• Oceaneering International
  • $91,730.00 -140,890.00/year*
  • Chesapeake, VA
  • Construction
  • Full-Time
  • 425 Benefit Rd

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Position Summary

Who You Are

  • Strong & Agile You are active and athletic, especially outdoors and in precarious locations.
  • Realistic You excel at work requiring practical, hands-on skill and problem solving.
  • Conventional You appreciate being provided set procedures and routines, working with data and details more than with ideas.
  • Traveler You need a constant change of scenery; willing and able to pick up and go when duty calls.
  • What You Will be Doing

    Traveling all over to work with some of the best Marine Structural Welders in the industry providing welding services to repair, modify and install structural components on U.S. Navy Submarines.

    You will be selecting proper materials and requirements to perform welding functions, and fabricating and installing fixtures & jigs required for welding process alignments. This position involves heavy lifting, frequent stooping, bending and possible working assignments in overhead structures, confined spaces and/or beneath machinery.

    Strict adherence to safety, quality standards, good housekeeping habits, a high level of critical thinking/reading comprehension, are essential in this role. The willingness, and ability to perform frequent overtime and travel is a condition of employment.

    Duties & Responsibilities


  • Requires no supervision and excels in all qualifications and welding processes. Is an expert in all tasks required as a Welder and will provide mentoring to junior craftsman.
  • Must be able to understand and perform the set-up, adjustment, and operation of all welding equipment and hand tools used in the trade.
  • Select welding filler material, joint design and proper heat ranges as directed by Technical Work Documents.
  • Read and understand terminology, blueprints, drawings and schematics to plan installation, modification or repair prior to commencing the process.
  • Fabricate and install fixtures, jigs, supports and targets to ensure proper alignment during welding processes.
  • Produce quality welds, including pipe, in difficult or adverse conditions and is proficient in multiple welding procedures/procedures.
  • Qualifications


  • High School/GED with Apprenticeship Diploma and additional vocational courses or technical school graduate; and/or military and/or civilian experience with welding operations in a repair department or shipyard or fabrication shop.
  • Must have the ability to obtain government base access.
  • Knowledge and practical skills tests required.
  • Qualify as a Welder/Workmanship Inspector in accordance with OII Process Instructions and welding procedures.
  • Deep Submergence Systems (SOC MCD A, B, and C), SUBSAFE Qualification. Automated welding processes.
  • Must be able to obtain a Secret/Confidential security clearance.
  • Working Conditions

    This position is considered SHOP/INDOORS 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.
  • Includes exposure to contaminants.
  • Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32 F degrees) temperatures.
  • Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
  • Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people.
  • Requires working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions.
  • 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 *MEDIUM* work.


  • Lift 20-50 pounds.
  • Work in confined spaces , kneel, jump, run, and work while lying on stomach/back, crawl, and use repetitive movements of the arms and hands.
  • Identify color differences.
  • Wear PPE for skin protection.

  • Lift 10-25 pounds.
  • Climb stairs/ladders, stand, balance, stoop, squat, reach, and lift/carry objects.
  • Twist body, sit with back supported, head forward/flexed, head tilted/rotated, and work with arms extended overhead.
  • Operate a motor vehicle.

  • Associated topics: building information, civil designer, design, designer, drafter, draw, engineer, material, structural engineer, systems engineer

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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