3rd Assistant Marine Engineer(US)





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Job Summary

Assist in maintaining and repairing mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment onboard the vessel.
Job Description


Reports to 2nd Assistant Engineer


Supervises Motor Operator


High School Diploma (U.S.)/ Proof of Completion of Formal Education or Relevant Craft Certificate (where applicable)
Successful Military Discharge – Preferred for U.S.
Graduate of Trade School or University where knowledge and training acquired are applicable to job requirements – Preferred
Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates
Basic computer skills
Valid 3rd Engineer Unlimited License (Class 3 Motor above 3000kW)
Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates Knowledge of technical calculations required for mechanical operations

Promotes a Safe and Respectful Work Environment: Proactively promotes and Maintains a healthy respect for open and transparent dialogue between all levels of personnel.
Demonstrates care for the safety and well-being of all personnel, at all times. Invests in each person to provide equal opportunity for development and advancement of those qualified, to fulfill their career objectives. Respects the dignity of all personnel and recognizes their merit.
Attend and participate in all required Safety and Operational meetings.
Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process, competency assessments based on performance against Operational Discipline requirements.
Complete company training requirements for the 3rd Assistant Engineer job level as per the training matrix.
Full participation in emergency drills and respond to emergency situations as per assigned duties on the station bill.

Disciplined application and participation in the Task Planning & Risk Assessment Process.
This is inclusive of:
Understanding and perform the roles and responsibilities as assigned at the pre-job meeting.
Understanding the hazards associated with the task.
Understanding and effectively implementing the control measures required to mitigate identified hazards.
Execute all tasks and task steps in a disciplined manner, following the sequence detailed in the relevant procedures.
Recognize at risk behavior or conditions during tasks and call ‘Time out for Safety’ when unsure, or when the job does not go as planned.
Participate in After Action Reviews to feedback lessons learned from performing the task.


Report all incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations to supervisors.
Actively execute work in accordance with Company Safety Processes, e.g. START, Task Planning Risk Assessment and use of the Prompt Card, Safe Manual Handling, Working at Heights, etc.
Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) when you do not understand the plan, when an unsafe condition is observed, or perceived, anytime personal impairment is recognized, when it’s not clear what will happen next, or the hazards and associated risks for the task changes.
Participate in the execution of the rigs ‘Hold the Zero’ plan.
Comply with the company requirements to safeguard ‘lone workers.’
Maintain a safe and organized work area throughout all tasks and on completion of tasks.
Incorporate the Task Planning and Risk Assessment process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team.
Apply the START process during the execution of planned tasks and daily operations. Ensure subordinate personnel are properly trained in the START process.
Ensure subordinates are trained prior to using the permit to work (PTW) process. Approve all PTW as designated by the Master/OIM through the Control of Work Process; Ensure all task steps and controls are understood and any other activities that may be affected are identified before approving the PTW.
Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed.
Ensure that the Company QHSE policies and other programs are communicated to and understood by all personnel.
Play an active part in the weekly meetings, FOCUS Improvement Program, and all other Company safety management systems.
Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained within the Areas of Responsibility.
Ensure that subordinates understand their roles as related to the Emergency Response Plan and are capable of responding to emergency situations as designated on the station bill.
Ensure all required well control drills are performed and evaluate all personnel’s responses; Conduct After Action Reviews and ensure that findings are communicated to the crew and lessons learned captured.
Ensure that DROPS inspections are conducted as per the rig’s DROPS inspection program.

The underlying expectation is that all duties are carried out in compliance with the Company Operational Discipline expectations and HSE requirements. When considering assignment of duties for the 3rd Assistant Engineer, the Supervisor and the 3rd Assistant Engineer will apply the rules of task planning (CAKES) to determine if the assigned role is appropriate. This means confirming that the individuals involved have the knowledge, skills, and experience to carry out the task, and the task plan complies with policy before they are authorized to proceed.



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.
Ensure compliance with the AIM (Asset & Inventory Management) system and ensure all records are maintained on a timely basis.
Carry out periodic maintenance according to AIM guidelines and coordinate that maintenance with supervisors and other department heads.
Ensure that reports for repair and maintenance of equipment are accurate and complete.
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.

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