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 Job Title:  Lay Mechanical Technician

 Reports to:  Lay Mechanical Supervisor

 Location:  Offshore



The Lay Mechanical Technician has responsibility for the operation, maintenance and repair of all mechanical equipment related to lay deck operations.  Under the direction of the Supervisor, the technician implements and monitors technical procedures and reporting, work management and execution.

 The Lay Mechanical Technician is expected to contribute to a positive HSEQ culture within Subsea 7 and ensure familiarity with and adherence to local HSEQ codes and practices.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate within the Code of Conduct.
  • Operate according to Subsea 7’s Management Principles.
  • Primary responsibility for the maintenance and repair of the pipelay equipment, with specific responsibility of mechanical systems. Implements and monitors technical procedures and reporting, work management and execution, supervision of personnel and operational duties.
  • Ensures equipment and all systems are in complete working order and in compliance with all technical requirements.
  • Ensures that the equipment is checked and maintained in accordance with relevant check lists.
  • Organises and completes planned maintenance for the system, keeping records of defects to assist in planning of re-fits and maintenance periods.
  • Compiles and maintains technical records, reports and logs in a computerised maintenance system.
  • Assists in the identification and ordering of suitable spare parts to ensure they are available when required.
  • Uses logical fault finding techniques during breakdown situations.
  • Operates pipelay spread and auxiliary equipment during Lay operations.


Systems which the Technician should be intimately familiar include:

  • Closed Loop Transmissions
  • Open Loop Circuits
  • Axial Piston Pumps/Motors
  • Proportional Control Valves
  • Servo Control Cards
  • Logic Elements
  • Relief valves
  • Reducing Valves
  • Cylinders and Rotary Actuators
  • Epicyclical Gearboxes and associated brakes
  • Cranes
  • Winches
  • Chain Drives
  • Electric/hydraulic motors
  • Hydraulic Systems


Key Requirements:

  • Served a recognised trade apprenticeship as a Mechanical Technician or HNC qualification or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 4 years trade experience following completion of apprenticeship is preferred.
  • Valid Medical Certificate is desirable.
  • Valid Offshore Survival Certificate.
  • Willingness to adhere to further learning and company schemes (e.g. technical training, Subsea 7 Competence Scheme etc)
  • Lay Equipment experience with Carousel, Reel Drive and Tensioners is preferred.
  • Offshore experience desirable, but not essential - consideration will be given to candidates who have experience in heavy machinery (power stations, paper mills, mines, railways, motor trade etc).
  • Experience with Planned Maintenance System (such as TM Master) is beneficial.
  • An awareness of international Codes, Standards and Specifications.
  • A strong team player with the capability to be authoritative when necessary.
  • The ability to understand interface relationship between technician, marine and project personnel.
  • Clear and effective oral and written communications skills in the English language.Able to communicate effectively and articulately at all levels.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of principal discipline and peripheral subjects.
  • Strong coordination, organization and liaison skills with the ability to seek and gain consensus solutions to complex issues.
  • Total Commitment to work safely and fully complying with Subsea 7’s Safety Management System is required.