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There are many positions for the trades on the offshore oil rigs, and the offshore electrician is one of the most important. If you are an Industrial Electrician or Certified Electrician, have you considered the possibility of working your trade offshore? The job prospects are good, and there is work worldwide. Everywhere in the world there is an offshore oil platform, rig electricians are a in-demand profession.

Rig Electricians are required to inspect and maintain the electrical systems and equipment on the entire offshore platform. They are responsible for new electrical installations, as well as performing any modifications of existing electrical systems. His duties might include performing installations, maintenance, repairing, testing, and troubleshooting of existing equipment, as well as the commissioning of new equipment, including transmission and distribution systems.

Oil rig electricians are members of the maintenance department on offshore oil rigs, and report to either the Chief Electrician or the Maintenance Supervisor. Hours are typically 12 on \ 12 off, for two to four weeks at a time, with an equal number of weeks off between 'hitches'. Work can be in or out of doors, in all types of weather. Conditions can be harsh - windy, wet, hot, cold, dirty and in confined spaces. There may also be height work required, on roofs, towers and masts. The use and wearing of protective gear to lower the ever-present risk factors are required.


Offshore Electrician Job Duties

  1. Keeping good maintenance records and planing and implementing maintenance and preventative maintenance programs
  2. Work with the following equipment types: Regulators, Switchgear, Appliances, Heaters, Transformers, Electric Motors, Distributors, Generators, Alternators and Pneumatic Control Systems. Perform maintenance, testing, installations, repairs, replacements, and troubleshooting of all equipment.
  3. Understand the wiring layouts for either existing or new installations by reading and analyzing electrical diagrams and specifications.
  4. Create and test circuits by splicing, joining and connecting wire to various electrical fixtures and components.

Wages for Offshore Electricians Jobs

  • Electrician - $65,000
  • Chief electrician - $83,000
  • Maintenance supervisor - $90,000+

Offshore Electrical Jobs Recruiting Services

If you are interested in finding offshore electrician jobs, one of the fastest ways to get hired is to utilize the recruiting service provided by Rigworker. For what they charge, $60.00, they provide a lot of value: a web-based resume creation program that meets oil industry criteria, an online resume webpage that you can refer potential employers to, and the submission of your resume to over 1200 medium-to-large energy companies and drilling contractors. While they make no guarantees of getting hired, they do guarantee your satisfaction with their services, and you will get a lot of bang for the buck.

If you are in the US, you can also apply in person at the offshore drilling contractors based in Houston, TX and Lafayette, LO. There are a number of advantages of applying in person, but the biggest is simply that there are often unadvertised openings that need filled yesterday, and if you go in person, you stand a shot at getting hired on the spot.

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