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Pacific Drilling Vacancy for 1st Engineer September, 2015


Pacific Drilling (NYSE: PACD) – With our best-in-class drillships and
highly experienced team, Pacific Drilling is a fast-growing company
committed to becoming the industry’preferred ultra-deepwater drilling
contractor. Since initiating construction of our first four rigs in
2008, Pacific
Drilling has grown into a successful, premium drilling
contractor with more than 1,500 employees and contracts with the
highest-quality clients in the industry.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: 1st Engineer

Location: Lagos

Position Summary

  • The 1st Engineer is in charge and to act as a leader in
    executing preventative / corrective maintenance tasks and ongoing
    maintenance repairs to equipment pertaining to engine room and auxiliary
    equipment areas.

Position Scope

  • The 1st Engineer coordinates the preventive/corrective maintenance tasks and ongoing maintenance repairs.
  • He/she communicates daily with the Mechanical Supervisor and
    Technical Superintendent to ensure maximum efficiency and preservation
    of the assets onboard; and is responsible to ensure the accuracy of data
    entered in the Computer Maintenance management System (CMMS) by all
    persons in his/her department.
  • He/she communicates on a daily bases with the other departments to plan maintenance to prevent non-productive time.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • 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.
  • Supervise and assist in completing the preventive and corrective
    maintenance, repairs of hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical components
    of Power Plant and related Auxiliary Systems, Dynamically Positioning
    Equipment and Auxiliary Systems, Ballast and Bilge Systems, Remote
    Operated Valve Systems, Boilers, Incinerators, Compressed Air Systems
    and equipment including both Service Air and Starting Air, Emergency
    Shutdown Systems, Safety Systems and Zero Discharge equipment, Lifeboats
    and Fast Rescue Craft, Living Quarters and related Support Systems
  • Under all circumstances maintain a minimum amount of spares onboard.
  • Using the CMMS, coordinate planning and execution of preventive
    maintenance with a minimum of 6 week overview to cover current hitch and
    half of back to back hitch, keeping an updated and accurate historical
    record of all maintenance done as well as equipment certification
  • Inform Technical Superintendent and other department heads of
    any technical problems or limitations that may affect safe operation of
    the vessel.
  • Liaise with Marine department.
  • Ensure that all maintenance is planned, organized, supervised
    and executed in accordance with and doesn’t interfere with well
    programs, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.
  • Ensure all actitivites are carried out according to Flag, State, Class and contractual requirements.
  • Ensure that members of the department have all necessary competencies and skills to perform.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Five (5) years of offshore experience on a dynamically
    positioned drilling vessel with a minimum of one year in the position of
    Chief Engineer (US) or First Engineer (2nd Engineer Europe).
  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination
    Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years
    associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least
    120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian In Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)
  • An unlimited horsepower 1st engineer’s (2nd class motor)
    license/certificate of competency, without limitations of horsepower,
    issued by his/her National Maritime Administration in compliance with
    the STCW Code.
  • Valid STCW 78 (as amended) refresher certificates required to
    maintain the “Certificate of Competency” (STCW A-III/2 2nd Class Motor).
  • Extensive training and experience with electrical and hydraulic
    systems on, or equivalent with, offshore floating deepwater 5th or 6th
    generation rigs, including high voltage experience (1000V or higher)


  • High School Diploma/GED

How to Apply

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