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  • Latest Recruitment at Pacific Drilling - 2 Positions

  • Posted on: 2 February, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • With our best-in-class drillships and highly experienced team, Pacific Drilling is a fast-growing company committed to becoming the industry’s preferred ultra-deepwater drilling contractor. Since initiating construction of our first four rigs in 2008, Pacific Drilling has grown into a successful, premium drilling contractor with more than 1,500 employees and contracts with the highest-quality clients in the industry.To date we have delivered six ships; two more vessels under construction will be completed within the year. Our fleet of eight ultra-deepwater drillships will represent one of the youngest and most technologically advanced fleets in the world.Throughout our development, we have remained committed to customer service and operating with the utmost integrity and focus on safety. Pacific Drilling will continue to combine the strength of a large, well-capitalized enterprise with the agility and flexibility of a small solution provider to the benefit of our customers, suppliers, employees and the communities in which we operate. Pacific Drilling's corporate offices are located in Houston, Texas, with operations offices in Brazil, Nigeria, Singapore and South Korea.

    Assistant Driller


    Position Summary
    Assist the Driller in the planning and execution of all drilling operations for the main or auxiliary well centers. He/she is responsible for operating all drilling, hoisting and mud circulating equipment, following directions from the well program in accordance with Pacific Drilling policies and procedures, in a safe and efficient manner.

    Department / Location
    Operations / Offshore

    Position Scope
    The Assistant Driller will be assigned to work in any area onboard where activities pertaining to drilling operations are being conducted.

    Reporting Relationships
    Direct Manager/Supervisor

    Supervisory Relationships
    The Assistant Driller Supervises the Mud Systems Operators, Pumpmen and Floorhands.

    Qualifications and Experience
    The Assistant Driller is required to have:
    • Three years offshore experience including time on a floating rig (preferably drillship).
    • Fluent English communication skills (oral and written).
    • Demonstrated leadership and organization skills.
    • Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the drilling unit and control of the well.
    • NOV 6th generation cyber chair experience.

    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 the first time, every time and contribute actively to continual improvement activities.
    • Act as a Safety Leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Well Control, Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
    • Actively participate in holding daily pre-tour meeting and pre-job meetings as often as required by the operations. When a deviation from the planned operations is necessary, stop the work, regroup and obtain approval prior to plan and implement the deviation.
    • Follow standard instructions and maintain good communication with the Driller, Toolpusher and inform of any concern, ensuring any deviation is properly communicated and documented.
    • Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.
    • Perform the Drilling Department’s daily checks, i.e. manifold line-ups, tubular tallies, QHSE checks (including DROPS surveys), etc.
    • Assist Service Partners with the preparation of equipment for upcoming drilling operations.
    • Organize and supervise the drilling crews for all operations.
    • Operate the pipe handling equipment for both main well and offline activities.
    • Assist and relieve the Driller during drilling operations.
    • Read and interpret various gauges and meters relating to the drilling operations and assist the Driller in maintaining records and logs.
    • Maintain accurate record of tubular and tool dimensions in the hole (for instance but not limited to : internal and external diameter, fish neck, serial numbers)
    • Maintain accurate records of drilling line ton-miles and assist the Driller ahead of time with the planning for Slip and Cut operations.
    Maintain an organized drilling equipment store and records of tubular, subs and fishing tools inventory.
    • Ensure the solid control equipment and mud mixing operations are being monitored constantly and keep accurate records of fluid displacement when running tubular in or out of the hole.
    • Implement, follow and regularly review Pacific Drilling work instructions, ensure they are understood and observed by all drill crews.
    • Demonstrate leadership support for Pacific Drilling’s Competence Management Program and implement all program requirements to ensure direct reports have the necessary competencies, training and skills to perform their job.
    • Provide regular mentoring, appraisal and feedback to direct reports.
    • Maintain the hygiene and housekeeping onboard the rig floor and associated areas to Pacific Drilling standards with a particular focus on clear escape routes and walkways.
    • Assist in the supervision of all preventive maintenance or maintenance repairs occurring on drilling equipment.
    • Assist in the planning and conducting of well control drills and ensure Well Control emergency procedures and responses are fully implemented and crew competencies/tickets valid and current.
    • Provide detailed written handover at end of shift to the relieving Assistant Driller.
    • Completion of all training and certification requirements for the Assistant Driller position as described in the Pacific Drilling training matrix.

    Work Environment
    Offshore rotating 28/28.
    Day or night shift from 12.00 to 12.00 under normal circumstances.

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    Crane Operator


    Position Summary
    Crane Operators are responsible for all crane and lifting operations aboard the ship and the conduct of these operations in accordance with Pacific Drilling company policies and procedures. This includes the supervision of all roustabouts and ensuring that all deck operations proceed in a safe and efficient manner. 

    Department / Location
    Operations / Offshore

    Position Scope
    Crane Operators are responsible for the safe and orderly operation of all cranes and lifting gear aboard the ship at the immediate discretion of the Deck Pusher(s) and Tool Pusher(s). This includes keen oversight of all crane and boat operations, stowage of deck cargo, bulk material transfers, organization of drilling equipment, maintenance on all cranes and lifting gear, and adequate housekeeping in all related spaces. 

    Reporting Relationships
    Direct Manager/Supervisor – Deck Pusher

    Supervisory Relationships
    The Crane Operator serves as the immediate supervisor for all Roustabouts. 

    Qualifications and Experience
    • Minimum 2 years experience as offshore crane operator on a floating unit.
    • NOV knuckle boom crane experience.

    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 the first time, every time, and contribute actively to continual improvement activities about the rig.
    • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the crane (s) and supervising all roustabouts
    • Ensure Drill Floor and other departments about the rig receive the equipment necessary for its efficient operation
    • Conduct all lifting and deck operations in accordance with Pacific standards and procedures
    • Inspect crane structure and boom and wires for damage before each use, also conduct functional checks of crane safety devices. (i.e. gauges, indicators, limit switches, cables, electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems in cranes).
    • Ensure that all items to being lifted are provided with appropriate lifting points and are correctly rigged with certified gear (i.e. slings, straps, shackles, wire ropes, etc). Subsequently ensure lifted loads are clear of obstructions, balanced, and properly controlled with tag lines.
    • Provide Roustabouts with relevant instructions for current and forthcoming operations.
    • Notify the Deck Pusher and Bridge personal prior to moving gantry crane(s), lifting or transferring heavy equipment, or moving other materials that may affect the rig’s stability.
    • Carry out Preventive Maintenance tasks on the cranes and other related components or equipment. Maintain detailed log of all maintenance records
    • Oversee housekeeping on pipe deck, main deck, and all spaces related to deck and cargo operations.
    • Dutifully report any unsafe practices, any incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situation with cranes and lifting operations to supervisor
    • Completion of all mandatory training and certification requirements for Crane Operator as described in Pacific Drilling Offshore Training Matrix

    Work Environment
    Offshore rotating 28/28.
    Day or night shift from 12.00 to 12.00 under normal circumstances.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitabl qualified candidates should click on preferrerd job titles to apply online.

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