3rd Mate

3rd Mate
Transocean Deepwater Drilling
Location: Gulf Of Mexico

Job Summary

Assist the Chief Mate/Senior Mate and 2nd Mate in exercising control over the rig’s marine operations with due regard for safety of personnel, maintenance of rig equipment and protection of the environment.

Job Description


Reports to the 2nd Mate



Pre-Requisite/ Qualification:

High School Diploma (U.S.)/ Proof of Completion of Formal Education or Relevant Craft Certificate (where applicable).
Successful Military Discharge – Preferred for U.S.
Graduate of Trade School or University where knowledge and training acquired are applicable to job requirements – Preferred.
Valid Unlimited 3rd Mate Licenses (Home country and Flag state)
Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the marine aspect of the vessel.
Basic computer skills
Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates for area of operation.
Valid GMDSS License.
Lifeboatman Certificate.
General Requirements:

Promotes a Safe and Respectful Work Environment: Proactively promotes and Maintains a healthy respect for open and transparent dialogue between all levels of personnel, including Management.
Demonstrates care for the safety and well-being of all personnel, at all times. Invests in each person to provide equal opportunity for development and advancement of those qualified, to fulfill their career objectives.
Respects the dignity of all personnel and recognizes their merit.
Attend and participate in all required Safety and Operational meetings.
Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process, competency assessments based on performance against Operational Discipline requirements.
Complete company training requirements for the 3rd Mate job level as per the training matrix, including in local/regulatory requirements.
If applicable, the duties and responsibilities in the safety case for this position must be observed.
Full participation in emergency drills and respond to emergency situations as per assigned duties on the station bill.

Operational Discipline Requirements:

Disciplined application and participation in the company risk management system.

This is inclusive of:
Understanding and perform the roles and responsibilities as assigned at the pre-job meeting.
Understanding and identifying the hazards associated with the task.
Understanding and effectively implementing the control measures required to mitigate identified hazards.
Execute all tasks and task steps in a disciplined manner, following the sequence detailed in the relevant procedures.
Recognize at risk behavior or conditions during tasks and call ‘Time out for Safety’ when unsure, or when the job does not go as planned.
Participate in After Action Reviews to feedback lessons learned from performing the task.

HSE Requirements:

Report all incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations to supervisors.
Actively execute work in accordance with Company Safety Processes.
Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) when you do not understand the plan, when an unsafe condition is observed, or perceived, anytime personal impairment is recognized, when it’s not clear what will happen next, or the hazards and associated risks for the task changes.
Comply with the company requirements to safeguard ‘lone workers.’
Maintain a safe and organized work area throughout all tasks and on completion of tasks.
Incorporate the company risk management process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team.
Apply the job planning process during the execution of planned tasks and daily operations. Ensure subordinate personnel are properly trained in the job planning process.
Ensure subordinates are trained prior to using the permit to work (PTW) process. Approve all PTW as designated by the Master/OIM through the Control of Work Process; Ensure all task steps and controls are understood and any other activities that may be affected are identified before approving the PTW.
Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed.
Ensure that the Company QHSE policies and other programs are communicated to and understood by all personnel.
Play an active part in the weekly meetings, FOCUS Improvement Program, and all other Company safety management systems.
Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained within the Areas of Responsibility.
Ensure that subordinates understand their roles as related to the Emergency Response Plan and are capable of responding to emergency situations as designated on the station bill.


The underlying expectation is that all duties are carried out in compliance with the Company Operational Discipline expectations and HSE requirements. When considering assignment of duties for the 3rd Mate, the Supervisor and the 3rd Mate will apply the rules of task planning to determine if the assigned role is appropriate. This means confirming that the individuals involved have the knowledge, skills, and experience to carry out the task, and the task plan complies with policy before they are authorized to proceed.

General Duties:


Exercise control of the safe navigation of the vessel in order to ensure that all navigation operations are carried out in accordance with Company policies and procedures, regulations and sound marine practices.
Become familiar with the vessel’s bridge and navigation equipment; Assist with voyage planning and rig move operations.
Provide assistance during anchoring operations.
Provide assistance in ensuring that the vessel’s navigational equipment is maintained, fully functional and tested in accordance with SOLAS, Classification, and Flag State regulations.
Assist with maintenance of deck equipment, firefighting and lifesaving equipment and marine department lifting equipment (as required), and update records accordingly.
Assist with maintaining the vessel in a seaworthy condition.
Assist with maintaining the watertight integrity of the vessel, loading and storage of consumables, securing of supply vessels and helicopter operations.
Assist with carrying out the vessel’s Class Surveys as well as other regulatory inspections and audits.
Provide assistance in ensuring the vessel complies with local and international pollution regulations.
Assist in maintaining the vessel in a stable condition and at the correct draft and trim.
Assist with running hydrophones and subsea beacons.
Make regular use of the onboard DP simulator for training purposes, where available.
Ensure that all defects and anomalies are reported to your supervisor or the Master.
Assist as required with maintaining and carrying out PM’s on all marine department equipment under the direction of the Chief Mate/Senior Mate/2nd Mate.
Gain familiarity with the vessel’s dynamic positioning equipment, and work towards gaining a Nautical Institute DP Certificate.

Promote and maintain good working relationships with other departments, third-party personnel and Customer representatives.
Mentor, coach, develop and train crew members to ensure they are competent to work at their current and next job level.
Provide leadership and motivation to the marine crews. Apply continuous improvement process.
Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process.
Apply appropriate accountability regarding recognition; recommend promotion or disciplinary action up to and including discharge.

How to Apply

Email Lusy, Recruiter with Transocean resume to lusy.kiseleva@deepwater.com