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#2821

Dynamic Positioning Operator at Noble Drilling in Sugar Land, TX
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Position Qualifications

Certified as a Dynamic Positioning System Operator
USCG Third Mates license or equivalent preferred
Computer skills sufficient to operate and maintain dynamic positioning control
Advanced electronics background in troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of electronic display consoles, circuit card component replacement, electronic instrumentation, etc.
Experience in leadership and management
Experience in an industrial marine environment
Speak English and language of the country where drilling operations occur
Essential Functions

Operations

Operate the automated and fixed station-keeping system of the rig.
Coordinate the move on or off location, starting or securing the Dynamic Positioning Systems.
Monitor the Dynamic Positioning (DP) System and its associated equipment and instrumentation and operate the manual DP controls if necessary to maintain the desired position of the unit over the well during drilling operations.
Communicate with the Captain during inclement weather conditions to combine the DP system operation with standard propulsion and/or anchored means of station-keeping to ensure the desired position of the unit is maintained.
Maintain good communications with the drill floor at all times.
Track and monitor shipping in the area of operations for possible problems.
Monitor and keep abreast of weather conditions at all times.
Function as rig radio operator.
Train and instruct assigned personnel as requested by management.
Work with and assist various groups of key supervisory personnel on the rig.
Maintenance, Repair, and Troubleshooting
Ensure that the DP system is repaired and pre-tested between well locations and is in 100% operational condition prior to arriving on location.
Maintain, troubleshoot and/or perform routine repairs to the DP system and electronic equipment within the limits of technical expertise and abilities.
Consult with rig management if outside technical experts or specialists are required.
Prepare and/or initiate maintenance requirements for the DP system and its associated equipment as necessary with rig management.
Ensure that adequate spare parts are available to service the DP system and its associated equipment and that the parts are properly stored to prevent damage.
Advise and recommend minimum/maximum spare parts and stock levels for the DP system and associated equipment and assist in ordering replacement parts.
Work with and assist various groups of key supervisory personnel on the rig.
Administrative

Maintain a daily logbook and prepare a weekly report concerning pertinent activities applicable to maintaining the unit’s position as well as special reports.
Maintain records of the DP system equipment, performance, changes, additions, replacements, maintenance schedules, etc. and evaluate this information to improve operational efficiency and minimize downtime.

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Rowan Companies is a major provider of global offshore contract drilling services. Our strategic focus is and has been on building our offshore drilling fleet. We continue to look for ways to expand our offshore fleet by adding to our strong position in high-end jack-ups and into ultra deepwater. Rowan recently entered the ultra deepwater sector with three high-specification drillships expected to be delivered starting in late 2013. We are convinced that a balanced fleet provides the best opportunity to create value for our stockholders over time.

Operating on the principle that people are more important than machines and tools, we back our state-of-the-art equipment with an experienced leadership team and highly-skilled operating crews. These dedicated employees are the power behind the Rowan legacy of operational excellence that spans over 89 years.

Senior Dynamic Positioning Operator - Deepwater

[B]Position Summary[/B]
The Senior Dynamic Positioning Operator (Sr. DPO) operates the automated and fixed station keeping system of the Drillship.
[B]Position Scope[/B]
Located on the drillship bridge, the Sr. DPO operates the automated and fixed station keeping system of the vessel. Stands watch on rig moves.
[B]Reporting Relationships[/B]
Direct Manager/Supervisor – Chief Mate of OIM/ Master, depending on shift.
Functional Manager/Supervisor – OIM/ Master
[B]Supervisory Relationships[/B]
The Sr. DPO has one direct report:

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[li]Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO)[/li][/ul]
[B]Qualifications and Experience[/B]
The Senior Dynamic Positioning Operator is required to have:

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[li]Second Mate License 95 II/1, US Coast Guard Unlimited tonnage license (46 CFR 10.402 & 10.406) or equivalent (international marine license).[/li][li]Three years minimum of offshore experience in the Marine department or as an alternate five years minimum of related DPO experience in a related marine environment.[/li][li]Fluent English communication skills (oral and written).[/li][li]Completion of all mandatory training and certification requirements for Sr. DPO as described in the Rowan Training Matrix.[/li][li]Valid and current Dynamic Positioning certificate and Ballast Control Operator license.[/li][li]Valid medical evaluation.[/li][/ul]
[B]Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities[/B]

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[li]Comply with Rowan Code of Conduct and supporting policies, standards and applicable process documentation.[/li][li]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.[/li][li]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 as needed.[/li][li]Operate dynamic positioning (DP) equipment in order to maintain the rig in a stable condition and at the correct draft and trim at all times.[/li][li]Operate the ballast control system where applicable.[/li][li]Maintain logbook of all position keeping equipment.[/li][li]Immediately advise the Chief Mate or OIM/Master of potential position loss, and/or equipment malfunction.[/li][li]Perform Preventive Maintenance on DP equipment – ensure the system’s performance is not degraded by defective sensors.[/li][li]Monitor required engine rooms alarms and signals and call for assistance prior to problem developing.[/li][li]Assist with running hydrophones and subsea beacons.[/li][li]Demonstrate basic knowledge of drill floor operations.[/li][li]Maintain close line of communication with the drill floor at all times whilst connected to the seabed.[/li][li]Participate in emergency drills and emergency management as per the ship station bill and as directed by the Chief Mate and OIM/Master.[/li][li]Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Rowan requirements and contractual obligations.[/li][li]Provide assistance and training to personnel in the operation and maintenance of equipment, and regularly appraise and provide feedback to direct reports.[/li][li]Maintain the housekeeping onboard to the Rowan standards with a particular focus on escape routes to remain clear of any obstruction at all times.[/li][li]Openly communicate with all departments, client and third parties as required.[/li][li]Prepare a comprehensive and accurate work status report and communicate it at end of shift and end of hitch handovers.[/li][li]The DPO must have a detailed understanding of the DP computer systems, including changing between systems and the various modes of operation.[/li][li]To have a full understanding of the thrust units, power management and supply, equipment redundancy, availability and maintenance requirements. Monitor radar periodically for changing traffic and weather conditions.[/li][li]The DPO must be aware of the vessels operation capabilities and footprints.[/li][li]To have knowledge of the vessels Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and an understanding of the implications of all identified failure modes.[/li][/ul]
[B]Key Behavioral Attributes[/B]

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[li]Safety and team orientated.[/li][li]Enthusiastic, self motivated, dynamic and proactive attitude.[/li][li]Always promote the Company interest in a positive manner.[/li][li]Commitment, leadership and accountability, especially regarding HSE matters.[/li][/ul]

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Our Client

Founded in 1760, our client is one of the most strongly established Maritime Class Societies in the world.
7,000 employees in 246 offices worldwide.
Winner of the 2010 British Company of the Year Award
Large company financial backing with a “small town” feel within the Subsea Department
Benefits and Features

High Salary
90/10 employer health coverage
No monthly premium charged to employees
6% 401K Match
Business Class flights to and from worksites (If economy, miles will be credited to personal account)
No Layoffs – No “up and down” financial climate
Large company resources supporting a smaller department. People matter.
The Role They Will Play

The DP Marine Surveyor will be responsible for completing DP surveys, trials, FMEAs, and overall dynamic positioning marine assurance on behalf of the operators.
Community

Houston is the largest city in Texas with a population of over 2 million people.
A largely motivated and diverse community with employment opportunities to fit all life styles- being the 2nd highest fortune 500 area in the world.
Higher college graduate levels than the national average- with an average annual income of 100k+.
Home of three major professional teams in basketball, baseball, and football.
Located in the center of some of the best public schools in the state.
Background Profile

Experience as a DP- minimum of 5 years
Exposure to DP system manufacturing
Working knowledge of Electrical DP systems
Master mariner

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Permanent LocationUSARegionTown Required Residency Posted By Northern Marine Management Limited Date Posted 25 Oct 2013 Expiry Date 6 Jan 2014 Job Reference Job Description
Chevron. A global Energy Company with global opportunities.

Chevron Shipping has provided marine transportation to Chevron Corporation since 1895. Today we manage a modern, expanding fleet of 26 Chevron owned and operated Oil, LNG and DP Shuttle Tankers.

We are currently seeking applications from Officers who match the following criteria for our current DP Shuttle Tanker fleet expansion:

• Qualified Unlimited Dynamic Positioning Operators with previous DP2 Shuttle Tanker experience.
• Qualified Unlimited Dynamic Positioning Operators with previous offshore DP2 experience.

Join us and get the benefits of a world class compensation package
with a company focused on your long term professional development:

• Highly competitive total remuneration package that includes highly competitive salary in U.S. Dollars with exchange rate protection, plus DP bonus for Deck Officers in possession of DP Operators Certificate, non-contributory pension scheme, annual bonus, enhanced voluntary monthly savings plan and paid study leave for license upgrade.

Our current extensive and exciting expansion program includes orders for new additional DP Shuttle Tankers. The expansion program shall provide newly recruited officers with an ideal opportunity to progress their career on modern vessels with one of the leading energy companies in the world.

Chevron is a global Energy Company and currently employs over 100 Mariners in various Shoreside and Upstream projects.


#2822

Interesting role…

Career Services Jobshopper
Job Title: Nautical Advisor

Job Location: Houston, Tx

Job Description: • Provide technical and operational advice on the safe and efficient operation of offshore support vessels and other marine assets engaged in cold weather / arctic operations, ice management and defense, arctic vessel and fleet requirements, and strategies for drilling and production operations logistical support and shore base infrastructure designs. Support resolution of marine issues relating to offshore interfaces. • Primary work location is Houston, Texas, with potential business travel to Arctic locations (ashore and/or offshore). Temporary relocation to Arctic location(s) is possible.

Qualifications: • Chief Officer or Master’s license (current or expired, not revoked or suspended) and experience sailing in this capacity, • Operating experience as Master or Chief Officer onboard ice breaking vessels engaged in resupply, anchor handling, towing, dynamic positioning ops or ice management • Ice management, as well as ice operations risk / defense management skills developed during offshore ice operations • Regional knowledge and experience of weather patterns and sea conditions in northern latitudes such as the Gulf of Alaska, Barents, Kara, Laptev and Beaufort Seas • Flexibility with regards to work location, work hours and ability to travel to Arctic locations, including offshore locations via helicopter or vessel • Eligible for U.S. employment

Compensation: TBD

Contact Information: Marsha.R.Shorts@ExxonMobil.com

Comments: KSA:• Professional mariner and proven leader, with the ability to work independently and communicate effectively • Ability to manage and integrate with others in different functions and environments (culture, language, business organizations) • Ability to initiate, analyze and develop proposals and solutions to a wide range of shipping and marine technical and operational issues • Working knowledge of ice class ship construction, differences in Class Society ice classifications and the IACS Polar Class system • Current or expired DP Watch Officer credentials • Experience in marine towing operations, including towing of icebergs • Marine logistics experience consisting of resupply operations (fuel, bulk product, cargo and personnel) to offshore drill sites; working with drill ships, barges and semi-submersibles • Arctic drilling experience, including work aboard fixed or floating platforms • Northern Sea Route and/or Northwest Passage transit experience • Current HUET training, or willingness to complete required HUET training • Familiarity with Marine Quality Assurance programs (OVID or IMCA), as well as fit-for-purpose and safety vessel inspections • Familiarity with shore base requirements, site selection and the use of ware ships as part of a logistics supply chain • Fluent in Russian language


#2823

Russian fluency? able to dive a submarine & fly helicopters? … I guess for $1,380/day i could handle it!


#2824

Just joined today, looking forward to get marine job soon :slight_smile:


#2825

I am 23 year old and looking for marine job, hopefully will find it here


#2826

I know Harley Marine Gulf is looking for Chief Mates for a hawser towing 4,000hp tug pulling a clean oil barge around the Gulf and the East Coast. I looked at it but it is a non-union position


#2827

Hello-
It’s my first time posting after extensive reading of the contents on this site over the last few months. I am 29 and currently living in SC where I own and run a small charter service for eco tourism clients. I will be carrying a resume that ranges from small boat rigging to school teacher. I hold an OUPV (with a 100 ton currently processing at the NMC) with a towing endorsement. My questions have certainly been addressed somewhere but I can’t seem to sift through enough posts to get a direct idea of what I should do. Here are my questions as directly as I can present them- 1. should I head south with my 100 ton to look for work in the gulf without further certifications or do I need to acquire an STCW or AB certification beforehand? My dilemma comes from a cost/time standpoint. If I schedule to go back to an AB or STCW course I am further delaying my trip south and committing another 800 dollars to certifications without solid work. I understand that there are a number of different avenues one can take in the industry and my aim, like everyone, is to go as far as possible in an interesting professional setting. Thanks to everyone for your prior post and thank you in advance for any input you may have on my situation.


#2828

[QUOTE=SCCAP;142080]Hello-
It’s my first time posting after extensive reading of the contents on this site over the last few months. I am 29 and currently living in SC where I own and run a small charter service for eco tourism clients. I will be carrying a resume that ranges from small boat rigging to school teacher. I hold an OUPV (with a 100 ton currently processing at the NMC) with a towing endorsement. My questions have certainly been addressed somewhere but I can’t seem to sift through enough posts to get a direct idea of what I should do. Here are my questions as directly as I can present them- 1. should I head south with my 100 ton to look for work in the gulf without further certifications or do I need to acquire an STCW or AB certification beforehand? My dilemma comes from a cost/time standpoint. If I schedule to go back to an AB or STCW course I am further delaying my trip south and committing another 800 dollars to certifications without solid work. I understand that there are a number of different avenues one can take in the industry and my aim, like everyone, is to go as far as possible in an interesting professional setting. Thanks to everyone for your prior post and thank you in advance for any input you may have on my situation.[/QUOTE]

I suggest that you go now with the documents that you have in hand. Go door to door to see the companies that operate boats under 100 tons. There are dozens of them and most of them hire someone with a license on a crisis basis every week. Ask every interviewer what classes you should take, or additional credentials that you could acquire, to improve your employability.

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[QUOTE=Kazon;141233]I know Harley Marine Gulf is looking for Chief Mates for a hawser towing 4,000hp tug pulling a clean oil barge around the Gulf and the East Coast. I looked at it but it is a non-union position[/QUOTE]

Just out of curiosity were they offering? They are always advertising dozens of positions.


#2829

Towing endorsement? What Towing Endorsement do you have?


#2830

The SeaTow endorsement.


#2831

I currently have a MMC with os, wi, and sd. I also have a twic, passport and I have the STCW/BST endorsement. I really want to go the engineer path but I will start wherever I can and just advance my way up. Is there anybody hiring now? Is there any hope for me or did I spend all this money for all these documents for nothing?


#2832

[QUOTE=ddash79;143015]I currently have a MMC with os, wi, and sd. I also have a twic, passport and I have the STCW/BST endorsement. I really want to go the engineer path but I will start wherever I can and just advance my way up. Is there anybody hiring now? Is there any hope for me or did I spend all this money for all these documents for nothing?[/QUOTE]

Depending on the engineer path you wish to take HOS is hiring engineers.


#2833

There is hope, and a good number of applications in your future. Apply to EVERY company you can. Even if they aren’t hiring. When I was where you are I had to apply to a few hundred applications to get only 2 rejections and 1 job. Don’t wait for your dream job, take whatever you can get.


#2834

Hey I know this is kinda irrelevant with this thread but I applied at Kirby inland marine a while ago and I did the phone interview and also the in person interview and the physical and drug test and sent all my hiring package back to the H.R person and my question to y’all is how long does it usually take to get a clear for hire response or a rejection. For hire? It’s been 2 weeks ssince I sent the hiring package back. Thank you in advance


#2835

Boone Towing in Channelview Texas is looking for a few Good Wheelmen.
Inland towing, call (281) 452-9511


#2836

Door knocked on 9 places in south Louisiana today. Oil prices are hurting them. The big companies I saw are under a hiring freeze and the small companies are parking boats. None used the words layoffs, but some implied it might be coming. All were looking for AB cooks though. But not AB’s. Still going to finish door knocking my list, but I was feeling very dejected by the end of today.


#2837

[QUOTE=GoPSR;147031]Door knocked on 9 places in south Louisiana today. Oil prices are hurting them. The big companies I saw are under a hiring freeze and the small companies are parking boats. None used the words layoffs, but some implied it might be coming. All were looking for AB cooks though. But not AB’s. Still going to finish door knocking my list, but I was feeling very dejected by the end of today.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, the job hunt can be discouraging at times. When people tell you that there are not a lot of jobs remember you only need one.


#2838

[QUOTE=mjwhitten;146109]Hey I know this is kinda irrelevant with this thread but I applied at Kirby inland marine a while ago and I did the phone interview and also the in person interview and the physical and drug test and sent all my hiring package back to the H.R person and my question to y’all is how long does it usually take to get a clear for hire response or a rejection. For hire? It’s been 2 weeks ssince I sent the hiring package back. Thank you in advance[/QUOTE]

If they sent you for a physical and drug test they are very likely hiring you. I would call them and ask when you were going to work.


#2839

Follow up to yesterday.

Hit 8 more places today. Some don’t allow or accept applications in person. All told me the same thing as yesterday. Gulf jobs drying up as supply boat day rates are way down. Hornbeck is looking for electronics techs though and Edison needs cooks.

Also, side note to ABs, don’t bother showing up without stcw95 and rfpnw.


#2840

You might want to try smaller companies, especially crewboat operators. Also, you might want to try Morgan City and Lafayette.