alone or as a part of a team,
? Participate in the STOP the job process.
? Ensure subordinate personnel are properly trained in the STOP the job process.
? Ensure DROPS inspections are conducted according to the rig's DROPS inspection program.
? Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed.
? Demonstrate commitment to Company safety policy through the consistent execution of leadership and guidance.
? Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements for environmental protection.
? Actively participate in weekly safety meetings and pre-job meetings as required.
? Report any incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations to the Chief Engineer or Maintenance Supervisor and other department heads.
? Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained onboard the rig.
? Meeting the training requirements of the applicable training matrix.
? Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process.
? Mentor, develop and train crew members to ensure that they are competent to work at their next job level.
? Ensure that all subordinates have the necessary skills and experience to fulfill their assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner.
? Recommend promotion or disciplinary action up to and including discharge.
? Supervise and guide crew members in their On-the-Job Training (OJT) program.
? Maintain discipline onboard and ensure compliance with Company disciplinary procedures.
? Carry out the Noble Leadership Model by Developing Yourself, Leading Your Team, Driving the Business, and Delivering Results.