Chief Mechanic in Lagos, Nigeria

at Pacific Drilling

Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Act as a Safety Leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
  • Supervise and Lead in completing the Preventive and Corrective Maintenance Repairs of Mechanical, Pneumatic and Hydraulic components of all Topside Drilling Equipment, Related Support Systems and Tubular Handling Equipment , Pedestal Mounted Knuckle Boom Cranes and Heli-deck access crane
  • Ensure all Maintenance/In between well maintenance/Repairs carried out, are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.
  • Inform Mechanical supervisor and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig.
  • Using the CMMS, coordinate planning and execution of preventive maintenance with a minimum of 6-week overview to cover current hitch and half of back-to back hitch, keeping an updated and accurate historical record of all maintenance done as well as all equipment certification documents. 
  • Maintain sufficient spares are onboard - together with Mechanics and Mechanical Supervisor - for critical/safety/maintenance/operational systems with a pro-active attitude with regards to upcoming Preventive Maintenance System.  
  • Maintain workshop equipment/tools to the highest safety standards.
  • Perform daily visual inspections of equipment and prevent/rectify actual and potential malfunctions;  report potentially dangerous conditions to the Mechanical Supervisor.
  • Ensure that members of the department have all necessary competencies and skills to perform.




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