3rd Mate – Transocean – Canada, KY

Offshore Marine Group

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Job Description

REPORTING: Reports to the 2nd Mate



  • 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 all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the drilling unit and basic computer skills
  • Lifeboatman Certificate


  • Ensure all navigation operations are carried out in accordance to Company policies and procedures
  • Operate dynamic positioning (DP) equipment under the direction of the 2nd Mate
  • Assist in maintaining the rig in a stable condition and at the correct draft and trim
  • Assist in the setup of the DP system operational parameters; ensure all DP system data are recorded
  • Assist in performing Preventive Maintenance on DP equipment
  • Assist with running and maintaining records for hydrophones and subsea beacons
  • Make regular use of the onboard simulator for training purposes, where available
  • Ensure there is adequate power and reserves of power for the maintenance of position and operations give immediate attention to any problems
  • Ensure that all defects and anomalies are reported to the 2nd Mate or Chief Mate and relevant department heads.
  • Maintain records of these and ensure they are corrected adequately
  • Understudy the 2nd Mate and deputize as required
  • Assist as required maintaining and carrying out PM’s on all marine department equipment as per RMS and under the direction of the Chief Mate/Senior Mate


  • Incorporate the THINK process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team
  • Participate in START process
  • Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed
  • Carry out assigned duties in a safe manner according to Company policies and procedures
  • Perform assigned duties during emergency situations and emergency protection responses as designated on the station bill
  • Ensure Company and regulatory requirements for environmental protection are complied with
  • Participate in the weekly meetings, FOCUS Improvement Program, and all other Company Safety Management Systems
  • Ensure a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained onboard the rig


  • Meet the training requirements according to the applicable training matrix
  • Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process
  • Assist in training of crewmembers in fire fighting, safety and deck operations


High School Diploma or Equivalent

Work Experience

Rig Based Position Experience

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