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Life offshore: Rizaldo Zunio, Electro-technical Officer

04/03/20

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work offshore? As part of a brand-new blog series, WRS has been interviewing candidates who are currently working offshore to gain a better insight into what their lives are like.

This week, we sat down with Rizaldo Zunio, an Electro-Technical Officer who works offshore on drillships and pipe laying vessels.

Q. How long have you worked in the oil and gas industry?

I have been working in the oil and gas industry for thirteen years now.

Q. What is the most challenging part of your job?

As an Electro-Technical Officer/ Marine Electrician, the most challenging part of my job is keeping the vessel going 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It can be challenging ensuring that the automation's and controls are kept in check along with the hundreds of regular maintenance jobs that form part of my role.

Q. What do you enjoy about your job?

Being able to witness the continuous technological advancement that ordinary people don’t have access to seeing. I also love the fact that my job involves a lot of travel, I get to see the world and experience new culture and feel really lucky to have so many friends across the world.

Q. Tell us about life outside work?

Outside of work I enjoy riding my BMX and big bikes, I love seeing my friends and family. I have green fingers and love planting trees and growing my own vegetables. I like to keep busy and apply my hand to various different things such a repairing electrical equipment and cars, plumbing, carpentry and mechanical engineering.

Q. What is the biggest misconception about people working offshore?

That they enjoy life, but it's always a balance, working hard and living your dreams.

If you are considering a move or just want to have a confidential discussion about current job markets, you can contact WRS. We are a workforce solutions company who work closely with our clients and candidates to help match great people to great roles, with great companies in the mining, maritime, energy, and commodities trading industries. You can take a look at our latest job vacancies roles by visiting www.worldwide-rs.com/jobs or call us on +44 (0) 161 925 2626.

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