Position: Second Mate

Positions Available 2
Industry Oil & Gas
Location 611 Torbay Road, Suite 1
Hourly Rate N/A
Salary N/A
Start Date 30th Oct 17
Contract type Contract
Reference ID 9801
Contact Stacie Murphy stacie.murphy@puglisevich.com

Position details





Suite 302, 3rd Floor

Kenmount Business Center

66 Kenmount Road

St. John’s, NL  A1B 3V7

REPORTS TO: Chief Mate


LOCATION: Offshore Newfoundland
TYPE OF RIG: DP3 Self Propelled, Semi Submersible MODU, 6th Generation RAM Rig

START DATE: February through April 2017
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-Time, 15 Month Contract



JOB SUMMARY:  Assist the Chief Mate and Master in exercising effective control over the vessel’s marine operations with die regard for safety of personnel, maintenance of vessel  equipment, and protection of the environment



  • High School Diploma or Equivalent. Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education
  • Canadian Chief Mate (Unlimited) License, or STCW equivalent
  • Canadian Barge Supervisor License, or STCW equivalent
  • 2+ years previous experience in a role with 6th generation semi submersible drilling rig
  • Experience with Kongsberg K-Pos/SDP and K-Chief/SVC systems
  • Experience from POSMOOR ATA operations on Semis
  • Expertise of technical calculations for Stability and Marine aspects of operation
  • Knowledge of anchor mooring operations including equipment, AHV interface, winch operations and position/tension monitoring
  • STCW Ship Security Officer
  • Licensed Unlimited Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch/Second Mate (STCW II/2, (Home country and Flag state)
  • GMDSS License
  • Knowledge of technical calculations required for the safe operation of the drilling unit
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates
  • Must pass Physical, Drug Screen and Background /Pre-Employment Screening Checks.
  • Must have Basic Survival Training, H2S Alive, First Aid, WHMIS 2015, Fall Protection and Confined Space Entry.



  • Exercise control of the safe navigation of the vessel in order to ensure that all navigation operations are conducted in accordance with Company Policies and Procedures
  • Become familiar with the vessel’s bridge and navigation equipment. Support voyage planning and rig move operations
  • Operate and supervise mooring operations when required
  • Provide assistance during anchoring operations
  • Provide assistance win ensuring that the vessel’s navigational equipment is maintained, fully functional and tested in accordance with SOLAS regulations
  • Oversee the maintenance of deck equipment, firefighting and lifesaving equipment and marine department lifting equipment,  and updated records accordingly
  • Assist with maintaining the vessel in a seaworthy condition in accordance with its Marine Operating Manual
  • Assist with maintaining the watertight integrity of the vessel, loading and storage of consumables, securing of supply vessels and helicopter operations
  • Assist with carrying out the vessel’s Class Surveys as well as other regulatory inspections and audits
  • Provide assistance in ensuring the vessel complies with local and international pollution regulations
  • Assist with the operation of the ballast control system where applicable
  • Assist in maintaining the vessel in a stable condition and at the correct draft and trim
  • Where available, make use of the onboard simulator for training purposes
  • Assist with running hydrophones and subsea beacons
  • Ensure that all defects and anomalies are reported to the Chief Mate/Master and relevant department heads.  Maintain records of these and ensure they are adequately corrected
  • Update and maintain all charts, marine publication and logbooks
  • Assist Chief/Senior Mate and Master with updating and maintaining information on RMS and other rig information system
  • Understudy the Chief Mate and deputize as required
  • Gain familiarity with the vessel’s dynamic positioning equipment and obtain a Nautical Institute DP Certificate
  • Incorporate the THINK process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team
  • Participate in the START process
  • Ensure that subordinate personnel are properly trained to perform START process
  • Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed
  • Actively participate in emergency drills per Station Bill assignment
  • Perform assigned duties during emergency situations and emergency protection response as designated on the station bill
  • Ensure Company and regulatory requirement for environmental protection are complied with
  • Participate in the weekly meetings, FOCUS Improvement Program, and all other Company Safety Management Systems
  • Ensure a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained onboard the vessel
  • Meet the training and licensing requirements according to the applicable matrix
  • Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process
  • Mentor, develop and train crew members to ensure that they are competent to work in their current and next job level
  • Assist in development of annual performance appraisal for the Able Seaman
  • Assist in training of crewmembers in firefighting, safety and deck operations


It is the objective of Transocean and Puglisevich to ensure employment equity within the workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, and persons with disabilities having the capability, qualifications and experience to make application for this position. Qualified residents of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador will be given first consideration in the staffing of these positions.

Please forward resumes to Stacie.Murphy@puglisevich.com for consideration. 

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

Company Info

Company: Puglisevich