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Oceaneering ROV Technician - Grade 1 in Perth, Australia

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Job ID15136 LocationPerth, Australia

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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.

Position Summary

The primary responsibility of the individual appointed to this position is to work both offshore and at the company’s sites onshore. There is a need for the individual appointed to this position to work in harsh environments. In addition, the individual must travel to all regional work sites (West Africa, Middle East, Caspian Sea, etc.)

Duties & Responsibilities


  • To pilot & maintain the ROV system as directed by the ROV Supervisor, to carry out survey, inspection or work tasks for the client at offshore work locations;

  • To ensure that all ROV operations are conducted in a safe, efficient and effective manner;

  • To conduct a high quality, informative commentary of ROV operations onto video tape for presentation to Client; and

  • To maintain familiarity with Client data recording/reporting requirements and specifications for the operational activities which are being conducted in order to enhance quality of data capture.


  • Safety Awareness

  • Ability to locate all relevant health, safety and quality procedures at the worksite.

  • Ability to conduct daily safety meetings.

  • Capable of completing Oceaneering forms i.e. HSE processes BBSM Incident Reporting, JSEA/ Risk assessments and Lockout/ Tag out.

  • Provide safety instructions to Jr Technicians.

  • Ability to identify workplace hazards, the risk associated with each and use of PPE to mitigate the risks.

    Teamwork & Co-operation

  • Establishment and maintenance of good working relationships with immediate team members.

  • Ability to recognise personal limitations and requests assistance from others when necessary.

  • Ability to provide basic mentoring to trainees.

  • Emergency Procedures

  • Understanding of company/client emergency procedures.

  • Describes in detail own role in emergency situations and that of ROV co-workers.

  • Ability to recognise a potential or actual emergency situation and report it accordingly.

  • Piloting Skills/Navigational Ability

  • Fly an ROV to the worksite utilising proper tether management.

  • Is able to describe the function of standard ROV controls and can demonstrate their use in navigating the ROV.

  • Direct pilot by providing range and bearing information.

  • Can describe differences between responder and transponder operation.

  • Perform simple task using manipulators.

  • ROV System

  • Ability to operate ROV without direct supervision.

  • Ability to navigate CTAG through diagnostic pages.

  • Ability to troubleshoot a basic hydraulic/electrical problem as posed by an assessor.

  • Maintenance

  • Carry out planned maintenance as needed, including completion of appropriate documentation.

  • Preparation of work area.

  • Ability to use system isolations as required at the work area.

  • Perform group fault checks.

  • Use all relevant tools/test equipment for work to be undertaken.

  • Safe Operating Procedures

  • Demonstrate understanding and use of proper communications during deck operations including launch and recovery of system.

  • Understand procedures and checklists associated with a launch and recovery operation.

  • Discuss environmental limitations associated with launch and recovery operations.

  • Administration

  • Ability to use computer-based paperwork related to operations of ROV operations.

  • Maintenance of written and video logs.

  • Technical Ability

  • Ability to identify and describe operations of hydraulic components on a typical ROV system.

  • Ability to identify and describe operations of electrical components on a typical ROV system.

  • Ability to identify boards found in the telemetry, can and describe function.

  • Miscellaneous

  • Ability to describe functions of major subsea structures.

  • Describe application of each tool supplied with the ROV system as part of its normal load out.

  • Install each tool and test on deck.


  • Ensure that safety policies and procedures are understood and adhered to so far as is reasonably practicable in order to ensure a safe working environment.


  • Carry out work in accordance with the company Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Systems.

  • Perform the assigned tasks with due diligence regarding the Integrated Management Systems of the Company.

  • Eliminate waste of whatever form, to suggest the use of more environmentally friendly substances and practices and contribute to the continuous improvement of the environment.


Reporting Relationship

Reporting to:

  • Reports to the ROV Superintendent and the ROV General Manager


P) Degree/HND/HNC or equivalent in Electronic/Electrical or Mechanical/Hydraulic Engineering and/or recognised Trade Apprenticeship in similar discipline.

  • Valid Offshore Medical

  • Valid Offshore Survival

  • Completed all requirements for ROV Jr Technician & have 100 hours piloting, 2 evaluations forms

    (P) = preferred; (E) = essential



Proven track record in supervising Offshore ROV Operations in one or more of the following:

  • (P) Construction Projects;

  • (P) Survey;

  • (P) Drill Support; and

  • (P) Intervention


  • (E) Workclass ROV Systems: Magnum, Triton, Eyeball Systems,

    Triton XL, Trojan

  • (P) Workclass ROV Systems: Super Scorpio

  • (P) Intervention Tooling: TDU

  • (P) Torque Tools

  • (P) LAOT

  • (P) Injection Skids/Pumps

  • (P) 3 Phase HVAC Distribution Systems


  • (E) PC Literate

  • (E) Working knowledge of Word

  • (P) Working knowledge of Excel

(P) = preferred; (E) = essential