Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Pipe Inspection / NDT
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Houston, Texas, 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.

Position Summary

The SIS NDE Specialist will be responsible for technical implementation and operational support of Specialist Inspection Services (SIS) advanced NDE technologies, with specific emphasis on advanced ultrasonic testing (UT) methods and systems, including AUT Corrosion Mapping and PAUT.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare and execute jobs, following work instructions, with specific emphasis on specialist techniques.
  • Assist and support SIS Management in day-to-day activities.
  • Assist clients with their inquiries.
  • Responsible for equipment, maintenance, and QHSE (Oceaneering and Client) document control.
  • Continue training to receive qualifications in other conventional and advanced NDE methods and technologies.
  • Assist in training for associate technicians, which will include in-house and field training, mentoring, and annual assessments to ensure competency. Aid in continual advancement and improvement.
  • Perform advanced ultrasonic examinations of onshore pipelines, plant piping systems, offshore topside and subsea piping systems.
  • Maintain test sample logs and assessing the requirements for test sample acquisition.
  • Be thoroughly familiar with the scope, capabilities, and limitations of the techniques and methods in which certified. Work alongside the SIS Technical Management team in maintaining procedures relating to the relevant discipline, generating techniques and managing quality control of the method.
  • Assist the Technical Management team in Business Development, including updating information sheets and technical bulletins and attending open days, workshops, and industry trade conferences.
  • Travel to client sites, manufacturing facilities and offshore.
  • Ability to travel at least 50% per year. Travel will be mostly domestic with potential for some international travel.

  • Keep abreast of technical developments within the SIS group and industry.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures paying special attention to health, safety, environmental, and quality (HSE&Q) policies.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent education and experience.
  • SNT-TC-1A compliant classroom training hours in the following methods: UT, PAUT.
  • Minimum of three (3) years' experience in application of advanced ultrasonic methods.
  • Minimum certification to Level II per ASNT-TC-1A or CP-189 in UT and PAUT required. Candidates will be required to pass related company certification exams.
  • Valid driver's license
  • Must be able to obtain:
    • Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)
    • Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET)
    • SafeGulf Training
    • Valid passport
    • Rope Access Level 1 Training and Certificate
  • Complete knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Familiar with Industry Standard Application Software, as well as manufacturer specific advanced NDE technology application software.

  • Previous experience and knowledge of multiple industry segments, including oil & gas, power generation (nuclear and/or fossil), pipeline, new construction and in-service. International experience a plus.
  • Third party UT certifications such as ACCP, PCN, CSWIP, EPRI, API QUTE, etc.
  • Experience with multiple ultrasonic equipment and software platforms, specifically Zetec / Ultravision, Olympus / Tomoview. Knowledge of pipeline systems and procedures a plus (i.e., PipeWizard AUT system)
  • SNT-TC-1A compliant classroom training hours in the following methods a plus: MT, PT, ET

Additional Information

Working Conditions

This position is considered both ONSHORE & OFFSHORE based on business needs

ONSHORE WORK 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.

OFFSHORE WORK which is characterized as follows.
  • Outdoors and indoors, day and night, as well as over/near water.
  • Requires working on or near moving equipment and vibrating equipment.
  • Frequently the humidity is above 90%, noise is over 85 decibels and the light is intense/glare.
  • Potential exposure to open fire/flames/sparks.
  • Constant exposure to airborne dust, fumes, and gases.
  • Work surface is stable, height is elevated.

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 50-100 pounds
  • Work in confined spaces, kneel, jump, run, work while lying on his 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

  • 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.

  • Lift 10-20 pounds
  • Standing and walking
  • Wear PPE 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.

Closing Statement

Technician COVID Vaccine Requirement:

As COVID-19 continues to significantly impact employees, workplaces, families and communities, the majority of Oceaneering's offshore clients are requiring that all individuals working on their rigs and vessels be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, including employees of Oceaneering and other contractors. Accordingly, only individuals who are, or are willing to be, fully vaccinated before their start date are eligible for offshore positions at Oceaneering. All applicants selected for offshore positions will be required to prove that they are fully vaccinated prior to their start date.

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.