Diving Tenders

Job Description

Position Summary

The Tender is assigned by the Diving Supervisor or designated diving person in charge. Performing sub-sea tasks and assisting the Diver when necessary.

Duties & Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL

  • Provides topside support for diving operations.
  • Perform maintenance and repair of topside equipment and DDC operations.
  • Perform topside and underwater rigging.
  • May be required to perform sub-sea tasks utilizing commercial diving equipment.
  • Knowledge of equipment uses, repairs, and maintenance is needed.
  • Assist the diver in dressing, entering, and leaving the water, and undressing.
  • Confirm that the diver’s equipment is functioning properly and inform the diving supervisor that the diver is ready.
  • Prepare and support the dive until its completion.
  • Support any in-water decompression as required.
  • Tend the diver’s umbilical (always keeping at least one hand on the umbilical) and be always aware of the diver’s depth and location.
  • Set up and operate all equipment as directed by the diving supervisor, D/T or his or her representative.
  • Perform routine cleaning and maintenance on diving equipment.
  • Repair such equipment as he or she is qualified to check out to repair.
  • Assist in topside work as required or directed.
  • Be alert for and immediately report conditions that may be hazardous or unsafe.
  • Maintain certification in first aid and CPR.
  • Properly operate a decompression chamber as required for decompression or treatment as directed.
  • Maintain communication with the chamber occupants.
  • Properly complete all paperwork as required by employer policy and/or governmental regulations.
  • Do not perform any other task while operating the chamber.
  • Perform tasks as a diver or standby diver when directed by the supervisor. A tender/diver who dives shall be subject to the duties and responsibilities of a diver within the limitations of his or her assignment.
  • When required, ride the chamber with the diver during decompression or treatment. This inside tender/diver must be familiar with and alert for the symptoms of oxygen toxicity.
  • Report to the diving supervisor any recent medical treatment or illness so that a proper determination can be made concerning fitness and/or ability to dive.
  • Immediately report all symptoms or suspected symptoms of DCS to the diving supervisor as early and accurately as possible.
  • Report to the diving supervisor any defect or malfunction of the diving equipment provided for the diving operation.
  • Maintain a commercial diver logbook documenting all hyperbaric exposures.
  • Read, understand, and comply with all employer policies and applicable governmental regulations, as they relate to their qualifications or performance while engaging in diving operations.

Qualifications

REQUIRED

  • Hold a commercial diving school certificate of graduation.
  • Entry-level with zero (0) to six months minimum experience.
  • Must be able to obtain a valid Passport and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
  • ADCI diver card.

DESIRED

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  • EMT/DMT certifications.
  • IMCA certification or Board of Canada (DCBC) qualified.
  • NDT certifications.
  • U/W welding, mechanical expertise (including hydraulics, diesel, gasoline).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

  • Knowledge of appropriate steps to analytical problem-solving.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, remaining attentive to ideas, recognizing responsibilities, and actively participating with others to accomplish assignments and achieve desired goals.
  • Treats others fairly and with respect.
  • Knowledge of the department’s policies, rules, regulations, business goals, vision, organizational structure, culture, philosophy, operating principles and values, etc.
  • Ability to establish and maintain project priorities.
  • Seeks out new learning experiences.
  • Identifies what needs to be done and takes action before being asked or required.

Additional Information

WORKING CONDITIONS

This position is considered OFFSHORE WORK which is characterized as follows.

  • Outdoors and indoors, day and night, as well as over/near water.
  • Requires working on or near moving equipment and vibrating equipment.
  • Frequently the humidity is above 90%, the noise is over 85 decibels and the light is intense/glare.
  • Potential exposure to open fire/flames/sparks.
  • Constant exposure to airborne dust, fumes, and gases.
  • The work surface is stable, height is elevated.

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 essential functions.

This position is considered HEAVY work.

OCCASIONAL

  • Lift 50-100 pounds
  • Work in confined spaces, kneel, jump, run, work while lying on his stomach/back, crawl, and use repetitive movements of the arms and hands.
  • Differentiate between colours
  • Wear PPE for skin protection.
  • Eye protection.
  • Steel/safety-toed shoes/boots

FREQUENT

  • Lift 25-50 pounds
  • Wear PPE for head, hands
  • Climb stairs/ladders stand, balance, stoop, squat, reach, and lift/carry objects.
  • Twist, sit with back supported, head forward/flexed, head tilted/rotated
  • Work with arms extended below the waist, unsupported, elbows flexed, wrist supported and unsupported.
  • Operate a motor vehicle

CONSTANT

  • Lift 10-20 pounds
  • Standing and walking
  • Wear PPE for body, vision, and hearing protection

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, colour, 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.

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