Job Definitions beginning with M:
Maintenance Crew - Offshore = Person and/or crew responsible for all offshore maintenance activities to facilities and general maintenance needs.
Maintenance Engineer = Person who is to provide support for the mechanical, electrical and instrument maintenance of field equipment; also, provides technical advice to these necessary departments; also, participates in budget plans. Continued below
Maintenance Planner = Person who determines what methodologies, resources, spares and skills are required to ensure maintenance work can be done safely and efficiently.
Maintenance Planning Engineer = Person who must follow up closely on the construction and commissioning activities and ensure technical safety within all the facilities.
Manpower Planning Advisor = Person responsible for building an efficient manpower model and also develop succession planning schemes; advising on all manpower needs.
Marine Engineer = Person who maintains and operates the systems (such as the propulsion system) on the vessel; also, responsible for the general facilities such as lighting, air conditioning, water and sewage; occasionally, involved with the design and construction of the onboard systems.
Marine Pipeline Engineer = Person responsible for the detailed design and installation solutions for the marine pipelines onshore or offshore (deepwater pipelines, risers, long distance transmission for pipelines and the crude oil loading lines etc.)
Maritime Superintendent = Person who supervises all navigation, sailing etc. activities onboard the vessel (be it a ship or a rig.)
Master Mariner (Master) = Person who is responsible for the rig/vessel moving, inspections and audits, risk, safety and environment issues, transportation, installation and load plans; also, has some involvement in the review and approval of offshore projects.
Material Controller – Oil & Gas = See Materials Controller
Materials Control Specialist = Person who has the responsibility of maintaining inventory operations; preparing assembly kits for construction conduct store room duties (such as cycle counts, stocking etc.)
Materials Controller = Person responsible for the coordination of the site activities that relate to the management of material (and the documentation pertaining.)
Materials Coordinator = Person who manages and controls all preservation materials for an offshore project; also, administers all the spares/materials/consumables required for maintenance.
Materials Engineer – Oil & Gas = Person who is responsible for the choice of materials to be used in various projects; also, selects materials, lowers processing costs and increases durability of materials.
Mechanical Engineer = Person responsible for the engineering, analysis and design in support of the Company's equipment and engineering contracts for a project.
Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor = person responsible for the repair and maintenance of the diesel generators and other equipments.
Medic = very important role, as this person deals with the day-to-day well-being of all the offshore personnel; also upkeeps medical supplies and equipment required onboard. Offshore personnel not healthy? You bet things won’t be going on the right track.
Metallurgical Engineer = Person who is called upon to apply metallurgical knowledge to the development and evaluation of pipelines, systems and other areas relating; also, works with the designers in assisting with metallurgical knowledge.
Microstation Designer = Person who is responsible for development preparation checking and the coordination of the designs and drawings, documents etc.; ensuring that all is within the applicable codes and standards.
Mine Geologist = person providing advice and expertise on the geological aspects of development and production in mine, pit and quarry sites.
Minerals Surveyor = person who provides valuation services related to developing mineral resources, waste management sites, mines and quarries.
Moorings Design Specialist = Person who advises and takes part in the designing of all docking equipment and systems, planning the docking processes and advising on latest Moorings technology and trends.
Motorman = person responsible for the smooth operation of the power engine room; analysis in the motor room and control the supply power; other duties include water makers, air compressors, equipment reports, changing oil and filters.
Mud Engineer = person (in most cases having a chemistry background) responsible for the fluids that are being used for the drilling.
Mud Logger = person inspecting and testing the drilling fluid, “mud” and the debris from the well; this person is looking for traces of oil and the different types of rock samples from the well in order to build up a picture of the subsurface.
Mudman (Shakerhand) = person working in the shaker room when a drilling operation is in progress to keep an eye on the screens that monitor the shakers.
MWD Engineer = MWD stands for Measurement While Drilling; the MWD engineer basically incorporates the roles of directional driller and wireline logger (wireline instruments and techniques have been developed so that measurements can be made without interrupting drilling).
MWD Field Engineer = (MWD – Measurement While Drilling) Person responsible for ensuring all the MWD equipment arrives at the wellsite and that all MWD requirements at the site are met; as well as all general duties on field with regards to MWD needs, expertise and requirements.
MWD Specialist = (MWD – Measurement While Drilling) Person who analyses, plans and executes improvements for all MWD equipment and operations.
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