Job title: Offshore Crane Operator Stage 3
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Offshore Oil & Gas
Expertise: Rigging & Lifting
Skills: LEEA / OPITO OCO 3
Salary type: Annual
Salary: negotiable
Location: Doha
Job published: 17-03-2023
Job ID: 32137

Job Description

JOB TITLE: Offshore Crane Operator Stage 3



AGE LIMIT: Below 45

ABOUT COMPANY: Large oil & gas company in Qatar.


  • Minimum 4 years of offshore crane experience.
  • Minimum 1 year of Assistant Crane Operator experience on platforms or drilling rigs.
  • 2 years of Deck Crew / Lead Roustabout experience in oil and gas installation (drilling rigs).
  • Minimum 2 years of Offshore Drilling Rigs / Platform experience in GCC countries.
  • 3 years of GCC Experience.


  • 12th / Diploma or equivalent degree.
  • Must have OPITO T-BOSIET, OPITO H2S and an Offshore Crane Operator Stage 3 (LEEA / OPITO) qualification.
  • A valid LEEA or OPITO-approved Offshore Crane Operator Assessment Stage 3 certificate.
  • A good command of the English language (Read-Write-Speak).


  • OPITO Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)
  • OPITO Rigger (Stage 1/2)
  • Fire Fighting Team Leader

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Crane Operator is responsible for supervising and organizing operations related to loading, unloading and mobilizing drilling equipment and other equipment as well as any odd deck work; he shall in addition participate in the physical work.


  • Operate the deck cranes within the designed (SWL) loads in accordance with the de-rating tables applicable to existing weather and sea state condition.
  • Drive the assigned crane.
  • Ensure that the safe work procedures for crane lifts are adhered to.
  • Check the status of the machine in general, the mechanical conditions, the certifications and the instrumentations of the tables.
  • Check before every lifting that the weights are within the capacity limits of the crane and that will be present all the conditions to implement the lifting (correct rigging, acceptable weather conditions, lift area free of people).
  • Reporting any malfunction immediately.
  • Liaise with Barge Master / Control Room and Deck Foreman when making any lift that could affect the vessel's stability.
  • Ensure that only marked, certified and suitable lifting appliances are used and available for use for lifting purposes.
  • Make a daily inspection of the crane cable and condition.
  • Maintain the cranes on a daily basis cleaning action including the operator cabin.
  • Liaise with the maintenance supervisor / Maintenance Department and performance in order to ensure that repairs and preventive maintenance are carried out properly.
  • Inspect weekly the cranes in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendation.
  • Fill up the crane logbook as required for all lifts over 50 tons.
  • Carry out properly all standing orders and instructions given by his supervisor.
  • Provide Roustabouts with relevant instructions for current and forthcoming operations.
  • Perform safety inspection on gauges, indicators, limit switches, cables, electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems in cranes.
  • Ensure decks and work areas are organized for efficient and safe operations.

FINANCIAL PACKAGE: Based on experience.


FEES: JP Energy is an ethical recruiter and charges no fees for recruitment.

On application, you will be asked to answer a series of screening questions. Failure to answer the questions will reject your application.

Background checks will be requested and submissions will be verified for legitimacy.