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Dive Technician

Company: Oceaneering International, Inc.
Location: Morgan City
Posted on: January 25, 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 Operation and Maintenance of Diving's Saturation Systems and the Hyperbaric Reception Facility (HRF).

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Reports directly to the Diving Equipment Manager on all issues related to the diving yard, diving equipment, and diving personnel.

  • Works closely with the Equipment Group to maintain the Operational Readiness (IMCA, IOGP, ABS) of all Diving Equipment under his responsibility.

  • Communicates with Clients on the condition of readiness of the two portable Saturation Systems under his responsibility.

  • Direct the activities of Diving Personnel and Technicians under his/her supervision.

  • Communicate with employees and management to determine possible problems with the facility, processes or equipment and develop a plan to correct them.

  • Completes time logs for Diving personnel and technicians under his/her supervision.

  • Keep a record of maintenance and repair work performed including dates and costs.

  • Manages the mobilization and demobilization of the Saturation Systems, and the HRF.

  • Works to track and reduce costs.

  • As directed by the Equipment Manager, coordinates scheduled and unscheduled audits of the equipment maintenance records for all Diving Assets.

  • Leads morning Safety meetings. Collaborate with HSE department to ensure safety requirements are upheld in the yard.

  • Develops and approves JSEA's and work permits for all activities related to working on Diving Equipment.

  • Generates or processes equipment purchase request for review and approval.

  • Is available for on-call rotation and emergency call-outs.

  • Participate in Root Cause Analysis Teams.

  • Works with the Equipment Group on the Implementation of the Maintenance System for all Diving Equipment.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Supervise crews for maintenance of equipment including subcontract electricians, mechanics, or construction personnel.



      • 5+ years of related field experience within the diving services industry involving commercial diving focused on oil & gas projects or equivalent combination of education and experience.

      • Must have a broad knowledge of electrical power distribution systems, piping systems, hydraulic systems, and Diver Life Support systems.


        • High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED);

        • Vocational or Business Management Degree or Certificate in Commercial Diving or Marine Technology or Project Management Degree.

          Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

          • 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 SHOP/INDOORS WORK which is characterized as follows.

            • Primarily indoors during the day and occasionally at night.

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

            • When outdoors, humidity is frequently above 90%

            • Noise is over 85 decibels.

            • Light is intense/glare.

            • Occasional exposure to open fire/flames/sparks.

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

              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 Technician, Professions , Morgan City, Louisiana

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