Company: Oceaneering
Skills: QA / QC / Inspection
Experience: 3 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
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

Execute an internal quality audit and surveillance program for Submarine, Deep Submergence, and Surface Ship production work and processes. Ensure the requirements set forth in all higher authority documents, directives, technical specifications, OII-MSD QA Manuals and all other local instructions are adhered to and enforced without exception. Travel and overtime may be required.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support a climate of "first time quality" in all aspects of production ensuring the highest quality final product.
  • Execute a comprehensive Audits & Surveillances (A&S) program capable of evaluating processes, work performance, training and qualifications through the use of data analysis to determine the need for improvement.
  • Assist in the oversight of SUBSAFE qualifications for all OII-MSD personnel involved in associated maintenance.
  • Provide assistance managing the A&S program to develop trend analysis data for process improvement through the use of a functional central Quality database.
  • Maintain an auditable record of all completed internal and external audits, surveillances, evaluations, trend analyses, assessments and all related reports of corrective action
  • Execute the comprehensive Internal and External Quality A&S schedule while ensuring qualified personnel conduct audits and surveillances as required. This includes the the project specific surveillance schedule.
  • Support the Surveillance plan for Expansion of Qualification (EOQ) processes and ensure the performance, documentation and data entry for those surveillances.
  • When directed, manage the conduct of Internal SUBSAFE Certification Audits (SSCA), SUBSAFE Functional Audits (SSFA), and Internal DSS-SOC Certification Surveys as required.
  • When directed, manage the conduct of Internal audits and surveillances on OII-MSD production work and processes to ensure consistency in the completion of surveillance reports and the detailed reporting of audit findings and process improvements to appropriate process owners.
  • When directed, Act as a point of contact for Quality Assurance during the conduct of external audits and surveillances. Ensure results are entered in the quality management software.
  • Assist in processing External Surveillances submitted to OII-MSD from Shipyards, NSWCPD, or any other non-OII-MSD activity as we would any internally generated surveillance's in accordance with applicable manuals, instructions and other higher authority guidance.
  • Aid in the processing of all internal and external Corrective Action Request (CAR's) as required by applicable instructions, manuals, and higher level authority guidance.
  • Assist in the oversight of the Critique program as needed.
  • Make decisions based on quality of production and safety. Impact of decisions may be significant and cause major expense, loss of important accounts, or damage the company prestige and good will. Data preparation may be required on which top management bases important corporate decisions.
  • Improve safety through training and employee awareness. Enforcing safety policies to reduce injuries and holding individuals accountable for poor safety practices.


  • No direct or indirect reports



  • Graduate of high school, trade or industrial school or GED equivalent.
  • Three (3) years experience in performing quality assurance and control inspection on naval ship Hull, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Ordinance systems for specification and engineering drawing requirement compliance.
  • Five (5) years of specialized experience in inspecting work on SUBSAFE and Level I systems/components as required by the organizational certification by Commander Naval Sea Systems Command.
  • Five (5) years shop experience that has provided a practical knowledge of quality assurance programs, quality control inspection systems, and machining skills and a detailed knowledge of shop procedures, processes, methods and techniques.
  • In depth working knowledge of Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE), Deep Submergence Systems (DSS), Quality Management (ISO/ASQ) programs, NAVSEA Standard Items, and NSWCPD process and procedural requirements.


  • B. Sc. in Mechanical, Electrical or Systems Engineering, Experience at Naval and/or Commercial Shipyards with extensive Apprenticeship Program, or extensive military training and experience in mechanical, electrical, and/or ordinance systems and quality assurance/control requirements.
  • Five (5) years' experience in submarine, deep submergence, and surface ship systems repair, QA administration, ISO 9000-2015 or similar auditing experience, or technical knowledge and at-sea operational experience with submarine and/or surface combat weapons systems, launcher systems or other similar Naval or military system including an in depth working knowledge of U.S. Navy Joint Fleet Maintenance Manual and associated documentation.
  • Minimum five 5 years' experience as a SUBSAFE QA inspector.
  • ISO Qualified Auditor.


  • Must have a Secret Security Clearance issued by the U.S. Department of Defense.
  • Applicant will be subject to periodic security investigations and must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain and maintain a security clearance issued by the US Government.
  • In addition to the security clearance, this position may require an additional background screening for base access.

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.

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.