Hobark International Limited (HIL) is the parent company of the Hobark group operating in the Oil and Gas industry. The company was incorporated in 1998, starting as a staffing agency based in Port Harcourt. Currently we have offices in 4 countries with our head office in Lagos. We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Crane Operator & Helicopter Landing Officer (HLO)
Req I D: Req-1084
Location: Lagos
Scope of the work:

  • Crane Operator undertakes all types of crane lifting operations inboard and outboard following  standard during all FPSO activities and operations.

He is responsible:

  • For the safe and efficient operation of the various cranes located on the FPSO.
  • For safety and efficiently lifting and moving/relocating equipment, containers, pipe, systems, stores and various materials and supplies utilized in the operations and daily functions of the FPSO.
  • This includes offloading and back-loading of equipment and cargoes from supply vessels, as well as moving heavy or bulky materials throughout the FPSO.
  • In exceptional situation and upon request of the site’s RSES, personnel transfer by FROG might be requested to be performed.
  • Acts as HLO

Job Description
Crane operations:

  • He prepares and verifies all lifting equipment prior lifting operations (condition and certification).
  • He carries out the lifting operations on board the FPSO according to site’s procedures.
  • He supervises the safe slinging and rigging of equipment.
  • He performs FPSO lifting equipment maintenance (1st level) including the cable change.
  • He receives and transfers cargoes from/to supply vessels.
  • He monitors and assesses work environment, including weather conditions.
  • He carries out a daily visual inspection of the cranes and associated equipment (wires, hoist, etc…).
  • He participates to FPSO lifting equipment maintenance activities above first level.
  • He is entitles to stop any crane lifting for safety reasons (weather conditions, etc…).
  • He reports on basis a daily, weekly, monthly FPSO the deck activities to the Marine Operation Manager (MOM)
  • He fills crane operator log book.
  • He maintains safe crane operations as per company and manufacturers procedures/guidelines within the crane’s capabilities.
  • He must be knowledgeable in all facets of crane operations and safety procedures.
  • He supports the lifting certification inspector during lifting equipment certification.
  • He recovers data to perform activity and maintenance reports.

Helicopter operations:

  • He acts as Helicopter Landing Officer and is in charge of refuelling operations.


  • Minimum five (5) years experience in lifting operations is required, with 2 years at the level stage 3 as minimum.
  • He plans and calculates load capacities to ensure that all cargoes are lifted within the safe lifting parameters of cranes.
  • Crane operator (level OPITO 3 or equivalent) with man-riding certification. + Experience for driving Liebher crane with Knuckle boom.
  • Experience in Oil & Gas Industry is required (working in hazardous area, ATEX concept).
  • Fluent in English

Primary Skills:

  • E&I COMMISSIONING, Engineering, Oil & Gas, Operations, Production.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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