Welder II

Website Oceaneering

Welder II Job Highlights

Title Welder II
Type Full Time
Experience No Indicated
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Chesapeake, VA, United States
Company Oceaneering

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a trusted subsea connection specialist and pushes the frontiers of deep water, space, and motion entertainment environments to execute with new, leading-edge connections to solve the challenges. The company sorts out solutions for the most complex subsea challenges and develops products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning.

Job Profile

The company is hiring a Welder II who will perform various welding processes to repair, modify, and install various pipes, structures, foundations, and fittings associated with shipboard hydraulic, pneumatic, and water systems.

Select proper materials and requirements to perform welding functions.

Fabricate and install fixtures and jigs required for welding process alignments.

Involves heavy lifting, frequent stooping or bending, and possible working assignments in overhead structures, confined spaces, or beneath machinery.

Strict adherence to safety, quality standards, good housekeeping habits, a high level of critical thinking/reading comprehension, and frequent travel/overtime are required.

Education Level

  • High School or GED with Apprenticeship Diploma and additional vocational courses or Technical School Graduate

Work Experience

  • Military or civilian experience with welding operations in a repair department, shipyard, or fabrication shop.


  • Must be able to understand and perform the basic setup, adjustment, and operation of various welding equipment and hand tools used in the trade.
  • Read and understand basic terminology, blueprints, drawings, and schematics to plan installation, modification, or repair before commencing the process.
  • Select welding filler material, joint design, and proper heat ranges as directed by Technical Work Documents.


  • Must have the ability to obtain government-based access.
  • Knowledge and practical skills tests are required.
  • Qualify as a Welder/Workmanship Inspector by 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

  • Frequent exposure to airborne dust, fumes, and gases
  • Frequently working on or near moving equipment and vibrating equipment
  • Includes exposure to contaminants
  • Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable
  • Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people
  • Light is intense/glare
  • Noise is over 85 decibels
  • Occasional exposure to open fire/flames/sparks
  • Primarily indoors during the day and occasionally at night
  • Requires working in very hot (above 90 ° F) or very cold (below 32° F) temperatures
  • Requires working indoors in non-controlled environmental conditions
  • When outdoors, humidity is frequently above 90%

Physical Activity/Requirements


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


  • 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


  • Lift up to 10 pounds
  • Wear PPE protection for body, vision, and hearing protection

Employer’s Statement

Oceaneering is an 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.

To apply for this job please visit careers.oceaneering.com.

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