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Diver

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Diver
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€26 - 40
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Last Updated: March, 2017

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At a Glance... header image

Works underwater to carry out activities such as installing, inspecting or repairing equipment, oil rig explosives, salvage work, conducting marine experiments, marine life photography or rescue services.


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Tasks & Activitiesheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Communicate with workers on the surface while underwater, using signal lines or telephones.

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Take appropriate safety precautions, such as monitoring dive lengths and depths and registering with authorities before diving expeditions begin.

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Check and maintain diving equipment, such as helmets, masks, air tanks, harnesses, or gauges.

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Descend into water with the aid of diver helpers, using scuba gear or diving suits.

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Obtain information about diving tasks and environmental conditions.

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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.

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Repair ships, bridge foundations, or other structures below the water line, using caulk, bolts, and hand tools.

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Cut and weld steel, using underwater welding equipment, jigs, and supports.

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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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Install pilings or footings for piers or bridges.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Handling and Moving Objects: Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

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Performing General Physical Activities: Performing 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.

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Controlling Machines and Processes: Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).

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Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings: Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

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Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others: Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates: Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material: Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.

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Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment: Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles.

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Making Decisions and Solving Problems: Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work: Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.


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The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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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.

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Mechanical: Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

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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.

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Engineering and Technology: Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

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Design: Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Operation Monitoring: Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

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Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Quality Control Analysis: Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

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Repairing: Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.

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Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Diving is highly skilled work. You will work in challenging conditions and will need to maintain a high level of physical fitness and you will have to pass a strict medical.  
 
You must be self-reliant, responsible, and pay close attention to safety rules. The work demands technical skill and the ability to use initiative.  
 
You must be able to stay calm and work well within a team. Some scientific and mechanical skills may be needed, along with the ability to use a wide range of tools. You must also be able to tolerate extreme working conditions.


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Organisation: Public Appointments Service
Address: Chapter House, 26/30 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1
Tel: (01) 858 7400 or Locall: 1890 44 9999
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Organisation: International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA)
Address: Carlyle House, 235 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V 1EJ
Tel: +44 (0)20 7824 5520
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Organisation: Irish Underwater Council
Address: 78A Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Tel: (01) 2844601
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Organisation: Professional Diving Academy
Address: Unit 19, Sandbank Business Park, Highland Avenue, Dunoon PA23 8PB
Tel: 01369 701701
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