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Maintenance technician
The Maintenance Technician assist the ETO for installations, maintenance, repairs, testing and verification of electronic equipment and automated systems onboard the rig or offshore vessel. The Technician is also responsible for the maintenance and repair of the Dynamic Positioning System, BOP MUX system and the drilling systems, but is not restricted to working exclusively on this equipment.
Average yearly salary
  • 35,000-45,000 Euro
Work Schedule
  • Work shifts (watches) often 12 hours at a time.
  • You could work e.g., evenings / weekends / bank holidays on shifts
What you’ll do
  • To carry out planned mechanical maintenance and diagnostic works and repairs ensuring maximum operational availability of equipment to all scheduled plant and equipment in a safe manner in compliance with the safety regulations and procedures
  • To diagnose faults on equipment and ascertain cause of defects, repair methods and spare part requirements for efficient and permanent repairs.
  • To identify and select the correct spare parts either by visual recognition or from technical equipment manuals thereby constantly monitoring and improving all repair methods.
  • To carry out maintenance work, fault diagnosis and repair works, on crane related works and their parts following systems and process in an efficient manner with minimum supervision.
  • To communicate with the Supervisor(s) and keep them informed of the progress of work.
  • Visit sites of work locations and equipment as and when assigned tasks related out of beyond the regular workshops.
  • Gain knowledge base to be able to work across sections and job functions, through understanding of Crane & Plant equipment, along with electrical and mechanical works.
Education, training, and qualification
  • Certified industrial electrician with recognised national apprenticeship, or certificate/diploma
  • High school degree in Electrical Engineering with further practical experience in accordance with requirements from the national authorities
  • High voltage certificate/training
Usually, few years from 1 to 5 years is required.
Personal Qualities and Skills
  • Enjoy technical and engineering activities
  • Enjoy machinery operation
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Prepared to accept responsibility
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Prepared to work for long periods at sea
Career path and progression
From the career of maintenance technician, you might progress to a role such as electrician eventually. Later on in your career, you could end up with the title maintenance coordinator.
Where could you work
Maintenance technicians work indoors on the ship at the DP control desk but at other times you could be out on the deck in all weathers. You will be away from home for long periods – possibly up to 3 months at a time – but with good periods of shore leave. You can share de room with one member of the crew but with your own cabin and bathroom on larger ships.