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Crane Operator


Posted on October 24, 2019

1 - 2 years Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia

Any Graduation. Any Nationality

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Valaris is recruiting for the following position on behalf of ARO Drilling, a 50/50 joint venture between Valaris and Saudi Aramco that owns and operates jack-up drilling rigs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
Job Summary
Responsible for the operation of rig cranes, rig structure preventative maintenance and the direction of the roustabout crew during preventative maintenance and material movement and handling activities.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Shows commitment to ARO Drilling safety culture through personal behaviour and willingness to influence others.

Participates in rig safety meetings and other rig safety programs

Inspects and trains personnel to inspect rig safety apparatus and equipment for meeting company and industry regulations.

Follows correct lock-out, tag-out procedures.

Assures that all lifts are within load limits of equipment and are correctly rigged.

Assures that lifting gear is properly color coded prior to use.

Assists in the orientation and training of new Roustabouts regarding helicopter safety, high noise area safety, safety appliance use, lifeboat assignment, general alarm, etc.

Operates crane equipment to hoist materials and equipment onto the rig from and onto ocean vessels.

Assists in organizing, planning and monitoring the work of Roustabout personnel.

Performs tasks assigned by Barge Engineer or OIM during rig moving procedures.

Assists with inspection of slings, cables, straps and the crane structure prior to lifting operations.

Perform preventive maintenance as required to ensure safe and continual service of crane.

Supervise the cleaning and painting of the rig.

Ensure activities are conducted in compliance with the company Permit to Work system.

Responsible for own and Roustabout s compliance with the company policy, safety guidelines and procedures that pertain to the Crane Operator s and Roustabout s job.

Assist in corporate and regulatory body inspections.

Responsible for creating an environment in which open communications concerning safety issues can occur at the appropriate levels in the organization for appropriate action and resolution.

Remains in continual voice (radio) communication with Roustabouts while operating the crane.

Assists in maintaining up to date Crane record books.

Assists in training Roustabouts regarding proper methods of tying onto loads to be hoisted or moved and proper lifting techniques for carrying load by hand with emphasis on personal safety.

Confers with OIM and boat captain to assess if sea and weather conditions are safe for loading and unloading and are carried out within operating parameters of ARO Drilling, the OIM and regulatory bodies.

Oil & Gas / Petroleum

Installation / Maintenance / Operations / Repair

Desired Candidate Profile

• One year experience as a certified Crane Operator or Assistant Crane Operator on a jack-up preferred.
• Completion of all training and certification requirement for Crane Operator according to local requirements and regulations.
Education and Training
• Secondary Education or High School required

Completion of all training and certification requirement for Crane Operator according to local requirements and regulations.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


Crane Operator


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