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NASA Diving Jobs

Discussion in 'Texas' started by diverjed, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. diverjed

    diverjed Manta Ray

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    Anyone know if the NASA Diving program accepts part time diver? If so, how you get 'in'?
     
  2. mike_s

    mike_s Solo Diver

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    In Houston they use some 3rd party contracting company to provide divers for the NBS.

    Check out old issues of Dive Training as they had an article on how to become a NASA support diver (with that sub-contract company).


    I don't know were else they employ divers now days except a few maybe at Kennedy. They closed the NBS at MSFC a few years back, so no more dive jobs there.
     
  3. Mack Diver

    Mack Diver Instructor, Scuba

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    Kennedy has two dive teams to recover the solid rocket boosters. I don't know if they are contract or not.
     
  4. cudachaser

    cudachaser Instructor, Scuba

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    The KSC booster divers are contractors (United Space Alliance)
     
  5. diverjed

    diverjed Manta Ray

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    I'm in Houston, are they in Florida?
     
  6. dsevern

    dsevern Angel Fish

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    Yes, the Booster Recovery ship divers are in Florida at Kennedy Space Center.

    They are full-time, contractor positions; ie you work for United Space Alliance (USA) who contracts to NASA. I have no idea what the pay scale is.

    The recovery ship divers are really only "part-time" divers. They spend most of their time doing ship-board repairs/maintenance, fishing, etc.. and only do actual diving pretty infrequently.
     
  7. cmay

    cmay Instructor, Scuba

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    THe Houston divers are contracted through Oceaneering Space Systems. I do not think they offer part time jobs.
     
  8. muddiver

    muddiver Divemaster

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    Oceaneering will expect you to have a commercial diver certification from one of the $15,000 commercial diving schools. Good luck with that one.
     
  9. LVX

    LVX Instructor, Scuba

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    a Couple of years ago I was offered a job at the NBL in Houston. I was really excited until they told me the job pays $13 an hour.....

    I turned them down...
     
  10. jac

    jac Instructor, Scuba

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    LVX, what is Tom's last name that works at NBL, he used to work at UT.
     

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