Oceaneering Structural Inspector in Chesapeake, Virginia

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

Responsibility to conduct structuralinspectionsto support URO MRC program, HIP inspections, DDS Transporter and any other Quality Control dimensional inspections deemed necessary for the company. Work in accordance with OII-MSD Process Instructions, Directives and Engineering technical documents. Interface with internal and external customers to report findings. Frequent travel and overtime may be required. Strong analytical and personnel management skills required.Cross training as a limited NDT Level II for VT, MT and PT is required.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Conduct structuralinspectionsand report in accordance with written and verbal instructions.
  • Provide on the job training for other personnel in proper structuralinspection and reporting technique during initial qualification.
  • Control inspection records until turned over the Engineering for evaluation. Maintain independent inspection files for historical purposes.
  • Interface and effectively communicate verbally and in writing with Engineering, NDT, Welding, Resources, Training, and Programs departments. Must be able to work as a team member to develop or seek solutions to problems.
  • Obtain limited NDT Level II certifications in VT, MT and PT to support a Tiger Team concept.
  • Recommend and/or make improvements in techniques, equipment or inspection methods.
  • Follow safety procedures and regulations as required to ensure safety. Maintain adherence to good housekeeping practices and safety guidelines in accordance with OII-MSD Safety Training Observation Program (STOP).
  • Work in accordance with management direction to maintain the production schedule.
  • Collateral duties include conducting periodic audit and surveillances of forward work sites for Quality department.
  • Assist withreviewing work packages (REC, TGI) prior to opening to ensure all structuralinspection requirements are identified for assigned task.
  • Attend Fact Finding Critiques when required to identify unsatisfactory work processes in accordance with OII-MSD PI-060.
  • Perform coating assessments of as found conditions in accordance with OII-MSD PI-066.
  • Ability to communicate and interface effectively with personnel within and outside the organization.
  • Must have the ability to obtain a clearance.
  • Minimum 2 years of hands-on experience in structural inspections or equivalent trade related quality control inspections.
  • Preferred Naval and/or Commercial Shipyard experience with Apprenticeship Program; or High School/GED with Apprenticeship Diploma and additional mechanical vocational courses; or High School/GED with extensive military training and experience in structural operations.
  • Experience in submarine and/or ship repair preferred.

Working Conditions

This position is considered SHOP/INDOORS which is characterized as follows.

  • Primarily outdoors 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.


  • 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


  • 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
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: 13802

Location: Chesapeake, Virginia

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular