Job Description

Company: Oceaneering
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: Associates/2 yr Degree/Diploma
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Company Profile

Oceaneering Space Systems (OSS) is a precision engineering and manufacturing group which specializes in turn-key design, development, manufacturing, certification, maintenance, and testing of extra-vehicular and intra-vehicular (EVA & IVA) tools and equipment for astronauts; including life support and environmental control systems for space; robotic systems for military, space, and biological research; and thermal protection systems for launch vehicles. We also provide specialized engineering and support services in these areas, and astronaut training in NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.

For more information, please go to and click on Products & Services, then click Space Systems (OSS). This position is located in Clear Lake, Texas.

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily for 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, umbilical, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • The Dive Operations Specialist works within the Neutral Buoyancy Lab (NBL) in Clear Lake, where Astronauts and others receive space suit and mission training.
  • Topside Monitor -Support test or training events. Support divers as required throughout the day or as directed by Dive Supervisor.
  • Hoist Operator-Support test or training events. Support divers as required throughout the day or as directed by Dive Supervisor.
  • Float Video Diver-Maintain video surveillance of in-water activities.
  • Safety Diver-Continually monitors the Suited Subject’s well-being throughout the entire test. Assist Suited Test Subjects with tasks that are not flight-like.
  • Participate in training scenarios both in and out of the water which may require the wearing of a pressurized suit such as NASA’s Extra Vehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) or another type of Space Suit Assembly (SSA).
  • Support commercial operations as required by program needs
  • Use Material Handling Equipment (MHE)
  • Provides minimal fabrication and repair of mockups and/or systems.
  • Fill pressurized cylinders
  • Perform periodic facility maintenance
  • Miscellaneous facility clean-up in and out of the water
  • Perform various required administrative tasks including Daily time cards, E-mail correspondence, Meetings
  • Additional tasks as directed by Supervisor

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities

Reporting Relationship

  • This position reports to the Project Manager



  • Associate degree in a related field, College degree B.A. or B.S., equivalent technical or military training
  • Nationally recognized SCUBA Certification (NAUI, PADI, etc.), military or commercial license for a minimum of one year and/or six months with advanced/higher dive training
  • A minimum of twenty-five logged dives
  • Must pass annual Johnson Space Center (JSC) approved dive physical
  • Must be able to repetitively lift 50-90 lbs.
  • Must pass United States Government background check
  • Repair/Maintenance/Assembly experience is strongly recommended

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 essential functions.


  • Lift up to 20 pounds
  • Climbing, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and reaching


  • Lift up to 10 pounds repeatedly
  • Standing


  • Repetitive movements of arms and hands
  • Sit with back supported

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

As COVID-19 continues to significantly impact employees, workplaces, families, and communities, many of Oceaneering’s clients are requiring that all individuals working at their sites 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 this position. Any applicant selected for this position will be required to prove that they are fully vaccinated prior to their start date.