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Global Diving and Salvage

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Posted on
April 28, 2016
Global Diving and Salvage
Wesport, WA
Years of Experiences
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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

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. (Global) is the largest diving contractor on the West Coast, based out of Seattle, WA, a leading provider of offshore support services, marine construction and infrastructure support services in the United States, and an internationally recognized casualty responder.

The WSMC Response Worker is responsible for maintaining yearly training and certifications to be ready to respond to an occasional call out to an oil spill response or other marine response project in the Grays Harbor or Westport area. 

Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 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

  • Limited maintenance and vessel repair under MSRC direction

  • Deployment, retrieval, and processing or sorbent materials

  • As opposed to NOT having guaranteed work, applicants for WSMC pool have on-call duties for which they will get paid $25/day:

    • On call for week long periods

    • Must be able to answer phone and respond to incidents any hour of the day during on-call period

  • Other duties as assigned

 Required Skills

  • Must be close to Westport during on call periods

  • Must own steel toed boots, type III PFD, and hard hat

  • 8 hour annual HAZWOPER training & Half-mask respirator fit test (Global provided)

  • FCC Radio Operator License (Global provided)

  • Initial 24 hour HAZWOPER training if needed (Global provided)

  • 100T/200T Inland-Oceans, AB, or Tankerman License

  • Ability to leave with very little notice and work five or more days in the case of an oil spill

  • Ability to work long hours in all weather conditions

  • Availability to work after hour emergency response

  • Ability to operate oil spill recovery equipment and deck machinery

  • Ability to act as a helmsman

  • Ability to operate communications equipment and bridge electronic equipment

  • Ability to operate small boars, use firefighting equipment, operate safety equipment, operate the cargo transfer pump, and operate the anchor winch

  • Knowledgeable in vessel refueling

  • Ability to lift 50lbs repetitively and stand, walk for up to 12 hours per day, including carrying items on flat ground or up and down stairs; pushing; pulling; squatting; crouching; bending or stooping; crawling; kneeling; climbing stairs and ladders; and/or repetitive reaching or other repetitive hand use, in any and all weather conditions (sun, rain, sleet, and snow).

  • Ability to meet DOT, ADCI, USCG, or HAZMAT Physical & additional fitness ability requirements for the position in which you are filling.

  • General vessel navigation, rules of the road, communications, and seamanship

  • Demonstrated understanding of OSHA/WISHA rules

  • Located in or around Grays Harbor or Westport

Required Experience

  • Boat operation or deckhand experience a must

  • 24 hr or 40 hr Initial HAZWOPER training

  • Marine experience preferred

  • High school diploma or equivalent

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 LocationWestport, Washington, United StatesPosition TypeTemporary