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Traylor Bros., Inc. Sr Commercial Dive Supervisor in Greer, South Carolina


Ballard Marine Construction is a specialty marine and underwater contractor based in Washougal, WA, with regional offices and projects throughout North America.

Why join Ballard? It’s simple. You get to work on amazing technical projects with likeminded team members. The Ballard culture is second to none, and because of that we are incredibly protective and particular on who we invite onto the team. We have a unique culture of true excellence; we hold each other accountable from our newest interns and engineers to our most senior leaders. You will always go to work knowing that everyone you are working with cares as much as you do and is working hard to reach common goals. You will get out of it what you put into it. Ballard is an amazing place to work and if what we’ve said resonates with you, you just might be right for us!

Job Summary:

The Sr Commercial Dive Supervisor’s primary responsibility is to oversee the planning and execution of the diving operation, including the safety and health of the dive team. They must adhere to and maintain strict compliance with company policies and procedures, established health and safety protocols, and all applicable local, state, and federal regulations.

Ideal Candidate:

Core Attributes:

  • Grit and Resiliency - We dig deep to figure out how to make things happen no matter how impossible it seems. We never give up. We take on challenges that nobody else can; or will.

  • Comradery and Inspirational - We are a hard-working team of likeminded individuals working toward a common goal. We regularly celebrate wins and like to have fun whether at work or at play. We come together each day looking for ways to instill life and energy into the world around us.

  • Driven and Competitive - We love competition. We love to win and love to learn when we lose. Not getting the job done is not an option. We are obsessed to do our best and we do what it takes to win.

  • Trustworthy and Respectful - We are passionate about honesty, authenticity and transparency. No lies. No drama. No politics. We value constructive conflict and ensure that even in conflict we treat others with respect.

  • Ownership and Accountability - When something goes wrong, we first “look in the mirror” before we “look out the window”. We ask “what could I have done differently?” and then we share lessons learned. Regularly challenging ourselves and those around us to be better is a way of life. “Me first” belongs here.


  • Diploma from ADCE Compliant Commercial Dive School

  • Current ADCI mixed gas diving supervisor certification

  • Nitrox endorsement a plus

  • Current ADCI Compliant Dive Physical

  • Current First Aid, CPR, AED, Oxygen Administration Certifications

  • OSHA 10 Hour – Construction

  • Must have own commercial dive gear including (if diving): Dive Helmet, Dry Suit, Hot Water Suit, Weight Belt, Gloves, Thermals, Wet Suit, Dive Knife, Harness, and Bail-Out Bottle / Spares

  • Valid Driver’s License with current driving record free from serious or frequent violation. Recommended to obtain Class “A” CDL permit within 60 days of hire


  • 5 years’ experience working in commercial diving operations.

  • Extensive experience working with Heliox

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, and Excel with the capability to learn new computer software including tablet-based safety programs and job/project reporting.

  • Committed to contributing to a culture of safety, looking out for yourself and others.

  • Ability to cut and weld steel, using underwater welding / burning equipment, jigs, and supports.


  • Ability to cut and weld steel, using underwater welding/burning equipment, jigs, and supports.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead, mentor, and motivate teams.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills both with employees and clients.

  • Able to maintain a positive and constructive demeanor in all situations


  • Performs gas analysis, gage management, mixed gas monitoring and monitors slide and ventilation rates.

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of CNS O2 toxicity, Hypercapnia, POIS, and decompression sickness and respond with the correct course of action.

  • Responsible for the safety of every member of the dive team.

  • Execution of field work encompassed diving operations including underwater construction, maintenance, repairs, and inspections.

  • Assign the duties of all members of the diving team and personally direct them throughout the diving operation.

  • Correct completion of all job-specific, employee-related paperwork including daily job reports, dive logs, JHAs, dive plans, and inspection results.

  • Understand and enforce project’s detailed scope-of-work to maintain strict compliance with contract documents, project schedules, and corporate policies and procedures.

  • Effectively communicate job schedule, scope changes, safety concerns, and all other aspects of the job to management, dive team, and clients.

  • Work safely and ensure that the crew is working safely during all phases of performing the job duties required in the field.

  • Takes appropriate safety precautions, such as monitoring dive times and depths.

  • Ensure diving operations are carried out from a suitable and safe location on the surface.

  • Develop, modify, and produce pre- and post- dive checklists for the operation.

  • Develop and implement emergency/contingency procedures.

  • Be aware of the procedures to follow to obtain medical support in the event of an accident, either diving or non-diving related. Ensure a two-way communication system is available at the dive location to obtain emergency assistance.

  • Ensure all personnel on the diving team are qualified and physically able to perform tasks assigned.

  • Ensure that the diving equipment designated for use is suitable for the planned diving operation, compliant with regulatory requirements for the diving mode used, inspected prior to each dive and is in good working order.

  • Ensure that all relevant operating instructions, manuals, decompression tables, treatment schedules and regulatory publications are available at the dive location and are maintained to reflect current changes and/or developments.

  • Ensure the detailed briefing between the diving team and support personnel, including tasks to be undertaken, unusual hazards or environmental conditions.

  • Maintain a depth, bottom time, and breathing mix profile at the dive location for each diver during the dive.

Physical Demands / Working Environment:

  • Performs physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

  • Moves heavy objects (94 lbs. or more) short distances (20’ of less).

  • Moves light objects (less than 94 lbs.) long distances (more than 20’).

  • Works long shifts with non-standard break times.

  • Travels and works for many weeks at a time away from home.

  • Works in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements.

  • Lifts arms above shoulder level (i.e. lifts items into a truck or overhead area).

  • Climbs ladders or steps to reach objects.

  • Works at heights of up to 50’ or more.

  • Works in confined or enclosed spaces.

  • Sits or stands for long periods of time.

  • Wears a hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, safety-toed boots, and other applicable PPE.

  • Walks moderated distances to reach work area (1/2 mile or more).

  • Sits in the operator’s seat of equipment and reaches all pedals, switches, levers, buttons, etc., required to safely operate the equipment.

  • Sits in the operator’s seat of equipment and has an adequate field of vision of all instruments, gauges, warning lights, as well as an acceptable field of vision out of the windows/mirrors.

  • Adequate hearing, enough to receive and understand instructions, be alerted by horns, sirens, shouting, or any other noise that is meant to convey a safety warning


Ballard offers a strong benefit package and provides a culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion. When you become eligible, benefits include medical, dental, vision, 401K with employer match, and more!

EEO Statement:

Ballard Marine Construction, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status. A reasonable accommodation will be considered for qualified individuals with a disability if it does not create an undue hardship for the Company, consistent with the ADA as amended.

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