The Commercial Diver / Tender’s prime responsibility is to support construction activities by performing work as directed by the Project Manager / Diver Supervisor.
- Grit and Resiliency - We dig deep to figure out how to make things happen no matter how impossible it seems. We never give up. We take on challenges that nobody else can or will.
- Comradery and Inspirational - We are a hard-working team of likeminded individuals working toward a common goal. We regularly celebrate wins and like to have fun whether at work or at play. We come together each day looking for ways to instill life and energy into the world around us.
- Driven and Competitive - We love competition. We love to win and love to learn when we lose. Not getting the job done is not an option. We are obsessed with doing our best and we do what it takes to win.
- Trustworthy and Respectful - We are passionate about honesty, authenticity, and transparency. No lies. No drama. No politics. We value constructive conflict and ensure that even in conflict we treat others with respect.
- Ownership and Accountability - When something goes wrong, we first “look in the mirror” before we “look out the window”. We ask, “what could I have done differently?” and then we share lessons learned. Regularly challenging ourselves and those around us to be better is a way of life. “Me first” belongs here.
- Diploma from ADCE Compliant Commercial Dive School
- Current ADCI Certification for the type of diving being performed
- Current ADCI Compliant Dive Physical
- Current First Aid, CPR, AED, Oxygen Administration Certifications
- OSHA 10 Hour - Construction
- Valid Driver’s License with current driving record free from serious or frequent violation
- 1 + years’ experience working in commercial diving operations
- Heavy equipment operation (if qualified)
- Ability to read and follow dive tables (air and nitrox), altitude tables, treatment tables, etc.
- Ability to check and maintain diving equipment such as helmets, masks, air tanks, harness, and gauges.
- Must have good hand-eye coordination.
- Must be able to hear adequately enough to receive and understand instructions, be alerted by horns, sirens, shouting, or any other noise that is meant to convey a safety warning.
- Ability to clearly communicate with workers on the surface while underwater and with divers while you are running a dive station.
- Ability to cut and weld steel, using underwater welding / burning equipment, jigs, and supports.
- Knowledge of materials, methods, and the appropriate tools to construct objects, structures, dams, etc.
- Ability to work at heights of up to 50’ or more.
- Ability to work in confined or enclosed spaces.
- Climb ladders or steps to reach objects.
- Ability to wear a hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, safety-toed boots, or other applicable PPE.
- Lift arms above shoulder level (i.e., lifts items into a truck or overhead area).
- Ability to walk moderate distances to reach work area (1/2 mile or more).
- Ability to sit in the operator’s seat of equipment and reach all pedals, switches, levers, buttons, etc., required to safely operate the equipment.
- Learn job-related material primarily through oral instruction and observation, which takes place mainly in an on-the-job training setting.
- Ability to sit in the operator’s seat of equipment and have an adequate field of vision of all instruments, gauges, warning lights, as well as an acceptable field of vision out of the windows/mirrors.
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- Must have common sense and be mentally stable and competent working in a fast-paced environment.
- Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self and others.
- Must be committed to contributing to a culture of safety, looking out for yourself and others.
- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials
- Be a contributing member of crews who will complete daily Job Hazard Analysis of every task that you are involved in throughout the work shift.
- Work with other divers, tenders, and Ballard personnel to plan for safe operations for commercial diving activities and other construction activities that occur throughout a project.
- Ability to travel and work for many weeks at a time away from home.
- Must have a positive attitude and willingness to learn, including good communication skills.
- Equipment set-up and breakdown
- Equipment load-out and maintenance
- Jetting / Dredging
- Dive tending
- Rack box operation
- In-water work assignments
- Decompression chamber operations
- Inspection with video documentation
- Burning / welding operation (wet or dry)
- Hand and power tool operation
- Pneumatic / hydraulic tool operation (wet or dry)
- Percussion tool operation (wet or dry)
- Saws and other cutting tools (wet or dry)
- Crane rigging and signaling (wet or dry)
- Placing flags or barricades
- Equipment spotting
- Salvage or environmental operations
- Additional duties as directed
Physical Demands / Working Environment:
- Move heavy objects (94 lbs. or more) short distances (20’ of less).
- Move light objects (less than 94 lbs.) long distances (more than 20’).
- Work long shifts with non-standard break times.
- Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
- Work is generally performed in the field environment with various weather and field conditions.
- Lifting and pulling is required.
- Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements.
- Employees may be subject to blood borne pathogens, varying weather conditions, varying walking and working surfaces and conditions, cleaners, and chemicals.