Deepwater Ballast Control Operator

Job Info

Job Title: Deepwater Ballast Control Operator
Rotational Schedule: 14/14
Crew Change Location: Houma, Louisiana

Danos Expectations:

A successful candidate will exhibit characteristics that support the following:

  • Safety Awareness
  • Work Ethic
  • Technical Skill
  • Customer Focus
  • Open Communication
  • Implementing Vision and Values
The Ballast Control Operator (BCO) is primarily responsible for ballast and fluid transfer operations,
While ensuring and maintaining the stability of the offshore facility by monitoring other marine-related
Operations, systems, equipment, and environmental conditions. The BCO must possess and maintain
A USCG BCO license.

The BCO is a motivated individual that strives to stay engaged and actively review marine operations
Processes and standards to ensure continuous improvement and safe, reliable operations.


HSSE performance:
  • Demonstrate personal leadership in process and occupational safety at all times.
  • Review, understand and utilize the GoM Safe Practices Manual to control and mitigate the hazards associated with work tasks.
  • Ensure compliance with all Health Safety Security & Environment (HSSE) standards and
  • Practices as defined within the Operating Management Standard (OMS).
  • Understand and manage operating risk to prevent accidents and harm to people, to reduce damage to the environment and achieve competitive performance.
  • Perform the duties of an Issuing Authority (IA) or a Performing Authority (PA) in compliance with ISSOW and according to competency level.
Production and technical integrity performance:
  • Responsible for marine operations and management, with particular attention to ballast and fluid transfer operations within the primary and support systems (vessel maneuvering, hull and deck management, lifting appliances, air, water, ventilation and emergency equipment and systems).
  • Ensure stability of the facility by completing weight shift and center of gravity calculations based on weight changes.
  • Provide marine input to projects and turnaround (TAR) preparation as required.
  • Compliance with Guidance on Certification (GoC), as required, for all maintenance work prior to operation.
  • Collaborate with functional support, as required, to highlight potential process safety and Operational optimization issues.
  • Have an awareness of performance standards and their relevance to process operations, maintenance and performance requirements.
  • Ensure that maintenance routines and defects are recorded in Maximo and with the appropriate amount of detail.
  • Complete all planned maintenance (PM) routines to schedule and plan the appropriate procedure.
  • Ensure ad-hoc vendors & visitors adhere to safety standards.
  • Monitor, reorder and track supply levels of production chemicals, critical spares and materials.
  • Understand and comply with the Management of Change (MoC) process for all procedural, equipment or process changes as needed.
  • Ensure shift and crew-change handovers are accurately recorded in the appropriate log and in compliance with the Guidance on Shift Handovers.
Operations Excellence:
  • Actively participate in Continuous Improvement (CI), striving to improve operating efficiency.
  • Participate in root-cause failure investigations as required to prevent future occurrences.
  • Ensure the technical integrity of instrument equipment and maintenance standards, recommending changes to the maintenance strategy, policy and procedures as required and in compliance with the Management of Change (MOC) process.
  • Full engagement and compliance with the System Ownership plan.
  • Actively engage in coaching and sharing of technical knowledge with team members.
  • Regularly review performance objectives and progress with your supervisor.
  • Implement and maintain performance management and career development processes to
  • Monitor and improve individual performance and enhance contribution.
Training / Competence:
  • Compliance with GoM competency requirements (refer to the GoM Technician Competency Matrix).
  • Comply with and meet regulatory competence requirements through completion.
  • Maintain and track learning and development through the Virtual Training Assistant (VTA) portal.
  • Engage and comply as required with the Competency Management Assurance Standard (CMAS).
Emergency Response:
  • Act as member of the emergency response team and comply with the responsibilities assigned as defined in the Emergency Response Plan.
  • Participate in emergency response exercises to ensure a full understanding of the process and procedures.

Why work for Danos?
Danos offers competitive wages, sustainable health benefits, 401K company match, and opportunities for employee development.
Sounds like your ideal employer?
Apply today! Visit to complete a general application or to review additional openings.
Danos is an equal opportunity employer.

About Us
The Danos Difference
Team up with Danos, and be a part of one of the safest and best-performing companies in the business.
The Danos name means more than just outstanding performance for our customers. To our growing base of over 1,500 employees, it also means an opportunity to help keep production of energy moving.

Our company culture focuses on the values of integrity, improvement, service, respect and an uncompromising emphasis on safety in the workplace. And part of that is making sure every project goes as planned, every work environment meets the highest industry standards and enforcing a policy of fairness and overall diversity throughout our team.

We're always looking to add new, results-driven employees to our workforce. No matter your level of experience, no matter where you are, the right job could be waiting for you at Danos. In addition to stability and competitive wages, benefits of working with Danos also include sustainable health benefit packages, 401K company match and global opportunities. If you're ready to bring the dedication, we'll bring the training, resources and support for career success.

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