About the Rig Crane Operator

The Rig Crane Operator is an important position on any offshore operation. They move both materials and sometimes men around and off the installation. In floating rigs this involves often hazardous lifts to and from moving vessels such as offshore supply vessels.

The Rig crane-operator reports directly to the Deck Supervisor, Deck Foreman or Bosun depending on the particular rig organisational structure

The Crane Operator also works with the and has reporting to him the roustabouts, seamen or deck crew depending on the particular rig organisational structure

Crane Operator Roles and Responsibilities

Perform safe crane lifting operations in accordance with the drilling operations and under directions from the Deck Supervisor.

Assist to supervise personnel involved in all material handling operations.

Assist to organize and prepare equipment for all drilling or other planned rig operations.

Provide the roustabout crew with relevant instructions for current and planned operations.

Ensure that all instructions are complied with by all personnel involved in the task.

Ensure cleanliness and housekeeping of the deck areas is maintained to the required standard.

Supervise planned maintenance on the crane.

Liaise with the rig Chief Engineer on all aspects of crane maintenance and performance and failures

Ensure all relevant safety procedures and practices are adhered to during crane operations.

Attend and monitor safety meetings including pre-tour and task meetings.

Assist to prepare Job Safety Analysis (JSA) as required for hazardous crane operations.

Report any incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations to the Deck Supervisor.

Assist in training to ensure all personnel are competent to perform their allocated job.

Respond to emergency situations as per designation on station bill.

Assist as required as member of helicopter landing party. (this varies from company to company)

Assist to maintain accurate records of all equipment loaded onto and off the rig with the deck department (weights and weight locations are critical to rig stability).

Assist to maintain accurate crane, wireline and lifting and hoisting equipment records

About Rig Crane Operator Requirements

Valid Offshore Crane Operators License. The entry level person would have to satisfy the hiring company of relevant experience

Valid STCW Safety Training (BOSIET).

Valid HUET Certificate.

Valid National Passport and able to obtain appropriate valid visa(s) required to access and depart location

Valid medical exam certificate, endorsed with additional drug/alcohol test.

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