Construction Divers

Job Description

Orion Marine Group has an immediate opening for Construction Divers, in Morehead City, NC. This position is accountable for performing dive operations in a marine construction work environment. All dive operations must be planned, performed, and completed in a manner that ensures the safety of the Diver. The incumbent will work closely with General Manager (Orion Diving & Salvage), Diving Supervisor, Dive Tenders, and other Divers. If the diving activities are in support of Orion Marine Construction, Inc. project work, the incumbent may also work closely with the Project Superintendent and other Orion Marine personnel.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Works as assigned by the Diving Supervisor to ensure the safe and successful completion of all diving operations.
  • Performs such tasks topside and underwater as directed by the Diving Supervisor.
  • Ensures all diver-worn equipment is properly maintained, complete, and ready to use. As required, assist in the maintenance and repair of all diving equipment.
  • Obeys all commands or signals to return to the surface immediately.
  • Performs the duties of the standby Diver as required.
  • Reports any physical problems that may be encountered to the Diving Supervisor prior to and after any dive.
  • Follows all safe diving procedures in accordance with the Diving Manual, Orion Marine Group Policies and Procedures, and applicable regulatory guidelines.
  • Prepares and has readily available to all dive team members an Emergency Plan on site that includes the location and telephone number of the nearest recompression facility and the telephone number of the appropriate transportation agency to the recompression facility.
  • Participates in Company sponsored training on Company Policies & Procedures, mandated regulatory guidelines, First Aid, and CPR to ensure safe and efficient diving operations.
  • Participates in Safety and Environmental initiatives that will contribute to compliance with State/Federal regulations and improve existing Company programs.
  • All employees, current and former, must maintain confidentiality by not disclosing to others any confidential, proprietary, or trade secret information belonging to the Company.
  • Responsible and accountable for the incumbent’s own personal safety.
  • Responsible and accountable for the safety of all co-workers and any others, the incumbent comes in contact with.
  • Authorized and obligated to stop work on any task or series of tasks whenever an unsafe condition or situation is anticipated or observed.
  • Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, and Company policies and procedures, and is subject to appropriate disciplinary action (including dismissal) for failure to do so.
  • Reports any and all violations of applicable laws, regulations, or Company policies and procedures promptly, and is subject to appropriate disciplinary action (including dismissal) for failure to do so.
  • Performs other related administrative and technical duties as may be assigned or requested by immediate supervision (such as certification training, safety training, procedure review, etc.).

Position Requirements:

  • A minimum of two (1) years of dive experience and successful completion of commercial dive training from a certified dive school is required. Incumbents must be at least 18 years of age; be capable of passing a physical examination; be competent in the use and type of diving equipment, tools, and procedures at the depth and under the conditions in which work is to be performed. Prior background working on marine-related construction projects is preferred. The incumbent must be a good verbal communicator and be able to work effectively as a member of the project dive team.
  • The Company expects and requires the incumbent and each of its other employees to observe and fulfill the above and all other safety responsibilities and actively work toward maintaining a safe workplace. Failure to do so can result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.


  • The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable workplace accommodation.
  • The individual must also be able to wear and properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to work or visit areas where it is required. This includes a hard hat, safety glasses, respirators, ear plugs, steel-toed shoes, personal flotation devices, or other protective equipment as required by the work performed and the location the work is being done.
  • Must be qualified and physically able to drive regular passenger vehicles to visit work locations and job sites.

In addition, Warehouse Technician must also be capable of:

  • Standing, stooping, kneeling, squatting, climbing, or sitting for long periods of time
  • Repetitive movements by feet, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands, and back in the performance of work
  • Climbing vertical ladders to heights of 40’-50’
  • Working at elevated heights
  • Lifting objects up to 50 lbs. as required
  • Adapting to extreme temperature changes
  • Adapting to outdoor conditions and prolonged exposure
  • Remaining calm during emergencies and responding appropriately as dictated by the circumstance of the incident.

The incumbent must possess the ability to remain calm during emergencies and respond appropriately as dictated by the circumstance of the incident and as directed by the Safety Representative or other management personnel. Must be capable of evacuating the work area in a timely manner should an emergency situation arise.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • An excellent compensation and benefits package is offered. Benefit plans include:
  • Medical, including Prescription Drugs
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off for Vacation, Sick, Holidays, Jury Duty, and Bereavement Leave
  • Pre-Tax Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Career Growth & Development

Candidate Response:

Candidates that do not meet the minimum requirements will not be considered.

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), age, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other category protected by law.