ROV Career Path

ROV Pilot Technician Career Path

If you have got this far its likely that you understand how exciting the ROV Industry is and what becoming an ROV Pilot Technician entails. BUT if not the following links will help you understand something of this exciting industry and the training needed.

Use our career path document to understand what pre qualification is needed to allow entry to the industry and allow you to choose the best training courses for the path you wish to follow. Then when you understand your training needs you can view the course training material below and book your on line and practical courses.

What is an ROV PilotWhat is an ROV Pilot?

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ROV TasksWhat sort of work tasks are involved and knowledge expected of ROV personnel?

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Minimum Requirements For Personnel Qualification

  • A nationally-recognised technical or trade qualification;
  • A nationally-recognised, higher (tertiary) academic qualification (not otherwise covered above) in a relevant technical subject;
  • In certain circumstances, candidates who do not meet the above but have extensive industrial experience, supported by evidence and references, may be acceptable.
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Personal Requirements

It's a fact that All personnel before going offshore will need the following.

  • Offshore Medical Certificate
  • Offshore Survival Certificate
  • Passport
  • Seamans Book for some companies
  • ROV Logbook for ROV positions
  • Proof of Training
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Training

Introductory ModuleIMCA have recommended in their document R002

"It is recommended that new personnel to the ROV industry attend an introductory module before their first trip offshore. This can be provided by a recognised training establishment, or alternatively by the ROV contractor."

SubNet offer – E-learning Module as part of our ROV04 and ROV05 courses » View Course Content »
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Basic ROV Training

IMCA has also issued a guidance on ROV Training by providing an Outline Course Syllabi in the IMCA R010 doc a Guidance on Outline Syllabi for basic ROV-Related Training Courses. Subnet cover this and much more that has been asked for by ROV companies in our ROV05 and 05 courses.

IMCA have laid down competences for ROV Tooling Technician Grade 2 IMCA C005 rev 2 doc:

SubNet Course ROV14 ROV Tooling Technician Grade 2 This course fully includes both R002 and R010 You do not need to do those courses if doing this one. Then the course trains you on all the IMCA R14 ROV Tooling Technician Grade 2 Competences and more:

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IMCA have laid down competences for ROV Pilot Technician Grade 2 IMCA C005 rev 2 doc:

SubNet Courses ROV04 and ROV05 cover these, You do not need to do separate courses if doing this one. This course fully includes R002, R010, R04 and SNR04 modules.The course trains you on all the IMCA R04 ROV Pilot Technician Grade 2 Competences and even more. Go To Course list to see ROV04 and 05 content. Whats more you can start immediately with some study over the internet.

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Career Path Job Title Decision

Job Title: IMCA R04 ROV Pilot Technician Grade 2

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Job Title: IMCA R03 ROV Pilot Technician Grade 1

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IMCA have laid down competences for ROV Pilot Technician Grade 1 IMCA C005 rev 2 doc.

Job Title: IMCA R02 Senior Pilot Technician

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Job Title: IMCA R01 ROV Supervisor

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Job Title: IMCA R14 ROV Tooling Technician Grade 2

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Job Title: IMCA R13 ROV Tooling Technician Grade 1

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Job Title: IMCA R12 ROV Senior Tooling Technician

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Job Title: IMCA R11 ROV Tooling Supervisor

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Job Title: IMCA R20 ROV Superintendent

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SubNet Course ROV01 ROV Supervisors Course

This course covers the following 2 modules:

  • C011 The full IMCA recommended Supervisors Syllabus as in IMCA Document C011
  • R01 Training and our grading on a number of the IMCA ROV Supervisors Competences as laid out in IMCA Competency Document C005 position R01
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Minimum Requirements For Personnel Qualification

According to IMCA document R002 rev 2. IMCA member ROV companies have agreed the following: Personnel entering the offshore ROV industry must have the appropriate technical experience and/or academic qualifications as listed below. An exception to such experience/ qualifications is provided for in 3.1 iii) below:


3.1 Academic Qualifications/Industrial Experience

  • A nationally-recognised technical or trade qualification (military service qualification and/or an appropriate level national vocational qualification is acceptable) completed in one or more of the following subjects:
    a.) electrical
    b.) electronic
    c.) hydraulics
    d.) mechanics
    In addition to the above mentioned trade qualification, a minimum of three years, technically relevant, industrial experience (including any accepted training period) in an appropriate discipline, which should have been obtained within the previous four years.

OR

  • A nationally-recognised, higher (tertiary) academic qualification (not otherwise covered above) in a relevant technical subject; plus a minimum of one year of technically relevant industrial experience, which can be secured as a feature of the entry into the ROV industry, i.e. a university graduate may go direct to a suitable establishment to secure the minimum of one year of relevant industrial experience, which may be with the employer.

OR

  • In certain circumstances, candidates who do not meet the above but have extensive industrial experience, supported by evidence and references, may be acceptable.

NOTE: IMCA do not indicate what type of extensive experience or in what industry but SubNet would imagine the following would be acceptable: Commercial Diving, ROV, Offshore Oilfield, Subsea and other types of industries that involve hands on technical, fault finding and maintenance ability.

Without being able to fullfill the above it is unlikely that you will obtain a position within the Offshore Oilfield ROV Industry IMCA ROV Company members would be unlikely to hire you. SubNet will not consider you prequalified as a candidate for ROV training courses to work in this Offshore Oilfield ROV Industry

NOTE: SubNet realise there are other industries who are not IMCA members and who do not need the high level of technical knowledge as do IMCA members. There are also small businesses using very small ROV's like fish farms, inland works, scientific works or perhaps 1 man bands or local diving companies with 1 small ROV SubNet can accept you on a course to deliver a lower level of technical and flying expertise. SubNet can also deliver a higher level as we have done for certain Governments Serving Navy Personnel BUT this guide relates a career path with a IMCA Member ROV Companies and relates to IMCA ROV JOB Titles as laid down in the IMCA Competency Document C005 rev2

Personal Requirements

SubNet can provide all these at our training site except passport including:

  • UKOOA Offshore Medical
  • BOSIET Offshore Survival
  • Seamans Book for some companies
  • ROV Logbook for ROV positions
  • Proof of Training

You can obtain all these while doing your ROV course with us. YES at the same time!

You can book them with us at a discount and at the same time as booking any of our ROV Courses Saves you going to many other training locations for each item and saves you money too. No company will hire you without them.

SubNet Course R002 ROV Basic Intoductory Module E-Learning Course

SubNet INCLUDE this IMCA recommended course within ALL of our entry level courses as listed below: No need to book it seperately

  • R010 ROV Pilot Technician
  • R04 Commercial ROV Pilot Technician Grade 2
  • R14 ROV Tooling Technician Grade 2

This R002 can be taken on line from your home location before arriving to save time and money or we can deliver it to you here on site. You will be tested on line. You will then be assessed again under supervision at our training centre when you arrive here for the full ROV course.

ALSO

This course or any module of it is available also to companies wishing to offer it in house over the Internet to any personnel dealing with ROV or who is in need a subsea familiarization. If you are not doing a SubNet ROV course and still need this course certificate its possible to be assessed with proctor on line within a ROV Company only if they are IMCA members and have an agreement with us. We issue a certificate of completion and add you to our live system for ROV companies to log into.

SubNet Course R010 – Basic ROV Pilot Tech Course

Includes FREE Course R002 above

Like most other companies SubNet offer this course which is the very basic entry level course. It covers all IMCA R010 Syllabus and a bit more. IMCA actually does not stipulate any ROV flying hours are required but we give that. We issue a certificate of completion, ROV Log Book and add you to our live system for ROV companies to log into.

NOTE: You do not need to do this course if doing the higher level courses R04 Commercial ROV Pilot Technician Grade 2 OR R14 ROV Tooling Technician Grade 2 as this course is included in each of those 2 courses.

SubNet Course R04 Commercial ROV Pilot Technician Grade 2

This course fully includes both R002 and R010 You do not need to do those courses if doing this one. Then the course trains you on all the IMCA R04 ROV Pilot Technician Grade 2 Competences

We give you our grading on all the IMCA R04 competences for companies to see the assessment we make. It is up to companies on how to use this grading. We make this grading live on our system to all IMCA member ROV Companies to log in and find you.

We add and train you on some of our own extra competences as asked for by ROV Companies such as more Electronics, High Voltage, Fiber Optics, Sonar, Manipulators etc. We issue our Competency Grading for companies to use as well as issuing a certificate of completion, ROV Log Book and add you to our live system for ROV companies to log into.

SubNet Course R14 ROV Tooling Technician Grade 2

This course fully includes both R002 and R010 You do not need to do those courses if doing this one. Then the course trains you on all the Imca R14 ROV Tooling Technician Grade 2 Competences.

We give you our grading on all the IMCA R14 competences for companies to see the assessment we make. It is up to companies on how to use this grading. We make this grading live on our system to all IMCA member ROV Companies to log in and find you.

We add and train you on some of our own extra competences as asked for by ROV Companies such as more Electronics, High Voltage, Fiber Optics, Sonar, Manipulators etc. We issue our Competency Grading for companies to use as well as issuing a certificate of completion, ROV Log Book and add you to our live system for ROV companies to log into.

Job Function:

ROV Pilot/Technician Grade II

Job Category:

R04

Code Competence Knowledge Ability Demonstration
R/R04/000/0101 Safety
  • Awareness of legislation
  • Awareness of company safety management system
  • Knowledge of own role and responsibilities
  • Basic understanding of regulations
  • Understanding of company safety management system
  • Identification of different areas in the workplace and the risks associated with each
  • Locate all relevant health, safety and quality procedures at the worksite
  • Participate in an offshore safety induction
  • Follow safety instructions and use correct appropriate safety equipment for all deck and worksite operations
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R04/000/0202 Emergency response
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures
  • Knowledge of the ROV team members' roles and responsibilities
  • Ability to describe own role in emergency situations and that of colleagues
  • Read and demonstrated an understanding of company emergency procedure documents and where to find them
  • Raise alarm and to alert others
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
  • Participation in drills
R/R04/000/0303 Communication and personnel skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of English permitting good oral and written communication
  • Recognition of personal limitations and requests assistance from others when necessary without undue disruption and willing to offer assistance when needed
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with immediate team members
  • Use of clear, concise and correct verbal communications with supervisor
  • Work as part of a team and assist others
  • Communicate with other team members
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R04/000/0404 Piloting an ROV (piloting/technical)
  • Describe the function of standard ROV controls and their use in navigating the ROV
  • Understanding of use of sonar
  • Awareness of changes in ranges/scales
  • Understanding of use of acoustic positioning systems used by ROVs
  • Navigating an ROV to work site in normal environmental conditions
  • Familiarity with ROV controls
  • Utilise navigational aids in order to direct and assist in piloting ROV
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R04/000/0505 ROV systems
  • Testing, maintenance and operation of ROV system under supervision
  • Understanding of power up/power down safety sequence
  • Assist with the completion of pre–dive checks of an ROV
  • Assist with the launch of an ROV in normal environmental conditions
  • Assist with completion of post dive checks of an ROV
  • Identify all the main components of the ROV system and describe their functions, e.g. winch, A–frame/crane topside control components
  • Assemble tools needed in change out including personal protective equipment
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R04/000/0606 Preventative maintenance
  • Awareness of requirements
  • Assistance of colleagues when required with planned maintenance
  • Describe why and when planned maintenance is needed
  • Assist in preparing work area
  • Determine what system isolations are required at the work area
  • Determine relevant tools for work to be undertaken, under supervision
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R04/000/0707 Safe operating techniques
  • Understanding of safety and environmental requirements during launch and recovery and deck operations
  • Describe correct/safe operation of launching system
  • Describe roles of ROV team members during launch and recovery operations
  • Describe environmental effect of and limitations to launch and recovery operations
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R04/000/0909 Administration
  • Understand importance of documentation and logs
  • Knowledge of company QA and associated procedures
  • Record ROV dive information onto dive logs
  • Able to complete dive records – video, audio and written
  • Record video information on to video tape in the required format
  • Audio dub video material in real time utilising correct terminology and specified procedures
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R04/000/1111 Project activities
  • Understanding of project equipment operation procedures
  • Familiarisation
  • Project planning
  • ROV dive planning
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook

Source: IMCA C05 - Full Document, Available Here

Job Function:

ROV Pilot/Technician Grade I

Job Category:

R03

Code Competence Knowledge Ability Demonstration
R/R03/000/0101 Safety
  • Awareness of legislation/guidance, e.g. reporting accidents
  • Awareness of company safety management system and own role/responsibility
  • Implement incident/near miss reporting procedures when necessary
  • Adhere to offshore safety standards and maintain a safe working environment for self and others
  • React appropriately to safety critical situations and knowledge of immediate action needed to minimise/eliminate them
  • Work within company safety management system
  • Participation in relevant safety related activities
  • Appropriate use of correct PPE in all circumstances
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
  • Participation in relevant safety related activities
R/R03/000/0202 Emergency response
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures and processes
  • Knowledge of the ROV team members' roles and responsibilities
  • Thorough understanding of company emergency procedure documents and where to find them
  • Handle emergency situations
  • Recognise a potential or actual emergency situation and report it accordingly
  • Describe own role in emergency situations and that of colleagues
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
  • Participation in drills
R/R03/000/0303 Communication and personnel skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of English permitting good oral and written communication
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with both less experienced and more experienced colleagues – work as part of a team and assist others
  • Assign tasks to subordinates and peers ensuring clear understanding and satisfactory completion
  • Assist with ROV operations under supervision.
  • Assist the supervision of launch and recovery operations in full range of sea states
  • Communicate with other team members
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
  • Participation in team based tasks, demonstrating the ability to work as peer and subordinate
R/R03/000/0404 Preventative maintenance
  • Identification of hazards likely to arise during maintenance activity
  • Risk mitigation procedures to be implemented prior to conducting maintenance on ROV systems
  • Perform planned maintenance in accordance with operational requirements
  • Discuss work to be undertaken with supervisor
  • Carry out ROV system maintenance and complete planned maintenance schedules
  • Report and record work done
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R03/000/0505 Fault finding
  • Fault finding processes and correct diagnosis of faults
  • Identification of hazards that could arise during fault finding and maintenance procedures
  • Locate and follow fault finding and maintenance procedures for electronic and mechanical systems within ROV system
  • Report and record work carried out
  • Maintain ROV control and navigational systems
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R03/000/0606 Piloting an ROV(piloting/technical)
  • Understand the use of navigation aids
  • Piloting of the ROV in various types of operational circumstances
  • Identification of environmental conditions affecting ROV operations
  • Typical work sites and ROV operations at work sites
  • Manipulator functions and duties
  • Pre and post dive checks
  • Utilise all available navigation aids and operate ROV system; if assessor not present supervisor may be required
  • Operation of the ROV when assessor not present
  • Navigate an ROV to the work site, in a range of environmental conditions, fully utilising appropriate navigational aids
  • Carry out a range of manipulator activities proficiently using a 5 or 7 function manipulator
  • Carry out all general manipulator duties
  • Carry out appropriate pre and post dive checks
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
  • Signed off copies of pre and post dive check lists
R/R03/000/0707 Umbilical/tether termination
  • Tools and test equipment requirements
  • Electrical and mechanical specifications for termination
  • Risk assessment and other safety requirements specific to umbilical/tether termination
  • Tests required before and after termination
  • Prepare the work area, and select and prepare the equipment and tools
  • Remove termination from vehicle and fit cable identification for re-fit, after it has been risk assessed
  • Can carry out electrical and mechanical umbilical/tether terminations
  • Prepare re-termination, including testing as necessary, and correct handling of fibre optics, after it has been risk assessed
  • Perform appropriate mechanical and electrical tests before reconnection, after it has been risk assessed
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
  • Completion of relevant documentation
R/R03/000/0808 Specialist equipment
  • Understanding of what specialist tools and equipment may be required for a range of defined tasks within the capability of the ROV system
  • Remove, test, inspect and install specialist equipment
  • Perform correct maintenance procedures
  • Install additional equipment
  • Plan sequence of operations, ensuring relevant authorisations, maintenance specifications and time limitations used under supervision
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R03/000/0909 Administration
  • Understanding completion of documentation and logs
  • Working knowledge of company QA and associated procedures
  • Complete video logs and information indentation to client specifications
  • Perform audio and video dubbing as required to company/client specification
  • Ensure all recorded information fully complies with company QA/QC policies and procedures
  • Capable of co-ordinating collection of dive records – video, audio and written
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R03/000/1010 Project activities
  • Understanding of project equipment operation procedures
  • Demonstrate familiarisation
  • Conduct project planning
  • Develop ROV dive plans
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook

Source: IMCA C05 - Full Document, Available Here

Job Function:

ROV Senior Pilot/Technician

Job Category:

R02

Code Competence Knowledge Ability Demonstration
R/R02/000/0101 Safety
  • Awareness of legislation/guidance, e.g. reporting accidents – managing safety of team on night shifts
  • Management of/incident/near miss reporting procedures
  • Perform 'toolbox talk' meetings/briefings immediately prior to specific nightshift operations
  • Brief crew on safety matters paying particular attention to company's safety management system
  • Communicate safety information to team members (only on night shifts)
  • Effective use of company safety management system
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
  • Commitment to safety by setting an example on safety issues and demonstrating safety leadership to subordinates and work colleagues
R/R02/000/0202 Emergency response
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures
  • Management of team during an emergency
  • Take appropriate action in the event of an emergency situation
  • Produce coherent and concise reports on emergency situations
  • Co-ordinate all personnel directly and indirectly involved in an emergency situation
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R02/000/0303 Communication and personnel skills
  • Can take responsibility for team when required
  • Effective communication with all other team members
  • Recognition of the abilities/limitation of trainee staff and offering assistance and guidance
  • Explanation and instruction of subordinates in the use of equipment and systems
  • Effective supervision and team leadership, particularly on night shift
  • Take charge and show leadership abilities
  • Directly supervise teams during night shift or when supervisor is absent
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R02/000/0404 Preventative maintenance
  • Thorough knowledge of ROV subsystems
  • Familiarity with possible modifications to equipment
  • Familiarity with extraordinary fittings or installations
  • Co-ordination of the upkeep of ROV system planned maintenance schedules
  • Allocate maintenance tasks to appropriate technicians and ensure correct procedures are available at the location
  • Re-order spares and consumables used according to company procedures
  • Review and suggest improvements to planned maintenance system
  • Ensure that records correctly completed and updated
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R02/000/0505 ROV Operations
  • Determination of weather and current conditions from information available
  • Capable of assessing weather conditions and operational parameters for safe ROV operations
  • Define and advise appropriate personnel of the limiting conditions for safe ROV operations
  • Direct, support and instruct junior staff in deteriorating weather conditions
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R02/000/0606 Administration
  • Familiarity with correct use of company format for report writing
  • Produce clear, comprehensive written reports for onshore management and clients to company format
  • Proven writing skills
  • Capable of appropriate technical briefing at handover
  • Ensure relief crew are fully and properly briefed
  • Ensure correct completion of logs etc. produced by junior staff
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R02/000/0707 Operational scope of work
  • Thorough knowledge of operational scope of work for given project
  • Discuss scope of work with clients, supervisors, peers and subordinate staff
  • Suggest improvements/alterations to scope of work as required
  • Capable of proactive involvement with projected scope of work to meet client requirements
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R02/000/0808 Technical
  • Thorough understanding of underwater operations and equipment
  • Provide instruction to less experienced staff on underwater operations
  • Provide instruction and supervision to less experienced staff in maintaining equipment in operational status
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R02/000/0909 Project activities
  • Understanding of project equipment operation procedures
  • Familiarisation
  • Project planning
  • ROV dive planning
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook

Source: IMCA C05 - Full Document, Available Here

Job Function:

ROV Supervisor

Job Category:

R01

Code Competence Knowledge Ability Demonstration
R/R01/000/0101 Safety
  • Organisation and management of safety of team
  • Effective use of safety management system
  • Planning and performance of risk assessments for all safety critical areas in a work environment
  • Understanding of all applicable legislation relating to offshore operations referred to in company documentation
  • Identification of key sections of safety management systems to address specific circumstances in an efficient manner
  • Accident reporting
  • Lead safety briefings to client and vessel crew as well as ROV tooling team
  • Assess risks and develop risk control measures suitable for the work being undertaken
  • Manage safety aspects of work and appropriate onsite project related input to ensure the continued safety of the work
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
  • Commitment to safety through setting an example on safety issues and demonstrating safety leadership to subordinates and work colleagues
R/R01/000/0202 Emergency response
  • Effective handling of emergency situations
  • Management of ROV team in such situations
  • Take appropriate action in the event of an emergency situation and take lead role where appropriate
  • Ensure ROV team and others understand and review their role in emergency situations
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R01/000/0303 Performance management
  • Training/assessing Pilot/Technician Grades I and II and Senior Pilot/Technician
  • Completion of appropriate company-led documentation
  • Review plans for assessing performance of ROV team members onshore and offshore
  • Collect and assess performance evidence and knowledge against agreed criteria
  • Assess and provide feedback to personnel during offshore tour
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R01/000/0404 Supervisory skills
  • Organisation and management of the team
  • Safe, cost-effective and timely execution of the job
  • Preparation of formal procedures
  • Motivate personnel by effective communications, involving them in decisions, and by the delegation of work appropriate to the level of responsibility
  • Ensure that all technical, operational and safety documentation is kept updated. Allocate responsibility to appropriate personnel
  • Adapt leadership style to take into account task needs, team and individual member needs
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with client representative and onshore project team/manager
  • Keep records up to date
  • Interface effectively with client
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R01/000/0505 Project activities
  • Understanding of project performance requirements
  • Understanding of project equipment operation procedures
  • Project planning
  • ROV dive planning
  • Perform basic project management tasks
  • Reporting
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook

Source: IMCA C05 - Full Document, Available Here

Job Function:

ROV Tooling Technician Grade II

Job Category:

R14

Code Competence Knowledge Ability Demonstration
R/R14/000/0101 Safety
  • Awareness of legislation
  • Awareness of company safety management system
  • Knowledge of own role and responsibilities
  • Basic understanding of regulations
  • Demonstration of safe work practices
  • Attendance of worksite specific induction
  • Understanding of company safety management system
  • Identification of different areas in the workplace and the risks associated with each
  • Locate all relevant health, safety and quality procedures at the worksite
  • Participated in an offshore safety induction
  • Follow safety instructions and use appropriate safety equipment for deck and worksite operations
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R14/000/0202 Emergency response
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures
  • Knowledge of the ROV team members' roles and responsibilities
  • Ability to describe own role in emergency situations and that of colleagues
  • Read and demonstrate an understanding of company emergency procedure documents and where to find them
  • Raise alarm and to alert others
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R14/000/0303 Communication and personnel skills
  • Recognition of personal limitations and requests assistance from others when necessary without undue disruption and willing to offer assistance when needed
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with immediate team members
  • Use clear, concise and correct verbal communications with supervisor
  • Work as part of a team and assist others
  • Communicate with other team members
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R14/000/0404 Remote intervention tooling (RIT)
  • Reading and understanding of RIT manuals, compliance with instructions
  • Performance of pre and post dive checks on RIT
  • Ability to follow planned maintenance routines on RIT
  • Assist the RIT operation
  • Complete valve movement sheets
  • Follow maintenance routines (under supervision)
  • Assemble tools needed in change out, including personal protective equipment
  • Hook up mechanically, hydraulically and electronically to the ROV (under supervision)
  • Attach RIT to ROV and test on site (under supervision)
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R14/000/0505 Technical ability
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of ROV system and subsystems, to include vehicle, launch and recovery system, and topside control system
  • Understanding of fundamental hydraulic, electric and electronic principles
  • Identify all the main components of the ROV system and describe their functions, e.g. winch, A-frame/crane, topside control components
  • Identify all main components on the ROV and describe their function
  • Perform general maintenance tasks (under supervision).
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R14/000/0606 Project activities
  • Understanding of project equipment operation procedures
  • Familiarisation
  • Project planning
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook

Source: IMCA C05 - Full Document, Available Here

Job Function:

ROV Tooling Technician Grade I

Job Category:

R13

Code Competence Knowledge Ability Demonstration
R/R13/000/0101 Safety
  • Awareness of legislation/guidance, e.g. reporting accidents
  • Awareness of company safety management system and own role/responsibility
  • Implement incident/near miss reporting procedures when necessary
  • Adhere to offshore safety standards and maintain a safe working environment for self and others
  • React to safety critical situations and what immediate action to be taken to minimise/eliminate them
  • Work within company safety management system
  • Participate in relevant safety related activities
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R13/000/0202 Emergency response
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures
  • Knowledge of the ROV team members' roles and responsibilities
  • Thorough understanding of company emergency procedure documents and where to find them
  • Handle emergency situations
  • Recognise a potential or actual emergency situation and report it accordingly
  • Describe own role in emergency situations and that of colleagues
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R13/000/0303 Communication and personnel skills
  • Determination of sea state recognising when conditions deteriorate and take appropriate action under supervision
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with colleagues of all levels of experience – works as part of a team and assists others
  • Assign tasks to subordinates ensuring clear understanding and satisfactory completion
  • Hand over to colleagues before leaving worksite
  • Communicate with other team members
  • Assist the supervision of launch and recovery operations in full range of sea states
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R13/000/0404 Remote intervention tooling (RIT)
  • Good knowledge of remote intervention tooling systems
  • Ensure that RIT equipment and systems are kept in full working order and in compliance with all technical and/or contractual requirements
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R13/000/0505 Preventative maintenance (RIT)
  • Identification of hazards likely to arise during maintenance activity
  • Ensure that RIT equipment is checked against appropriate check-lists before and after a dive
  • Organise and follow planned maintenance, keeping complete technical records and logs
  • Discuss work to be undertaken with supervisor
  • Carry out RIT system and complete planned maintenance schedules
  • Report and record work done
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R13/000/0606 Fault finding (RIT)
  • Fault finding techniques for RIT systems and diagnosis of faults
  • Identification of hazards that could arise during fault finding and maintenance procedures
  • Locate and follow fault finding and maintenance procedures for electronic systems within RIT system
  • Report and record work carried out
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R13/000/0707 Administration
  • Working knowledge of company QA and associated procedures
  • Ensure all recorded information fully complies with company QA/QC policies and procedures
  • Ensure that spare parts, materials etc. are available when required
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R13/000/0808 Project Activities
  • Understanding of project equipment operation procedures
  • Familiarisation
  • Project planning
  • Approved assessment by company official

Source: IMCA C05 - Full Document, Available Here

Job Function:

ROV Senior Tooling Technician

Job Category:

R12

Code Competence Knowledge Ability Demonstration
R/R12/000/0101 Safety
  • Awareness of legislation/guidance e.g. reporting accidents – managing safety of team on night shifts
  • Management of/incident/near miss reporting procedures
  • Perform 'toolbox talk' meetings/briefings immediately prior to specific nightshift operations
  • Brief crew on safety matters paying particular attention to company's safety management system
  • Communicate safety information to team members on night shifts
  • Effective use of company safety management system
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
  • Commitment to safety by setting an example on safety issues and demonstrating safety leadership to subordinates and work colleagues
R/R12/000/0202 Emergency response
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures
  • Management of team during an emergency
  • Take appropriate action in the event of an emergency situation
  • Produce coherent and concise reports on emergency situations
  • Co-ordinate all personnel directly and indirectly involved in an emergency situation
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R12/000/0303 Communication and personnel skills
  • Can take responsibility for team when required
  • Effective communication with all other team members
  • Recognition of the abilities/limitation of trainee staff and offers assistance and guidance
  • Explanation and instruction of subordinates in the use of equipment and systems
  • Effective supervision and team leadership, particularly on night shift
  • Take charge and show leadership abilities
  • Directly supervise teams during night shift or when supervisor is absent
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R12/000/0404 Remote intervention tooling (RIT)
  • Thorough knowledge of RIT systems
  • Thorough knowledge of technical and contractual requirements
  • Familiarity with technical reporting techniques and formats
  • Ensure that RIT equipment and systems are kept in full working order and in compliance with all technical and/or contractual requirements.
  • Keep continuous records of defects and problems with equipment
  • Use records to plan refit and maintenance
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R12/000/0505 Preventative maintenance (RIT)
  • Organisation of RIT system planned maintenance schedules
  • Familiarity with possible modifications to equipment
  • Familiarity with extra-ordinary fittings or installations
  • Allocate maintenance tasks to appropriate technicians and ensure correct procedures are available at the location
  • Re-order spares and consumables used according to company procedures
  • Review and suggest improvements to planned maintenance system
  • Ensure that records correctly completed and updated
  • Ensure that proper checks are made on equipment before and after dives
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R12/000/0606 Administration
  • Familiarity with correct use of company format for report writing
  • Produce clear, comprehensive written reports for onshore management and clients to company format
  • Proven writing skills
  • Capable of appropriate technical briefing at handover
  • Ensure relief crew are fully and properly briefed
  • Ensure correct completion of logs etc. produced by junior staff
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R12/000/0707 Operational scope of work
  • Thorough knowledge of operational scope of work for given project
  • Discuss scope of work with clients, supervisors and subordinates
  • Suggest improvements/alterations to scope of work as required
  • Capable of proactive involvement with projected scope of work to meet client requirements
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R12/000/0808 Technical
  • Thorough understanding of underwater operations and equipment
  • Provide instruction to less experienced staff on underwater operations
  • Provide instruction and supervision to less experienced staff on maintaining equipment in operational status
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R12/000/0909 Project activities
  • Understanding of project equipment operation procedures
  • Familiarisation
  • Project planning
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook

Source: IMCA C05 - Full Document, Available Here

Job Function:

ROV Tooling Supervisor

Job Category:

R11

Code Competence Knowledge Ability Demonstration
R/R11/000/0101 Safety
  • Organisation and management of safety of team
  • Effective use of safety management system
  • Planning and performance of risk assessments for all safety critical areas in a work environment
  • Understanding of all applicable legislation relating to offshore operations referred to in company documentation
  • Identification of key sections of safety management systems to address specific circumstances in an efficient manner
  • Accident reporting
  • Lead safety briefings to client and vessel crew as well as ROV tooling team
  • Assess risks and develop risk control measures suitable for the work being undertaken
  • Manage safety aspects of work and appropriate onsite project related input to ensure the continued safety of the work
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
  • Comply with company accident reporting procedures
  • Commitment to safety through setting an example on safety issues and demonstrating safety leadership to subordinates and work colleagues
R/R11/000/0202 Emergency response
  • Effective handling of emergency situations
  • Management of ROV tooling team in such situations
  • Take appropriate action in the event of an emergency situation and take lead role where appropriate
  • Ensure ROV tooling team and others understand and review their role in emergency situations
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R11/000/0303 Performance management
  • Training/assessing Tooling Technician Grades I and II and Senior Tooling Technician
  • Completion of appropriate company-led documentation
  • Review plans for assessing performance of ROV tooling team members onshore and offshore
  • Collect and assess performance evidence and knowledge against agreed criteria
  • Assess and provide feedback to personnel during offshore tour
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R11/000/0404 Supervisory skills
  • Organisation and management of the team
  • Safe, cost–effective and timely execution of the job
  • Preparation of formal procedures
  • Motivate personnel by effective communications, involving them in decisions, and by the delegation of work appropriate to the level of responsibility
  • Ensure that all technical, operational and safety documentation is kept updated. Allocate responsibility to appropriate personnel
  • Adapt leadership style to take into account task needs, team and individual member needs
  • Establish and maintain effective communication links with the offshore client
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with client representative and onshore project team/manager
  • Keep records up to date
  • Interface effectively with client
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R11/000/0505 Project activities
  • Understanding of project performance requirements
  • Understanding of project equipment operation procedures
  • Project planning
  • Perform basic project management tasks
  • Reporting
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook

Source: IMCA C05 - Full Document, Available Here

Job Function:

ROV Superintendent

Job Category:

R20

Code Competence Knowledge Ability Demonstration
R/R20/000/0101 Safety
  • Company safety managementsystems
  • Encouragement and stimulation of accident reporting
  • Encouragement of safety awareness in subordinates
  • Thorough understanding of all applicable legislation relating to offshore operations referred to in company documentation
  • Assessment of risks and development of risk control measures suitable for the work being undertaken
  • Use company safety management system
  • Prepare for and carry out emergency procedures
  • Lead and promote safety briefings
  • Plan and perform risk assessments for all safety critical areas in a work environment
  • Management of safety aspects of work and appropriate onsite project related input ensuring the continued safety of the work
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
  • Sets an example on safety issues by demonstrating safety leadership
R/R20/000/0202 Emergency response
  • Effective handling of emergency situations
  • Management of ROV team in such situations
  • Take appropriate action in the event of an emergency situation and take lead role where appropriate
  • Ensure ROV team and others understand and review their role in emergency situations
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
R/R20/000/0303 Performance management
  • Training/assessment of all personnel involved in project
  • Provide ongoing performance assessment of ROV team members onshore and offshore
  • Properly apply company quality management systems
  • Complete appropriate company documentation
  • Collect and assess performance evidence and knowledge against agreed criteria
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
R/R20/000/0404 Supervisory skills
  • Managing the team to ensure safe, cost-effective and timely execution of the job
  • Preparation of formal procedures
  • Motivate personnel by effective communications, involving them in decisions, and by the delegation of work appropriate to the level of responsibility
  • Adapt leadership style to take into account task needs, team and individual member needs
  • Interface effectively with client
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook
  • Establishment and maintenance of effective communication with client representative and onshore project team/manager
R/R20/000/0505 Project activities
  • Understanding of project performance requirements
  • Understanding of project equipment operation procedures
  • Project planning
  • ROV dive planning
  • Perform project management tasks, including scheduling and identifying critical pathways
  • Reporting
  • Approved assessment by company official
  • Logbook

Source: IMCA C05 - Full Document, Available Here


Code Course Name Home Study On Site Duration Course Cost (Includes all Taxes)
ROV04S Commercial Oilfield ROV Pilot Technician – our Premium CourseS No 7 Weeks $6,995i Enquire

This course is fully conducted at our training premises.

NOTE: You could save time and money by STARTING this course IMMEDIATELY Now with home study computer based training. If so go here: E-Learning


Get Competent

Target

This our Premier ENTRY LEVEL ROV COURSE for new entrants to the ROV industry who have NO electronic technical cerfitication and wish to offer a broader range of skills to employers including training on all IMCA R04 competencies for the IMCA position of ROV Pilot Technician Grade 2.

Successful delegates who pass the Fiber Optics Module in this longer course will also be offered the FOA examination. This will qualify delegates as accredited Certified Fiber Optics Technicians. Giving them the option of immediately becoming employable as Fiber Optics Technicians as well as ROV Pilots.

Also includes extra Hydraulics / Electrical / Sonar / Manipulator training etc.

All delegates will build their own working model ROV and fly it underwater while doing the electronics module.

The Course content is in line with guidance documents IMCA R002, IMCA R010, IMCA C005 – R04, SNR04, SNR1005 and TEL2001

Course Overview

Module Numbers Included Modules
R1002 ROV Familiarisation Basic Introductory Module
R010 Basic ROV Pilot Technician Module
R04 ROV Pilot Technician Grade2 – IMCA R04 Competency Training Module
SNR04 SubNet Hydraulics, Electrical & HV Safety
SNR1005 Electronics for ROV Pilot Technicians
TEL2001 CFOT – Certified Fiber Optics Technician

 

Code Course Name Home Study On Site Duration Course Cost (Includes all Taxes)
ROV04E Commercial Oilfield ROV Pilot Technician – our Premium CourseE Yes 6 Weeks $4,995i Enquire

You can start this course NOW IMMEDIATELY by doing the online home study modules.

NOTE: We will send you your log-ins. This is saving you money and time on site. If you prefer to do this course on site only with no home study please go here: On-Site


Get Competent

Target

This our Premier ENTRY LEVEL ROV COURSE for new entrants to the ROV industry who have NO electronic technical cerfitication and wish to offer a broader range of skills to employers including training on all IMCA R04 competencies for the IMCA position of ROV Pilot Technician Grade 2.

Successful delegates who pass the Fiber Optics Module in this longer course will also be offered the FOA examination. This will qualify delegates as accredited Certified Fiber Optics Technicians. Giving them the option of immediately becoming employable as Fiber Optics Technicians as well as ROV Pilots.

Also includes extra Hydraulics / Electrical / Sonar / Manipulator trainng etc.

All delegates will build their own working model ROV and fly it underwater while doing the electronics module.

The Course content is in line with guidance documents IMCA R002, IMCA R010, IMCA C005 – R04, SNR04, SNR1005 and TEL2001

Course Overview

Module Numbers Included Modules
R1002 ROV Familiarisation Basic Introductory Module
R010 Basic ROV Pilot Technician Module
R04 ROV Pilot Technician Grade2 – IMCA R04 Competency Training Module
SNR04 SubNet Hydraulics, Electrical & HV Safety
SNR1005 Electronics for ROV Pilot Technicians
TEL2001 CFOT – Certified Fiber Optics Technician

 

Code Course Name Home Study On Site Duration Course Cost (Includes all Taxes)
ROV010S ROV Pilot Technician – IMCA Basic RequirementS No 4 Weeks $2,995i Enquire

This course is fully conducted at our training premises.

NOTE: You could save time and money by STARTING this course IMMEDIATELY Now with home study computer based training. If so go here: E-Learning


Get Competent

Target

This is for new entrants to the ROV industry who already have a technical certification such as Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical or Fiber Optics. They are technicians wishing to become ROV Pilot Technicians.

The Course Content is in line with IMCA guidance documents IMCA R002, IMCA R010, IMCA C005 - R04 and SNR04.

Course Content

Module Numbers Included Modules
R1002 ROV Familiarisation Basic Introductory Module
R010 Basic ROV Pilot Technician Module
R04 ROV Pilot Technician Grade2 – IMCA R04 Competency Training Module
SNR04 SubNet Hydraulics, Electrical & HV Safety

 

Code Course Name Home Study On Site Duration Course Cost (Includes all Taxes)
ROV05E ROV Pilot Technician - IMCA Basic RequirementE Yes 3 Weeks $1,495i Enquire

You can start this course NOW IMMEDIATELY by doing the online home study modules.

NOTE: We will send you your log-ins. This is saving you money and time on site. If you prefer to do this course on site only with no home study please go here: On-Site


Get Competent

Target

This is for new entrants to the ROV industry who already have a technical certification such as Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical or Fiber Optics. They are technicians wishing to become ROV Pilot Technicians.

The Course Content is in line with IMCA guidance documents IMCA R002, IMCA R010, IMCA C005 - R04 and SNR04.

Course Content

Module Numbers Included Modules
R1002 ROV Familiarisation Basic Introductory Module
R010 Basic ROV Pilot Technician Module
R04 ROV Pilot Technician Grade2 – IMCA R04 Competency Training Module
SNR04 SubNet Hydraulics, Electrical & HV Safety

 

Code Course Name Home Study On Site Duration Course Cost (Includes all Taxes)
ROV01S ROV Supervisor CourseS No 1 Week $1,495i Enquire

This course is fully conducted at our training premises.


Get Competent

Target

This course is for delegates already working in the ROV industry who are getting close to wanting to offer supervisory skills. It covers IMCA recommendations within 2 modules including training on R01 competences.

The Course content is in line with guidance documents IMCA C011 and IMCA C005 – R01

Course Content

Module Numbers Included Modules
C011 Basic Supervising Skills Module – follows IMCA C011 recommended syllabus
R01 IMCA R01 ROV Supervisor Competency Training Module

 



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