Platform Crane Operator
at Parker Drilling Career Site

Date Posted: 2/18/2019

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY

The Crane Operator is responsible for the safe and efficient daily operation and maintenance of the crane. He /she supervises that all activities are carried out in accordance with the Deck Supervisor’s instructions.

 

The crane that will be operated is an AmClyde Unit model 8000 lattice ballring with a maximum rate load capacity of 60,000 lbs.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide visible leadership with a total ownership attitude. Owns safety standards.
  • Enforce, clarify, and follow Company policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Promote operational excellence through procedural discipline.
  • Follow the client’s daily drilling/lift plans.
  • Ensure Authorized to Operate (ATO) and Approved Competent Operator (ACO) are applied and followed.
  • Safely operate an air system crane to unload and backload supplies and equipment to and from vessels being mindful of sea and/or weather conditions.
  • Safely and efficiently lift and move/relocate equipment, containers, pipe, systems, groceries and various materials and supplies utilized in the operations and daily functions of the drilling rig. This includes moving heavy or bulky materials throughout the rig and to and from the rig floor and work area.
  • As needed, will relocate drill pipe.
  • Plan and prepare for job maintenance and regularly maintain crane and subsequent equipment.
  • Assist the mechanic to follow preventive maintenance programs for the crane and all related equipment operated.
  • Assist the mechanic if required to service, maintain and diagnose symptoms on the crane, with minor and major repairs, and also with breakdowns on the crane.
  • Accurately maintain rig inventory and complete paperwork for incoming items to include, but not limited to, incoming supplies, materials, etc.
  • Monitor fuel and water and have ability to swap generators.
  • Regularly communicate with rig management about current conditions.
  • Assist other crew members whenever necessary.
  • Be aware of weight limitations and capacity of loading equipment.
  • Accurately perform daily/weekly crane inspection and communicate issues or potential safety hazards for prompt resolution. Perform functional checks of crane safety devices including load indicator, alarms and cutouts.
  • Comply with platform emergency response plan or station bills during emergencies and/or drills.
  • Perform additional duties, responsibilities, and special projects as may be directed.

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilities expected for this position.

  • Able to identify and understand functionality of various rig equipment.
  • Able to identify and understand functionality of various tubular sizes and thread types.
  • Knowledgeable and proficient in basic rigger’s role to ensure safe lifting operations are performed.
  • Knowledgeable of mechanical systems and be skilled at working with hand and power tools.
  • Knowledgeable of and capable of operating forklifts, gantry cranes, tubular shuttles as required.
  • Can demonstrate knowledge and execution of the following operations:
    • Drilling and well operations
    • Dropped objects prevention
    • Line of fire, zone of exclusion and safe zone operations
    • Pipe measurement, number, strapping and tallying of pipes
    • Tripping and back reaming
    • Running casing and completions
  • Possess a strong technical knowledge of crane specifications and capabilities including load charts, crane ratings and operational performance characteristics and limitations in a marine offshore environment that should include crane operations in an active-heave compensation (AHC) mode.
  • Must have good verbal communication skills and be able to effectively communicate in English with staff, management, customers and vendors.
  • Must possess sound reasoning skills, common sense and the ability to follow directions.
  • Must possess basic mathematical skills (equivalent to a high school education)
  • Education, experience, and certifications:
    • High School diploma is required.
    • Previous experience in the oil industry is preferred.
    • Valid Crane Operators Certification issued by a certifying entity that is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
    • Minimum two years’ experience operating offshore cranes.

 

SAFETY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws, regulations and company’s safety policies and procedures.
  • Provide visible leadership engagement, be aware of housekeeping and take additional safety precautions to ensure no one is put at risk.
  • Ensure that personal behaviors and work practices are in line with Company safety standards.
  • Responsible for safety of self and others in the vicinity to include, but not limited to, employees, vendors and guests
  • Must participate and promote the use of Stop Work Authority (SWA)
  • Must participate and promote behavioral based safety program (such as: COACH card program).
  • Must actively participate in the various meetings held onsite/onboard (such as: pre-job meetings, pre-tour meeting, weekly safety meeting, risk assessment, safety stand-downs etc.).
  • Must plan, execute and participate in regularly scheduled safety drills (such as: well control, fire, man over board, etc.)
  • Must participate in the processes of creating and revising work safe procedures as required, including after action review. (AAR)
  • Must participate and promote dropped object prevention program, including red zone/exclusion zone management.
  • Ensure all incidents are reported and appropriately investigated in accordance with Company policies
  • Does not take short cuts or unnecessary risks and actively work with others to ensure they take due care and do not put themselves or others at risk.
  • Must remain calm in emergency situations to ensure the safety of the crew.
  • As needed, seek advice from HSE representative.

 

PHYSICAL Demands for duty

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to walk, stoop, kneel, carry, push/pull and use repetitive wrist and hand movements. The employee may be required to lift and/or move objects of up to 100 pounds. The employee frequently is required to hang and swing on a rope to get from the boat to the platform and vice versa. The employee must be able to tolerate continuous vibrations and elevated noise levels as well as tolerate wearing personal protective equipment, including but not limited to hard hat, steel toed safety shoes, hearing protection, respirators, safety glasses, goggles and full body harness. The employee must stay mentally alert for entire regular shift and must have the ability of simultaneously rapid mental coordination.

 

Parker Drilling provides equal opportunity for all people and will not discriminate on the basis of an employee’s or applicant’s race, color, religion, sex (which includes pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, marital status, registered domestic partner status, national origin, primary language, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, family and medical care leave status, genetic information, family medical history, military and veteran status, or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law.

 

Parker Drilling will make reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals with disabilities, in compliance with federal and state laws. Parker Drilling will also make reasonable accommodations for the known religious practices (including dress and grooming standards) of all qualified individuals, in compliance with federal and state laws. Additionally, Parker Drilling will make reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals who identify as transgender. Any applicant or employee who believes he or she requires an accommodation in order to perform the essential functions of the job should contact the Regional HR Manager and request such an accommodation. Any applicant or employee who requests an accommodation should specify what type of accommodation he or she needs in order to perform the essential functions of the job. Parker Drilling and the applicant or employee will work together to determine if a reasonable accommodation is available. When appropriate and necessary, Parker Drilling may need the employee’s permission to obtain additional information from treating physicians or other medical professionals. Accommodation requests will be treated as confidential and all related medical information (except information regarding work restrictions that may need to be shared with others as necessary) will also be treated as confidential and kept separately from the employee’s personnel file.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position will be located on an offshore California platform and is subject to extreme temperatures and environments. Travel to and from the work location is required.  Potential for exposure to temperature changes, wetness, confined spaces, chemicals, grease and oil are possible.  Working with ladder and scaffolds and climbing to heights of 200 feet while carrying tools is possible.  Parker Drilling will supply adequate training and equipment to meet the requirements pertaining to the job.  Regular work schedule for this position is 12+ hours per day, 14 days on and 14 days off.

 

AT-WILL EMPLOYMENT

Employment with the Company is “at will.” This means that both you and the Company have the same right to terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice. Nothing in this Job Description or in any document or statement shall be construed to constitute a contract of employment or guarantee of continued employment contrary to the “at will” provisions of employment.  Nothing in this Job Description shall limit the Company’s right to terminate employment “at will.”  No manager, supervisor, or employee of the Company, other than the Regional HR Manager, has any authority to enter into any agreement for employment for any specified period of time, under any specified term or condition, or to make any agreement for employment other than “at will.”  I also understand and agree that if I am hired, any future changes in job titles, duties, compensation, working conditions, and/or benefits, policies and procedures will not alter our at-will agreement. 

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Job Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 2/18/2019

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