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Oceaneering Rigger Specialist in Hanover, Maryland

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Job ID15124 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.

Oceaneering Technologies (OTECH) performs a wide range of engineering services and products for unique marine systems for military and commercial customers. OTECH innovates wherever practical rather than inventing making it “faster to field” than others in its industry; the typical development/delivery cycle for complex mechanical, hydraulic, electrical systems is often completed in 12-15 months. Technical capabilities span the entire engineering spectrum. These skills have been demonstrated in successfully delivered systems, including Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs); Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs); saturation diving systems; surface and sub-surface vehicle launch and recovery systems; advanced offshore cranes; and life support systems.

For more information please go to www.oceaneering.com and click on Products & Services, then click Oceaneering Technologies (OTECH).

Position Summary

Leads, supervises and manages the OTECH lifting program. This position will be the subject matter expert for lifting at OTECH. Supervises rigging operations while working with engineering/technician for program support. 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, and overtime as required.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Requires no supervision and excels in all qualifications. Is an expert in all tasks required as a rigger and will provide mentoring to junior craftsman.

  • Must be able to understand and perform the inspection, set up, maintenance and operation of various rigging equipment and hand tools used in the trade as well as the ability to select the correct rigging equipment to execute safe rigging operations, calculating weight, size, safety and interference.

  • Has the ability to align, level, lift, maneuver, and place large or critical tolerance loads using multi-point lifting operations in confined areas.

  • Installs fixtures, jigs, supports and targets to ensure proper alignment during rigging operations.

  • Coordinates lifts with on-site engineer/supervisor and directs other trade personnel to assist rigging operations.

  • Interfaces with programs to insure they have the necessary gear for the expected loads and movements.

  • Maintains/Inspects all rigging and keeps in accordance to company safety policies and procedures.

  • Originates or reviews all lifting plans including JSEA per company procedure.


  • Additional duties to include senior mechanical technician duties as required by assembly supervisor.

  • Provides support to projects, manufacturing and assembly teams as needed.

  • Assists in coordinating lift support as needed.


  • High school/GED with Minimum 10 years hands on experience.

  • Must have the ability to obtain government base access.

  • Knowledge and practical skills tests required.

  • Overhead crane, fork lift, aerial lift, fall protection qualification.

  • Must be able to obtain a Secret security clearance.

Additional Information

This position is considered Indoor/Outdoor/Offsite Oceaneering Supportwhich is characterized as follows:

  • Indoor/Outdoor 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/glaring.

  • 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 indoor/outdoorin non-controlled environmental conditions.

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.


  • Lifts 20-50 pounds.

  • Works in confined spaces, kneels, jumps, runs, works while lying on stomach/back, crawls, and uses repetitive movements of the arms and hands.

  • Identifies color differences.

  • Wears PPE for skin protection.


  • Lifts10-25 pounds.

  • Climbs stairs/ladders, stands, balances, stoops, squats, reaches, and lifts/carries objects.

  • Twists body, sits with back supported, head forward/flexed, head tilted/rotated, and works with arms extended overhead.

  • Operates a motor vehicle.


  • Lifts up to 10 pounds.

  • Wears 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.