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McDermott Chief Mechanic in Chennai, India

Company Overview

People power our future. That is why advancing a dynamic, inclusive environment, where everyone grows and thrives is critically important to us.

Our ingenuity fuels daily life. Together, we’ve forged some of the most trusted partnerships across the energy value chain to make what was once just an idea a reality: laying subsea infrastructure thousands of feet below sea level, installing offshore platforms hundreds of miles from shore, and using our expertise to design and build offshore wind infrastructure.

For more than 100 years, we've been making the impossible possible. Today, we're driving the energy transition with more than 30,000 of the brightest minds across 54 countries. 

Here, what you do matters.

Job Overview:

Monitors repairs and rebuilds to ensure they are performed properly, safely, and economically.

This role will be working in offshore vessel.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for refusing unsafe work and for carrying out all work in accordance with the established safety standards and work practices

  • Following all company policies and procedures, and ensuring all subordinates comply with the same

  • Wearing, inspecting, caring for, and replacing required personal protective equipment

  • Ensures all mechanical maintenance is performed in accordance with Company policies and

  • procedures, equipment manufacturer’s recommendations, the Equipment Operating Manual, and regulatory requirements and codes

  • Oversees modifications to the equipment and structure; ensures modifications are approved according to Company policies and procedures before operation

  • Performs troubleshooting and repair of equipment, directly or through subordinates

  • Performs daily visual inspections of equipment and diagnoses actual and potential malfunctions; ensures potential hazards and abnormal operating conditions are addressed quickly, and that any deteriorating conditions are reported to the 1st Engineer

  • Initiates analysis and identifies the root causes of failures in equipment and systems

  • Ensures records and documentation for general maintenance, operation, and repairs are kept accurate and up-to-date

  • Monitors equipment logs to ensure operating and maintenance standards are maintained

Essential Qualifications and Education:

  • Mechanical Engineering Certificate or similar vocational certification\

  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a mechanic


  • Valid Medical Certificate of Fitness

  • STCW Reg

  • VI-6 – Security Familiarization



McDermott is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.