Career outlook for ROV pilot technician
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would operate, maintain and repair submersible machines. You’d use the submersibles to safely explore the seabed and to construct, repair or inspect underwater structures and equipment from the surface.
ROVs - remotely operated vehicles - can dive to far greater depths than a person.
You would control the ROV using equipment, often a ship, for tasks such as:
- Inspecting underwater equipment, like oil rigs or pipelines
- Digging trenches for pipes and cables
- Doing simple tasks like picking up things or moving valves
- Recording information on video
- Maintain and repair the ROV equipment
- Test the ROV to ensure it works correctly
- ‘Fly’ the ROV through the water to the right location
- Operate the machine to complete its task
The ROV has cameras that video its journey and which enable you to see what you are doing as you manoeuvre it.
Once the operation is over you’d analyse the data and videos to ensure you’ve completed the task effectively.
You’d need to adhere closely to health and safety standards.
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