Oceaneering Rigger III / Specialist in Chesapeake, Virginia

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications. Through the use of its applied technology expertise, Oceaneering also serves the defense, entertainment, and aerospace industries. Oceaneering’s business offerings include remotely operated vehicles, built-to-order specialty subsea hardware, deepwater intervention and manned diving services, non-destructive testing and inspection, and engineering and project management.

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

Who You Are

  • Critical Thinker — You excel at using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Problem Sensitive — You have the keen ability to recognize when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Complex Problem Solver — You frequently identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

What You Will be Doing

Lead and perform Rigging for shipboard operations and manufacturing shop work with repair teams under the Supervision of a multi-disciplined trade supervisor.

Strict adherence to safety, quality standards, good housekeeping habits, a high level of critical thinking/reading comprehension, are essential in this role. The willingness, and ability to perform frequent overtime and travel is a condition of employment.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Safely lead and perform rigging operations for all aspects directly or indirectly associated with removal, installation, repair and or construction of major shipboard components.
  • Have the skill and ability to direct other trade personnel to perform rigging operations under guidance.
  • Will be assigned secondary trade jobs within the team when not functioning within the rigging discipline.
  • High School/GED with Apprenticeship Diploma in Rigging and/or military and/or civilian Rigging experience within a repair department or shipyard.
  • Proficient knowledge and extensive experience performing work using general safe rigging practices in accordance with 29CFR 1910.184 and 1915.114-18.
  • Must have and be able to demonstrate expert level knowledge of the following principals:
  • Safe Working Load (SWL) Load Angle Factor (LAF), Weight Calculation, Center of Gravity (CG) Sling and Handling Gear Use and Inspection, Use of Various Types of Beam Clamps and Other Attachment Points for Proper use of Chain Falls and Come-A-Longs.
  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to align, level, lift, maneuver and place loads using mutli-point lift operations in confined areas.
  • Experience coordinating lifts with on-site Supervisors and Ships Force, while directing other trade personnel to assist rigging operations.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to install fixtures, jigs, supports and targets to ensure proper alignment during rigging operations.
  • Experience and ability to perform as a team member, assisting other trades during an installation, modification or repair operation.
  • Experience with lifts utilizing pier side and shop overhead cranes.

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.


  • Lift 20-50 pounds.
  • Work in confined spaces,kneel, jump, run, work while lying on stomach/back, crawl, and use repetitive movements of the arms and hands.
  • Identify color differences.
  • Wear PPE for skin protection.


  • 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.


  • Lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Wear PPE protection for body, vision, and hearing protection.

Security Clearance

  • Must be able to obtain a Security 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.


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

Travel & Overtime

Frequent travel/overtime are required.

Knowledge and practical skills tests are required as part of the interview process.

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.

Job ID: 13805

Location: Chesapeake, Virginia

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular