Overview

MTCS provide a range of competence certification and training programs for personnel seeking formal, independent and industry recognised certification in Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) operations.

MTCS Individual Competence Assessments (ICA) are available for key AUV roles, including:

• AUV Superintendent

An AUV Superintendent is regarded as someone who can manage the offshore team in order to achieve outcomes as required by the client and contracting company.

Due to the relative small size of the team, the AUV Superintendent must be subject matter expert for all technical matters relating to the operation and management of company AUV systems. It is for this reason that the operational experience forms an important part of the criteria for this grade.

The AUV Superintendent must also be proficient in most aspects of management and this is therefore assessed within this grade as an ongoing competence.

The AUV Superintendent is also expected to coach and assess colleagues in all aspects of subsea operations and maintenance.

• AUV Supervisor

An AUV Supervisor is generally regarded as someone who can direct and lead personnel in order to achieve the outcomes of the work scope.

The Supervisor is also expected to coach colleagues in all aspects of sub-sea operations and maintenance. To this end, formal assessment qualifications are often required, and their ability to assess personnel is assessed in line with IMCA guidelines.

It is not the intention of this programme to limit the technical activities undertaken by an AUV Supervisor when they are clearly capable of undertaking some of the responsibilities of the ROV and Survey team, at the discretion of the Offshore Manager and/or employer.

• AUV Engineer

An AUV Engineer is regarded as someone who can fault find on equipment but also plan and to some degree manage technical activities. In many cases, the AUV Engineer will be required to assist the supervisor on some managerial activities, for instance acting as a Night Shift Supervisor.

The AUV Engineer is also expected to coach colleagues in all aspects of subsea operations and maintenance.

In practise there is some overlap between AUV Engineer and Supervisor grades. It is not the intention of this programme to limit the technical activities undertaken by an AUV Engineer when they are clearly capable of undertaking some of the responsibilities of the Supervisor grade, with the consent of the AUV Supervisor or assessor.

• AUV Technician

An AUV Technician is regarded as someone who can install, operate, maintain, fault find and repair AUV systems, including their associated deployment or launch and recovery systems (LARS).

Our globally recognised certification allows Survey Personnel to demonstrate their competence in safety critical, operational and technical activities associated with AUV operations.

Below you’ll find a range of competence certification programs as well as corporate training (including High Voltage training and Skills Assessor training).

Related Programs & Training

Our experience and knowledge from working extensively with maritime clients in oil & gas, hydrographic survey, subsea and renewables has enabled MTCS to develop a portfolio of competence assessment and certfification programs specifically for AUV professionals.

To find out more about the Individual Competence Assessment and Grade Assessment programs, or any of the MTCS online training courses suitable for AUV personnel, please contact us using this form.

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