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Job ID14768 LocationHanover, Maryland

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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.

The Advanced Technologies (ADTECH) group of Oceaneering is recognized as an industry leader in enabling humans to work safely and effectively in harsh environments ranging from the depths of the sea to the outer reaches of space. ADTECH specializes in the support of manned systems and the development and application of practical, cost-effective robotic systems in multiple industries. ADTECH designs, builds, and operates unique underwater systems for the US Navy and provides life cycle maintenance services for Submarines and Deep Submergence Systems. ADTECH is developing the next generation space suit for NASA and provides robotic and spacecraft life support systems. ADTECH is also an award winning leader in design, build, and installation of theme park entertainment ride systems and provides intra-logistic solutions using AGV systems. ADTECH's business areas are: Oceaneering Technologies, Marine Services Division, Oceaneering Space Systems, Oceaneering Entertainment Systems, Frog AGV Systems, and ADTECH Manufacturing Group.

For more information please go to www.oceaneering.com and click on Products & Services, then click on Non-Oilfield, then click on Naval and Marine Services.

Position Summary

The Buyer I executes purchase orders (POs) for procurement of materials and services in support of multiple departments within the assigned division. The Buyer I is able to make commitments for the company at any dollar level upon receipt of a properly approved requisition and assists management in meeting department goals.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Plan, negotiate, and execute purchase agreements with domestic and international suppliers.

  • Establish and maintain vendor relationships.

  • Evaluate vendor performance and assist with maintenance of approved supplier list.

  • Place orders in accordance with engineering specifications and other requirements.

  • Negotiate price and delivery to meet project requirements. Expedite orders as needed to ensure that delivery dates are met.

  • Understand and interpret technical data to prepare and issue Requests for Quotes (RFQs). Analyze quotes to select or recommend suppliers.

  • Attend and participate in project meetings relating to procurement.

  • Adhere to Quality Management System.

  • Resolve receiving problems that may include quality issues, rejected materials or shipments, and part number discrepancies.

  • Resolve material and part returns due to warranty claims, incorrect shipments, or freight damage. Submit claims for carrier freight damage.

  • Work with Accounting Department to solve complex problems pertaining to procurement.


  • Additional duties as assigned.



  • Associates degree. Equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • One year of purchasing or related experience.

  • Ability to establish vendor relationships and negotiate best prices and delivery.

  • Ability to read and interpret commercial contract language and technical specifications.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


  • CPIM or CPM certification

  • Ability to obtain security clearance.

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.