- Directs activities of the Engine department and is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of all mechanical, electrical, auxiliary, and miscellaneous equipment. Allocates resources in order to accomplish these goals
- Oversees maintenance program
- Supervises engine crew and coordinates daily engine operation and equipment repairs
- Maintains all dredge and supporting equipment in operating condition and ensures repairs are made by crew or outside source on a timely basis
Tracks daily, weekly, monthly, and annual reports and inspections.
- Maintain records of repairs
- Maintains inventory of and orders spare parts
- Tracks and orders fuel, oil, and water
- Monitors all mechanical and electrical components on the dredge and scows
- Enforces safety rules and regulations
- Enforces U.S.C.G. rules and regulations
- Reviews performance
- Initiates corrective and preventive actions to ensure goals are met
- Manages subordinate supervisors who supervise all employees in the Engine Room. He is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.
- Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
- Responsibilities include involvement in the process of interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems that relates directly to the engineering aspect of dredging projects in the company.
Education and/or Experience:
- A Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Degree, or Associate of Science in Mechanical/Electrical curriculum from a vocational school and/or ten (10) years plus as an Assistant Chief on a cutter suction dredge or equivalent experience on a ship or marine power plant.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations in English is a must, other languages an added advantage.
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals in English.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public in English.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
- U.S.C.G. issued Chief Engineer’s license
- U.S.C.G. issued P.I.C. Tankerman’s license Confined Spaces Certification
- Or other similar and equivalent cert, licenses and Registrations
- Must be able to work as identified by project needs.
- Must be able to reliably travel to and temporarily locate to jobsites in other states for duration of work schedule requirements.
- Must be physically fit and strong to cope with engineering field work demands.