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  • Posted: Oct 25, 2016
    Deadline: Nov 8, 2016
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    KCA Deutag has four world class divisions which provide premium rig services, specialist engineering and design, and land rig manufacture. These are Land, Offshore, Bentec and RDS. Our aim is to be recognised as the world’s most successful drilling and engineering contractor through measurable performance improvement, delivering safe, effective an...
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    Senior Electrical Supervisor

    Report to: Drilling Project Manager

    Purpose of Job

    • The Senior Electrical Supervisor is responsible for the maintenance of alt equipment as well as the associated upkeep of the records and repair history and compliance with company policies.
    • He is responsible for the health and surety of all persons under his authority.

    Area(s) of Responsibility

    • All equipment and systems on the rig.
    • Rig structure and integrity
    • Compliance with Class and Company requirements for repairs and upkeep or all associated records.


    • All Rig based maintenance teams.

    Key Tasks

    • Execute a preventative maintenance programme in accordance with Companies policy.
    • Ensure that all Third Party personnel including Service Engineers comply with Companies ‘Installation Safety Procedures.
    • Monitor any rig equipment supplied by other contractors or sub-contractors to ensure that it is suitable for use within the areas desired.
    • Ensure that all equipment, including tools and Instruments, under his control compiles with statutory requirements, and that it is maintained at all times ins sale condition, or assure that it otherwise is completely with drawn from service, including tools and instruments in their care.
    • Operations and maintenance of main power systems and all auxiliary and associated control systems on the unit.
    • The detection of machinery malfunction, location of faults to prevent or minimize damage.
    • Operation and maintenance of systems for tire prevention, detection and extinction.
    • The maintenance of survival craft and launching appliances, Ensure compliance with all statutory pollution prevention procedures Plan maintenance and repair tasks so as to minimize the effect on the drilling operation.
    • To ensure that operational management is made aware of any maintenance schedules that are defected, the reasons why and the potential consequences.
    • Supervise the order, cleanliness and housekeeping at all relevant work sites and around all rig equipment. To provide marked up updates or modify any drawings, sketches or Information on existing and replacement equipment as required.
    • Report any misuse of equipment to the Drilling Project Manager
    • Ensure that an adequate supply of spare parts is maintained on the installation and is stored in environmentally sound conditions.
    • Check materials offloaded and complete manifests and requisitions for electrical equipment.
    • Carry out and record the maintenance tasks specified by the computerized maintenance system
    • Ensure that all the Company’s reporting system dale sheets are completed e.g. Maintenance tasks and Corrective Work Orders.
    • Ensure that the maintenance section in the Enhanced Drilling Reporting System is updated on a daily basis.
    • Recommend and when required adhere to the modifications to equipment process or systems to enhance safety, improve rig performance or comply with statutory notices
    • To ensure representatives of certifying authorities on inspections of the installation are accompanied as required.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Safety is a line responsibility. Each individual member of the company should be aware of his responsibility to ensure safe working in his respective area.
    • Apply Company safety regulations
    • Report to his line supervisor all the potential hazards and abnormal situations
    • Obtain the necessary safety clearance for the nature/type of work to be carried out, in advance, in consultation with the HSE Adviser and in accordance with safety procedures (i.e. WORK PERMIT),
    • Explain to the persons concerned the visible and hidden hazards involved In the jobs, (Job Safety Analysis/ Pre job meeting).
    • Instruct his personnel before commencing the work to the safety precautions and measures to he observed at work (toolbox meetings)
    • Investigate and report near misses and correct them immediately.
    • Promptly report to line management any violation of safety regulations by the personnel, even if this violation has not resulted in an accident.


    • To be conversant with the rig maintenance budget and demonstrate an awareness of working to this.

    Systems and Processes:

    • Comply with the Permit to Work systems in operation on the rig and Base.


    • Ensure that all employees under their authority have sufficient Information and knowledge to carry out their job without endangering any persons, plant or equipment and are adequately trained and experienced for a particular task before they are instructed to carry It out.
    • Ensure that health and safety at work and accident prevention are continuously brought to the attention of oil employees under their authority by means of lob supervision, instruction and training.
    • Participate in the performance evaluation of the personnel under their authority,
    • Carry out competence assessment In respect of departmental staff.


    • Ensure compliance to all relevant Group management systems and where applicable client procedures.

    Minimum Experience

    • 5 years proven experience working as Senior Electrical Supervisor in the drilling industry or in drilling
    • Equipment related maintenance Environment.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Recognized degree from the German chamber of trading and commerce in energy electronics or equivalent Trade qualification papers.

    Knowledge in:

    • MS Office
    • SAP
    • KOMS (Kompass Operational Management System)
    • CATS (Case Action Tracking System)
    • EDRS (Enhanced Drilling Reporting System)
    • Computerized Preventive Planned Maintenance
    • Permit to work
    • Electrical hazardous areas certificate
    • SCR with drawings In DIN and ANS (most SCR systems are manufactured by Bentec)
    • PLC Programs and programming IEC codes (AEG AKF, Concept, Win CC, Siemens Si. etc.)
    • Top Drive experience with Varco TDS4H/S, TDS11SA, IDS1 and Tesco HS500
    • ABS VFD like ACS 800
    • Knowledge in Instrumentation like Totco six/eight pen recorder, Barrel-C-graph, etc.
    • Reading of hydraulic and pneumatic DIN drawings
    • Risk assessment
    • Crane maintenance on Liebherr Crane
    • TRIC, SET, etc,
    • Safe 2 Lead
    • First Aid
    • Fire fighting


    • Bentec SCR or AEG SCR experience would be advantageous

    Required Personal Attributes:

    • Commitment to safe working practices, policies and legislation.
    • Enthusiastic, self-motivator.
    • Good interpersonal, organizational and communication skills in good English
    • Ability to work individually and as part of a team.
    • Willing to travelling.
    • Be flexible to work outside the normal hours if the situation requires that.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send in an application to be accompanied with all credentials and CV’s to:

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