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Job ID14677 LocationHouston, Texas

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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.

Position Summary

Shipboard Technical Services (STS) conducts technical inspections for the maritime offshore oil and gas industry. STS is seeking a highly-motivated individual to serve as both a project superintendent and technician to help our growing program. In this role, you will be responsible for the servicing and operating of STS equipment, including small ROVs, borescope cameras, magnetic crawlers, and a complement of specialized tools. When not maintaining equipment, duties and expectations will be office based such as planning and executing the Classification Society and Regulatory inspections in the Drilling Industry.

The ideal candidate will be mechanically inclined, have experience with flying underwater ROVs, have good communication abilities, and be willing to learn new skills. Additionally, the ideal candidate should be capable of solving technical problems and working with little day-to-day supervision. This role requires 50% travel.

Duties & Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL
  • Performs pre and posts job testing on all equipment. Loads and unloads gang boxes and work vans.

  • Disassembles, inspects, maintains, repairs and reassembles all equipment. Troubleshoots, identifies, and replaces defective parts and components on all equipment.

  • Applies lubricants to machine parts such as shafts, pulleys, gears and bearings including motors and pumps.

  • Cleans and removes dirt, grease, waste material and pressure washes all equipment.

  • Cleans work area, tools and equipment and performs other routine duties associated with day to day operations and equipment upkeep.

  • Assist with all technical data for jobs such as drawings and changes to drawings as required for job.

  • Troubleshoots and repairs equipment involved with job.

  • Assists with shipping and receiving and with loading and unloading of all equipment, maintaining general inventories and up keeping spares kits.

  • May attend pre- and post- job meetings with project managers and clients.

  • Maintains and operates tooling kits including borescopes, robotic crawlers, camera systems, and other specialized tooling.

  • Assists project superintendents in project planning and customer interface.

  • Reviews project proposals or plans to determine time frames, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of project.

  • May lead offshore teams consisting of ROV, diving and asset integrity technicians.

  • Confers with supervisory and engineering personnel and inspectors and suppliers of tools and materials to resolve problems and improve methods.

  • Inspects work in progress to ensure that workmanship conforms to IACS specifications and the adherence to project schedules.

  • Develops efficient repair methods and evaluates/selects quality sub-contractors.

  • Monitors technical problems, major defects and follow-up until corrective action is verified.

  • Prepares project reports for management which includes monthly reports, status, financial and forecast, along with delivering all appropriate customer reports as outlined in contract and required to fully communicate status, change management and issues.

  • Ensures all procedures are adhered to and complied with International Safety Management (ISM), classification society rules, and maritime insurance.

  • Completes internal valve inspection and plugging operations as well as internal tank inspections using miniature ROVs.

  • Keeps abreast with the statutory and class regulations and standards.

  • Maintains all completed paperwork and required documents.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position will have limited supervisory responsibilities for offshore personnel and roles.

  • This position has no direct reports, but may direct and oversee the work of different OII divisions, superintendents, riggers and 3rd party laborers offshore.

Qualifications

REQUIRED

  • Three (3) years’ experience working in shipping, operational drilling, or related industry.

  • Familiar with classification society guidelines and regulatory requirements.

  • Must be able to obtain:

  • Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC).

  • GulfSafe training.

  • Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) and water survival training.

  • Valid passport.

  • Must be able to travel for work 50% of the year.

DESIRED

  • 2nd Mate or 2nd assistant engineer license or equivalent experience.

  • Experience working with ROV’s.

  • Previous experience working in diving.

  • Experience with troubleshooting electronics.

  • Experience working in a warehouse type environment.

  • Maritime academy background.

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Ensures that important information from management is shared with employees and others as appropriate.

  • Gives and receives constructive feedback.

  • Ensures that others involved in a project or effort are kept informed about developments and plans.

  • Ensures that regular consistent communication takes place within area of responsibility.

Additional Information

This position is considered 50% Office/Warehouse work which is characterized as follows:

  • Almost exclusively indoors during the day and occasionally at night.

  • Occasional exposure to airborne dust in the work place.

  • Work surface is stable (flat).

This position is considered 50% offshore work which is characterized as follows:

  • Outdoors and indoors, day and night, as well as over/near water.

  • Requires working on or near moving equipment and vibrating equipment.

  • Frequently the humidity is above 90%, noise is over 85 decibels and the light is intense/glares.

  • Potential exposure to open fire/flames/sparks.

  • Constant exposure to airborne dust, fumes, and gases.

  • Work surface is stable, height is elevated.

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.

OCCASIONAL

  • Lift 20-50 pounds.

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

  • Identifies color differences.

  • Wears PPE for skin protection.

FREQUENT

  • Lifts 10-25 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.

CONSTANT

  • 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.

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