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  • Offshore Radio Operator
  • NOC #1525

Offshore Radio Operator

Job Overview

For offshore rigs without a physical connection to the mainland, communication is literally a lifeline. As the professionals in charge of that lifeline, offshore radio operators serve as both the ears and the voice of a working community whose survival depends on keeping the lines of communication open. (And only one of them is the radio.)

Offshore drilling platforms can be extremely busy, complex workplaces with significant communications coordination needs. The offshore radio operator typically works in a radio room, recording and sending messages to coordinate everything from incoming helicopter flights to dispatching personnel, from broadcasting weather reports to responding to emergencies.

While the position relied heavily on the radio in the past, communications channels now include phone and computers/internet communications as well.

Radio operators are responsible for basic maintaining and repairing radio and other communications equipment as necessary.

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