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3rd Engineer

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Job Title: 3rd Engineer Description: As a 3rd Engineer, you MUST report any unsafe conditions immediately to the 1st or 2nd Captain. The 3rd Engineer is responsible for maintaining the engine room equipment and MUST USE independent and good judgment. The engine room maintenance will be conducted under the direct supervision of the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Captain. It is a job requirement that the 3rd Engineer use STOP WORK AUTHORTITY when any unsafe condition(s) is witnessed, perceived or believed to be unsafe. In addition you will be required to:
Adhere to Quality, Safety, Health and Environmental policies, guidelines & procedures, Be responsible for your own safety, Participate honestly in any incident, near miss or accident investigation to determine the actual root causes and to develop the concept of a NO BLAME culture, Participate in the Safety Through Employee Participation, Behavioral Based Management system. (STEP) under guidelines listed in Section 19 of the HS&E Manual. Reporting any unsafe conditions immediately to the 1st, 2nd or 3rd Captain, Complete Customer satisfaction, Be evaluated after the 1st -28-day job assignment and after 90 days assigned to a new position, Mentoring assigned crewmembers in the proper way to perform their jobs safely and without incident, Identify and respond to potentially hazardous conditions at all times, Entering confined entry spaces after being trained and tanks properly tested under guidelines listed in Section 18 of the HS&E Manual. Handling tie up and mooring lines, Chip and paint the vessel as required, Climb ladders, stairs and mast poles, Willing participation in safety meetings and training programs under guidelines listed in Section 6 of the HS&E Manual. Practice and encourage environmental stewardship on the vessel. Monitor waste management guidelines on the vessel per HSE Manual, Section 14, Report any accident, incident or serious near miss or unsafe acts to the 1st or 2nd Captain. Will assist in notifying the proper State Federal and Local agencies when requested. Assist in identifying hazards that may place anyone at risk. These risks will be added to the Risk Assessment.

Cleanliness of the vessel and engine room, Preventive maintenance, Trouble shooting,

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Lifting weights ranging from less than 5 pounds to occasional weights in excess of 50 pounds. The equipment and other tools an Engineer will lift may be stored as low as floor level. Must be able to lift 50 pounds from floor to chest and 25 pounds from chest above,

The number of 3rd Engineers on a vessel is limited. A direct threat to the safety of the vessel and crew will occur if a 3rd engineer cannot perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations. The 3rd Engineer must be drug/alcohol-free while on payroll of Abdon Callais Offshore, LLC. Training Requirements: Must be able to provide a valid (TWIC) Transportation Workers Identification Card. Preferred License Required: Valid USCG Engineers License preferred Z card with QMED endorsement STCW 95 3rd Engineer Job Analysis I. Perform necessary routine maintenance, repairs and handle ships business UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF THE 1ST, 2ND, OR 3RD CAPTAIN A. Relieve/be relieved by the off-going 1st, 2nd or 3rd Engineer. 1. Discuss with the off-going 1st, 2nd or 3rd engineer any problems concerning fuel, oil, water, equipment or upcoming maintenance and discuss any concerns with the 1st or 2nd Captain. 2. Inspect engineering spaces and equipment to determine the general condition and status of the engine department. 3. Examine logs and reports to determine if they are complete and accurate. 4. Make entries in logs pertaining to engine room and equipment B. Identify maintenance/repair items 1. Obtain a work list from the Captain or Vessel Supervisor 2. Visually inspect and check engineering spaces and equipment to locate leaks, worn hoses, loose fittings and fasteners for dirty or dilapidated condition, and/or faulty operation. 3. Review logs, equipment manuals, company policy and determine any scheduled maintenance required by them 4. Review logs and/or recall from the past underway period any faulty operation. C. Considering schedule, personnel, supplies and company policy, develop a prioritized work list. Turn in list of problems to a 1st or 2nd Captain daily.

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Complete required maintenance 1. Assign work for yourself 2. Supervise any other crewmembers assigned to help, if applicable 3. Change oil and filters as directed by the 1st or 2nd Captain 4. Clean machinery 5. Change air filters as directed by the 1st or 2nd Captain 6. Repair leaks 7. Grease or lube machinery as required 8. Check batteries and battery chargers 9. Sound fuel, water and oil tanks and record in the log. Fill day tanks dont estimate amount used 10. Drain air system daily 11. Drain water from water traps in fuel system daily 12. Test alarms daily 13. Pump bilges under the direct supervision of the 1st or 2nd Captain 14. Clean and shift strainers weekly 15. Record in the engineer logs any maintenance performed 16. Keep machinery spaces clean and painted Tools will be provided aboard each vessel. 1. Please keep them clean 2. Picked them up in an appropriate place. 3. Dont misplace 4. Control theft Load cargo and prepare for the trip. Maintain engineering supplies and spares. Order supplies, filters etc. one time a shift and under the direct supervision of the 1st or 2nd Captain. 1. 1. 1. Sound tanks to determine the amount of cargo, fuel, water and oil aboard and the amount used at 2400 hours each day. Record this in the engineering log and report to the 1st or 2nd Captain. 2. Taking into account the ships schedule. Determine if this amount of below deck spares is sufficient. Inventory spares to determine if the amount aboard is sufficient for the scheduled operations and maintenance. 3. Inventory non-consumable items aboard to determine if they are in good condition and/or sufficient quantity for the scheduled operations. Make arrangements with the 1st or 2nd Captain to get the needed items.

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Load/Discharge bulk liquids safely and efficiently without spills. This includes fuel and oil transfers. 1. THE CAPTAIN MUST COMPLETE THE ACO DECLARATION OF INSPECTION (DOI) PRIOR TO ANY TRANSFER INVOLVING HAZARDOUS OR HYDROCARBON BASED PRODUCTS! A JSA MUST BE REVIEWED WITH ALL PERSONS INVOLVED IN THE TRANSFER! a. Open and close ALL appropriate valves and check ALL other valves in the system to receive or discharge fuel or other bulk liquid b. Select and lay out the proper hoses and fittings to receive/discharge bulk liquids c. Install portable containment under fuel/oil vents, connections and containment plugs as required by 33 CRF/55. d. The 1st or 2nd Captain WILL BE required to complete the Abdon Callais Offshore Declaration of Inspection and sign off with other person in charge, if applicable. e. Connect/disconnect ground wires, hoses, open/close valves and begin/stop transfer in correct sequence. f. Start/stop the required pumps and adjust to the proper setting. g. Continuously monitor tank levels using sounding tapes, gauges, or other gauging equipment. h. Continuously monitor vessel list and trim. i. Continuously monitor hoses, joints, and openings for problems or leaks. j. Slow the rate of transfer when the tanks are nearing full and have the other person in charge to standby his/her shut down to stop the transfer when vessel tanks near the full stage. k. Stop pumps, drain hoses, secure all valves and disconnect hoses in the proper sequence. l. Convert from barrels to tons, gallons, pounds, or any combination of these to keep proper records and verify vouchers. m. Verify, complete, and sign vouchers or bill slips by using sounding or meter readings and keep vessels copy. n. Record transfer in the engineering logs

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Operation of Machinery. A. Operate machinery properly without damaging the machinery itself, the vessel or its systems or injuring personnel. 1. Start/stop engines in accordance with standard operating procedure. Including checking and lining up of auxiliary systems such as fuel, cooling, water, oil, etc. 2. Start/stop engines in accordance with standard operating procedures including lining up of suction, discharge piping, and picking up suction. 3. Start/stop motors taking into account starting circuitry, current surge and connected equipment. 4. Connect/disconnect driven unit to prime motor by engaging/disengaging clutches, power take off or torque converters. 5. Operate circuit breakers/switches to connect electrical power source to an electrical load IAW general safety standard and operating procedure. 6. Operate appropriate buttons, switches, levers, etc. to adjust engine speed/general frequency to desired rate without over speeding the engine IAW operating instructions. 7. Adjust pump pressure/rate to desired pressure/rate by using valves, regulators, switches, adjusting pump speed etc., when applicable. 8. Adjust generator voltage IAW operating instructions. Meters should be set with hand meter and locked. Voltage meters on board are rarely accurate. 9. Adjust/set alarms/pressure switches/temperature switches using appropriate hand tools, thermometers and gauges, IAW operating manuals and safety standards. 10. Maintain logs required. 11. Maintain fuel in day tank. 12. Sound all tanks. 13. Insure all guards are in place on machinery. B. Check and monitor equipment and systems to determine if something is wrong. 1. Check equipment for proper operation continuously during actual use or under simulated conditions when required by regulation or company policy. 2. Read gauges to determine if equipment is operating within prescribed limits.

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3. Check the quality of oil to determine if these factors are within prescribed limits. 4. Visually inspect machinery, pipes, hoses, connections, and tanks for leaks. 5. Visually inspect machinery and equipment for physical damage such as broken, worn, dirty, or corroded pieces etc. 6. Listen for noises, squeaks, etc. from the machinery that are out of the usual and may indicate some malfunction. 7. Monitor temperature for any unusual heat during machinery operation other than that which there are gauges for such as overheating motors or hot bearings. 8. Check quality and quantity of water and other fluids in the engines and other machinery to determine if they are within prescribed limits. 9. Check batteries for proper water level and sufficient charge. 10. Check electrical system for grounds using installed ground detection system. 11. Evaluate data and develop proper course of action to correct motor problems. 12. Communicate all unusual conditions to the 1st or 2nd Captain. C. Repair equipment/piping as required. 1. Repair levels in pipes, hoses, and tubing as required taking into account safety procedures, company policy, and good engineering practices. 2. Repair all other leaks taking into account personal skill, company policy, spare supplies and tools aboard, and good engineering practices. 3. Replace defective fuses using force pullers according to general safety practices. 4. Repack leaking packing glands; tighten casting packing (packing gland rings) in valve stems, pump shafts, shafts or rudder stacks. IV. Conduct transfer operations between vessel and drilling and production rigs or platforms including anchoring. A. Transfer liquid cargo to rigs safely and efficiently without spills. 1. A CAPTAIN MUST COMPLETE THE ACO DOI 2. Open and close the appropriate valves and check all other valves in the system to discharge cargo, fuel or other bulk liquid. 3. Select and lay out the proper hoses and fittings to receive/discharge bulk liquids.

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Install portable containment under fuel/oil vents and connections as required by 33 CFR/55. 5. The 1st or 2nd Captains are the only ACO authorized persons who can complete the ACO Declaration of Inspection and sign off with other person in charge. 6. Connect/disconnect ground wires, hoses, open/close valves and begin/stop transfer in correct sequence. 7. Start/stop the required pumps and adjust to the proper setting. 8. Continuously monitor tank levels using sounding tapes, gauges and other gauging equipment. 9. Continuously monitor vessel list and trim. 10. Continuously monitor hoses, joints and opening for problems. 11. Slow the rate of transfer when the tanks are nearing full and have the other person in charge to standby his/her shut down to stop the transfer when 80% full. 12. Stop pumps, drain hoses, secure all valves and disconnect hoses in the proper sequence. 13. Convert from barrels to tons, gallons, pounds or any combination of these to keep proper records and verify vouchers. 14. Verify, complete and sign vouchers or bill slips by using sounding or meter readings and keep vessels copy. 15. Record transfer in the engineering log. Perform emergency response procedure. A. Minimize the effect of fire on board the vessel. 1. Proceed to the engine room, start fire pump, and secure power to the fire location. 2. Activate any installed firefighting systems as appropriate. 3. Isolate fire by securing appropriate doors and set fire boundaries. 4. Provide necessary engineering support as directed by the Captain. B. Minimize the effect of collision and/or flooding on board vessel. 1. Secure the watertight boundaries to isolate the damage. 2. Operate necessary available pumps to de-water the vessel. 3. Make temporary repairs and direct other crewmembers in the making of temporary repairs to minimize the effects of the damage to the vessel. 4. Inspect vessel for structural damage and damage to engineering systems. 5. Evaluate the data to determine the best course of action and advise the 1st or 2nd Captain of the same. Make sure all watertight hatches are secured at all times, while underway.

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C. Respond to man overboard situation. 1. Assist crew in launching rescue boat and preparing vessel for retrieving man from the water. 2. Assist crew in retrieving man from the water or retrieving rescue boat. 3. Throw life rings over the side if on deck at time man went over the side. 4. Act as lookout to advise the officer of the deck of the relative bearing of the man in the water if directed by the officer of the deck. Liquid Mud Received from Rig. A. Liquid returns to vessel: calcium, chloride, bromide, and liquid mud. 1. A liquid (which has been used in the well) will be returned to the vessel only with the knowledge and consent of the Operations Department. 2. Prior to receiving any return liquids, the 1st or 2nd Captain must receive assurance from rig personnel that the material has passed through an atmospheric separation device or holding tank sufficient to remove all entrapped gas. In other words, be assured of the following: a. DO NOT circulate any liquid from a well directly into the vessel tanks. b. The liquid from a well must pass through an atmospheric separation device or holding tank sufficient to remove any gas prior to being in any vessel tanks. (This must be done on the rig.) 3. Determine if the rig has an Explosive Meter (gas detector) and if they get any indication on their meter from the liquid that is to be returned. 4. DO NOT accept any liquid until the rig has complied with above notes and has a zero reading on their meter. 5. If they do not have a gas detector, make certain they have complied with above notes and contact the Operations Department. 6. During the time liquid is being received, you must monitor the tank to insure the safety of the transfer. 7. If you get any indication of gas while receiving liquid, cease this operation immediately and notify the 1st or 2nd Captain. 8. Discuss the unsafe situation with the 1st or 2nd Captain 9. Contact Operations Department for further instruction

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Load/Discharge Liquid Mud, etc. A. When you are informed that the customer will be loading special cargo like liquid mud, calcium chloride, or calcium Bromide onto the vessel, the 1st or 2nd Captain should first call the operations department and inform them the customer intends to load special cargo before loading commences. The following are guidelines that must be followed prior to loading any such cargo on board. Anyone not following the guidelines will be reprimanded. 1. Before loading cargo, open tank and conduct a visual inspection with customer representative of all spaces to be used prior to loading. 2. Before and after loading the cargo, determine the weight of the product. Have the customer give you the weight of product after its loaded on board. 3. Before signing the ticket, sound the tanks to verify how much cargo you have received. 4. Discuss the circulating procedures with the mud Engineer at the dock/rig where you receive the mud: a. How long to circulate. b. How often you should circulate. c. Speed at which you should circulate. VIII. General A. Repair equipment/piping as required. 1. Repair leaks in pipes, hoses, and tubing as required taking into account safety procedures, company policy and good engineering practices. 2. Repair all other leaks taking into account personal skill, company policy, spare supplies, tools aboard, and good engineering practices. 3. Replace defective valves in the engine air control system. 4. Replace defective fuses using force pullers according to general safety practices. 5. Repack leaking packing glands; tighten casting packing (packing gland rings) in valve stem, pump shafts or rudder stacks. 6. Complete required maintenance of equipment, cargo, and spaces while underway.

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Below is a list of tools and equipment that a 1st Engineer will use. This list does not constitute all of the equipment that may be used on a vessel. Hand Tools crescent wrenches chain tong wrenches packing wrench hacksaw chipping hammer calipers sounding tape pry bar winch allen wrenches chain & binder Electrical Tools jig saw soldering gun Painting Tools paint roller paint pans Pneumatic Tools needle gun

box & open end wrenches screwdrivers multi-tester punches scraper pipe threaders chisels sledge hammer torque wench grease gun wire brushes

socket wrenches pliers taps tape measure ball pin hammer pipe wrenches come along extractors sharp knives filter wrench

hand drill skill saw

volt meter high speed buffer

wash down gun spray paint

paint paint brush

impact wrench

Miscellaneous hoses (water & fuel) chains pumps mooring lines 1 to 4 diameter from 60 to 200 long cleaning solvents (Windex, Brasso, chemprime, Clorox bleach, acids) Life saving equipment/safety equipment

Work Schedule: A minimum of 12 hours per day and on occasion more if an unforeseen situation occurs. May be away from home from less than 12 hours per day up to 4 months depending on the nature of the vessel job,

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1) Standing and Walking: Task: Continued, uninterrupted work on all decks of a vessel most of the time in the engine room. Majority of a 12-hour workday will be spent standing and walking. Frequency-Daily 2) Sitting: Task: To assist in holding a wheel watch between your rounds on vessel. An Engineer should not navigate a vessel. Frequency-Daily 3) Lifting: Task: Will lift electrical equipment, pumps, sack material, mooring lines, anchors, pots and pans, grocery boxes, air compressors, starters, deck boards, engine room hatches, etc. Must be able to lift from ground level to above head. Frequent lifting of objects weighing up to 50 pounds and lifting occasional weights in excess of 50 pounds with other crew members. Must be able lift 50 pounds from floor to chest and 25 pounds from chest above. Frequency-Daily 4) Carrying: Task: Will carry electrical equipment, pumps, sack material, mooring lines, anchors, pots and pans, grocery boxes, air compressors, starters, deck boards, etc. Frequent carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds and carrying occasional weights in excess of 50 pounds with other crewmembers. Frequency-Daily 5) Pushing and Pulling: Task: Will Push and Pull pumps, pallets, 55-gallon oil drum, boat anchor, etc. Maximum Force-Significant for pushing objects weighing over 50 pounds with other crewmembers. Frequency-Daily 6) Pulling, Kneeling, and Crouching: Task: Pumps, pallets, 55-gallon oil drum, boat anchors, etc. Task: Getting on and off vessel, chipping, painting, cleaning and helping with maintenance problems as needed. Frequency-Daily 7) climbing: Task: Constantly climbing ladders, stairs, mast pole, oil field platform, some times with boxes and equipment in hand, etc. Frequency-Hourly 8) Stooping/Bending: Task: Constantly stooping and bending to handle equipment, clean vessel, lift boxes, work on engines, generators, etc. Frequency-Hourly 9) Environmental: Task: Will work in hot, humid weather, cold weather, and rough seas that could cause seasickness. 10) Others: Task: Will be required to crew change by helicopter, swing ropes, personnel baskets.

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Task: Will be required to cut hair and provide adequate personal hygiene for close working conditions when safety issues arise. Task: Will be required to enter confined entry spaces when situation arises after being adequately trained.(example: rudder room, bilge, forepeak, bulk tanks, etc.) May have to enter areas as small as 18 inches in diameter. 11) Must have the following personal characteristics: 1) Dependable 13) Enterprising 2) Reliable 14) Competent 3) Enthusiastic 15) Reasonable 4) Truthful 16) Uses Independent and Good Judgment 5) Safe 17) Alert 6) Motivated 18) Able to read warnings 7) Takes/Gives Direction Well 19) Able to comply with minimum job 8) Loyal attendance requirement 9) Accepts Constructive Criticism 20) Able to get along and cooperate with others 10) Follows Supervision 21) Understanding safety instructions and 11) Cooperative warnings 12) Willing to assist in other 22) Honest responsibilities upon request I, the undersigned, acknowledge that I have read and understand the content of this job description and, by signing below; I indicate that I can perform the essential functions of this job. I also understand that I am responsible for notifying the office before boarding any vessel at any time that I am not physically fit or have any doubts about my ability to safely perform the essential functions of this job. Print Name: _____________________________________ Signature: _______________________________________ Date: _________________