Vacancy for a Rig Clerk

The Rig Clerk will be responsible for vessel communications and maintaining a radio listening watch on maritime and aeronautical frequencies offshore.

Monitoring and maintaining all GMDSS equipment
‘Maintain watch’ on discrete company/client frequencies and monitors VHF boat traffic
Acts as dispatch clerk for helicopter movements to and from the rig and ensures the rig management are aware of aircraft movements
Monitor emergency frequencies in order to detect distress calls and respond by dispatching emergency equipment; operate sound-recording equipment in order to record signals and preserve broadcasts for purposes such as analysis by intelligence personnel
Repair radio equipment as necessary, using electronic testing equipment, hand tools, and power tools
Maintaining station logs of messages transmitted and received, monitor emergency frequencies and conduct periodic equipment inspections and tests to ensure operation standards are met; responsible for POB records, muster station and T-cards.
Comply with Code of Conduct and supporting policies, standards and applicable process documentation.
Perform all work according to agreed expectations of both internal and external customers, focus on doing things right first time, every time and contribute actively to continual improvement activities.
Receive and transmit messages between the vessel and shore bases, supply vessels, helicopters, and other stations by radio telephone.
Operate all communications equipment in the radio room, ensure they are well maintained and operational.
Maintain a radio listening watch on marine and aeronautical emergency frequencies.
Maintain records / logs of all radio communications to and from the vessel. Keep records of telephone charges if possible.
Ensure the maintenance of all electronic navigational aids where applicable.
Test the standby radio equipment and the radio equipment in the lifeboats on a weekly basis. These tests are to include the
testing of the radio room batteries.
Advise the Master of any emergency situations within the vicinity of the vessel.
Inform the Helicopter Landing Officer and Bridge of all helicopter traffic to the vessel.
Establish and maintain radio communications with helicopter traffic to and from the vessel. Advise Pilots of landing clearances, meteorological conditions, et cetera, and record in the helicopter movement log.
Coordinate and control the isolation of radio equipment during periods of radio silence.
Become familiar with the vessel’s emergency and medical evacuation procedures.
Report any incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations to the marine supervisors.
Provide clerical/administrative support to the Master as required.
Coordinate crew changes by helicopter and boats.
Maintain up to date personnel on board and room assignment lists.
Maintain strict confidentiality of all work performed, including well data, payroll information, crew lists, and personal data including contact details of relatives to vessel’s crew.
Prepare time sheets for personnel onboard in accordance with payroll procedures where applicable.

GMDSS License
HLO Certificate
High School diploma or equivalent.

Interested persons can submit their application to:
HR Manager
Centipede Offshore Guyana Inc.
36 Delhi Street, Prashad Nagar, Georgetown
OR via email to

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