Crane Operator


JOB TITLE:             Crane Operator                          


REPORTING TO:     Marine Section Leader / Deck Supervisor


LOCATION:             Gulf of Mexico, Offshore


Broaden your horizons. Own the Opportunity.




Seadrill is one of the world’s most modern offshore deep-water drilling companies. Using ground-breaking technology we operate in 15 countries across five continents, employing some 5,000 people representing 65 nationalities.


Our vision is to Set the Standard in Drilling. It’s an ambitious goal. And every single one of us has a part to play. Help us to keep innovating, improving and maintaining the highest safety standards, and we’ll give you what you need to be your best too.





Responsible for the safe and efficient execution of vessel loading/unloading operations as well as organizing and supervising the deck crews.




·       High School Diploma or Equivalent

·       Six months as Assistant Crane Operator and proven competency

·       Crane Operator Certificate (API RP2D)

·       Offshore Crane Operator Assessment (API RP2D)


Mandatory Training/Certifications for personnel working in Canada only:

·       Basic Survival Training (BST)

·       Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S)

·       Regulatory Awareness

·       Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

·       Rigger Training

·       Banksman Training




Responsible for/ensure:

·       Compliance with the Seadrill Code of Conduct.

·       Compliance with applicable internal and external governing requirements.

·       That any operations do not exceed the limitations of the unit or its equipment.

·       Daily detailed planning is conducted for all upcoming operations.

·       Good and clear communications with all involved parties.

·       Compliance with Seadrill training, certification and competence requirements.

·       That all relevant personnel are adequately trained in handling emergencies.

·       That all emergency equipment is in good condition and configured as required.

·       Non-compliances are promptly acted on and reported to the direct supervisor.

·       Training and competence assessments as assigned and/or required are performed.

·       Compliance with the standard for tidiness and cleanness.

·       Assume the safety role as per station bill and emergency preparedness plan.




Responsible for/ensure:

·       Organizing and supervising the deck crews.

·       Maintenance of cranes and other relevant lifting appliances.

·       All relevant governing documents are adhered to by direct reports.

·       All relevant governing documents are revised as and when required.

·       That clear daily operational guidelines are provided to all direct reports.

·       All drills and checks are conducted as required.

·       All applicable reports and logs are maintained as required by direct supervisor.

·       Safe and efficient execution of operations as per procedures.

·       Thorough handovers are provided at each daily change of shift.

·       Active participation in meeting activities.

·       Subordinates are trained to fill higher positions.

·       Other duties are performed as required and/or directed by his/her direct supervisor.


Assist with:

·       Deck or rig floor operations as required or directed.

·       Preparation for future drilling operations.




Responsible for/ensure:

·       That cranes and lifting appliances are maintained and maintenance is recorded.

·       All other relevant deck equipment is maintained and maintenance is recorded.



Assist with:

·       Maintaining sufficient stock of spare parts and materials required.

·       Ensuring operational preparedness of all safety and emergency equipment.




·       Manage heavy or complex lifts according to company policy and procedure

·       Monitor deck cargo to ensure it is clear of obstructions and correctly sea fastened

·       Ensure Company approved crane signals are utilized

·       Transfer equipment to and from supply vessels and assist in maintaining accurate records of all deck cargo loaded and back loaded

·       Assist in keeping a running inventory of slings and lifting equipment in use as per lifting gear register. Record and remove damaged equipment

·       Function as primary or secondary Helicopter Landing Officer

·       Plan and manage the handling of hazardous materials (chemicals, explosives, pollutants, radio active sources, etc.) and ensure they are stowed in designated areas

·       Direct or participate in all pre-job plans for critical deck operations

·       Provide Roustabouts with relevant instructions for current and future operations

·       Conduct performance appraisals for subordinates. Recommend promotion, development or disciplinary action





Must pass Physical, Drug Screen and Background Check


Candidates must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship


Seadrill is an equal opportunity employer






Wherever you join us you’ll be part of a team that takes pride in maintaining their colleagues’ safety as well as their own, to ensure safe and successful operations. We employ the best in the industry, and we want to keep it that way. So if you want to keep developing your skills, we’ll give you every opportunity. We also offer a competitive reward package, with an attractive base salary and a range of benefits tailored to your location.


Join Seadrill. Own the Opportunity.



Seadrill is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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