Manufacturing Engineer Job at Oceaneering, Chesapeake, VA

  • Oceaneering
  • Chesapeake, VA

Job Description

Company Profile

Oceaneering Marine Services Division (MSD) has over 30 years of experience providing full-service submarine and surface ship repairs supporting maintenance and alterations aboard commercial and U.S. military vessels. We are SUBSAFE and DDS-SOC certified and perform high-consequence maintenance on assets that operate in demanding environments.

Oceaneering Aerospace and Defense Technologies (AdTech) delivers solutions that enable humans to work safely and effectively in harsh environments - from underwater to the outer reaches of space. Our innovative solutions support the development and application of practical, cost-effective systems that meet our customers' challenges - from routine to extreme. Our experience and expertise across multiple industries uniquely positions us as a leader in the government, space, and maritime services markets. Our products and services meet the rigorous demands of the complex environments in which they operate, delivering results without compromising safety or reliability.

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

The Manufacturing Engineer applies a working knowledge of engineering fundamentals to the division's manufacturing activities under the direction the Manufacturing Program Manager. The Manufacturing Engineer will be required to regularly interact with the customer(s) and various company (OII-MSD) personnel including those in Engineering, Quality Assurance (QA), Manufacturing, Purchasing, Contracts, Shipping and Receiving, to provide technical support through all phases of a product lifecycle (from quoting to delivery).

Duties & Responsibilities


• Technical lead for developing quotes. This includes: technical writing; reading, understanding and interpreting drawings, specifications, and contracts; communicating with customer for technical clarifications; developing Work Breakdown Structures; understanding in-house fabrication capabilities; identification and selection of potential suppliers; developing subcontractor / supplier Requests For Quote; provide input to Buy-Make decisions.
• Liaison between customer, project management and the shop to support procurement, fabrication, assembly, testing, inspection, and certification. This includes: providing technical assistance to shop and suppliers; troubleshooting; writing and resolution of non-conformances; and design and analysis of shop fixtures.
• Develop and improve internal manufacturing processes to incorporate lessons learned, to support division quality goals, to improve efficiencies and reduce costs, and to support growth opportunities.
• Support audits (internal, customer, and supplier), including resolution of audit findings.
• Provide regular status reports to the various Project Teams for the multiple projects he/she is assigned.


• The above list is only a representative sample of what the Manufacturing Engineer may be asked to do. The Manufacturing Engineer may perform other special projects or duties as required to support business needs.



• Bachelor's degree in engineering (Mechanical, Industrial, Structural or Manufacturing) from accredited college or university.


• Minimum of two years practical experience in Engineering, work experience with the US Department of Defense projects is desirable but not required.
• Computer skills using Microsoft Office products required.
• Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills are required.
• Strong technical writing skills are preferred.
• Proficiency using CAD software such as AutoCAD or SolidWorks is preferred.


• Required: Demonstrated knowledge of typical manufacturing processes involved in fabrication of simple to complex products, including machinery (CNC work centers, lathes, mills, etc), and fabrication equipment (welding, fitting, etc.).
• Required: Ability to understand and apply Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).
• Required: Demonstrated ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex drawings.
• Required: Demonstrated knowledge with metrology tools. Laser tracking and laser scanning techniques are preferred.
• Preferred: Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and CNC programming skills.
• Preferred: Demonstrated knowledge of military, and commercial, construction and material specifications applicable to Submarine or Deep Submergence System work.
• Preferred: Experience or working knowledge with shop floor tracking software such as MRP/ERP software systems.


• Candidate will have to perform in an ISO-9000 rated company in a rapidly changing and demanding atmosphere.
• U.S. Citizenship is required, or ability to obtain a U.S. DOD Secret Security Clearance.

Additional Information


This position is considered SHOP/INDOORS & OFFICE WORK which is characterized as follows.

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


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is considered MEDIUM work.


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


• 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

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

Job Tags

Work experience placement, For subcontractor, Outdoor, Offshore, Flexible hours, Night shift,

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