Employment type: Permanent Employee

Contact person: Laura Fraser


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Rig Mechanic – MODU International

Published 22.02.2024

Are you interested in working Internationally?

Weare gauging interest for candidates who wish to work in the InternationalSector.

Positionsare based on a 28/28 rotation, and working worldwide.  Currently the unitsare working in Namibia, with Hercules scheduled for Canada in Q2 and Mira andBollsta remaining in the African Region.


  • Preferably Engineer degree or relevant. If not, specialist training in mechanic/hydraulic (drilling) equipment is a must.
  • Systematic familiarisation/Competence Assessment (s) for position
  • Documented relevant practical experience from offshore/maritime operations, practice in hydraulics.
  • Fluent written/oral English language


  • Mechanic is responsible for ensuring that maintenance work is carried out in accordance with the company’s safety and quality policy, attending in particular to the hydraulic equipment on board. His or her main focus is on the “top-side” of the MODU.
  • Mechanic must be able to carefully study all drawings and manuals relating to the rig’s hydraulic systems.
  • Mechanic is responsible for notifying the Technical Section Leader, and/or Rig Superintendent if applicable, of any faults, defects and irregularities relating to the mechanical/hydraulic systems and pertaining equipment.
  • Mechanic shall be updated with the company’s quality assurance system and electronic maintenance system and for ensuring compliance with these systems in day-to-day operations. Must be able to work & follow up in PMS.
  • Mechanic should be aware of oil spills/oil leaks on the rig hydraulic systems and report these immediately. Must be aware of the potential
    consequence of such oil spills.
  • Mechanic is responsible for the completion of work permits before the commencement of any work that requires such a permit and/or SJA.
  • Mechanic shall ensure that there are sufficient tools and spare parts available at all times for the safe and proper performance of repairs and maintenance.
  • Mechanic shall assist the drilling section in carrying out other work as required and as agreed with the Technical Section Leader.
  • Mechanic is responsible for ensuring that maintenance work is carried out in accordance with the company’s safety and quality policy.
  • Mechanic is responsible for ensuring that the Technical Section Leader/Rig Superintendent is updated at all times in relation to maintenance and repairs that may have an impact on progress in the drilling operation.
  • Mechanic has co-responsibility for ensuring the availability of spare parts, tools and materials for repairs and maintenance.
  • Mechanic has co-responsibility for planning for inspection routines.
  • Mechanic must be able to contribute on FMEA and FMECA in his/her field of expertise.