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Global Diving and Salvage

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Posted on
April 28, 2016
Global Diving and Salvage
Seattle, WA
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About Global Diving and Salvage

Founded in 1979, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. is a leading provider of marine construction, support services, and marine casualty responder worldwide. Global, and our parent company Moran Environmental Recovery (MER), are dedicated to providing clients with safe and effective solutions to complex problems – even under the most difficult conditions. Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. (Global) is the largest diving contractor on the West Coast, based out of Seattle, WA, a leading provider of marine construction and infrastructure support services in the United States, and an internationally recognized casualty responder. Global is headquartered in Seattle, WA, with additional main offices in Alaska, California. Global is wholly owned subsidiary of MER, based in Randolph, MA, with multiple offices along the East Coast and throughout the Northeastern U.S. Together MER and Global’s skilled teams offer safe and effective solutions. Recognized internationally for safety, integrity, and expertise, Global provides a wide variety of underwater maintenance, repair, installation, and inspection services. In addition to complete project management, Global offers engineering support for complex projects that require technical underwater procedures and tooling. Our extensive experience and resources enable us to adapt quickly while always maintaining the highest level of safety, and successfully complete the most complex, challenging assignments.

Job description

Employees and oil spill response personnel are an integral asset to ensuring our success and as such our staff is required to meet the highest expectations. We take pride in our renowned safety standards and require Global personnel to utilize safe work practices at all times. We count on our personnel to perform in fast paced environments while still satisfying customer needs and maintaining effective working relationships. The ability to proactively identify issues and offer innovative solutions is also highly praised. Additionally, we expect our workers be able to effectively function under pressure in order to achieve required deadlines. Our staff should be capable of working independently, however Global is fundamentally concerned with team work and the invaluable part it plays in this industry.  We have a commitment to our personnel and, in turn, expect our personnel to contribute to the success of Global.

Responders shall be highly motivated, reliable, and flexible personnel to participate in our oil spill response labor pool and be part of the Global team. This is a great opportunity for people working part of the year that are interested in filling their time off with an occasional call out to a spill response or other marine response projects. In addition, we offer opportunities to receive paid training onboard spill response vessels.  Oil Spill Responders will report to the company’s Spill Response Project Manager.

We will not ask you to miss work at your regular employer. This is not a full–time, part‐time, or guaranteed position; it is on an as needed basis. Global will maintain a list of eligible responders who will be called in the event of an emergency. All responders are required to live within five hours of Port Angeles or Tacoma, Washington.

 Duties and Responsibilities may include based on assigned project:

  • Oil Spill response;

  • Small vessel operations;

  • Skimmer operations;

  • Boom and anchor deployment/retrieval;

  • Skilled equipment operations including, but not limited to, pump operations and hand tools;

  • Deploying, retrieval, and processing of sorbent materials;

  • Availability to leave at a moment’s notice and work 7 days or more in the case of an oil spill;

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Available for after hour emergency response;

Required Skills

  • All personnel must be legally authorized to work in the United States. 

  • Must submit driving record for the past three years. 

  • Pre‐employment drug test.

  • Ability to lift 50lbs repetitively. 

  • Ability to work for long hours in all weather conditions.

  • Own and wear steel toe boots on all responses, trainings, and drills.

  • 24 Hour HAZWOPER & 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher (training available). 

  • TWIC (or ability to obtain).

Required Experience

  • Marine experience – preferred.

Preferred Credentials:

  • USCG MMD or MMC – 100 Ton Master and greater.

  • Able Bodied Seaman

  • Tankerman PIC

  • Radio Operators License 

  • Current First Aid/CPR/AED certificate.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the objective of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. to obtain qualified employees consistent with position requirements: to seek, employ, promote, and treat all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion/creed, handicap/disability, marital status, genetic information/history, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic or condition protected by law.

Global will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Global’s legal duty to furnish information.

If you are a candidate with a disability in need of an accommodation in the application process, please contact 206-623-0621 or email

Job LocationSeattle, Washington, United StatesPosition TypeTemporary