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Assistant Crane Operator

Company: Valaris
Location: Texas City
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Summary

The Assistant Crane Operator is responsible for working with the Roustabout crews in their daily duties as well as assisting with any crane and lifting operations given to them by the Crane Operators. They are in a "senior" Roustabout position helping the crane operator to carry out operations as per policies and procedures.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for own safety as well as that of the crew
  • Under the direction of the Crane Operator 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.
  • In the absence of the Crane Operator 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 Crane Operator 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
  • Supervises the cleaning and painting of the rig in the absence of the Crane Operator
  • Ensures 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
  • 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
  • In the absence of the Crane Operator 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 Valaris, the OIM and regulatory bodies
  • Follows correct lock-out, tag-out procedures
  • Will be required to work over open water and at heights
  • Responsible for housekeeping in his/her work and living area
  • Attends and participates in all pre-tour, post tour and weekly safety meetings
  • Other duties as assigned Qualifications / Experience
    • Minimum of 2 years as a certified Crane Operator Assistant with prior offshore experience preferred
    • Must meet the training and certification requirements which will vary by unit location according to local requirements and regulations. Specific unit requirements will be found in local job specification procedures and guidelines
    • Must have current Crane Operator certification


      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.

      Valaris is an equal opportunity employer in all aspects of employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other non-job related factors.

      About Us

      At Valaris, our core purpose is to provide responsible solutions that deliver energy to the world. Our purpose is the driving force that defines us as a leading organization in our industry. Our diverse fleet of ultra-deepwater drillships, versatile semisubmersibles and modern shallow-water jackups is capable of meeting a wide spectrum of customers' well program requirements. Our rig fleet is among the most technologically advanced in the industry and our well-trained crews perform at the highest levels in the most challenging offshore environments. With an unwavering focus on safety and dedicated employees, we provide innovative solutions and aim to deliver excellence in everything that we do.

Keywords: Valaris, Texas City , Assistant Crane Operator, Other , Texas City, Texas

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