3rd Engineer Drilling


Noble Drilling



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3rd engineer


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Serves primarily as an engine room watch stander. Works under the direction of the 2nd Engineer in regard to the maintenance department to ensure that operation of all mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment, machinery and propulsion plan, as well as all other controlling systems and equipment on the vessel are maintained to the highest level of operational standards. Responsible for implementing and upholding safety and environmental compliance requirements.

• Must have 6 months experience as a 3rd Engineer or Oiler.

• Valid Unlimited 3rd/Assistant Engineer Steam, Gas Turbine, or Diesel national license, if applicable.

• Maintenance experience in an offshore drilling operation preferred.

• Working experience reading and interpreting electrical and mechanical drawings.

• Strong experience with pneumatic and hydraulic systems is required.

• Must be able to work without constant supervision.

• Must have basic Preventive Maintenance Systems (PMS) knowledge.

• Must have strong experience with mechanical and electrical systems and equipment.

• Working knowledge of HSE practices common to the industry and the company

• Familiar with application of the HSE Management System and continuous improvement

• Complete understanding and use of the Noble Maintenance System

• Offshore survival and medical certificates as mandated by government/client regulations are required.

• Training as required for position as per maritime flag state requirements.


• Ensures through observation, records and inspections, that all mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment and systems meet regulatory as well as Noble Drilling’s requirements.

• Complete understanding and use of the Noble’s Maintenance System.

• Ensures all mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic maintenance is performed in accordance with Noble Drilling’s maintenance system, equipment manufacturer’s recommendations, the Vessel Operating Manual and regulatory requirements and codes.

• Monitors or performs repairs. Repairs and rebuilds mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and equipment, ensuring they are performing properly, safely and economically.

• Oversees modifications to mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and equipment as directed by the 2nd Engineer.

• Maintains updated vessel drawings.

• Performs troubleshooting and repair of equipment.

• Performs daily visual inspections of equipment and diagnoses actual and potential malfunctions, ensuring potential hazards and abnormal operating conditions are addressed quickly and that any deteriorating conditions are reported.

• Initiates analysis and identifies the root cause of failures on the vessel’s mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment and systems.

• Ensures logs, preventive maintenance records, and documentation for general maintenance, operation and repairs.

• Monitors equipment logs, ensuring operating and maintenance standards are maintained.

• Makes recommendations on repair priorities.

• Implements the Preventive Maintenance System (PMS) for the mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment. Maintains PMS records, ensuring the quality and timeliness of preventive maintenance.

• Reviews and reports discrepancies in equipment and spare parts inventories, ensuring adequate and accurate inventory. Investigates and resolves discrepancies as necessary.

• Requisitions spare parts, tools and materials for mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment repairs.

• Carries out inspections and audits. Performs all duties in accordance with the HSE Management Permit to Work System requirements.

• Develops and implements Job Safety Analysis and prepares hazard assessments as required.

• Ensures adherence to all Noble Drilling’s safety policies and procedures.

• Performs other duties and special projects as requested by management.

• Maintains test records, calibrating combustion control Directs the activities of unlicensed engineering personnel.

• Ensure conformance to Company policies, local and international regulations relating to the operation of the rig, and current pollution regulations.

• Perform daily inspections and maintenance on mechanical equipment.

• Ensures that reports for repair and maintenance of equipment are accurate and complete.

• Aboard Diesel or Gas Turbine vessels, is responsible for the proper operation, maintenance, and repair of auxiliary boilers and appurtenances, propulsion and auxiliary diesel engines, and auxiliary system machinery and equipment. In addition, is also responsible for the operation and condition of the fuel oil system, including transfer pumps, strainers, heaters, heating coils and storage tanks.

• Assist with maintenance and repair of power plants, cooling water system, lube oil system, and fuel system.

• Assist in troubleshooting and repairing faulty mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic drilling equipment and tools.

• Assist in maintaining marine equipment, i.e. cranes, thrusters, ballast pumps and valves auxiliary equipment, etc.

• Apply the permit to work and isolation systems as required.

• Assist in implementing outstanding recommendations from audits, as issued by Clients, Regulatory Authorities or rig management.

• In conjunction with the Second Engineer, monitor and control the use and distribution of consumables/materials; generate requisitions as required.

• Assist in ensuring that all third-party equipment is fit for purpose, certified, correctly installed, and maintained while on the rig.

• Ensure that service, maintenance and other operational reports are accurate and complete.

• Inform supervisor and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig.

• Carry out classification society surveys as part of continuous survey of machinery.

• Incumbent must have the ability to perform assigned duties, carry out instructions safely and efficiently, and take the initiative to perform emergency duties without specific orders or instructions.

• Manages the cooling water treatment of main propulsion engines and auxiliary generators and any other water-cooled engineering systems.

• Manages potable water, testing and treatment, storage of bulk lube oil and performs routine testing of lube oils in various engineering systems.

• Performs machinery overhauls, dismantle machinery and equipment, effect repairs to same by replacing or fabricating components, perform subsequent reassembles, operational testing of controls, safeties, shutdowns, and place equipment in service.

• Participates as a lifeboat crewmember and a firefighting and emergency response team leader.

• Ensure that all personnel assigned to watch are aware of their duties during scheduled drills and participate in same.

• Carries out duties in accordance with all environmental and pollution instructions and is required to be proficient safely and efficiently, taking the initiative to perform emergency duties without specific orders or instructions.

• Monitor power plants controls and power distribution; ensure that power is available at all times.

• Operate, maintain and repair as necessary the engine cooling water system, lube oil system, and fuel system.

• Operate and maintain oily water separators and water makers.

• Operate and maintain Sewage Treatment Plan.

Reports to: 2nd Engineer

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