Senior Cargo Operator

Offshore, Malaysia

The Senior Cargo Operator's function shall include, but may not be limited to the following, which may be revised from time to time as indicated by changes in operational requirements.

Key Objectives

  • To operate and maintain all marine systems in a safe and efficient manner and in accordance with the FSO Management System.
  • To understudy the Operations Officer and assume the duties and responsibilities of the Operations Officer during the absence of the Operations Officer from the FSO.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Bridge watch keeper when on passage, at anchor or disconnected from the riser.
  • Ensuring all navigation equipment is functioning correctly, preparation of the bridge for sea, completion of arrival/departure checklists and regular function testing when connected to the riser.
  • Ensure all navigational charts and publications are corrected and up to date, navigational warnings are displayed and complete passage plans and chart work.
  • To monitor FSO stability with reference to stability, trim, stress and bending moments when on shift.
  • Implement the cargo and ballast plan when on shift.
  • Manage the discharge of produced water to designated plan when on shift.
  • Assist Operations Safety Supervisor with tank washing and gas freeing operations as "responsible person".
  • Ensuring the off take equipment and machineries, such as the IGS system, off take meter and prover, cargo pumps, are always functioning correctly.
  • Responsible for the operation of the cargo pump during offtake operation and assist as required.
  • Periodic inspection of cargo/hydraulic lines.
  • Carryout routine helicopter fuel testing operations and assist as helicopter deck crew when required.
  • Calculate daily production figures by way of manual ullages.
  • Maintain FSO keys and security systems.

HSE Responsibilities

  • To provide support during emergency response and take charge of the emergency muster station.
  • To maintain all lifesaving equipment and fire appliances and associated equipment in accordance with PMS schedules.
  • Assist with first aid/assistance to all personnel onboard and the maintenance of the Medical Locker in a clean, hygienic and tidy condition, maintenance of inventories, medical records/logs and checks of medical certificates.

Working Relationships

  • Liaise with Operations Safety Supervisor on day to day marine activities.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Relevant operating experience on an FSO or similar FSO preferred and detailed knowledge of tanker operations includes crude oil washing, inert gas systems and marine safety systems.
  • Experience with safety management systems preferred.
  • Experience in berthing and unberthing large vessels at offshore moorings preferred.


  • Chief Mate Class 1 Certificate of Competency or Pumpman or equivalent with Tanker Endorsement.
  • GMDSS Operators Certificate is preferred.
  • Good personal and interpersonal skills, good command of English and culturally aware with experience of working with a multicultural workforce preferred.

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