The Welder/Diver is a diving specialist who is required to maintain proficiency in surface and hyperbaric (wet and dry chamber) welding as well as the skills required by all divers. The position may require worldwide travel on an emergency call out basis. The Welder/Diver will be expected to work in the facility (8 hours), possibly on board ships at sea and possibly on remote job sites, (12 hours). This position reports to the Diving Supervisor.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Accomplish all tasks assigned by the Diving Supervisor. If assigned a task for which they do not consider them self qualified by either training or experience, they shall immediately inform the Diving Supervisor.
- Read, understand, and comply with all of Phoenix policies and with applicable government regulations as they relate to their qualifications or performance while engaging in diving operations.
- Maintain proficiency in welding and NDT procedures as directed by the Diving Supervisor. Perform all welding and NDT per applicable government and commercial requirements.
- Maintain all government and commercial weld qualifications in accordance with Phoenix, welding and qualification procedures, training, qualification maintenance, and related program data.
- Comply with regulations or instructions concerning the use, maintenance, repair, and testing of all diving equipment provided for the operation.
- Report to the Diving Supervisor any recent medical treatment or illness so that a proper determination can be made concerning their fitness to dive.
- Immediately report all symptoms or suspected symptoms as early and accurately as possible.
- Report to the Diving Supervisor any defect or malfunction of the diving equipment provided for the diving operation.
- Follow safe diving practice at all times during the diving operation whether on deck or in the water. Bring to the attention of the Diving Supervisor any questionable items. Be alert for the safety of others.
- Assist in the training of new personnel or tenders.
- Remain awake and in the vicinity of the decompression chamber for at least one hour following treatment or a hyperbaric exposure outside the no decompression limits.
- Know and observe the rules for flying after diving or traveling to altitudes higher than the dive site.
- Ensure their diving equipment has been correctly maintained, prepared, and tested before each dive. This requirement should never be delegated to others.
- Maintain a diver's logbook, which details all dives, medical examinations, courses taken, and personal equipment maintenance.
- Ensure their medical certificates are up to date and recorded in their logbook.
- Present their logbook to the Diving Supervisor on every job.
- Maintain current certification in first aid and CPR.
- Complete administrative office duties as assigned.
- Graduate of a professional diving school.
- Minimum five years actual underwater-welding experience that can be substantiated by a letter of qualification from a diving company recognized by the industry as having acceptable wet-welding capability.
- Must be a certified welder whose qualifications are current in accordance with the American Welding Society (AWS) specification D3.6, class A (dry weld) and class B (wet weld).
- Significant physical effort required. Significant exposure to physical risk.
- Ability to pass annual diving physical.
- Ability to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance.
- Able and willing, to travel worldwide, on short notice for indefinite periods of time.