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Dive Equipment Technician

Company: Oceaneering International, Inc.
Location: Morgan City
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

Responsible for maintaining and repairing all equipment associated with diving operations including but not limited to: dive compressors, dive umbilical's, diving helmets, regulators, hydraulic power units (HPU), dive control vans, deck chambers, radios, video equipment, air and gas racks. Desirable but not essential, able to maintain and repair saturation diving systems, gas blending system, gas reclaim system, habitat control system, bell launch and recovery system.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Possess a strong working knowledge of the equipment used in the diving industry.

  • Able to repair and maintain compressor systems.

  • Possess an understanding of the operation and repair of A/C and D/C voltage equipment.

  • Be able to read and understand electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical schematics.

  • Must be capable of conducting maintenance operations in a safe and efficient manner.

  • Knowledge of emergency and safety procedures.

  • Knowledge of proper operation and use of all equipment related to air diving, including decompression chambers.

  • Knowledge of air/gas/saturation diving procedures and techniques including JSEAs.

  • Must show discretion, good judgment, organizational or management ability, initiative, and the ability to work independently.

  • Perform maintenance/repairs on equipment offshore and in the diving yard.

  • Service diving hats / helmets.

  • Maintain/repair electronics.

  • Maintain/repair hydraulics.

  • Maintain/repair mechanics.

  • Use test equipment, calibrate and align equipment, and perform general housekeeping and corrosion control.

  • Establish and maintain parts and supplies associated with all diving equipment.

  • Work in the diving yard when not working offshore.


    • This position has no supervisory responsibilties.



      • At least 12 months training or experience in mechanical, hydraulic and electrical training.

      • Must be able to obtain a valid Passport and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).


        • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED), Technical/Associates degree.

        • Certified Kirby Morgan diving hat technician.


          • Knowledge of appropriate steps to analytical problem solving.

          • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

          • Ability to work in a team environment, remaining attentive to ideas, recognizing responsibilities, and actively participating with others to accomplish assignments and achieve desired goals.

          • Treats others fairly and with respect.

          • Knowledge of department's policies, rules, regulations, business goals, vision, organizational structure, culture, philosophy, operating principles and values, etc.

          • Ability to establish and maintain project priorities.

          • Seeks out new learning experiences.

          • Identifies what needs to be done and takes action before being asked or required.

            Additional Information

            WORKING CONDITIONSThis position is considered OFFSHORE WORK which is characterized as follows.

            • Outdoors and indoors, day and night, as well as over/near water.

            • Requires working on or near moving equipment and vibrating equipment.

            • Frequently the humidity is above 90%, noise is over 85 decibels and the light is intense/glare.

            • Potential exposure to open fire/flames/sparks.

            • Constant exposure to airborne dust, fumes, and gases.

            • Work surface is stable, height is elevated.

              PHYSICAL ACTIVITY/REQUIREMENTS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.This position is considered HEAVY work.OCCASIONAL

              • Lift 50-100 pounds

              • Work in confined spaces, kneel, jump, run, work while lying on his stomach/back, crawl, and use repetitive movements of the arms and hands.

              • Differentiate between colors

              • Wear PPE for skin protection.

              • Eye protection.

              • Steel/safety toed shoes/boots


                • Lift 25-50 pounds

                • Wear PPE for head, hands

                • Climb stairs/ladders, stand, balance, stoop, squat, reach, and lift/carry objects.

                • Twist, sit with back supported, head forward/flexed, head tilted/rotated

                • Work with arms extended below the waist, unsupported, elbows flexed, wrist supported and unsupported.

                • Operate a motor vehicle


                  • Lift 10-20 pounds

                  • Standing and walking

                  • Wear PPE for body, vision, and hearing protection

                    Equal Opportunity Employer

                    All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

                    Closing Statement

                    As COVID-19 continues to significantly impact employees, workplaces, families and communities, many of Oceaneering's clients are requiring that all individuals working at their sites be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, including employees of Oceaneering and other contractors. Accordingly, only individuals who are, or are willing to be, fully vaccinated before their start date are eligible for this position. Any applicant selected for this position will be required to prove that they are fully vaccinated prior to their start date.

Keywords: Oceaneering International, Inc., Baton Rouge , Dive Equipment Technician, Engineering , Morgan City, Louisiana

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