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  • Posted: Jun 10, 2014
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Transocean helps customers find and develop oil and natural gas reserves. Building on more than 50 years of experience with the highest specification rigs, our employees are focused on safety and premier offshore drilling performance. The company's ordinary shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "RIG" and on the SIX Sw...
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    Chief Mate


    • Reports to the Master


    • Supervises the Bosun, 2nd Mate, 3rd Mate, Senior DPO, Dynamic Position Operators, Crane Operators and Deck Pushers


    • Offshore location


    • High school diploma or equivalent. Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education.
    • Valid Unlimited Chief Mate Certificate
    • Valid Unlimited Nautical Institute DP Certificate
    • Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the marine aspect of the rig
    • Basic computer skills
    • Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates
    • Valid GMDSS License
    • Lifeboatman Certificate


    • Assist the Master in exercising effective control over the rig’s marine operations with due regard for safety of personnel, maintenance of rig equipment and protection of the environment



    • Ensure conformance to local/international laws relating to the vessel’s operation, and strictly comply with current pollution regulation
    • Oversee the maintenance of deck equipment, firefighting and life-saving equipment, lifting equipment, and vessel’s exterior maintenance
    • Ensure materials and equipment loaded onboard are safely stowed, secured and labeled according to Regulatory requirements
    • Ensure that the vessel is seaworthy at all times and maintained/operated in accordance with guidelines in the Marine Operations Manual
    • Maintaining the watertight integrity of the vessel, loading and storage of consumables, securing of supply vessels, safe operation of helicopters, etc.
    • Ensure that the vessel is maintained within normal safe limits of intact and damage stability, shear stress and bending moments
    • Assist the Master in ensuring the vessel’s navigational equipment is maintained, fully functional, and that testing and calibration is carried out in accordance with Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations
    • Assist the Master in maintaining the vessel’s logbook, maintenance reports and other vessel documents as directed
    • Understudy the Master and deputize when he/she is indisposed
    • Supervise the 2nd Mate’s activities and perform the duties of a DPO when required
    • Assist the Master/Senior Mate during rig moves and anchor handling operations between drilling locations and in ports
    • In relation to the vessel’s trim and stability requirements, communicate with the Chief Engineer regarding the disposition, loading, ordering and use of fuel, potable and drill water.
    • Capable of performing DP incident investigation
    • Capable of planning, executing, and leading DP trials and drills including black out recovery


    • Incorporate the THINK process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team
    • Participate in the START process
    • Ensure that subordinate personnel are properly trained in the START process
    • Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed
    • Inspect, test and maintain all life saving equipment and fire fighting appliances; ensure readiness for immediate use when required
    • Ensure compliance with environmental protection requirements as specified by Company policies and Regulatory bodies
    • Ensure that the Company QHSE policies and other programs are communicated to and understood by all rig personnel
    • Play an active part in the weekly meetings, FOCUS Improvement Program, and all other Company safety management systems.
    • Ensure that new arrivals receive a full safety briefing and induction on the rig
    • Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained onboard the rig
    • Assist the Master in all emergency situations and emergency protection responses
    • Assist the Master in coordinating weekly emergency drills along with monitoring and evaluation of the deck crew responses
    • Assist in reviewing and updating the vessel’s safety case in consultation with vessel and shore-based management


    • Competent to train new DP personnel and assess the skill level of new and existing DP personnel
    • Meet the training requirements according to 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 proper and relevant communication with all personnel
    • Maintain discipline onboard and ensure compliance with Company and regulatory disciplinary procedures
    • Recommend promotion or disciplinary action up to and including discharge

    Method of Application

    To apply for Subsea Supervisor (MUX), click here
    To apply for the position of
    Chief Mate, click here
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    DPO National I - Level II Nigeria Nationals, click here

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