Oceaneering Machine Shop Supervisor in Hanover, Maryland

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 Machine Shop Supervisor is responsible for general oversight of machinists and their work efficiency, as well as assigning work to those individuals and tracking progress and quality of all work done in the Machine Shop. In addition, the Machine Shop Supervisor enforces safety measures and regulations, and is responsible for planning and estimating, machine tools, materials and certifications.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Estimate jobs from blueprints and determine the cost of parts or the entire job including labor and materials.

  • Supervise Machinists. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  • Formulate and implement work schedules, which includes writing job followers.

  • Coordinate all aspects of Machine Shop projects with customers and other departments.

  • Determine material and tooling requirements and expedite material acquisition.

  • Trouble-shoot production and technical problems.

  • Oversee layout, design, and production of tools.

  • Interview and test applicants.

  • Advise, consult, or counsel others throughout the organization in order to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas and actions.

  • Explain and interpret routing information to others or conducting routine business with suppliers, vendors, etc.

  • Contact customers regarding drawings or ideas to assist in method improvement.

  • Create new or improved methods, products or systems. Requires independent thinking in collaboration with other professionals to address operational, functional, or financial issues.

  • Management responsibility equivalent to that of a Shop Manager/Program Manager, with responsibility for results in terms of costs, schedules and performance of assigned area.

  • Requires very high level of physical and mental coordination and close and continuous concentration equivalent to the coordination of mind, hand, and eye for the delicate operation of technical laboratory instruments.

  • Constant exposure to conditions where severe or fatal injury or illness could occur. Examples are heavy equipment operation, welding on pipes or tanks containing petroleum products, and handling highly toxic radiological and/or chemical substances.



  • High school diploma or equivalent, plus six years formal training (vocational, business, or technical school), OR Associate‚Äôs Degree in related field.

  • Minimum ten to fifteen years of experience is required to know the procedures and effects of machine tools.

  • Must have experience managing employees and supervising projects.

  • Able to read blueprints.

  • Must have a strong background in math and material formation and peripherals.

  • Must be able to obtain security clearance.

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.


  • 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.

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: 14025

Location: Hanover, Maryland

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular