Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Technical Writing
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Chesapeake, VA, US
Status: Active

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Located in region: North America

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications. Through the use of its applied technology expertise, Oceaneering also serves the defense, entertainment, and aerospace industries. Oceaneering’s business offerings include remotely operated vehicles, built-to-order specialty subsea hardware, deepwater intervention and manned diving services, non-destructive testing and inspection, and engineering and project management.

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 and click on Products & Services, then click on Non-Oilfield, then click on Naval and Marine Services.

Position Summary

Develops Task Group Instructions (TGIs) within the Production Engineering department to support various submarine maintenance availabilities. Requires experience with the preparation and review of technical material for publication in both paper and electronic formats. Documentation to develop includes (but is not limited to) TGIs, various required support enclosures, Objective Quality Evidence (OQE) and Reference Documents with Technical Variance Data (TVD). The daily use of technical manuals, equipment manuals, operating and maintenance instructions/manuals, database entry, parts lists, assembly instructions, reports, appendices. Use of the ATIS (Advanced Technical Information Support) software on a daily basis in the research for the TGI development.

Security Clearance

DoD Secret Security Clearance, or the ability to obtain one, required.

Duties & Responsibilities

Complete the planner qualification card Sections I, II, III to write Non-SUBSAFE and NON-SOC work (TGIs).

Research and develop technical work documents (TGIs) (Non-SUBSAFE) for the restoration/repair of various shipboard components through the review of applicable drawings and references.

Research and develop technical work documents (TGIs) (Non-SUBSAFE) with a minimum of structural or pipe welding through the review of applicable drawings and references.

Proper use & familiarity with the UIPIs, Navy Standard Items, OII-MSD Submarine & Deep Submergence Systems Quality Assurance Manual, OII-MSD Process Instructions as defined by OII-MSD PI Training Matrix with emphasis on PI-012, 021, 024, 025, 026, 059 & 064.

Conduct all necessary research, to include reading source material, using the ATIS application software, working with other subject matter experts (SMEs).

Print all available drawings/references in ATIS that are applicable to the task for inclusion in the work package for on-site use. In addition, obtain applicable ASW/CS Test Procedures and specifications/standards for inclusion in the package.

Read, understand and interpret blueprints, drawings, schematics and specifications to determine the requirements for the tasks assigned.

Review and maintain the master database of TGIs on electronic media for task assignment and TGI status updates for configuration management in accordance with published procedures.

Strong research abilities using WWW search engines, databases, ATIS, and other available resources.

Understand all of the phases in the process of developing/issuing a TGI from the assignment, development, review, issue and maintenance of the final TGI.

Progress towards completion of the planner qualification card for Planner II.



BS in an engineering discipline; or AS in an engineering discipline with additional vocational courses in pipefitting, plumbing or hydraulic systems practice and theory; or High School/GED with Apprenticeship Diploma; or ten years military and/or civilian experience with Naval Submarine systems repair, modification or installation in a repair department or shipyard.


Five years’ experience in writing maintenance, operations and troubleshooting and testing procedures (Task Group Instructions (TGI’s), Formal Work Procedures (FWP’s), Controlled Work Procedures (CWP’s).

In-depth working knowledge of the following: Submarine HM&E; systems (repair/installation practices, procedures, alignments, troubleshooting, welding, brazing, etc.), Combat System (VLS and torpedo stowage, handling, launching components & associated systems and the 3” Launcher system, Sail, Mast and antennas systems.

Display knowledge of UIPIs, Navy Standard Items, MILSPEC, Level 1 and SUBSAFE requirements.

Experienced with technical documentation development and editing of large-scale systems for both commercial and military customers, with experience in technical writing and editing in engineering topics; Engineering background desired.

In-depth working knowledge with AIM work breakdown is a plus.


Must possess good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to successfully interact with all levels of the Company and subcontractor organization.

Familiarity with Government publication standards for specifications and manuals.

Well-developed application software skills in Windows environment, with emphasis in Microsoft Office applications.

Communication and multi-tasking skills essential.

Familiarity with HM&E; systems Combat System (VLS and torpedo stowage, handling, launching components & associated systems and the 3” Launcher system, Sail, Mast and antennas systems.

Familiarity with NAVSEA 0924-062-0010, Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE) Requirements Manual; OII-MSD PI-012, Task Group Instruction Development and Control; OII-MSD Surface Ship Quality Assurance Manual & OII-MSD PI-039, Re-Entry Control Process.

Knowledge of SS800-AG-MAN-010/P-9290, System Certification Procedures And Criteria Manual For Deep Submergence Systems, is a plus.

Other Pre-requisites:

Candidate will have to perform in an ISO-9000 rated company in a rapidly changing and demanding atmosphere.

U.S. Citizenship is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors.

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Job Title: Planner/Technical Writer I, II

Location: Chesapeake, Virginia

Job ID: 11058

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Oceaneering develops products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning.  The company is the world's largest manufacturer and operator of work class Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and is also a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, workover control systems, asset integrity services, umbilicals, subsea hardware and tooling.  Oceaneering also serves the aerospace, defense and theme park industries.

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