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Engineer

Minimum Requirements

  • TWIC card
  • MMC with proper credentials
  • Medical certificate
  • Government clearance

Responsibilities

The engineer will:

  • Be responsible for the efficient management of the engineering department and to keep the master fully informed of the state of the machinery and equipment. The engineer will supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating, proper labeling, inspection and maintaining propulsion engines, deck machinery, electrical refrigeration, and sanitary equipment.
  • Report any shortcomings, inaccuracies, or conflicts in any portion of the MS to the master.

Marine Functions

The engineer will:

  • Ensure paperwork requirements are met.
  • Understand procedures and be able to receive and pump all fluids and cargo.
  • Adhere to and comply with company policies and USCG and environmental regulations.
  • Work a rotation watch involving 12 hours in a 24-hour period with occasional hours not to exceed 14 consecutive hours.
  • Overhaul lifeboats and lifeboat gear and lower or raise lifeboats with winch or falls.
  • Participate in safety and rescue drills for emergency situations.
  • Provide and/or assist with training.
  • Lubricate deck machinery and equipment.
  • Be knowledgeable of all the vessel's machinery, troubleshooting, and routine maintenance.
  • Perform any duty that may be required as part of training.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of the engine room, bilges, rudder room, and void spaces; maintain engine-room watch when underway; examine machinery for specified pressures and flow of lubricants; and oils and greases moving parts.

The engineer may be concerned with only one phase of duties, such as maintenance of the ship's gear and decks or watch duties.

Emergency Response Functions

Safety-sensitive duties include, but are not limited to: directing and mustering passengers in emergencies, passing out lifejackets, controlling and operating lifesaving equipment, and controlling and operating firefighting equipment.

A safety-sensitive position is any position on board a vessel that requires the person filling that position to perform one or more safety-sensitive duties on either a routine or emergency-only basis.

Any person filling a safety-sensitive position is subject to U.S Coast Guard drug and alcohol testing.

All crew members are considered to be filling safety-sensitive positions as well.

The AB will:

  • Ensure first aid is provided to victims.
  • Launch lifeboats/life rafts.
  • Perform firefighting and damage control.
  • Be responsible for securing the water-tight or gas-tight integrity of the vessel.
  • Perform emergency repairs.
  • Operate fixed fire-fighting equipment.
  • Assist on deck for man-overboard crisis.
  • Be directed by the master/mate to take appropriate actions at the scene of any emergency.

Security Functions

The engineer will perform designated security duties.

HSE Responsibilities

The engineer will:

  • Document and notify supervisor immediately of any accidents/illnesses/vessel incidents/near misses/etc.
  • Participate and supervise the company's safety programs (i.e. Safety Observations, Toolbox Talks, Permit to Work, Near Miss, Risk Assessments, etc.)
  • Utilize the "Stop Work Authority" if any personal safety, environmental risk, property damage or company reputation are at risk.
  • Be responsible for ensuring the maintenance and use of all necessary PPE.
  • Perform all duties while wearing protective equipment to include foul-weather gear, PFDs, gloves, boots, eye protection, hearing protection, etc.
  • Be responsible for ensuring and supervising the elimination of at-risk behaviors by reducing unsafe conditions and unsafe acts on and around the work site.

Supervisory Functions

The engineer will:

  • Remain alert at all times for potential hazards.
  • Be responsible for imparting knowledge about the specific features, characteristics, and procedures of the vessel operations to crew members and the orientation of all new personnel on board the vessel.
  • Provide on-the-job training.
  • Be responsible for ongoing safety programs on board the vessel, including emergency drills and emphasizing the use of PPE
  • Ensure that he/she is capable of navigating through and communicating the requirements and contents of the MS to company representatives, regulatory personnel, and vessel crew members.
  • Perform any other additional duties that may be required or assigned.
  • Instruct and assist in maintenance or repair.
  • Ensure morale and discipline.
  • Hold a valid license issued by the US Coast Guard.

Physical Demands

The engineer will be:

  • Required to be able to read and write in English, calculate, have estimation skills, posses good verbal presentation, and be able to communicate effectively.
  • Required to be able to tolerate repetitive and prolonged postures involving standing, sitting, twisting, squatting, kneeling, stooping, bending, pushing, pulling, stretching, reaching, and reaching to full range from above head to the floor.
  • Required to be able to utilize good dexterity and frequently use one or two hands throughout the work period.
  • Required to have good balance/coordination when walking over uneven and/or slippery surfaces.
  • Required to have sufficient cardio-respiratory fitness to perform medium-heavy physical labor involving the ability to sit and/or stand for extended time frames, walk for prolonged periods, handle various tools, climb ladders, and climb stairwells.
  • Subject to adverse weather conditions including rough seas, cold and elevated temperatures, and humid conditions.
  • Required to be able to lift at least 100 pounds from floor to waist.
  • Required to be able to lift at least 75 pounds from floor to shoulder.
  • Required to be able to lift at least 25 pounds from floor to head.
  • Required to demonstrate 90 pounds of grip strength in dominate hand and 80 pounds in nondominate hand.
  • Required to demonstrate physical demand requirements during initial pre-employment physical and any future physicals while employed.
  • Able to repeatedly walk the length of the vessel.
General Physical Activities Engineer
Standing C
Sitting O
Walking C
Stooping F
Kneeling F
Squatting O
Body Twisting C
Crawling O
Reaching C
Lifting F
Carrying F
Pushing F
Pulling F
Climbing Ladders F
Climbing Stairs F
Balancing C
Manual Dexterity C
Writing C
Sense of Touch/Sense of Smell C
Hearing > 10-ft. Range C
Vision/Depth Perception C
Reading C
Speaking Clearly C
Lifting
Up to 10 lb C
11-25 lb C
26-50 lb F
51-100 lb F
>100 lb O
Carrying
Up to 10 lb C
11-25 lb F
26-50 lb F
51-100 lb F
>100 lb O
Pushing/Pulling
Up to 10 lb C
11-25 lb F
26-50 lb F
51-100 lb F
>100 lb O

Key

O – occasionally (less than 33% of work time)

F – frequently (34-66% of work time)

C – constantly (67%-100% of work time)

N – not a significant part of the job

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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