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Assistant Crane Operator / Assistent Kranfører
COSL Drilling Europe AS
Vestre Svanholmen 4
11. august 2024

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Join the fastest-growing rig company in the North Sea!

COSL Drilling Europe, a safe and efficient drilling contractor dedicated to delivering on the energy transition with its cutting-edge, low-emission drilling rigs, is currently seeking skilled and motivated Assistant Crane Operators to join our team.

By 2025, our ambition is to provide climate-neutral drilling services and set a new market standard.

Our rig portfolio has a proven track record of having the most efficient and best performing rigs in the North Sea, with Energy Control Systems already delivering substantial CO2 and NOx reductions. The rigs are compact, with low PoB and operated by a highly competent and experienced team. We are certified with the ISO 14001 Environmental Management standard and the ISO 50001 Energy Management System standard and continuously invest in technology and competence that reduce emissions and bring long-term value creations for our customers and society.

The Assistant Crane Operator`s tasks and responsibilities are, but not limited to, following:

  • Perform duties according to relevant requirements as deck operator, signaler, slinger and rigger during lifting and rigging operations
  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness and tidiness throughout the deck and marine areas.
  • Ensure that all required permits including, Guidelines, SJA, risk assessments, isolations etc. are in place before any jobs requiring any of these commences within his/her area of responsibility.
  • Participate and supervise actively in all practical aspects of marine/deck related routines and planned maintenance.
  • Properly carry out all orders and instructions given by his/her superior.
  • Operate all cranes in a safe and proper way as designed, according to vendors instructions, legislation and CDE procedures.
  • Ensure that repairs and preventive maintenance are carried out as recommended on all cranes, safety equipment and other equipment in Marine department, all deficiencies to be reported to appropriate supervisor according to CDE procedures.
  • Ensure that only marked, certified and suitable slings, wires, shackles, blocks and hooks are used and available for use for lifting purposes.


Suitable applicants should ideally have:

  • Passed a vocational training programme, preferably with specialization in Mechanical / Hydraulic or Electrical vocational studies
  • Relevant experience
  • Fit to work offshore
  • Basic Safety Training - NOG
  • G5 Offshore Crane Operator Certificate
  • Offshore Medical Certificate
  • Banksman & Slinger (O 1.1 og 2.3) 
  • Cargo in supply chain (Pakking og sikring av last iht OLF 116)
  • Dangerous Goods by air - IATA
  • Dangerous Goods by sea - IMDG 
  • Fork Lift Operator Certificate T 1 & T4
  • G20 Knuckle Boom Crane Cert.(Fastmontert hydraulisk kran)
  • G4 Overhead Crane Certificate (Traverskran)
  • Offshore Crane Simulator training refresher
  • Rigging course (O 2.2 + 3.2)
  • Socket wire course


What We Offer:

  • State-of-the-Art Drilling Rigs: Our commitment to innovation means you'll be working with cutting-edge, modern drilling rigs equipped with the latest technology. Be part of a team that pushes boundaries and sets industry standards.
  •  Exceptional Working Environment: We understand that your work environment significantly impacts your job satisfaction. That's why we ensure a safe, inclusive, and collaborative workplace where your contributions are valued, and your growth is supported.
  •  Career Development Opportunities: We invest in our employees' growth and development. From specialized training programs to advancement opportunities.
  •  Safety First: Your safety is our priority. We adhere to the highest safety standards, providing extensive training and resources to ensure you work in a secure environment.
  •  Gourmet Food and Facilities Onboard: We believe that great food and well-maintained facilities are essential for a healthy work-life balance. Enjoy delicious meals prepared by our onboard chefs and access to top-notch facilities during your time on the rigs.


COSL Drilling Europe is an equal opportunity employer.

Only applications through the system will be considered. Candidates will be screened for interview immediately, so please register at the earliest opportunity.

Om arbeidsgiver

Always do better is our guiding principle leading us through the energy transition and towards our vision of becoming the preferred supplier of drilling services. We are known for having the most efficient drilling units and a strong safety performance and culture. COSL Drilling Europe was established in 2005, and has its head office located in Stavanger, Norway. Today we operate four modern drilling units. We have a solid owner with stable ratings in China Oilfield Services Limited, listed at the Shanghai Stock Exchange, with ambitions to strengthen its foothold in the North Sea. Our four semi-submersible drilling rigs were delivered from the yard respectively in November 2010 (COSLPioneer), November 2011 (COSLInnovator), May 2012 (COSLPromoter) and November 2014 (COSLProspector). The first drilling operations started in Norway in August 2011 and COSL Drilling Europe has since then been in continuous operation drilling and completing wells in Norway, UK, Faroe Islands and New Zealand. The drilling units are of a similar design and have all proven strong and consistent performance deliveries. Our rig portfolio has a proven track record of having the most efficient and best-performing rigs in the North Sea. COSL is setting a new standard in the North Sea with its energy efficiency. Our ambition is to deliver carbon neutral drilling operations within 2025.


Ole Grimstad

HR Manager
+4795433731 / +4751950966

Heidi Gabrielsen

Sr. Advisor