Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Environmental, Safety & Training, Paramedic / Nurse
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Angola


Company Profile

**We are currently increasing our workforce for various projects within our Diving Division based in Angola. This will be on an ad-hoc, 2-6-month temporary basis**

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

Life Support Technicians control and monitor the hyperbaric environment and system in which Divers live while saturation diving. The efficient execution of their duties is a critical element of saturation diving safety.

They are responsible for all the Divers' requirements within the diving complex and must always be aware of items being sent into and returned to the surface from the diving system. They must safely conduct or supervise all such transfers.

They must be experienced with and fully familiar with the diving system they are operating.

Duties & Responsibilities

Functions

ESSENTIAL
  • They should maintain a logbook in which they record details of their employment.
  • Ensuring that he understands and complies with the duties detailed in IMCA D 013.
  • Responsible for ensuring the health and safety of the diving team when in the saturation complex. (The LST reports to the LSS on this.)
  • Being familiar with all relevant parts of the Dive System and all the system-specific operating procedures.
  • Ensuring that all equipment is operated safely and in accordance with the Oceaneering Dive System Manuals; and paying attention to the safe operation of equipment, such as medical and equipment locks.
  • Supporting the LSS in ensuring that all plant and equipment is suitable, properly maintained, and, where appropriate, fully certified and in compliance with the relevant Class Authority, IMCA, IMO and other relevant standards, and that all communications systems are suitable and fully working.
  • Being fully familiar with all chamber blow-down preparation and operation procedures and activities, and with all decompression procedures and activities.
  • E nsuring communications with the chamber occupants is adequate and efficient; that food orders are taken in good time; bell-run equipment is put into the system in dry, clean and satisfactory condition in good time; and that the Divers' needs are met and treated respectfully.
  • Passing on any concerns about Diver health or behavior to the LSS.
  • Ensuring that Post-Dive Reports are completed and passed on to the Dive Supervisor.
  • Ensuring that Transfers Under Pressure are carried out in accordance with the system operating procedures, paying close attention to all aspects of the operations, under the supervision of the LSS.
  • Being familiar with all of Oceaneering Diving Operations documents, Diving Manual and Emergency and Contingency Manual.
  • Being thoroughly familiar with all the diving-related, vessel-specific Emergency and Contingency procedures, roles, responsibilities and actions; ensuring that regular drills and exercises are carried out and recorded in the relevant documents.
  • Responsible for supporting the LSS in ensuring that suitable and adequate gas supplies are available to match the requirements of the project-planned diving operations and that adequate system spares and consumables are available.
  • Ensuring that the chamber environment is continuously monitored.
  • Ensuring that the chamber hygiene requirements are met and complied with.
  • Be familiar with the Hyperbaric Lifeboat Chamber and with LSP, including its set up and operating procedures.
  • Will ensure that the number of Divers under pressure in the saturation complex does not exceed the maximum capacity as noted on the Certificate of Class for that Dive System.
  • Will ensure that all diving first aid and medical equipment is checked for compliance.
  • Be a fully qualified LST with IMCA certifications.
  • Ensuring that he understands and complies with the duties detailed in IMCA D 013.
  • Ensuring the health and safety of the diving team when in the saturation complex. (The LST reports to the LSS on this.)
  • Be familiar with all relevant parts of the Dive System, and all the system-specific operating procedures.
  • Ensure that all plant and equipment is suitable, properly maintained, and, where appropriate, fully certified and in compliance with the relevant Class Authority, IMCA, IMO and other relevant standards, and that all communications systems are suitable and fully working.
  • Be familiar with all of Oceaneering Diving Operations documents, Diving Manual and Emergency and Contingency Manual.
  • Ensure that the original copy of all Chamber Monitoring Sheets, Sat Control Logs and Sat Control Log Continuation Sheets, Decompression Reports and all other duplicate or triplicate forms are retained for return to the Diving Manager. This applies to all forms, whether they have been completed, not completed or damaged.
  • Be familiar with the Oceaneering Management of Change Process and ensure that, if changes are needed, the process is followed.
  • Will be thoroughly familiar with all the diving-related, vessel-specific Emergency and Contingency procedures, roles, responsibilities and actions, ensuring that regular drills and exercises are carried out and recorded in the relevant documents.
  • Will be familiar with IMCA D 050 for Minimum Gas Requirement (MGR) and advise the LSS on levels of gas required to maintain the MGR on board and any changes that are required; for example, where the working depth is going to increase.
  • Ensure that a gas-status board is maintained all the time in Sat Control.
  • Apply HSE accountabilities and responsibilities
  • Maintain accurate logs of operations and incidents
  • Prepare hyperbaric evacuation and rescue plan
  • Manage hyperbaric evacuation, launch, post launch procedures and decompression
  • Implement HES procedures
  • Follow relevant flowcharts to select initial treatment options/standard therapeutic treatment tables
  • Participate in all diving emergency drills and in-house familiarization
  • Supervise and operate emergency and back- up systems
  • Respond appropriately to a diving emergency
  • Manage information, resources, and personnel safely and effectively
  • Promote and implement company safety and quality management systems
  • Complete appropriate company documentation
  • Assign clear objectives and tasks to personnel in ways which ensure understanding
  • Deliver effective handovers
  • Implement company management of change procedures
  • Provide opportunities for learning and practice
  • Develop personnel, and encourage peer mentoring to promote good practice and safe working for individuals and the team
  • Provide ongoing competence assessment of personnel under supervision
  • Promote a culture supportive of HSE matters, demonstrating visible and active HSE leadership
  • Communicate effectively with dive team, marine personnel and deck crew
  • Encourage personnel to raise issues or concerns calmly and to deal with matters promptly and appropriately
  • Support individual and team functions in ways which promote team working, trust and co- operation with colleagues and supervisors

Additional Duties
  • Maintaining the Company quality assurance and control philosophy on all operation and diving activities in accordance with the relevant standards and specifications, as required by the Client's representative(s) and procedural documentation.
  • Ensuring all operational/diving activities undertaken comply with the relevant legislative directives and are in accordance with the Company diving/operational manuals and safety memoranda;
  • Ensuring that the implementation, maintenance and documentation of a routine preventative maintenance/certification program regarding the diving system and support equipment is performed in accordance with safe working practice and relevant legislation.
  • Ensuring that system audits are reviewed on a regular basis.
  • Is responsible for the supervision and correct running of all chamber-complex related equipment, including all valves, gauges, piping and electrical equipment and pressure vessels. However, the maintenance of this equipment will be the responsibility of the Diving System Technician.
  • Assist the LSS is by overseeing the hygiene within the Saturation System and must ensure Diving Health and Hygiene Procedures are followed and documented.
  • Assist the LSS in the management of all diving gases and other diving complex consumables (e. g., calibration gas, Sodasorb, Purafil, Draeger Tubes, cleaning materials, etc.).
  • Must be registered with the competency assessment scheme and be subject to appropriate assessments and be fully conversant with all relevant emergency procedures and equipment, including the manning procedures for the SPHL.

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

Other
  • Carry out work in accordance with the Company Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Systems.
  • P erform the assigned tasks with due diligence regarding the Integrated Management Systems on the Company.
  • E liminate waste of whatever form, to suggest the use of more environmentally friendly substances and practices and contribute to the continuous improvement of the environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • This position has direct supervisory responsibilities.

Reporting Relationship
  • Diving Operations Manager
  • Offshore Manager
  • Life Support Supervisor

Qualifications

REQUIRED
  • Completed diver training to IMCA-recognised LST qualification
  • Logged a minimum of 360 hours as an assistant life support technician (ALST)
  • Passed offshore medical suitable for geographical area of work
  • Passed offshore survival course suitable for geographical area of work
  • Has received training in aspects of leadership
  • Completed employer company familiarisation

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics
  • Personal safe working practices and safety procedures on-board the vessel and/or installation
  • All relevant legislation and guidance
  • Company safety management systems including incident reporting and investigation procedures
  • Factors which affect the safety and security of the dive team
  • Dive system and operation
  • Relevant emergency procedures
  • Risk assessment principles and procedures
  • Safety planning related to the preparation of diving project plans and project emergency response plans
  • Permit to work procedures
  • Management of change procedures
  • Company hazard observation system
  • O verall dive system configuration
  • Project/operational procedures and plans
  • Deployment and recovery of the bell
  • Transfer under pressure procedures and hazards
  • Dive tables
  • Gas analysis system including analyser calibration procedures
  • Gas resources and mixtures
  • Reclaim system
  • Planned maintenance system (PMS)
  • IMCA guidelines including DESIGN
  • Workplace and environment conditions
  • Lost/trapped bell procedures
  • Relevant IMCA HES guidance including information contained in DESIGN documents
  • Relevant DMAC guidance
  • Hyperbaric evacuation system (HES) procedures including:
    • • preparation of the HES for evacuation and launch
    • TUP and pre-launch procedures
    • launch procedures
    • post launch procedures, including recovery of SPHLB/HRC, LSP operation, transport arrangements, and HRF transfer procedures
    • emergency decompression from saturation
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • T ypes of dysbaric diving diseases
  • Causes, signs and symptoms of decompression sickness and other types of dysbaric diving diseases
  • Flowcharts used to select initial treatment options/standard therapeutic treatment tables for decompression sickness and other types of dysbaric diving diseases
  • Standard therapeutic treatment tables used to treat decompression sickness and other types of dysbaric diving diseases
  • Operation and hazards of life support and gas reclaim systems
  • Project emergency and contingency plans
  • Fire and emergency drills relating to vessel- installation/systems/chambers
  • Procedures for:
    • • loss of pressure in a saturation system/bell/DDC
    • emergency chamber abort
    • loss of communications/bell power/ hot water supply
    • loss of bell wire/umbilical/guide wire
    • lost/trapped bell
    • fire hazards/incidents
    • loss of air/gas
    • system failures, e.g. winch/ compressor
    • trapped/incapacitated diver procedures
    • loss of dive platform position
    • hyperbaric evacuation
  • • Identification of hazards
  • Marine safety principles
  • Dive project plan and work procedures
  • People management principles, approaches and techniques
  • Company HR policies and procedures affecting personnel being supervised
  • Operational and project management principles, approaches and tasks
  • Company competence management system
  • Company safety and quality management systems
  • Impact of training, supervision, support and coaching on the safety performance of personnel
  • Principles and techniques of competence assessment
  • Safety leadership behaviors and impacts on individual and team performance
  • Effective communication for individual and team safety covering dive, bridge, ROV and life support teams
  • Principles relating to engagement in company safety culture
  • Principles underpinning team working and interdepartmental co-operation
  • Importance of personnel identifying and speaking out about safety concerns
  • Principles of an open reporting culture
  • Ensures that regular consistent communication takes place within area of responsibility

Working Conditions

This position is considered OFFSHORE WORK which is characterized as follows.
  • Requires working outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions.
  • Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
  • Includes exposure to contaminants.
  • Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures.
  • Requires working in cramped work spaces and getting into awkward positions.
  • Requires working in extremely bright or inadequate lighting 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 HEAVY work.

OCCASIONAL
  • Lift 50-100 pounds
  • Walk in confined workspaces, kneel, jump, run, work while lying on stomach/back, crawl and use repetitive movements of the arms and hands
  • Differentiate between colors
  • Wear PPE for skin protection
  • Eye protection
  • Steel/safety toed shoes/boots

FREQUENT
  • Lift 25-50 pounds
  • Wear PPE for head, hands
  • Climb stairs/ladders, stand, balance, stoop, squat, reach and lift/carry objects
  • Twist, sit with back supported, head forward/flexed, head tilted/rotated
  • Work with arms extended below the waist, unsupported, elbows flexed, wrist supported and unsupported

CONSTANT
  • Lift 10-20 pounds
  • Standing and walking
  • Wear PPE for body, vision and hearing protection

Closing Statement

We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to advance in an international company. To apply, click 'Apply Now'.

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.