Oiler – Marine

Conoco Phillips

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Job Summary

Polar Tankers Overview
Polar Tankers, a wholly owned subsidiary of ConocoPhillips, provides marine transportation for North Slope production, using five company-owned, double-hulled tankers in addition to chartering third-party vessels as necessary. The tankers deliver oil from Valdez, Alaska, to refineries primarily on the West Coast of the United States. The company operates five Endeavour-class tankers: Polar Endeavour, Polar Resolution, Polar Discovery, Polar Adventure and Polar Enterprise.

If you are selected as the Offshore Oiler, you will be working under the direction of the First Assistant Engineer and the Junior Engineer. The Oiler must have a good understanding of all Engine room machinery and auxiliary systems to assist in recognizing trends, assisting with plant operations and troubleshooting, and responding to casualties. The Oiler is required to participate in all drills and emergencies and to assist with the enforcement of rules, procedures, regulations, and pollution prevention. In addition, the Oiler performs routine maintenance and assists engineers with repairs of shipboard machinery and is also responsible for making good rounds of the equipment, recording pressure and temperature readings, and reporting any anomalies.

Job Description

This is a Safety Sensitive position.

Relocation is not available for this position.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Monitoring equipment and performing maintenance
  • Cleaning main engine scavenge air box
  • Cleaning lube and fuel oil purifiers and filters
  • Tank soundings and topping off tanks as directed
  • After being trained, assisting with crane and rigging operations
  • Cleaning deck, engine room, and living spaces as required
  • Performing general maintenance on all equipment
  • Chipping, scraping, and painting equipment and structures
  • Lubricating / greasing machinery
  • Typically works 12-hour days (includes 4 hours of overtime)

Qualifications – External


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • Currently hold, or have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to obtain, a U.S. Passport
  • Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)
  • Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)
  • Currently hold the following endorsements on Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC):
  • Able Seafarer – Engine
  • Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch (RFPEW)
  • Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED)
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following:
  • Be away from home for periods in excess of two months
  • Push/pull up to 200 pounds
  • Lift/carry up to 100 pounds floor to shoulder
  • Lift from floor to overhead and transport articles weighing up to 50 pounds
  • Climb various ladders and stairs ranging from 5 to 200 feet in height
  • Perform maintenance on equipment
  • Stand for long periods of time
  • Physically attend to vessels including confined space entry and environmental extremes
  • Walk, stand, stoop, sit, climb, and carry material on a daily basis on even and uneven terrain
  • Work outside in harsh weather conditions
  • Work alone a high percentage of the time


  • 1+ years of experience working on a crude oil tanker
  • 1+ years of experience working on a product tanker
  • Currently hold the following endorsements on Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC):
  • Basic Training endorsement
  • Basic Oil Tanker Cargo Operations endorsement
  • Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties endorsement (VPDSD)
  • Security Awareness endorsement
  • Tankerman Assistant endorsement (not barges) or Tankerman P.I.C.
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to work overtime
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to clearly follow instructions, both written and verbal
  • Ability to apply common sense to achieve the desired outcomes according to the company’s operating procedures and safety protocols
  • Organized, efficient and a methodical problem solver
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what’s right
  • Delivers positive results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
  • Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical

All unlicensed employees earn paid leave on the basis of twenty-four (24) days paid leave for every thirty (30) days of sea service. Tour lengths range from 65-85 days with an average tour of seventy-five (75) days onboard and sixty (60) days of paid leave.

This position requires you to have a TWIC card (Transportation Workers Identification Card) to gain access to secure areas of Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulated facilities and vessels. Any candidate selected for this position will not be allowed to begin work without proof of application for this card. Visit the TSA website TWIC® | Transportation Security Administration (tsa.gov) for more information.

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ConocoPhillips’ sponsorship for employment authorization in the U.S. is NOT available for this position.


In the US, ConocoPhillips is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.

To apply for this job please visit careers.conocophillips.com.

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