Oceaneering Inspector II in Houston, Texas

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global oilfield provider of engineered services and products primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry, with a focus on deepwater applications. Through the use of its applied technology expertise, Oceaneering also serves the defense, entertainment, and aerospace industries. Oceaneering’s business offerings include remotely operated vehicles, built-to-order specialty subsea hardware, deepwater intervention and manned diving services, non-destructive testing and inspection, and engineering and project management.

Position Summary

The Inspector II inspects offshore/onshore structures, vessels, pipelines, and their appurtenances for structural and coating condition, as per API RP 2SIM & API RP 2FPS.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Examine materials or products for anomalies, damage, or defects, such as cracks, pits, incomplete welds, holes, dents, excessive corrosion, examines coating conditions, etc. under minimal supervision.
  • Work with diving contractors or individually to perform various inspections, surveys and record data of offshore structures, vessels and pipelines.
  • May act as an inspection team leader in situations requiring more than one person.
  • May test mechanisms for sturdiness, clearance, and freedom of movement.
  • Perform cathodic protection surveys of offshore structures, vessels and pipelines using a “drop-cell” technique.
  • Use NDT, camera, video and written documentation techniques in the inspection and survey of offshore/onshore structures, vessels and pipelines.
  • Create appropriate drawings and sketches to supplement written data.
  • Use and maintain various types of inspection equipment.
  • Generate inspection reports using various computer software applications.
  • May train other personnel in inspection and reporting practices and techniques.
  • May learn and utilize rope access techniques (optional) where ropes and specialized hardware are used as the primary means of providing access, structural or mechanical inspection, and support to other workers.
  • Keeps inspection data organized.
  • Performing inspection support work as needed.
  • Working at least 180 days per year offshore, usually on a non-rotational basis, i.e., there is no set schedule and the duration of a given job is not fixed. Travel to offshore locations by vessel or aircraft.
  • Time not spent offshore is generally spent in the office generating CAIRS inspection reports. (CAIRS is an acronym for Computer Aided Inspection Reporting Software)


High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED); and two (2) years related NDT experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Also at least one of the following NDT certifications is required: ACFM, Eddy Current, VT, PT, MT. UT or RT. At least one of the following Rope Access Certifications is required: IRATA or SPRAT. NACE OCAT, ASNT Certifications preferred.

Additional Required:

  • Must possess or be able to obtain a TWIC card, valid Passport, Safe Gulf & HUET Water Survival.
  • Must be able to work in harsh environments.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of basic computer knowledge in MSWord and Excel. Uses computer and various software applications to prepare, check and package various types of inspection and survey reports. Continuously learn and improve office and computer skills.

Additional Information

The employee will occasionally work in confined spaces and works constantly on a stable work surface. Employee will work constantly with arms extended below waist, unsupported. Employee may work frequently with elbows flexed with wrist supported and occasionally with elbows flexed with wrist unsupported. Employee frequently climbs stairs to a second floor. Employee occasionally will stoop, kneel, squat and crawl. Employee will constantly have repetitive movements using manual dexterity, sense of touch and depth perception. Employee may be exposed to airborne dust in the working place. The employee frequently stands and constantly walks on a flat surface, constantly sits with back supported. An employee frequently sits with head forward, flexed and head tilted and rotated. At times employee will frequently extend arms to a level position, supported and occasionally arms will be extended below waist, supported. Employee occasionally needs color vision. Employee should be able to speak, hear in all ranges, and vision for reading and distance.

The employee will exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for medium work, with this considered Heavy Work.

Equal Employment Opportunity

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors.

Job Title: Inspector II

Location: Houston, Texas

Job ID: 11726

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time