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Quality Training Advisor

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Date: Feb 24, 2021

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77024

Company: Pacific Drilling

Position Summary

The Quality and Training Advisor (QTA) is in charge of knowing and advising offshore personnel on Pacific Drilling Quality, Health, Safety, Environment, and Training management systems on board the vessel.

Department / Location

Operations / Offshore – Gulf of Mexico

Position Scope

The position assists, recommends and advises the OIM, the department supervisors and the crews on Quality, HSE and Training matters, provides the vital link between Quality, HSE and Training organizations onshore and implements the systems in the offshore environment.

Reporting Relationships

Direct Manager/Supervisor – Drilling Superintendent

Functional Manager/Supervisors – Quality & HSE Manager, Training Manager of Operations and Training Manager of Quality & HSE


Supervisory Relationships

The Quality and Training Advisor has one direct report:

  • Quality and Training Advisor

.Qualifications and Experience

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Three years of offshore experience and demonstrated Quality and HSE leadership, or as an alternate three years of Quality and HSE experience in associated industries plus an offshore orientation period to ensure as a minimum the qualification requirements for roustabout and roughneck as per Pacific Drilling Training Matrix.
  • Fluent English communication skills (oral and written) and organization skills
  • Completion of all mandatory training and certification requirements for Quality & Training Advisor as described in the Pacific Drilling offshore Training matrix.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Comply with Pacific Drilling 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.
  • Act as a Quality and HSE leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
  • Promote 100% compliance, all the time with Pacific Drilling Quality, HSE and Training management systems by all personnel onboard.
  • Observe onboard operations on a daily basis.
  • Assist and advise rig crews with:
      • safe work practices, monitor critical ongoing operations.
      • the planning and execution of HSE meetings, pre-tour and pre-job meetings.
      • the training management system offshore, coach rig supervisors to monitor their crew’s training progress.
      • incident prevention and incident investigation techniques.
  • Be the offshore point of contact for all matters related to:
      • Quality to the shore-based Quality Manager
      • HSE to the shore-based HSE Manager
      • Training to the shore-based Training Manager of Operations and Training Manager of Quality & HSE.
  • Maintain personnel’s training records as per Pacific Drilling directions.
  • Assist in maintaining Quality, HSE and Training bulletin boards updated.
  • Participate in daily meetings with the OIM, department heads and client representative.
  • Maintain and monitor the housekeeping onboard to Pacific Drilling standards with a particular focus on escape routes.
  • Openly communicate with other departments, clients and third parties as required.
  • Clearly and accurately communicate work status at end of shift and end of hitch handovers to relieving Quality and Training Advisor.

    Key Behavioral Attributes

  • Safety and team oriented
  • Enthusiastic, self-driven and dynamic, pro-active attitude
  • Always promote company interest in a positive manner
  • Demonstrate Commitment, Leadership and Accountability especially in Quality & HSE matters
  • Actively train, coach subordinates to ensure readiness for the next promotion/position by monitoring their performance, and carrying out efficient appraisals as often as required.
  • Short term planning (1 year)

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Training, Operations, Quality