Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Marine Engineering, Production Testing
Experience: 5 + 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 www.oceaneering.com and click on Products & Services, then click Marine Services Division (MSD).

Position Summary

A Test Director (TD) is responsible for installation, integration and maintenance work control and testing. The TD provides support to the Submarine, Surface Ship and/or Deep Submergence System Projects as assigned to specific projects for the scheduling, preparation, performance of testing and work control. A practical knowledge of ships systems is required. Duties include performance of engineering tasks, including development of system level test and operational procedures. Review test procedures, coordinate support services to perform tests. Analyzes testing failures to determine cause and recommends corrective action. Designs, develops, and implements testing methods and equipment. Overnight and extended periods of travel may be required.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • The TD directs test operations, and ensures testing operations are performed in accordance with approved procedures.
  • The TD reviews test procedures, TGIs (Task Group Instructions) & OQE (Objective Quality Evidence) to ensure testing accomplished will meet all the requirements.
  • The TD shall ensure all testing or required operations that will be performed during the assigned shift are listed on the LAT/TPOD and/or SPOD. If testing or operations are not listed on the LAT/TPOD, the TD shall not proceed before obtaining an approved change to the LAT/TPOD and/or SPOD.
  • The TD shall ensure all prerequisites are satisfied and shall brief the personnel supporting the test on the requirements for performance of the test. TD shall also brief the Shipyard and Ship's Watch/Duty Officer of test status. The TD shall hold all members of the test team accountable to the TWD and follow all instructions concerning the test documents. Prerequisites include but are not limited to: a. Conduct a thorough test boundary installation check.
  • Perform test set-up and assembly of test equipment as directed by TWDs. Develop system alignments verify they are performed and complete.
  • Conduct a review of approved procedures prior to performance. Resolve any test document questions/concerns prior to proceeding to test.
  • The TD is responsible for preventing or stopping work or testing which could prevent safe performance of operations listed on the LAT/TPOD or SPOD.
  • The TD shall ensure the personnel supporting the test are briefed on the requirements for performance of the test.
  • Upon completion of the test, the TD shall review the document for completion and evaluate shipyard shipboard test results and problems and take appropriate corrective actions.
  • The TD restores the system to a safe condition, as specified in the test document, and notifies the ship's Duty Officer that testing is complete
  • Review Work Packages to determine the appropriate testing to be accomplished. Develop Supplemental Test Instructions to support required testing. Develop and maintain a Test and Inspection Plan.
  • Provide technical support to the project interfacing with engineering, planning, and production personnel to define testing plan.
  • Developing, writing and processing proposed tag outs WAFs (Work Authorization Forms) and the resulting TORS (Tag Out Records Sheets) when required.
  • Daily interface with SF and project personnel, and interface functions with other test organizations as identified by the Test Engineer Manager are an integral part of this task.
  • Attend project meetings to provide input as necessary.

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

The above list is only a representative sample of what the Test Director may be asked to do. The Test Director may perform other special projects or duties as required to support business needs.

Qualifications

Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree in a mechanical or electrical discipline from an accredited college or university or AS in a mechanical or electrical discipline from an accredited college or university with additional working knowledge of Submarine structural, mechanical and/or electrical system repair/installations.
  • In lieu of a degree, a graduate of a Shipyard Apprenticeship Program with a minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience in Submarine/Shipboard structural, mechanical and/or electrical system repair/installations; or qualified Submarines with six (6) years of experience performing Submarine structural, mechanical and/or electrical system repair/installations.

Experience:
  • A minimum of five (5) years experience in Submarine structural, mechanical and/or electrical system repair/installations.
  • Minimum of six (6) years technical knowledge and operational experience with Naval Submarine and/or Surface HM&E systems. Working knowledge of SUBSAFE & Level 1, drawing and NAVSEA approved testing and certification/re-certification requirements.
  • High comprehension of current testing requirements for certification/recertification of U.S. Navy submarines, surface ships, and special purpose vehicles/systems in order to serve as the subject matter expert.
  • Have HM&E systems experience such Trim & Drain, High Pressure Air, Hydraulics, Power Generation/Dist, Switchboards/Panels, Circuit Breakers, Battery Systems, Shore power, Interior Communications, Announcing Circuits, Alarm/Indication/Monitoring Systems, Temporary Alarms/Communications, Ballast Control Systems, Steering and Diving Control Systems, etc.
  • Minimum of four (4) years technical experience and operational knowledge with DryDeck Shelters (DDS) HM&E maintenance. In-Depth working knowledge of Deep Submergence Systems/Scope of Certification (DSS/SOC) and Divers Air Life Support System (LSS) Cleanliness requirements.
  • High comprehensionof Dry Deck Shelter (DDS)Testing requirements for certification/re-certificationof U.S. Navy Deep Submergence System (DSS) in order to serve as the subject matter expert.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance issued by the US DoD.
  • 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 with various temperatures and noise levels caused by 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.