Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Machinist, Mechanical Technician
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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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.

Our Marine Services Division has more than 30 years experience in providing full-service ship repair capabilities for the US Naval Vessels including submarines, surface ships and crafts and deep submergence systems. Operating from state-of-the-art facilities in Chesapeake, Virginia, we are certified in Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE) and Deep Submergence System Scope of Certification (DSS-DOC) repair activities, and specialize in the design, repair, maintenance, modification, and installation of hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) systems.

For more information please go to and click on Products & Services, then click Marine Services Division (MSD).

Position Summary

The Inside Machinist Assistant Production Supervisor will supervise personnel in the Oceaneering Marine Services Division Machine Shop and ensure compliance with all safety, quality, and technical and housekeeping standards. Direct and coordinate all production efforts and scheduling assigned. Identify problems in the production flow and ensure that necessary labor, material or support is applied to relieve the issue. Resolve technical questions and issues associated within production responsibilities. Interface with customers to ensure satisfaction. Strong analytical and personnel management skills required.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Comply to "Supervisors Standards", production assignments and guide personnel in the performance of their duties.
  • Supervisory responsibilities include training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Must be able to perform the set up and operation of all machines (lathes, mills, grinders, saws, etc.) and hand tools used in the trade as well as the ability to use all precision measuring instruments such as outside diameter and inside diameter micrometers, height gauges, depth gauges, calipers, verniers, lay-out tools and possess the ability to accurately record readings and measurements.
  • Expert proficiency in reading complex blueprints, drawings, manuals, technical work documents, measuring and marking dimensions and reference points on material, selecting proper tooling, attachments and accessories as well as manufacturing fixtures to hold work pieces.
  • Expert working knowledge of all feed and speed rates and machining characteristics of various materials.
  • Ability to machine complex parts to close tolerances ensuring that the finish requirements of the drawing specifications are achieved first time through.
  • Interface with customers to ensure complete satisfaction.
  • Schedule, prioritize and control production within your production task/jobs to ensure that production deadlines are met and manpower is optimized. Coordinate the production schedule with the work scheduler and other department supervisors
  • Ensure economy and accountability in the expenditure of man-hours and material.
  • Recommend and/or make improvements in equipment or production methods.
  • Comply with safety procedures and regulations as required to ensure safety of your production personnel. Maintain adherence to good housekeeping practices and safety guidelines in accordance with OII-MSD safety policies.
  • Provide technical advice and interpretation of drawings, schematics, MIL-STDs, SUBSAFE requirements, production processes, etc., to production personnel.
  • Ensure required production documentation is completed and filed properly (e.g.; Time Sheets, QA Inspection Documentation (OQE), Material Purchase Order Requests, etc.).
  • Provide production status for all assignments to the PM/APM for discussion at the weekly meetings (e.g. Scheduling and Management).
  • Conduct performance evaluations of assigned personnel. Working with HR and the Resource Dept., take proper and judicious disciplinary measures and handle grievances when required.
  • Ensure all equipment issued to production personnel is safe and properly maintained. Ensure pack-out list are issued to the tool room for away work sites. Ensure personnel return tools to the tool room and any broken tools are reported to the Tool Room Attendant.
  • Ensure pre and post job briefs are held to discuss items of concern. Ensure all departments are invited and direct any department to attend if issues affect them.
  • Ensure that Trade employees assigned , receive any material that was not shipped. Receive completed JML from purchasing after completion to ensure any late material will not affect work completion schedules.
  • Review OII work packages (REC, CWP and FWP) prior to opening to ensure the full scope of work is identified for assigned task. This shall include adding any special reference readings required for system reinstallation and/or certification.
  • Review/audit OII work packages (REC, CWP and FWP) at the completion of work to ensure all requirements/ OQE are completed. Sign the Re-Entry Control REC) and Maintenance Certification Record (MCR) as required at the completion of production work.
  • Participate at assigned level with Fact Finding Critiques when required to identify unsatisfactory work processes.


  • A.S. Mechanical or Foreman Naval and/or Commercial Shipyard with extensive Apprenticeship Program; or High School/GED with Apprenticeship Diploma and additional mechanical vocational courses; or High School/GED with extensive military training and experience with machining parts/components in a repair/manufacturing department or shipyard.
  • Ten years' experience may substitute for the A.S. degree.
  • Management/Supervisory experience in submarine overhaul/repair, and/or Inside Machine Shop production.
  • Minimum eight (8) years of hands on experience with repair and maintenance of submarine mechanical components and/or Inside Machine Shop production.
  • Four (4) years of specialized experience in performing SUBSAFE/Level I material work.
  • Knowledge of the naval ships systems repair organization and procedures.
  • Must have the ability to communicate and interface effectively with personnel within and outside the organization.
  • Must be able to obtain a U.S. DOD Secret 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.



  • L ift 20-50 pounds
  • Work in confined spaces , k neel, 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 hear ing protection


Oceaneering Marine Services Division can only hire "US Citizens" who are not dual citizens of any other country to work at its' facilities. You can verify your citizenship with the Self-Check through E-Verify (, if available in your state of residence.

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.

Oceaneering pushes the frontiers of deep water, space and motion entertainment environments to execute with new, leading-edge connections to solve tomorrow’s challenges, today.


As the trusted subsea connection specialist, our experience combined with the depth and breadth of our portfolio of technologies allows us to engineer solutions for the most complex subsea challenges. From routine to extreme, our integrated products, services, and innovative solutions safely de-risk operational systems, increase reliability, and enable a lower total cost of ownership.


We are connecting what’s needed with what’s next as the world’s largest ROV operator and the leading ROV provider to the oil and gas industry with over 300 systems operating worldwide. With our safety-focused and innovative approach, we responsively and decisively react to subsea challenges while providing solutions swiftly and efficiently.

Oceaneering is ranked in the Oilfield Services Top 10 in Rigzone's 2019 Ideal Employer Rankings - find out more here.