Edison Chouest Offshore companies



QHSE Technician

The QHSE technician ensures that the company operates in a manner that promotes QHSE awareness.

Position Type

This is a full-time position with a typical work schedule of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with additional on-call duties as required.


  • Communication proficiency
  • Teamwork orientation
  • Problem solving/analysis
  • Technical capacity
  • Ethical conduct
  • Thoroughness
  • Attention to detail
  • Efficiency

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Essential Functions

The QHSE technician will:

  • Educate, participate and promote the company's QHSE processes (PTW, Risk Assessment, SWA, MOC, etc.) by hosting training sessions and participation in actual documentation assessments and reviews on board the vessels.
  • Continuously monitor participation and thoroughly review the quality of documentation. Based on the review of documentation, the QHSE technician will conduct refresher training if determined the content and quality of documentation is inadequate.
  • Evaluate and assist in the identification/mitigation of found hazards to eliminate exposures and impacts that adversely affect the safety and health of employees, the environment, and quality of our products and services.
  • Participate and conduct, when appropriate, QHSE meetings regarding current QHSE issues/opportunities, necessary corrective actions, audit findings, etc.
  • Assist in examination of trend analyses of accident, incident, and non-conformance data to identify recurring causes for implementation of corrective action.
  • Attend, when appropriate and/or as directed, meetings sponsored by the client regarding QHSE-related items/issues.
  • Work with other safety professionals (e.g. company and client) to enforce a healthy and safe work environment.
  • Assist in the gathering of key performance indicator data from the vessels, when required, and the formulation of reports summarizing the vessel's participation in QHSE-related programs.
  • Be responsible for assisting in the distribution and communication of QHSE-related news bulletins, external bulletins and circulars.
  • Assist in conducting accident, incident, and quality non-conformance investigations when necessary.
  • Assist in promoting interest and participation in QHSE initiatives and activities.
  • Be responsible for follow up on assigned vessel corrective actions within the management system.
  • Continue professional development by maintaining awareness of technological, managerial and regulatory developments of QHSE-related areas. This can be accomplished through literary review, professional organizations, and selected seminars.
  • Ensure employees use and maintain necessary personal protective equipment and ensure there is adequate training in the use of appropriate life-saving equipment.
  • Be responsible for maintaining QHSE-related documentation within the management system for assigned vessels.
  • Be responsible for conducting drug/alcohol screens as directed.

Work Environment

The work environment is predominantly indoor with occasional outdoor/offshore work required. Work can be performed in a variety of environmental conditions while completing assessments in the field and on board vessels.

Physical Demands


O – occasionally (less than 33% of work time)

F – frequently (34-66% of work time)

C – constantly (67%-100% of work time)

N – not a significant part of the job

Standing O
Walking O
Sitting F
Stooping N
Kneeling N
Squatting O
Body Twisting O
Crawling N
Sense of Touch O
Manual Dexterity O
Speaking Clearly C
Seeing Distant C
Seeing/Reading C
Reaching High, Low Level F
Hearing – Speech Range C
Depth Perception C
Color Vision C
Lifting O
Carrying O
Pushing O
Pulling O
Climbing Ladders O
Climbing Stairs O
Balancing C


Travel is on an as-needed basis and may include domestic and international trips. Travel duration can range from two (2) to fourteen (14) days.

Required Education and Experience

  • High-school diploma or equivalent
  • Six months of experience in a QHSE role

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Related degree/certification preferred
  • Like industry experience or training may substitute for education/qualification

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient with computer programs utilized to create presentations, policies, and reports
  • Knowledge of regulations pertaining to the maritime industry
  • Be familiar with conducting incident investigations and determining a root cause
  • Understand hazard risk assessment and be able to properly mitigate hazards with crewmembers
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to lead safety meetings on different topics related to marine industry

Reports To

QHSE manager

Other Duties

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of the required activities, duties or responsibilities. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.

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