Commercial Divers

Commercial Diver

Commercial Diver
Do you pride yourself on your driving ability? Never stressed out in tough driving situations? Make money for it!
Why Should You Consider This Career?

Commercial divers are employed in a variety of industries, including construction, oil and gas, and marine

That's $3,300 per bi-weekly paycheck
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
Less Training                                          More Training
More Structure                                     Less Structure
Commercial Diver, Diver, Diver Tender, Hard Hat Diver, Non Destructive Testing Under Water Welder (NDT U/W Welder), Salvage Diver, Tender

Work below surface of water, using surface-supplied air or scuba equipment to inspect, repair, remove, or install equipment and structures. May use a variety of power and hand tools, such as drills, sledgehammers, torches, and welding equipment. May conduct tests or experiments, rig explosives, or photograph structures or marine life.

At A Glance in US
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398,000 (35%)
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398,000 (35%)
398,000 (35%)
Commercial Diver, Diver, Diver Tender, Hard Hat Diver, Non Destructive Testing Under Water Welder (NDT U/W Welder), Salvage Diver, Tender
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Your Typical Day:

  • Take appropriate safety precautions, such as monitoring dive lengths and depths and registering with authorities before diving expeditions begin.
  • Check and maintain diving equipment, such as helmets, masks, air tanks, harnesses, or gauges.
  • Communicate with workers on the surface while underwater, using signal lines or telephones.
  • Descend into water with the aid of diver helpers, using scuba gear or diving suits.
  • Obtain information about diving tasks and environmental conditions.
  • Supervise or train other divers, including hobby divers.
  • Inspect the condition of underwater steel or wood structures.
  • Inspect and test docks, ships, buoyage systems, plant intakes or outflows, or underwater pipelines, cables, or sewers, using closed circuit television, still photography, and testing equipment.
  • Repair ships, bridge foundations, or other structures below the water line, using caulk, bolts, and hand tools.
  • Recover objects by placing rigging around sunken objects, hooking rigging to crane lines, and operating winches, derricks, or cranes to raise objects.
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Your Responsibilities

  • Monitor work areas or procedures to ensure compliance with safety procedures.
  • Clean equipment, parts, or tools to repair or maintain them in good working order.
  • Maintain work equipment or machinery.
  • Communicate with coworkers to coordinate installations or repairs.
  • Travel to work sites to perform installation, repair or maintenance work.
  • Gather information about work conditions or locations.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Train others in operational procedures.
  • Inspect systems to determine if they are operating properly.
  • Test mechanical equipment to ensure proper functioning.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • Mechanical

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 77/100

  • Building and Construction

Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads. 69/100

  • Physics

Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub-atomic structures and processes. 64/100

  • Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 55/100

  • Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. 54/100

  • Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. 53/100

  • Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 50/100

  • English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 50/100

  • Design

Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. 44/100

  • Medicine and Dentistry

Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures. 44/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Diving instruments or accessories
  • Masks or fins or snorkels
  • Underwater cameras
  • Hoists
  • Utility knives
  • Power drills
  • Ultrasonic examination equipment
  • Water samplers
  • Oxygen gas analyzers
  • Flashlight
  • Dredge pumps
  • Depth gauges
  • Anemometers
  • Bouyancy compensators
  • Sonars
  • Circuit breakers
  • Geological compasses
  • Underwater communication system
  • Electrode holder
  • Pick or place robots
  • Scuba tanks
  • Detonators
  • Blow torch
  • Pressure gauge
  • Pullers
  • Hose reel
  • Closed circuit television CCTV system
  • Jib crane
  • Scuba regulators
  • Hammer drills
  • Clock timers
  • Concrete or cement testing instruments
  • Magnetic particle examination equipment
  • Metal detectors
  • Impact wrenches
  • Thickness measuring devices
  • Welding regulator oxygen
  • Pneumatic hammer
  • Corrosion testers
  • Power grinders
  • Hydraulic shears
  • Specialty wrenches
  • Demolition hammers
  • Sledge hammer
  • Torque wrenches
  • Power chippers
  • Wetsuits
  • Wire or cable cutter
  • Chain saw
  • Drysuits
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Single gas monitors
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Water hoses
  • Gas mixer
  • Diving boot
  • Winches
  • Multi gas monitors
  • Diving air pump
  • Shielded metal arc welding or stick welding machine
  • Sinker drills
  • Power saws
  • Measuring jigs
  • Barometers
  • Pry bars
  • Submersible pumps
  • Box end wrenches
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