Oando Plc is one of Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions providers with a proud heritage. It has a primary listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Job Title: Chief Mechanic
Department: Rig Operations
Maintain and repair mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment onboard the rig.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Demonstrate commitment to Company safety policies through leadership and guidance.Authority I
- Ensure regulatory requirements for environmental protection are complied with.Authority I
- Actively participate in weekly safety meetings and pre job meetings as required.Authority I
- Report any incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations to supervisor and other department heads. Authority I
- Assist in preparing Job Safety Analysis for hazardous situations. Authority II
- Ensure a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained onboard the rig.Authority I
- Assist in reviewing and updating the current safety case in consultation with rig and shore-based management.Authority III
- Meets the training requirements as per the applicable training matrix Authority I
- Mentor, develop and train crew members to ensure they are competent to work at their next job level.Authority II
- Ensure that all subordinates have the necessary skills and experience to fulfil their assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner.Authority I
- Prepare annual performance appraisal for all subordinates. Recommend promotions or disciplinary action up to and including discharge.Authority I
- Supervise and guide crew members in their On the Job Training (OJT) program.Authority I
- Maintain discipline onboard and ensure compliance with Company disciplinary procedures. Authority II
- Perform daily inspections and maintenance on mechanical equipment. Authority I
- Organize and promote the Preventive Maintenance System (PMS). Authority I
- Carry out periodic maintenance according to the PMS guidelines and coordinate same with supervisors and other department heads.Authority II
- Maintain and repair power plants and monitor power distribution – ensure power is available at all times.Authority I
- Operate, maintain and repair as necessary the engine cooling water system, lube oil system, and fuel system.Authority I
- Troubleshoot and repair faulty mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic drilling equipment and tools. Authority II
- Assist in maintaining marine equipment, i.e. cranes, thrusters, ballast pumps and valves, auxiliary equipment, et cetera.Authority II
- Ensure the permit to work and isolation systems is followed. Authority I
- Implement the follow up requirements to audits, as issued by Clients,
- Regulatory Authorities or rig management.Authority II
- Assist in ensuring that all third party equipment is fit for purpose,certified, correctly installed, and maintained while on the rig.Authority II
- Maintain an adequate supply of spares in order to fulfil maintenance requirements and facilitate a safe and efficient operation.Authority I
- Supply information to assist in the development of a maintenance and repair budget.Authority II
- Ensure that service, maintenance and other operational reports are accurate and complete.Authority I
- Liaise with the marine department regarding the loading, ordering and use Authority II
- High school diploma or equivalent. Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education.
- Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates.
- Knowledge of technical calculations required for safe operation of the drilling unit and basic computer skills.
Definition of Decision Making Authority:
Authority I: To act.
Authority II: To act but inform supervisor and/or other interested parties.
Authority III: To obtain supervisor’s approval before acting.
Note: The above is not a complete list of duties but a guide as tasks and objectives can change on needs.