Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Student / Recent Grad, Supply Chain Management
Experience: 30 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia, United States

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

Are you a military service member within or nearing your 180-day window for separation from active duty? If this is you, then Oceaneering has a unique opportunity to help kick-start the next chapter in your professional life. We are accepting applications for our very own DoD SkillBridge Internship Program, which is a cutting-edge initiative designed to link our nation's warfighters to the best employment opportunities available as soon as possible in their transition process.

In this internship with Oceaneering, you will:
  • Learn how your military experience translates into a rewarding civilian career.
  • Explore a career or industry you might want to pursue upon separation from active duty.
  • Earn real-world industry qualifications and certifications.
  • Build experience and competency in your trade/ profession with our team.
  • Expand your professional network of contacts.
  • Gain familiarity with corporate culture .

Duties & Responsibilities

Through this program, Oceaneering is seeking a motivated Supply Chain Management SkillBridge Intern to work and learn in our facility in Chesapeake, VA. The successful candidate will participate in a practical, structured, systematic program of on-the-job training and related instruction to develop existing military technical experience. Internship can be 6 - 24 weeks long and can only commence within 180-days prior to active duty separation.

Nominal Schedule of Duties and Responsibilities:

Internship Schedule/ Hours

Responsibility of Employer

Responsibility of Intern

Week 1

40 hours

Oceaneering Orientation

Completion of all required Oceaneering in-person, virtual, and self-paced online courses required for new hires.

Week 2

8 hours


Assimilation with the organization to include meetings and introductions to functional peers, program managers, and other internal resources.

Week 2

32 hours


Hands-on training in purchasing and on preparing and maintaining all relevant documentation in accordance with applicable process instructions using applicable OII-MSD forms

Week 3

40 hours


Review of Level 1 material relating to Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE) Requirements Manual, and Material Control Division material relating to System Certification Procedures and Criteria Manual for Deep Submergence Systems

Week 4

40 hours


Hands-on training in technical receipt inspection, conformity, verification, and validation of controlled material in accordance with the applicable specifications and standards specified in purchasing documentation.

Week 5

40 hours


Hands-on training in receiving, warehousing, controlling and distributing Government Property including the DDS Rotatable Pool inventory.

Week 6

40 hours


Hands-on training in preparing and maintaining all relevant documentation in accordance with applicable process instructions using applicable OII-MSD forms

Week 7 - 24

40 hours/week up to 24 weeks depending on length of internship approved by command


Additional, hands-on practice in each topic learned in previous weeks.

  • Must meet all eligibility requirements outlined in DOD Instruction 1322.29 and NAVADMIN 222/15
  • Official TAD/ TDY Orders to Oceaneering International, Inc. for the period of the internship
  • Minimum 4-years' experience as a U.S. Navy Logistics Specialist
  • Bachelor's Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience
  • Advanced level user of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Detail oriented and results driven
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Must have a Secret/Confidential security clearance
  • Must be a U.S. citizen who is not a dual citizen of any other country

Additional Information

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.

The shipyard/base/manufacturing work environment; the site may contain mobility barriers with uneven ground level and obstructed pathways. Climatic and environmental conditions at the job site will be indoor/outdoor climate environment with various temperatures and noise levels caused by various tasks normally accomplished in an industrial setting, tools, machinery, equipment, and etc.

Employee may be required to do the following: ability to access and work in confined spaces,reaching in all directions, handling and manipulating objects and materials; coordinating the movement of eyes, hands and fingers to operate machines and equipment; lifting 50 lbs from ground level, waist level, and/or overhead; carrying objects, etc.; ascending/descending inclined ships gangways; climbing ladders, standing; crawling, squatting, bending, sitting; walking; seeing with or without correction; hearing with or without correction; following set procedures and standards; applying basic mathematical skills; following oral and/or written directions; reading; writing; ability to recognize and report safety hazards. Protective equipment will be required to be worn at all times. This is Medium work.

(Exerting up to 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 to 25 pounds of work frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work).

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.

Closing Statement

AdTech COVID Vaccine Requirement:

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. Oceaneering joins the federal government in its effort to decrease the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, decrease worker absence, reduce labor costs, and improve the efficiency of work performed for the federal government.

As directed by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, effective January 18, 2022, all new Oceaneering employees supporting federal government contracts must be fully vaccinated before their start date, except in the limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to a medical or religious accommodation. Unless entitled to an accommodation, applicants selected for hire must provide a copy of their COVID vaccination card.

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.