Crane Operator - Achiever

Location: Drillship - Houston, TX
Job Code: 442


Position Summary

The Crane Operator is the offshore unit's designated operator of all deck cranes utilized in the lifting and movement of all operations equipment, systems, supplies, containers, tubulars and other materials utilized in the daily functioning of the offshore unit as directed. During non-crane operational modes, the Crane Operator's work activity includes supervising Roustabouts and participating in various maintenance work about the entire offshore unit, to include paint preparation, painting, material/equipment movement, repair and maintenance of systems and equipment within various departments as assigned/directed on a project basis. During relocation of the drilling unit, the Crane Operator assists as directed in positioning the drilling unit on and off location.


Essential Functions

  • Inspect cranes and associated equipment's condition to ensure operational integrity to handle upcoming heavy workload.
  • Inspect and make available safe and proper rigging.
  • Transfer casing from supply boat to casing rack.
  • Measure, label, number and record joints of casing and other tubulars.
  • Make available to the rig floor all tools and equipment needed to spud the well and run the casing.
  • Maintain a constant supply of casing to the rig floor during casing running operations. Clear the rig floor of tools and equipment used in running the casing.
  • Assign Roustabout(s) to the cementing unit to assist service personnel with their operation of cementing the casing.
  • Inspect clean-up procedures after cementing operations, ensuring all drains are properly flushed clean of all cement residue.
  • Ensure appropriate mud additives are relocated to the mud processing equipment in a timely manner.
  • Perform maintenance and housekeeping work activities such as ensuring work areas are clean and equipment stowage is completed in an efficient manner to ensure personnel safety.
  • Ensure materials, equipment and supplies are unloaded and back loaded to supply vessels in an efficient manner.
  • Conduct maintenance on cranes as required.
  • Conduct maintenance and inspection of all rigging equipment to regulatory standards.
  • Perform maintenance on drilling tools as directed.


Safety Accountabilities

  • Activities are typically wide-ranging as a recognized expert and problem-solver. This applies to all areas of safety management.
  • Ensures that personal behaviors/work practices are a role model to all and in line with Fleet safety standards.
  • Demonstrates a detailed knowledge of the safety management systems and procedures within their department.
  • Usually 8-10 years of experience in a range of operating, project or supervisory roles. Typically, a first-line supervisor with direct responsibility all safety requirements (pre, during & post shift).
  • Contributes to and supports safety tool box meetings etc.
  • Participates in multiple reviews of results from operating tests or changes in work procedures carefully to ensure there are no impacts to work area.
  • Leads and pays close attention to “housekeeping,” double- checks and takes additional safety precautions to ensure no-one is put at risk by own work and the work of others. 
  • Takes no short cuts and encourages other team members to take due care and not put others at risk.
  • Participates in safety initiatives/committees where appropriate.
  • Advises other Departments and checks others’ working around them to ensure that safety procedures are well understood and followed.
  • Anticipates and seeks to resolve, or where necessary reports incidents of failure or risk.
  • Passes on information and feedback from accident/incident data and re-hab processes and takes action to improve safety conditions. 
  • Evaluates others’ working around them to ensure that safety procedures are well understood and followed. 
  • Participates in multiple investigations of injuries/incidents in their own and other departments.

        Minimum Education and Skill Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent Certified as a Crane Operator
  • Experience operating Knuckleboom cranes
  • Experienced in supervision of Roustabout crews
  • Experienced in offshore drilling operations
  • Six months of experience as a Roustabout or comparable experience
  • Completion of all training requirements for Roustabout and Crane Operator EssentialPhysical Requirements
  • 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.
  • Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • Stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, and pulling are required frequently.  Requires lifting and substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
  • 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.
  • The worker is subject to environmental conditions. The worker is subject to extreme heat which may include temperatures above 100° for periods of more than one hour.
  • The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment.


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