Position: Chief Electrician

Positions Available 1
Industry Oil & Gas
Location 611 Torbay Road, Suite 1
Hourly Rate N/A
Salary N/A
Start Date 30th Oct 17
Contract type Full Time
Reference ID 11235
Contact Stacey Noseworthy stacey.noseworthy@puglisevich.com

Position details



REPORTS TO: Electrical Supervisor/Maintenance Supervisor
DEPARTMENT: Maintenance

SUPERVISES: Electrician

LOCATION: Offshore Newfoundland
TYPE OF RIG: Semi Submersible MODU




  • Electrical Engineering degree / Journeyman Electrician
  • 5+ years previous experience in an Electrical role on semi submersible drilling rig
  • Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education
  • High voltage and low voltage experience
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Offshore Certificates including:
    • Basic Survival Training (BST)
    • H2S Alive
    • WHMIS 2015
    • First Aid
    • Fall Protection
    • Confined Space Entry
    • Arc Flash
    • Hazardous Area EX
    • CAPP Medical
    • Regulatory Awareness



  • Ensure daily inspections and maintenance on electrical equipment are carried out
  • Ensure the permit to work system is in place and followed
  • Participate in the effective management of the Rig Maintenance System  (RMS) and Inventory Control System (ICS) – ensure all records are maintained on a timely basis
  • Carry out periodic maintenance according to the PMS guidelines and coordinate the same with supervisor and other department heads
  • Operate, maintain and repair power generation and distribution equipment, i.e. generators and engine controls, SCR’s, switchgears, transformers, etc
  • Maintenance and repair general rig equipment such as HVAC system, refrigeration plants, power and communication system, lighting, etc
  • Carry out maintenance and repair on electrical components of drilling equipment, i.e. Driller’s console, DC drilling motors and auxiliaries, Top Drive System, drawworks, mud pumps, etc
  • Carry out maintenance and repair on electrical components of marine equipment, i.e. thruster motors and auxiliaries, ballast pumps, control panels, cranes, etc
  • Perform and interpret power calculations, power factor, insulation tests, and positive relay tests as required
  • Study and understand electrical schematics and logic diagrams as required
  • Gather data from instruments, interpret past and present performance to understand trends and ensure problems are solved
  • Maintain an adequate supply of spares in order to fulfill maintenance requirements and facilitate a safe and efficient operation-generate requisitions as required
  • Inform supervisor and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig
  • Implement the outstanding recommendation from audits, as issued by Clients, Regulatory Authorities or rig management
  • Ensure that reports for repair and maintenance of equipment are accurate and complete
  • Assist in supplying information for maintenance and repair budget
  • Communicate equipment problems or breakdown information via direct supervisor to Technical Field Support
  • Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed
  • Report any incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations to the Electronic Supervisor or Maintenance Supervisor and other department heads
  • Actively participate in weekly safety meetings and pre-tour meetings as required
  • Demonstrate commitment to the Company’s safety policies through leadership and guidance
  • Ensure a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained onboard the rig
  • Meet the training requirements as per the applicable training matrix
  • Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process
  • Mentor, develop and train new crew members to ensure they are competent to work at their next job level
  • Ensure that all subordinates have the necessary skills and experience to fulfill their assigned tasks in a safe and efficient manner
  • Recommend promotions or disciplinary action up to and including discharge
  • Supervise and guide crew members on their On the Job Training (OJT) program
  • Maintain discipline onboard and ensure compliance with Company disciplinary procedures


We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.


To apply, please send your application to Stacey.noseworthy@puglisevich.com


Company Info

Company: Puglisevich