Working on Platforms & Jack Ups

Route into the industry

We are always looking for professionals for various jobs on platforms or jack ups, such as Deckhands, Welders, Mechanics, Electricians, and Crane Operators. The required background and/or education depends on the specific position. In most cases, a relevant technical degree is required. Experience within the oil & gas or nautical industry is always needed. Additionally, you must have obtained all the necessary offshore survival and medical certificates. Nautical experience can be a requirement when working on a self-propelled jack up.

Jack ups are mostly used for servicing and accommodation projects, to serve production platforms and assist within the offshore wind industry.

Working in this field means you need to be in good physical condition. You should also take into account that you will be spending a considerable amount of time away from home, and will be working in rotating shifts with irregular working hours.

Characteristics

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of people
  • Analytical ability to think through potentially complex problems and develop solutions
  • Initiative and drive
  • The ability to work under pressure