Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Fabrication, Workshop
Experience: 6 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Hanover, Maryland, 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.

Position Summary

The Fabrication Shop Supervisor is responsible for general oversight of the fabricators and their work efficiency, as well as assigning work to those individuals and tracking progress and quality of all work done in the Fabrication Shop.
The Fabrication Shop Supervisor enforces safety measures and regulations, and is responsible for planning and estimating, machine tools, materials and certifications.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Estimate jobs from blueprints and determine the cost of parts or the entire job including labor and materials.
  • Supervise Fabricators. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Formulate and implement work schedules, which includes writing job followers.
  • Coordinate all aspects of Fabrication Shop projects with customers and other departments.
  • Determine material and tooling requirements and expedite material acquisition.
  • Trouble-shoot production and technical problems.
  • Oversee layout, design, and production of tools.
  • Interview and test applicants.
  • Advise, consult, or counsel others throughout the organization in order to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas and actions.
  • Explain and interpret routing information to others or conducting routine business with suppliers, vendors, etc.
  • Contact engineering regarding drawings or ideas to assist in method improvement.
  • Create new or improved methods, products or systems. Requires independent thinking in collaboration with other professionals to address operational, functional, or financial issues.
  • Management responsibility equivalent to that of a Shop Manager/Program Manager, with responsibility for results in terms of costs, schedules and performance of assigned area.
  • Requires very high level of physical and mental coordination and close and continuous concentration equivalent to the coordination of mind, hand, and eye.
  • Constant exposure to conditions where severe or fatal injury or illness could occur. Examples are heavy equipment operation, welding on pipes or tanks containing petroleum products, and handling highly toxic radiological and/or chemical substances.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent, plus six years formal training (vocational, business, or technical school), OR Associate's Degree in related field.
  • Minimum ten to fifteen years of experience is required to know the procedures and effects of metal fabrication.
  • Must have experience managing employees and supervising projects.
  • Able to read blueprints.
  • Must have a strong background in math and material formation and peripherals.
  • Must be able to obtain 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.
Lift 20-50 pounds
Work in confined spaces, kneel, 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 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.

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.