• Title
    Crane Operator
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Commissioning, Maintenance, Operations & Validation
    Position Type
    Agency / Contract
  • Overview / Responsibilities


    Wood is currently recruiting for a Crane Operator with experience in the oil and gas industry for Equatorial Guinea in West Africa.


    Job Tasks:

    • Establishes and maintains a safe work environment for all activities within his or her assigned unit.
    • Meets expectations of Production Supervisor in the Facility Safety Management System. This includes:
    • Behavior Based Job Observation program (LPO’s), Job Safety Analysis (JSA’s), Inspections, Safety Meetings, Hazard Identifications (HIDs), Near Misses, and Incident Reporting and investigation
    • Supports Emergency Response Preparedness as required
    • Knows how to use the available equipment
    • Participates in simulations as determined on schedule
    • Fulfills assigned role on emergency response teams
    • Follows all procedures, standards, and regulations required during the execution of his or her crane duties
    • Detects, identifies and reacts to abnormal conditions that might develop into emergency situations
    • Identifies and troubleshoots operating problems of assigned unit
    • Determines the problem; develops and implements corrective action
    • Initiates restorative maintenance requests for the assigned unit
    • Performs minor maintenance functions on operating equipment
    • Maintains housekeeping standards for the Unit
    • Communicates all required information regarding Unit performance to the Production Supervisor
    • Maintains Unit Log Book: Makes clear concise entries
    • Advanced knowledge of Preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance procedures for offshore cranes
    • Ensures that all changes to unit are logged with appropriate explanation included
    • Performs HLO duties
    • Mentors national trainees and deck crew

    Skills / Qualifications

    Education: (Academic level required to perform function)


    • Grade 12 education or equivalent. _
    • Assessed as competent in the mandatory competencies for his or her assigned unit.
    • Training in both API RP 2C and 2D
    • Qualifications for Crane Operator, Crane Inspector, Rigging and HLO
    • BOSIET Certificate



    • Qualified and current Crane Operator certificate
    • Qualified and current Crane Inspector certificate
    • Qualified and current Rigger certificate
    • Qualified and current HLO certificate
    • Minimal 2 years’ experience as offshore Pedestal Crane Operator
    • operate cranes in the offshore environment to established standards, API-RP-2C & 2D or equivalent.
    • Equipment mechanical isolation, Permit to Work, and LOTO process
    • Fluent with offshore crane hand signaling and banksman duties
    • Current knowledge of industry best practices, equipment and tools


    Technical / Professional Skills:


    General Technical Skills

    • Area regulations and others applicable to the operations of offshore oil and gas facilities.
    • Maintenance systems, related manuals, and procedures.
    • Valid Rigging & Lifting certification in accordance with API RP 2D or equivalent
    • Perform pre-job planning, hazard assessment (PTW, JSA)
    • Comprehensive computer skills (Microsoft Office)
    • Ability to read, understand and follow schematics, technical manuals and procedures.
    • Perform routine repairs, inspections, troubleshooting and maintenance activities on pedestal mounted offshore cranes according to manufacturer’s recommendations and company requirements, including wire rope replacement and pull testing.


    Specific Professional Skills

    • The safety, administrative, and technical training requirements associated with this position as documented in the company operations-approved training roadmap.
    • General competencies and Operations Integrity Critical competency requirements as documented and maintained in company Operations Training roadmap.
    • Establishes and maintains a safe work environment for all activities within his or her assigned unit, consistent with Company Environmental Health & Safety policies and procedures


    Attitudes and Behavior:


    • Safety orientated
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Organizational and administrative skills
    • Attention to controls
    • Training and mentoring skills
    • Good reporting and analyzing skills
    • Meets expectations of Company facility Safety Management System.
    • Job observation program, job risk analysis, inspections, safety meetings, hazard identifications, near misses, and incident reporting and investigation
    • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping and personal hygiene


    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  


    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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