Company: Oceaneering
Skills: Field Service Tech
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: John C. Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, 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.

Oceaneering Technologies (OTECH) performs a wide range of engineering services and products for unique marine systems for military and commercial customers. OTECH innovates wherever practical rather than inventing making it "faster to field" than others in its industry; the typical development/delivery cycle for complex mechanical, hydraulic, electrical systems is often completed in 12-15 months. Technical capabilities span the entire engineering spectrum. These skills have been demonstrated in successfully delivered systems, including Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs); Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs); saturation diving systems; surface and sub-surface vehicle launch and recovery systems; advanced offshore cranes; and life support systems.

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Position Summary

The Field Technician is responsible for the operation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV's) in a safe and efficient manner, as well as the maintenance and repair of all electronic, electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems and sub-systems associated with AUV's, including component repair, replacement, and troubleshooting. This is a remote position that requires approximately 50% work on vessels and 50% work in a shop environment in Mississippi. Onboard ship the Field Technician can expect to work inside the skin of the vessels 50% of the time and on deck 50% of the time. Active Government Clearance required.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operate subsea equipment, program vehicle functions, cameras (video or still), acoustic positioning system, sonar, and operate Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS).
  • Perform maintenance and repairs on electronic, electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems.
  • Use test equipment, calibrate and align equipment, and perform general housekeeping and corrosion control.
  • Use power, video and data distribution equipment including: high voltage lines and transformers; phase, current, and voltage monitoring; ground fault protection circuits; sub-sea cameras; amplifiers; coaxial cables; video monitors; video converters; microprocessor controlled video switchers; modems; line drivers, serial ports; parallel ports; termination of both multi-mode and single mode fiber-optic conductors and modems.
  • Maintain oil-filled sub-sea electrical enclosures including: oil-filled cables, cable splices, and sub-sea rated one atmosphere lights and enclosures.
  • Use surface and sub-sea navigational equipment including but not limited to magnetic compass, gyro, transducer, sonar, altimeter, GPS, and associated survey equipment.
  • Establish and maintain parts and supplies associated with all electrical and electronics devices.
  • Maintains parts and supplies inventory associated with all system mechanical and hydraulics assemblies and subassemblies.
  • Additional duties as may be assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Technical Associates Degree or tech trade school preferred; experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience operating and maintaining AUVs and AUV Subsystems.
  • At least 12 months of formal mechanical and hydraulic training, or at least 12 months of formal electronic and electronics training, experience may be considered in lieu of formal education.
  • Willing to work offshore in harsh weather environments on a rotation or callout basis.
  • Must be able to pass a drug/alcohol screen and physical evaluation.
  • Will be required to ride boats, barges, and air transportation to remote areas.
  • Must be able to obtain a valid Passport and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC Card).
  • Must be willing to travel internationally on short notice for up to six weeks at a time and at least 6 months out of the year.
  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
    • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
    • Accurate - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
    • Adaptability - Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
    • Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
    • Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
    • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company procedures.
    • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
    • Honesty / Integrity - Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.
    • Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.
    • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
  • Must have a Secret government security clearance; Top Secret clearance preferred.
  • Must be a US Citizen.

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.