• Ongoing Recruitment at Pacific Drilling (Part 2)

  • Posted on: 21 November, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Pacific Drilling S.A. is a growing offshore drilling company that provides global ultra-deepwater drilling services to the oil and natural gas industry through the use of high-specification drillships. Our corporate offices are located in Houston, Texas, with offices in Brazil, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Singapore and South Korea.

    Over the last seven years, Pacific Drilling has grown into a successful, premium drilling contractor with 1,500 employees and contracts with the highest-quality clients in the industry.

    Senior Motorman

     

    Job Description

    The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

    Position Summary:

    The Motorman assists in completion of the preventative / corrective maintenance and continually maintains the engine and auxiliary equipment rooms a safe and clean area. By making rounds on a daily basis and responsible for entering equipment readings in the engine room logbook, the Motorman holds a key function in the engine room department.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Minimum two years of offshore experience in the position of Motorman.
    • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
    • Nigerian In Country – resident
    • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

    • Act as a safety leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage associated risks with a special focus on safe working practices, permit to work system and isolations.
    • Assist in completing preventative and corrective maintenance, repairs of hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical components of;

    - Power Plant and Auxiliary Systems.
    - Dynamically Positioning Equipment and Auxiliary Systems.
    - Ballast and Bilge Systems.
    - HVAC systems.
    - Remote Operated Valve Systems.
    - Boilers, Incinerator and Auxiliary Equipment.
    - Compressed Air Systems and equipment including both Service and Starting Air.
    - Emergency Shutdown Systems, Safety Systems and Zero Discharge Equipment.
    - Lifeboats and Fast Rescue Craft.
    - Living Quarters and related Support Systems.

    • Maintain housekeeping onboard to Pacific Drilling standards with a special focus on emergency exists and continually maintains the engine and auxiliary equipment rooms a safe and clean area.
    • Make rounds on a daily bases and responsible for entering equipment readings in the engine room logbook. 
    • Inform Third and Second Engineers of any technical problems or limitations that may affect safe operation of the vessel.  
    • Ensure workshop equipment and tools are maintained as per highest safety standards.
    • Clearly and accurate communicate work status at end of shift.

    Job Segment: Hydraulics, HVAC, Engineering, Operations

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    Financial Controller

     

    Job Description

    The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

    Position Summary

    The primary focus of this position is to supervise the finance activity in country in regards to accounting, taxation, treasury, cost control, reporting (internal and external), planning (budgeting/forecasting) and documentation for the company in Nigeria.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • University degree and/or equivalent experience and training in finance and/or accounting.
    • Master’s degree in business administration (MBA) or a professional designation such as certified public accountant (CPA) or certified management accountant (CMA) is preferred.
    • Eight years experience in accounting and/or finance, including previous management responsibility.
    • Previous experience in public accounting is highly valued.
    • Knowledge of all aspects of generally accepted accounting principles and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
    • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
    • Nigerian In Country – resident
    • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

    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.
    • Finance Administration and Controls
    • Accounting and Taxation
    • Cost Control and Forecasting
    • Documentation and Reporting
    • Treasury and Insurance
    • Complete special projects as assigned

    Key Behavioral Attributes

    • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
    • Strong leadership, technology and analytical skills
    • Demonstrated negotiation skills
    • Precise and well organized
    • Problem identification and resolution
    • Good work ethic

    Job Segment: Accounting, Financial, Finance MBA, CPA, MBA, Finance, Management

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    Assistant Driller

     

    Job Description

    The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

    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.

    Position Scope:

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

     Qualifications and Experience:

    • Three years offshore experience including time on a floating rig (preferably drillship).
    • 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.
    • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
    • Nigerian In Country – resident
    • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

    • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • Organise and Supervise the drilling crew
    • Provide mentoring, appraisal and feedback to direct reports.
    • Operate the pipe handling equipment for both main well and offline activities. 
    • Assist and relieve the Driller during drilling operations. 
    • Maintain records of tubular and tool dimensions in the hole.
    • Maintain records of drilling line ton miles and assist Driller with 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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. 

    Education

    • High School Diploma/GED

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    Bosun

     

    Job Description

    The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

    Position Summary:

    Supervise deck operations, and ensure they are carried out in a safe and efficient manner.

    Position Scope:

    In charge of the Able Bodied(AB) Seaman, marine operations on deck, and the maintenance of the deck machinery.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Work experience in the position or as an AB Seaman.
    • Valid unlimited AB certificate (STCW A-II/4).
    • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
    • Nigerian In Country – resident
    • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

    • Provide deck crew with relevant instructions for current and forthcoming operations.
    • Plan and supervise deck maintenance.
    • Determine the type of rigging, scaffolding, et cetera, required for specific jobs, which may include painting, woodworking, decking of vessels, cargo handling, etc
    • Routine maintenance of the vessel’s equipment, such as navigational lights, anchor windlass, winches, lifesaving and firefighting equipment and all main and auxiliary equipment associated with seaworthiness.
    • Check, maintain and replace fire extinguishers, work vests, pyrotechnics, food stuff on lifeboats, and perform lifeboat maintenance for seaworthiness.
    • Use of radio equipment or telephone for helicopter or vessel support.
    • Perform all woodworking / carpentry work as required on the vessel.
    • Assist as helpsman during times in transit and maintain bridge watch in accordance with Maritime protocol and law.
    • Act as Helicopter Landing Officer and command helicopter crash team during helicopter operations.
    • Supervise workboat mooring operations alongside the vessel.  Assist in maintaining records of all equipment loaded onto and off the vessel.
    • Respond to emergency situations as per assigned duties on the Station Bill.
    • Report any incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations to the marine supervisors.
    • Assist in coordinating the weekly emergency drills along with monitoring and evaluating the progress of the deck crew.

    Education

    • High School Diploma/GED

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    Rig Electrical Manager

     

    Job Description

    The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

    Position Summary:

    The Rig Electrical Manager is in charge of preventative maintenance, and ongoing maintenance repairs to equipment pertaining to the electrical department.

    Position Scope:

    The Rig Electrical Manager coordinates the preventative and corrective maintenance in his/her area of responsibility, communicates regularly with the other departments (engine room, mechanic, electronic, subsea, drilling, marine and safety) as well as the client and other service partners when required. 

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Five years of offshore drilling rig experience in the Electrical/ Electronic department with some supervisory responsibilities.
    • NOV 6th generation cyber chair experience.
    • NOV MUX control 5th generation experience or higher.
    • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
    • Nigerian In Country – resident
    • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

    • 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 Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
    • Supervise the maintenance and repair of electrical components of : - drilling equipment (i.e. drilling motors and auxiliaries, Top Drive systems, mud pumps, etc…),  marine equipment (thruster motors, ballast system, cranes, etc…),  general rig equipment such as HVAC, refrigeration plants, power, etc…
    • Maintain sufficient spares are onboard - together with Electrician and Electrical Supervisor - for critical/safety/maintenance/operational systems with a pro-active attitude with regards to upcoming Preventive Maintenance System.
    • Maintain workshop equipment/tools to the highest safety standards.
    • Perform daily visual inspections of equipment and prevent/rectify actual and potential malfunctions, and report potentially dangerous conditions to the Mechanical Supervisor.
    • Inform Maintenance supervisor and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig.
    • Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.
    • Using the CMMS, coordinate planning and execution of preventive maintenance with a minimum of 6-week overview to cover current hitch and half of back-to back hitch, keeping an updated and accurate historical record of all maintenance done as well as all equipment certification documents. 
    • Ensure that members of the department have all necessary competencies and skills to perform.

    Job Segment: Electrical, Electrician, Manager, HVAC, Engineering, Management, Operations

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    Rig Electronics Manager

     

    Job Description

    The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

    Position Summary:

    The Rig Electronic Manager is in charge of installing, repairing and maintaining all electronic equipment onboard the vessel.

    Position Scope:

    The Rig Electronic Manager  coordinates the preventative and corrective maintenance on the electronic related equipment, communicates regularly with the other departments (IT, mechanical, electrical, engine room, subsea, drilling, marine and safety) as well as the client and other service partners when required.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Five years offshore drilling experience in the Electrical/ Electronic department with some supervisory responsibilities.
    • Kongsberg or similar DP system experience.
    • NOV 6th generation cyber chair experience.
    • NOV MUX control 5th generation experience or higher.
    • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
    • Nigerian In Country – resident
    • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

    • 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 Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
    • Maintain and repair all electronic systems including Dynamic Positioning, communication, data acquisition and navigational equipment.
    • Maintain and repair electronic systems in relation to subsea BOP equipment and drilling package instrumentation and electronics.
    • Carry out installation, calibration and modification to electronic systems and components as per Pacific Drilling maintenance standards.  
    • Maintain sufficient spares are onboard - together with ETs and Electrical/Electronic Supervisor - for critical/safety/maintenance/operational systems with a pro-active attitude with regards to upcoming Preventive Maintenance System.  
    • Maintain workshop equipment/tools to the highest safety standards.
    • Perform daily visual inspections of equipment and prevent/rectify actual and potential malfunctions, and report potentially dangerous conditions to his/her supervisor.
    • Coordinate planning and execution of ET preventative maintenance with a minimum of 6-week overview to cover current hitch and half of back-to back hitch, keeping an updated and accurate historical record of all maintenance done as well as all ET equipment certification documents.
    • Inform supervisor and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig.
    • Ensure ET has all necessary competencies, training and skills to perform his tasks, provide assistance and training to the ET in the operation and maintenance of equipment, and regularly appraise and provide feedback.  
    • Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.

    Job Segment: Electrical, Electronics, Manager, Instrumentation, Engineering, Technology, Management

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    3rd Engineer

     

    Job Description

     

    The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

     

    Position Summary

     

    The 3rd Engineer is in charge of executing preventative/corrective maintenance tasks and ongoing maintenance repairs to equipment pertaining to power plant, dynamic positioning systems, living quarter’s equipment, and performs watch stander duties.

     

    Position Scope

     

    The 3rd Engineer executes the preventative / corrective maintenance tasks and ongoing maintenance repairs in his / her area of responsibility. He/She also verifies the entries in the Oil Record Book and Engine Room Logbook are correct, and performs watch stander duties when required.

     

    Qualifications and Experience

     

    • Two years of offshore / merchant navy experience, preferably on a dynamically positioned drilling vessel and worked in the position of 2nd Engineer (3rd Engineer Non US).
    • An unlimited horsepower Second Engineer’s (Third class motor STCW A-III/1) watch keeping license/certificate of competency, without limitations of horsepower, issued by his/her National Maritime Administration in compliance with the STCW Code.
    • Medium voltage experience (1000V or higher).
    • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
    • Nigerian In Country – resident
    • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

     

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

     

    • Act as a safety leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage associated risks with a special focus on Permit-to-Work and Isolation Procedures.
    • Assisting in an engine room watch or assisting Chief Engineer/1st Engineer.
    • Assume duties of an oiler (with an engineer rating) when required.
    • Executing preventative and corrective maintenance, repairs of hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical components of:

     

     

    • - Power Plant and related Auxiliary Systems

      - Dynamic Positioning Equipment and Auxiliary Systems

      - Medium voltage systems

      - HVAC systems

      - Remote Operated Valve Systems

      - Ballast and Bilge Systems

      - Boilers, Incinerator and Auxiliary Systems

      - Compressed Air Systems and equipment including both Service and Starting Air

      - Lifeboats and Fast Rescue Craft

      - Living Quarters and related Support Systems

      - Emergency Shutdowns Systems, Safety Systems and Zero Discharge equipment

     

    • Under all circumstances maintain a minimum amount of spares onboard – as per communication with supervisors and direct supports – for critical/maintenance/operational systems.
    • Responsible  for  completing  preventative  maintenance  and  to  document  all  maintenance completed accordingly in the CMMS.
    • Ensure  all  maintenance  is  carried  out  in  accordance  with  Pacific  Drilling requirements, contractual obligations and that it does not interfere with well programs.
    • Inform 2nd Engineer and Chief Engineer/1st Engineer and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect safe operation of the vessel.

    Education

    • High School Diploma/GED

     

     

    Job Segment: Hydraulics, Engineer, HVAC, Engineering, Operations

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    Chief Mechanic

     

    Job Description

    The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

    Position Summary:

    The Chief Mechanic is in charge of preventative maintenance, and ongoing maintenance repairs to equipment pertaining to the mechanical topside department.

    Position Scope:

    The Chief Mechanic coordinates the preventative and corrective maintenance in his/her area of responsibility, communicates regularly with the other departments (engine room, electrical, electronic, subsea, drilling, marine and safety) as well as the client and other service partners when required. 

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Five years of offshore drilling experience including three as rig mechanic with increasing supervisory responsibilities.
    • NOV 6th generation cyber chair experience.
    • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
    • Nigerian In Country – resident
    • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

    • 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 Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
    • Supervise and Lead in completing the Preventive and Corrective Maintenance Repairs of Mechanical, Pneumatic and Hydraulic components of all Topside Drilling Equipment, Related Support Systems and Tubular Handling Equipment , Pedestal Mounted Knuckle Boom Cranes and Heli-deck access crane
    • Ensure all Maintenance/In between well maintenance/Repairs carried out, are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.
    • Inform Mechanical supervisor and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig.
    • Using the CMMS, coordinate planning and execution of preventive maintenance with a minimum of 6-week overview to cover current hitch and half of back-to back hitch, keeping an updated and accurate historical record of all maintenance done as well as all equipment certification documents. 
    • Maintain sufficient spares are onboard - together with Mechanics and Mechanical Supervisor - for critical/safety/maintenance/operational systems with a pro-active attitude with regards to upcoming Preventive Maintenance System.  
    • Maintain workshop equipment/tools to the highest safety standards.
    • Perform daily visual inspections of equipment and prevent/rectify actual and potential malfunctions;  report potentially dangerous conditions to the Mechanical Supervisor.
    • Ensure that members of the department have all necessary competencies and skills to perform.

    Job Segment: Mechanic, Hydraulics, Electrical, Operations, Engineering

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    Offshore Installation Manager

     

    Job Description

    The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Ten years of rig experience including three years proven experience as Senior Toolpusher on a deepwater dynamically positioned drilling vessel
    • NOV 6th generation cyber chair experience
    • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
    • Nigerian In Country – resident
    • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

    Job Segment: Manager, Management

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    2nd Engineer

     

    Job Description

     

    The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited

    Position Summary:

    The 2nd Engineer is in charge of executing preventative/corrective maintenance tasks and ongoing maintenance repairs to equipment pertaining to power plant, dynamic positioning systems and living quarter’s equipment.

    Position Scope:

    The 2nd Engineer executes the preventative / corrective maintenance tasks and ongoing maintenance repairs in his/her area of responsibility. The 2nd Engineer liaises daily with the Chief Engineer/First Engineer regarding the preventative maintenance to plan maintenance in an efficient manner and with a proactive attitude to prevent non-productive time. The 2nd Engineer performs watch standing duties as required and is responsible for correct entries in the Oil Record Book and Engine Room Logbook.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Five years of offshore / merchant navy experience, preferably on a dynamically positioned drilling vessel with a minimum of two years’ experience in the position of 2nd Engineer (3rd Engineer Non-U.S.).
    • An unlimited horsepower Second Engineer’s (Third-class motor A-III/1) watch keeping license/certificate of competency, without limitations of horsepower, issued by his/her National Maritime Administration in compliance with the STCW Code.
    • Medium voltage experience (1000V or higher).
    • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
    • Nigerian In Country – resident
    • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

    • Act as a safety leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage associated risks with a special focus on Permit-to-Work and Isolation Procedures.
    • Person in charge of an engine room watch.
    • Leader in completing preventative and corrective maintenance, repairs of hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical components of Power Plant and related Auxiliary Systems, Dynamic Positioning Equipment and Auxiliary Systems, Medium Voltage systems, Ballast and Bilge Systems, HVAC systems , Remote Operated Valve Systems, Boilers, Incinerator and Auxiliary Equipment, Compressed Air Systems and equipment including both Service and Starting Air, Emergency Shutdown Systems, Safety Systems and Zero Discharge Equipment, Lifeboats and Fast Rescue Craft,  Living Quarters and related Support Systems
    • Under all circumstances maintain a minimum amount of spares onboard
    • Responsible for completing preventative maintenance and to document all maintenance completed accordingly in the CMMS.
    • Ensure that all maintenance is planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with Pacific Drilling Requirements, contractual obligations and that it does not interfere with well programs.
    • Inform Chief Engineer/First Engineer and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect safe operation of the vessel.
    • Liaise with the Marine Department
    • Ensure that the 3rd Engineer and Motor Operator have all necessary competencies and skills to perform.

    Education

     

    • High School Diploma/GED

     


    Job Segment: Hydraulics, Engineer, HVAC, Engineering, Operations

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    Driller

     

    Job Description

    The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

    Position Summary:

    The Driller is in charge of the drill crew and the rig floor area. 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. 

    Position Scope:

    The driller is assigned to the main well center (aft) and is in charge of the rig floor area.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Five years offshore experience including two as a driller on a floating dynamically positioned rig (preferably drillship).
    • Valid Fundamental Well Control Certification. NOV 6th generation cyber chair experience.
    • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
    • Nigerian In Country – resident
    • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

    • 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.
    • Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.
    • Monitor the well condition at all times (i.e. keep the hole full, depth, mud weight, weight on bit, circulating volumes, etc..). Interpret and respond to downhole conditions.
    • Perform drilling related operations such as but not limited to directional drilling, working stuck pipe, running and cementing casing strings, coring, fishing, wireline logging, well testing.
    • 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)
    • 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.
    • Promote and maintain a good working relationship with Client representative onboard, follow standard instructions and inform Toolpusher and Client representative of any concern, ensuring any deviation is properly communicated and documented.
    • 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. 
    • Hold 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.
    • Supervise all preventive maintenance or maintenance repairs occurring on drilling equipment.
    • Plan and coordinate well control drills and ensure Well Control emergency procedures and responses are fully implemented and crew competencies/tickets valid and current.
    • Manage the daily IADC drilling report and ensure the morning drilling report is correct.

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    Chief Electronic Manager

     

    Job Description

    The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

    Position Summary:

    The Chief Electronic Manager is in charge of installing, repairing and maintaining all electronic equipment onboard the vessel.

    Position Scope:

    The Chief Electronic Manager  coordinates the preventative and corrective maintenance on the electronic related equipment, communicates regularly with the other departments (IT, mechanical, electrical, engine room, subsea, drilling, marine and safety) as well as the client and other service partners when required.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Five years of offshore drilling experience in the Electrical/Electronic department.
    • Kongsberg or similar DP system experience.
    • NOV 6th generation cyber chair experience.
    • NOV MUX control 5th generation experience or higher.
    • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
    • Nigerian In Country – resident
    • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

    • 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 Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
    • Maintain and repair all electronic systems including Dynamic Positioning, communication, data acquisition and navigational equipment.
    • Maintain and repair electronic systems in relation to subsea BOP equipment and drilling package instrumentation and electronics.
    • Carry out installation, calibration and modification to electronic systems and components as per Pacific Drilling maintenance standards.  
    • Maintain sufficient spares are onboard - together with ETs and Electrical/Electronic Supervisor - for critical/safety/maintenance/operational systems with a pro-active attitude with regards to upcoming Preventive Maintenance System.  
    • Maintain workshop equipment/tools to the highest safety standards.
    • Perform daily visual inspections of equipment and prevent/rectify actual and potential malfunctions, and report potentially dangerous conditions to his/her supervisor.
    • Coordinate planning and execution of ET preventative maintenance with a minimum of 6-week overview to cover current hitch and half of back-to back hitch, keeping an updated and accurate historical record of all maintenance done as well as all ET equipment certification documents.
    • Inform supervisor and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig.
    • Ensure ET has all necessary competencies, training and skills to perform his tasks, provide assistance and training to the ET in the operation and maintenance of equipment, and regularly appraise and provide feedback.  
    • Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.

    Job Segment: Electrical, Manager, Electronics, Instrumentation, Engineering, Management, Technology

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    Chief Mate

     

    Job Description

    The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

    Position Summary:

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

    Qualifications and Experience: 

    • Valid Unlimited Chief Mate’s License acceptable by vessel flag state, GMDSS General Operator’s Certificate, Nautical Institute Dynamic Positioning Training courses, a Nautical Institute DP Certificate, and other regulatory and non-regulatory courses.
    • Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the marine aspect of the vessel.
    • All STCW 95 required training for Chief Mate for vessel class and flag requirements.
    • An endorsement issued by the flag authority for recognition of Foreign COC without restrictions.
    • Valid Ship Security Officer’s Certificate.
    • Prior experience on a drillship is highly recommended but not mandatory for the position.
    • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
    • Nigerian In Country – resident
    • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

    • Ensure conformance to local / international laws relating to the vessel’s operation, and strictly comply with current pollution regulations.
    • Oversee the maintenance of deck equipment, fire fighting 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 the vessel is seaworthy at all times and maintained / operated in accordance with Pacific Drilling guidelines.
    • Maintain the watertight integrity of the vessel, loading and storage of consumables, securing of supply vessels, safe operation of helicopters, etc
    • Ensure the vessel is maintained within normal and safe limits of intact and damage stability, shear stress and bending moments.  
    • Assist the Master in ensuring the navigational equipment is maintained, fully functional, and that testing and calibration is carried out.
    • 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 DPO’s activities and perform the duties of a DPO when required.  
    • Be capable of performing DP Incident Investigation.
    • Be capable of planning, executing and leading DP trials and drills, including Blackout Recovery.
    • Inspect, test and maintain all firefighting equipment and life saving 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.
    • Assist the Master in all emergency situations and emergency protection responses.
    • Assist the Master in coordinating weekly emergency drills along with monitoring and evaluating the crew training and progress.

    Job Segment: Law, Supply, Compliance, Legal, Operations

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    Crane Operator

     

    Job Description

    The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

    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.

    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.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Minimum two years’ experience as offshore crane operator on a floating unit.
    • NOV knuckle boom crane experience.
    • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
    • Nigerian In Country – resident
    • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

    Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

    • 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

    Job Segment: Hydraulics, Electrical, Engineering

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should visit Pacific Drilling Career Page

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