Offshore Communications Specialist at Oceaneering (Houston, TX)

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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.

Position Summary

The Offshore Communications Specialist will support the onshore and offshore projects and services for internal and external Oceaneering customers.

Work Location and Travel
  • Must be able to work remotely for prolonged periods of time to ensure successful project completion.
  • Ability to travel to onshore/offshore domestic and international project sites up to 80% of the time, sometimes on last minute notice.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Configuring, testing, installing, troubleshooting of network equipment such as Cisco routers/switches and radio equipment in coordination with project, engineering and customer teams
  • Configure, test and troubleshoot various video solutions using h.264 and h.265
  • Provide valuable input for project planning activities
  • Lead onsite project teams
  • Update and maintain installation documents and as builds
  • Installation, configuration, testing and troubleshooting communication equipment including satellite modems, transceivers, BUC's, LNB's, Stabilized antennas (SeaTel, Orbit, Intellian), and out of band management.
  • Complete testing and commissioning procedures and paperwork to ensure system meets operational requirements.
  • Ability to travel to onshore/offshore domestic and International project sites up to 80% of the time, sometimes on last minute notice.
  • Participate in on-call rotation for support.
  • Must be able to work remotely for prolonged periods of time to ensure successful project completion.
  • Other assigned work as and when required to support operations and projects.
  • Serve as onsite PM as required

Qualifications

REQUIRED
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of working basic network setup and troubleshooting.
  • Minimum of 5 years working in harsh environment such as offshore rigs, refineries and other remote locations.
  • Requires a CCNA certification.
  • Minimum of 5 years' of practical experience working with WAN and LAN technologies, as a Field Technician or Network Engineer.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working with offshore and international projects.

DESIRED
  • Advanced understanding of TCP/IP, LAN, and WAN
  • Advanced understanding of video streaming technologies (h.264 and h.265)
  • Experience working with VSAT or RF

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics
  • Must be customer oriented
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to travel at last minute notice
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with internal and external customers
  • Desire for growing technical knowledge
  • Ability to act as a cross-departmental technical lead in previously stated technologies
  • Promote positive work environment
  • Posseses professional apprence and maintains good customer satisfaction
  • Ability to adapt to fluid schedules and changing needs to meet customers needs

Additional Information

Working Conditions

This position will require both office work and offshore work. Domestic and international travel up to 80% in remote locations onshore and offshore.

Physical Activity/Requirements

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 primarily Light work, with occasional Medium work.

OCCASIONAL

FREQUENT

CONSTANT
  • Lift 50-100 pounds
  • Work in confined spaces
  • Wear PPE protection for body, vision, and hearing protection.
  • Lift up to 25 pounds
  • Climbing, stooping, kneeling, standing, squatting, lift/carry objects and reachin
  • Differentiate between colors
  • Repetitive movements of arms and hands
  • Sit with back supported

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.
More Information on Oceaneering
Oceaneering operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Houston, TX. Oceaneering was founded in 1964. It has 11000 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Paid Holidays, Paid Sick Days. To see all 55 open jobs at Oceaneering, click here.
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