Chief Mate - Admiral

Location: Drillship - Houston, TX
Job Code: 175



Position Summary The Chief Mate is the Master’s deputy. He assists the Master in exercising effective control over the rig’s marine operations with safety of personnel, maintenance of rig equipment, and protection of the environment.

Essential Functions

1. Main responsibility is the stability of the rig. He communicates with the Chief Engineer regarding the disposition, loading, ordering and use of fuel, potable and drill water.

2. Ensures the rig conforms to local / international laws relating the vessel’s operation, and strictly complies with current pollution regulations.

3. Oversees the maintenance of deck equipment, fire fighting and life-saving equipment.

4. Ensures the vessel is seaworthy at all time and maintained/operated in accordance with guidelines in the Marine Operations Manual.

5. Maintains the watertight integrity of the vessel, loading and storage of consumables, securing of supply vessels.

6. Assists the Master in maintaining the vessel’s logbook, maintenance reports and other vessel documents as directed.

7. Assist the Master during rig moves and voyage planning.

8. Relieves on DP console as required for meal breaks.

9. Mentors Sr. DPO for promotion to Chief Mate position.

Safety Accountabilities

1. Emergency situations: Chief/First Mate holds a position on the ship’s Emergency Station Bill as Scene Leader. Must perform requirements of Emergency Station Bill for both drills and actual emergencies to include fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response.

2. Inspect, test and maintain all life saving equipment and fire fighting appliances – ensure readiness for immediate use when required.

3. Ensure compliance with environmental protection requirements as specified by Company policies and Regulatory bodies.

4. Ensure that the Company HSE policies and other programs are communicated to and understood by all rig personnel.

5. Play an active part in the weekly meetings, and all other Company safety management systems.

6. Ensure new arrivals receive a full safety briefing and induction on the rig.

7. Ensure a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained onboard the rig.

8. Assist the Master in all emergency situations and emergency protection responses.

9. Assist the Master in coordinating weekly emergency drills along with monitoring and evaluation of the deck crew responses.

10. Assist in reviewing updating the vessel’s safety case in consultation with vessel and shore-based management.

Minimum Education and Skill Requirements

1. High School diploma, GED or equivalent required.

2. Minimum education of a specialized or technical knowledge requiring formal training beyond high school is required. Minimum of Chief Mate – unlimited foreign going.

3. Minimum of 3-5 years in the maritime industry with progressively responsible experience is required.

4. Communication skills require the ability to provide explanation of very complex or technical matters to people with little or no background in the area under discussion.

5. Writing skills require the ability to write text designed to communicate technical information.

6. Interpersonal skills require the ability to deal with discontented, argumentative, and emotional crewmembers in irrational or illogical personal situations.

7. Hold a DP certificate from a recognized body such as the Nautical Institute

Physical Requirements

1. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

2. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.

3. Stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, and pulling are required frequently. Requires lifting and substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.

4. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.

5. The worker is subject to environmental conditions. The worker is subject



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