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Oceaneering Combo Fitter/Welder in Chesapeake, Virginia

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Job ID13661 LocationChesapeake, Virginia

Full/Part TimeFull-Time Regular/TemporaryRegular

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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.

Our Marine Services Division has more than 30 years experience in providing full-service ship repair capabilities for the US Naval Vessels including submarines, surface ships and crafts and deep submergence systems. Operating from state-of-the-art facilities in Chesapeake, Virginia, we are certified in Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE) and Deep Submergence System Scope of Certification (DSS-DOC) repair activities, and specialize in the design, repair, maintenance, modification, and installation of hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) systems.

For more information please go to www.oceaneering.com and click on Products & Services, then click Marine Services Division (MSD).

Position Summary

Fits and welds metal components together to fabricate, modify, install and dismantle or repair products, such as shipboard hulls, bulkheads, decks, fixtures, jigs, or machine parts according to layouts, blueprints or work orders, using a variety of arc and gas welding equipment. This worker fits and welds metal parts together, using both gas welding and any combination of arc welding processes, performs related tasks such as thermal cutting and grinding, repairs broken or cracked parts, fills holes and increases size of metal parts, positions and clamps together components of fabricated metal products preparatory to welding. This worker may locate and repair cracks in industrial structures, using inspection equipment and gas torch, may perform repairs only and be required to pass employer performance tests or standard tests to meet certification standards of governmental agencies or professional and technical associations.

Involves heavy lifting, frequent stooping or bending and possible working assignments in overhead structures, confined spaces or beneath machinery. Strict adherence to safety, quality standards, good housekeeping habits, high level of critical thinking/reading comprehension. Frequent travel/overtime are required.

Duties & Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL

  • Requires limited supervision/oversight and is familiar with the trade qualifications and can perform most tasks required as a Combination Welder/Fitter.

  • Must be able to understand and perform the set-up, alignment, and operation of various portable tools and hand tools used in the trade including plasma cutting machines and oxy/fuel torches.

  • Knowledge of the following: shipboard plate (hull, deck, bulkhead) systems (repair/installation practices, procedures, alignments and material requirements), blue print reading and interpretation, MILSPEC and SUBSAFE requirements.

  • Select welding filler material, joint design and proper heat ranges as directed by Technical Work Documents.

  • Read and understand terminology, blueprints, drawings and schematics to plan installation, modification or repair prior to commencing the process.

Qualifications

REQUIRED

  • High School/GED with Apprenticeship Diploma and additional vocational courses or technical school graduate; and/or military and/or civilian experience with Shipfitting/ welding practices in a repair department or shipyard.

  • Knowledge and practical skills tests required.

  • Deep Submergence Systems (SOC MCD A, B, and C), SUBSAFE Qualification. Welding qualifications (GTAW/SMAW). Automated welding processes.

  • Must be able to obtain a Secret/Confidential security clearance.

  • Must have the ability to obtain government base access.

Security Clearance Requirements

  • Must have a Secret Security Clearance issued by the U.S. Department of Defense.

  • Applicant will be subject to periodic security investigations and must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain and maintain a security clearance issued by the US Government.

  • In addition to the security clearance, this position may require an additional background screening for base access.

Citizenship Requirements

Oceaneering Marine Services Division can only hire “US Citizens” who are not dual citizens of any other country to work at its’ facilities. You can verify your citizenship with the Self-Check through E-Verify (uscis.gov), if available in your state of residence.

Working Conditions

This position is considered SHOP/INDOORS 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.

  • Includes exposure to contaminants.

  • Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures.

  • Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  • Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people.

  • Requires working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions.

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 MEDIUM work.

OCCASIONAL
  • Lift 20-50 pounds.

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

  • Identify color differences.

  • Wear PPE for skin protection.

    FREQUENT

  • Lift 10-25 pounds.

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

  • Twist body, sit with back supported, head forward/flexed, head tilted/rotated, and work with arms extended overhead.

  • Operate a motor vehicle.

    CONSTANT

  • Lift up to 10 pounds.

  • Wear PPE protection 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.

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