Ensure welding program support for the Programs Department is in compliance with all safety, quality, technical and housekeeping standards. Direct and coordinate all welding performance qualifications to meet production efforts. Assist in resolving technical questions and issues associated with welding operations. Interface with customers to ensure satisfaction. Frequent travel and overtime may be required. Strong analytical and personnel management skills required.
Duties & Responsibilities
Coordinate the welding performance qualifications for production welders.
Guide welding personnel in the proper welding technique during initial qualification if needed. Facilitate the proper NDT inspections of weld coupons in accordance with applicable specifications.
Develop, maintain, and administer written tests to welding personnel. Control all records for initial performance qualifications and quarterly maintenance of qualification.
Assist with developing new welding procedures in accordance with applicable specifications to support production efforts. Facilitate the proper NDT inspections of weld procedure coupons.
Assist in reviewing and revising welding procedures as necessary to support production work.
Maintain welding personnel qualification matrix for all program welders.
Ensure recall notices for all welding personnel qualifications are distributed to Project Managers and Supervisors in a timely manner.
Ensure losses of qualification notices are distributed to Project Managers and Supervisors.
Ensure economy and accountability in the expenditure of man-hours and material.
Recommend and/or make improvements in machinery, equipment or production methods.
Establish and/or enforce any safety procedures and regulations as required to ensure safety of production personnel.
Maintain adherence to good housekeeping practices and safety guidelines in accordance with OII-MSD Safety Training Observation Program (STOP).
Assist with welding technical advice and interpretation of drawings, schematics, MIL-STDs, SUBSAFE requirements, production processes, etc., to production personnel.
Assist with recommendations to the Resource Manager with respect to the hiring and releasing of program welding personnel as required maintaining the production schedule.
Assist the Planning Department and QA Manager (QAM) with determining labor hours, material requirements and costs for welding tasks.
Working with the Tool Room, ensure all welding equipment issued to production personnel is safe and properly maintained.
Assist with welding problems and/or conditions for production personnel for local and forward work sites.
Assist with reviewing work packages (REC, CWP and FWP) prior to opening to ensure all welding requirements are identified for assigned task.
Attend Fact Finding Critiques when required to identify unsatisfactory work processes in accordance with MSD PI-60.
Perform receipt inspection of weld filler material in accordance with OII-MSD PI-009 and PI013.
Perform audit and surveillance observations at OII-MSD’s work locations.
Support the Welding Program Manager and may fill in in their absence.
Ability to communicate and interface effectively with personnel within and outside the organization.
Must have the ability to obtain a clearance.
Minimum ten years of hands-on experience in welding.
Foreman Naval and/or Commercial Shipyard with extensive Apprenticeship Program; or High School/GED with Apprenticeship Diploma and additional mechanical vocational courses; or High School/GED with extensive military training and experience in welding operations.
Management/ supervisory experience in submarine and/or ship repair preferred.
Minimum three years working with or directing programs related to welding and structural fabrication.
Oceaneering offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation, a flexible benefits package, work-life balance, and tailored career development programs that reflect its commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.
Medical, Vision & Dental Insurance
Vacation, Sick Leave & Company Paid Holidays
401(k) Retirement Plan
Insurance: Complimentary Basic Life & AD&D;
Health & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
Employee Assistance Program
Program Performance Reviews & Advancement Opportunities
Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
On-the-job Training, Skills Development & Certifications
Employee Referral Program
Corporate Sponsored Events & So Much More!
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: Welding Program Administrator
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia
Job ID: 12240
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Category: Non Destructive Technician
NOTE: The following description is a GENERAL Overview of this career and not a description of a particular job posting.
The main function of a Non-Destructive Testing Technician is to test the safety of structures, vehicles, or vessels using x-ray, ultrasound, fiber optic or related equipment. An NDT would use visual, penetrant, magnetic particle, ultrasonic, x-ray, eddy current testing, or other non-destructive methods to inspect a structure or part (for instance, a sample weld) to ensure it meets specific standards or specifications. These tests are performed without damaging the structure or part, and are done to ensure that the tested area contains no defects that would prevent the sample weld, structure or part from performing as expected or failing outright.
Tools used to perform these tests include oscilloscopes, radiation detectors, remote reading thermometers, voltage meters, and x-ray or radiography equipment. A career in Non-Destructive Testing would require knowledge of the practical application of engineering, science, and technology, and may require previous experience with analytical, scientific, and computer aided design software.
National Median Wages: $29.12 hourly, $60,560 annually
Most Non-Destructive Technician careers require a high school diploma, as well as training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, and/or an associate's degree.
Non-Destructive Testing careers typically require the ability to:
- Obtain (and/or re-certify) a visual, penetrant, and magnetic particle testing certification
- Obtain security clearance and military contractor badge
- Pass a drug test
- Be reliable and punctual
Previous experience, particularly with necessary career-related tools and software, is often required.