Work KCA Deutag Group

Work KCA Deutag Group

KCA Deutag Group – With over 130 years of experience, KCA Deutag is one of the world’s leading drilling and engineering contractors working onshore and offshore with a focus on safety, quality and operational performance.

We operate  approximately 110 drilling rigs in 20 countries, either directly or through our affiliates, employing people in Africa, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, the Caspian Sea and Canada.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title:  Senior Mechanical Supervisor

Location:  Nigeria
Reports To: Drilling Project Manager (DPM)

Purpose of Job

  • The Senior Mechanical Supervisor is responsible for the maintenance of all equipment as well as the associated upkeep of the records and repair history and compliance with company policies
  • They are responsible for the health and safety of all persons under their authority.

Area(s) of Responsibility

  • All equipment and systems on the rig.
  • Rig structure and integrity
  • Compliance with Class and Company requirements for repairs and upkeep or at associated records.


  • All Rig based maintenance teams.

Key Tasks

  • Maintain a preventative maintenance programme in accordance with Company policy
  • Ensure that all Third Party personnel including Service Engineers comply with Company and installation Safety Procedures
  • Monitor any rig equipment supplied by other contractors or sub-contractors to ensure that it is suitable for use with in the areas desired
  • Ensure that all equipment, including tools and instruments under his control complies with statutory requirements, and that it is maintained at all times in a safe condition or assure that it otherwise is completely withdrawn from service, including tools and instruments in their care
  • Operations and maintenance of main power systems all auxiliary and associated control systems on the unit
  • The detection of machinery malfunction, location of faults to prevent or minimize damage
  • Operation and maintenance of systems for fire prevention, detection and execution
  • The maintenance of survival craft and launching appliances Ensure compliance with all statutory pollution prevention procedures
  • Plan maintenance and repair tasks so as to minimize the effect on the drilling operation
  • To ensure that operational management is made aware of any maintenance schedules that are deferred, the reasons why end the potential consequences
  • Supervise the order, cleanliness and housekeeping at all relevant work sites and around all rig equipment
  • To provide marked up updates or modify any drawings, sketches or information on existing and replacement equipment as required
  • Report any misuse of equipment to the Drilling Project Manager
  • Ensure that an adequate supply of spare pants is maintained on the Installation and is stored in environmentally sound conditions
  • Check  materials offloaded and complete manifests and requisitions for electrical equipment
  • Carry out and record the maintenance tasks specified by the computerised maintenance
  • Ensure that all the Company’s reporting system data sheets are completed e.g. Maintenance tasks and Corrective Work Orders
  • Ensure that the maintenance section in the Enhanced Drilling Reporting System is updated on a daily basis
  • Recommend and when required adhere to the modifications to equipment process or systems to enhance safety, improve rig performance or comply with statutory notices
  • To ensure representatives of certifying authorities on inspections of the installation are accompanied as required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Safety is a line responsibility. Each individual member of the company should be aware of his responsibility to ensure safe working in his respective area
  • Apply Company safety regulations.
  • Report to his line supervisor all the potential hazards and abnormal situations
  • Obtain the necessary safety clearance for the nature / type of work to be carried out, advance, in consultation with the HSE Adviser and in accordance with safety procedures (i.e. Work Permit).
  • Explain to the persons concerned the visible and hidden hazards involved in the jobs. (Job Safety Analysis /Prejob meeting).
  • Instruct his personnel before commencing the work to the safety precautions and measures to be observed at work (toolbox meetings).
  • Investigate and report near misses and correct them immediately
  • Promptly report to line management, any violation of safety regulations by the personnel, even  if  this violation has not resulted in an accident.


  • To be conversant with the rig maintenance budget and demonstrate an awareness of working to this.

Systems and Processes:

  • Comply with the Permit to Work systems in operation on the rig and Base.


  • Ensure that all employees under his authority have sufficient information and knowledge to carry out his job without endangering any persons, plant or equipment and are adequately trained and experienced for a particular task before they are instructed to carry it out
  • Ensure that health and safety at work and accident prevention are continuously brought to the  attention  of all employees under their authority by means of job supervision, Instruction and training
  • Participate in the performance evaluation of the personnel under his authority
  • Carry out competence assessment in respect of departmental staff


  • Ensure compliance to all relevant Group management systems and where applicable client procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Recognised Degree from the German chamber of trading and commerce in industrial mechanic or equivalent Trade qualification papers.

Minimum Experience:

  • 5+ years proven experience working as a Senior Mechanical Supervisor in the drilling industry or in a drilling equipment related maintenance Environment.

Knowledge in:

  • MS Office
  • SAP
  • KOMS (Kompass Operational Management System)
  • CATS (Case Action Tracking System)
  • EDRS (Enhanced Drilling Reporting System)
  • Computerised Preventive Planned Maintenance
  • Permit to work
  • Hazardous areas awareness
  • Maintenance Hydraulic and pneumatic on Bentec and NOV Equipment
  • Top Drive Varco TDS 4H / S, TDS 11SA, IDS1 and Tesco
  • Reading of DIN and ANS drawings
  • Welding and construction knowledge
  • Risk assessment
  • Crane maintenance on Liebherr Cranes
  • Maintenance on vehicle (Toyota, Mitsubishi and Ford).
  • TRIC, SET, etc.
  • Cat Engine C3512B and D399 servicing
  • Cat ET and SIS experience
  • First aid
  • Fire fighting.


  • Bentec equipment experience would be advantageous

Required Personal Attributes:

  • Commitment to safe working practices, policies and legislation
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivator
  • Good interpersonal, organisational and communication skills in English
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Willing to travel
  • Be flexible to work outside the normal hours  if  the situation requires that.

Application Closing Date
14th September, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to be accompanied with all credentials and CV to:  [email protected]  using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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