Designer II Job at Oceaneering, Chesapeake, VA

  • Oceaneering
  • Chesapeake, VA

Job Description

Company Profile

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.

Our Marine Services Division has more than 30 years experience in providing full-service ship repair capabilities for the US Naval Vessels including submarines, surface ships and crafts and deep submergence systems. Operating from state-of-the-art facilities in Chesapeake, Virginia, we are certified in Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE) and Deep Submergence System Scope of Certification (DSS-DOC) repair activities, and specialize in the design, repair, maintenance, modification, and installation of hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) systems.

For more information please go to and click on Products & Services, then click Marine Services Division (MSD).

Position Summary

The Designer II applies creative design skill, knowledge of manufacturing techniques, and Computer Aided Design Drafting practices to the generation of layout, assembly, and detail drawings for structural, mechanical, piping, electrical, and electronic equipment of moderate complexity for a variety of OII-MSD projects. This person may also prepare sketches and other graphic information for use within technical documents (e.g. Operations and Maintenance Manuals) and proposals.

Expectations of this function are:

  • Self-motivated, focused individual with strong attention to detail and high ethical standards.
  • Performs basic engineering tasks and conventional design that may be varied in nature.
  • Ability to read and interpret blue prints, standard specifications, and SUBSAFE requirements.
  • Ability to work as part of team with leads, managers, and technical personnel to support multiple projects.
  • Strong organizational skills and analytical / logical approach.
  • Ability to synthesize diverse information (technical, schedule) and exercise good judgment.
  • Good technical judgment and some independent evaluation, originality and ingenuity are expected.
Duties & Responsibilities

  • With minimal instructions, prepares solid models (SolidWorks part and assembly level), complete layout and detail drawings, including application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, for moderately complex equipment or mechanisms.
  • Performs independent, original design and interacts with engineering and manufacturing personnel to ensure performance and efficiency of manufacture, assembly, and integration.
  • Can validate technical accuracy and completeness of all modelling and drafting.
  • Tasking may include: preparing engineering drawings, layout and detailed design of mechanical systems using drafting techniques (AutoCAD or SolidWorks).
  • Selecting various electrical and mechanical components to meet performance requirements.
  • May interface with clients.


  • Associate Degree in related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Formal Training in use of solid modeling software (SolidWorks preferred).

  • Two to five years applied drafting experience, preferably in Marine Design.
  • Proficiency using 3D modeling software such as SolidWorks and AutoCAD is required.
  • Computer skills using Microsoft Office products required. Technical writing skills are helpful.

  • Working knowledge of U.S. Navy specifications and requirements related to Structural, Mechanical and Electrical drawings.

  • Strong computer skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and PeopleSoft is a plus.
  • Familiarity with ASME Y14 drafting standards.
  • Familiarity with Product Lifetime Management (PLM) software is not required but preferred.

  • Must have or be able to obtain a U.S. DoD Secret Security Clearance.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen who is not a dual citizen of any other country.
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, Offshore,

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