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Marine Technician

Job Description

Job objective

The Marine Technician is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of marine activities including cargo, ballast, mooring and lifting operations, security of watertight compartments, supervision of heading control tugs and first line maintenance of all cargo equipment.

Result areas

The Marine Technician is responsible to the Marine Superintendent for:


  • Monitoring of hull stresses and the vessel stability and control of cargo/ballast distribution to maintain these within pre-defined limits and statutory requirements, whilst optimising the vessel loading condition in line with environmental conditions and vessel operations.
  • Supervising Cargo reception, storage and offloading together with ballast systems, including operation of cargo and ballast control systems.
  • Quality control of cargo for export includes sampling tanks, removal of excess free water, etc.
  • Tank cleaning and gas freeing operations.
  • Tank entry and maintenance operations within tanks.
  • Acting as Area Authority for all areas which come under the auspices of the Marine department.
  • Knowledge of Maximo system along with the ability to input/extract data as required.
  • Maintaining Marine department Maximo inputs and managing same on a regular basis.
  • Helicopter Radio Operations as required.
  • Radio communications with vessels in-field as required.
  • Ensuring continuous compliance with the company's Competency Assurance scheme.
  • Compliance with and commitment to:
  • Performing tasks in a safe and responsible manner, ensuring all personnel under his jurisdiction do the same.
  • Standing in as Marine Lead as required.
  • ISSOW system Area Authority for Marine designated areas
  • Internal cargo/ballast transfers to control hull stresses and stability
  • Offloading supervision
  • Tank cleaning and gas freeing operations
  • Monitoring of vessels within 500m safety zone
  • Offshore Lifeboat Coxswain
  • Communications / Marine Systems
  • Support in ECR as required (including any cargo/ ballast/ stability and telecoms matters)
  • Muster checker as required

Safety and Environmental Critical Activities

Emergency Response Duties

Desired Qualities / Qualifications

Education & experience


  • Combined Offshore Survival, Fire Fighting and HUET Certificate
  • Oil & Gas UK Offshore Medical Certificate
  • ENG 1 (Seafarers) Medical
  • STCW ’95 Certificate of Competency as Chief Mate (Unlimited) preferred OR Officer of Watch as a minimum combined with sound experience in ships handling/ dynamic positioning
  • Dangerous Cargo Endorsement (Oil)
  • Sufficient Tanker experience as deck officer or equivalent FPSO experience
  • COW and IG experience desirable

Supplementary Training

  • S/NVQ Level 3 Management / Supervisory Management Development
  • Accident Investigation (standard)
  • Offshore Emergency Helideck Team Member
  • Behavioural Safety Training
  • Consultant(s)

    Claire or Natalie

  • Vacancy ID


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