Service Corporation International (SCI)

  • Marine Diver

    Job Locations US-FL-Fort Lauderdale
    Associate Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Category (Portal Searching)
  • Overview & Responsibilities


    Work below surface of water, using scuba gear to inspect, repair, remove, or install equipment and structures. May use a variety of power and hand tools, such as drills, sledgehammers, torches, and welding equipment. May conduct tests and experiments or photograph structures and marine life.

    Specific Responsibilities


    30%  equipment maintenance

    • Check and maintain diving equipment such as helmets, masks, air tanks, harnesses and gauges.
    • Inspect and test docks, ships, bouyage systems, reef intakes and outflows, and underwater cables, and sewers, using closed circuit television, still photography, and testing equipment.

    20%  community relations

    • Work with universities, trade associations, visitors bureaus, DERM, chambers of commerce and other business organizations to cultivate research, activities, seminars and partnerships.
    • Assist in development, implementation and presentation of training and related materials.
    • Communicate with a wide range of customers and vendors

    50%  Reef Operations

    • Carry out non-destructive testing such as tests for cracks on the memorial reef at sea.
    • Cut and weld steel, using underwater welding equipment, jigs, and supports.
    • Splice rope and build mooring and marker buoy systems.
    • Descend into water with the aid of diver helpers, using scuba gear or diving suits.
    • Install pilings, footings for piers and bridges, mooring buoys, plaques/placements.
    • Obtain information about diving tasks and environmental conditions.
    • Operate underwater video, sonar, recording, and related equipment to investigate underwater structures or marine life.
    • Recover objects by placing rigging around sunken objects, hooking rigging to crane lines, and operating winches, derricks, or cranes to raise objects.
    • Repair boats, bridge foundations, and structures below the water line, using caulk, bolts, and hand tools.
    • Take appropriate safety precautions, such as monitoring dive lengths and depths, and registering with authorities before diving expeditions begin.
    • Manage delivery and storage of cremated remains
    • Take test samples and photographs to assess the condition of vessels and structures.
    • Remove rubbish and pollution from the sea.
    • Set up dive sites for recreational instruction.
    • Supervise and train other divers.
    • Maintain company boat, dock, boat tools, supplies and accessories.
    • Maintain scuba gear tools, supplies and accessories.
    • Assist in inventing reef features, building molds and writing scripts as necessary.
    • Performs other duties as assigned or needed.


    Requirements & Qualifications


    • High school education, GED equivalent



    • Advanced level SCUBA certification
    • Valid drivers license


    • Over 200 logged dives minimum
    • Experience teaching, presenting or speaking in public

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Ability to follow instructions and procedures
    • Ability to operate equipment properly and safely
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs
    • Ability to work underwater
    • Effective communication skills
    • Logical problem solving skills
    • Handyman skills
    • Ability to work outdoors for extended periods in varying weather conditions


    Work Conditions  

    Work Environment

    When considering the work environment associated with this job, the following factors may apply:

    • Work indoors and outdoors during all seasons and weather conditions
    • Limited amount of local and/or multiple location traveling required

    Substances/Equipment Used

    When considering the work associated with this job, the following may apply:

    • Epoxy used to secure plaques and placements
    • Rubber and release agents used to produce molds for placements
    • Cement in the production of concrete placements
    • Cleaning agents used to clean company boat/van/facility
    • Rubber gloves, particle masks, work gloves, safety glasses, wet suit, BC, mask, fins, regulator, tank, underwater lights/radio, VHF radio, boating vests, flares, floats, ropes, boots, hard hats, gloves.

    Physical Demands

    When considering the physical demands associated with this job, the following factors may apply:

    • Physical fitness, endurance and ability associated with the diving and underwater work
    • May come in contact with jellyfish, Portuguese Man-of-War, surgeon fish or sea lice



    Work Hours

    When considering the work hours associated with this job, the following factors may apply:

    Working beyond “standard” hours as the need arises

    SCI Overview

    Who we are. What we do.


    We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.


    We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.


    SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at


    As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.


    Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V


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