Inspector I

Houston, Texas, United States
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Company: Oceaneering
Skills: QA / QC / Inspection
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
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Company Profile

Oceaneering's Asset Integrity Group has more than 50 years of experience in managing inspections and safely applying advanced technologies to gather the data needed to make informed decisions. Our comprehensive range of services, from the inspection of a single component, to a full-scale integrity management program, ensures that our clients are able to leverage the benefits of industry-leading technologies and services to save time and expenditure-regardless of industry.

Position Summary

The Inspector I inspects offshore structures, vessels, pipelines, and their appurtenances for structural and coating condition, as per API RP 2SIM & API RP 2FPS.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Examine materials or products for anomalies, damage, or defects, such as cracks, pits, incomplete welds, holes, dents, excessive corrosion, examines coating conditions, etc. under minimal supervision.
  • Work with diving contractors or individually to perform various inspections, surveys and record data of offshore structures, vessels and pipelines. Will receive direction from inspection team leader in situations requiring more than one person.
  • Perform cathodic protection surveys of offshore structures, vessels and pipelines using a "drop-cell" technique.
  • Use NDT, camera, video and written documentation techniques in the inspection and survey of offshore/onshore structures, vessels and pipelines.
  • Create appropriate drawings and sketches to supplement written data.
  • Use and maintain various types of inspection equipment.
  • Generate inspection reports using various computer software applications.
  • Keeps inspection data organized.
  • Working at least 180 days per year offshore, usually on a non-rotational basis, i.e., there is no set schedule and the duration of a given job is not fixed. Travel to offshore locations by vessel or aircraft.
  • Time not spent offshore is generally spent in the office generating CAIRS inspection reports. (CAIRS is an acronym for Computer Aided Inspection Reporting Software)

  • May learn and utilize rope access techniques (optional) where ropes and specialized hardware are used as the primary means of providing access, structural or mechanical inspection, and support to other workers.
  • Performing inspection support work as needed.
  • May test mechanisms for sturdiness, clearance, and freedom of movement.
  • May assist training other personnel in inspection and reporting practices and techniques.
  • Use computer and various software applications to prepare, check, and package various types of inspection and survey reports.
  • Ability to continuously learn and improve office and computer skills.


  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a TWIC card, valid Passport, Safe Gulf & HUET Water Survival.
  • Must be able to work in harsh environments.

  • (1) year related NDT experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • At least one of the following NDT certifications is required: ACFM, Eddy Current, VT, PT, MT. UT or RT
  • At least one of the following Rope Access Certifications is required: IRATA or SPRAT.
  • NACE OCAT, ASNT Certifications preferred.
  • Basic computer knowledge in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics
  • Ability to work in a team environment, remaining attentive to ideas, recognizing responsibilities, and actively participating with others to accomplish assignments and achieve desired goals.
  • Use graphics and other aids to clarify complex or technical information.
  • Make connections and patterns among systems and data issues.
  • Use technology to simplify and streamline tasks.
  • Ability to obtain relevant information from a variety of sources.

Working Conditions

This position is considered OFFSHORE WORK which is characterized as follows.
  • Almost exclusively outdoors during the day and occasionally at night
  • Occasional exposure to airborne dust in the work place
  • Occasional exposure to confined spaces
  • Frequent exposure to elevated heights
  • Occasional noise over 85 decibels

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 HEAVY work.



  • Lift up to 100 pounds
  • Climbing, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and reaching
  • Elbows flexed with wrists unsupported
  • Lift up to 25-50 pounds
  • Elbows flexed with wrists supported
  • Lift up to 25 pounds
  • Repetitive movements of arms and hands
  • Sit with back supported

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.