Marine Surveyor – Portland, OR
Portland, OR
The position is responsible for marine surveying by performing the following duties.

Make independent judgments based on the data collected, use data to determine if product meets client expectations and requirements.

Will be a supervisor to other surveyors assigned to the West Coast.

Will be responsible to train and evaluate the technician performance of the surveyors.

Will be responsible to review and approve data provided by the surveyors.

For each site, coordinates and manages the loading and unloading of cargo process from ships and other forms of transit; responsible for identifying damage to the cargos as they are loaded and/or unloaded.

Responsible for cargo quantity (draft) surveys, on-off hire vessel condition surveys, bunker surveys etc. which require knowledge/training in ship’s design and engineering.

Execute sampling & sample preparation and deliver sample to laboratory for analysis. Check and verify testing data/ field documents for accuracy. Record accurate information and details.

Utilizes data from obtained field documents to prepare an inspection report, submitted to the office detailing results of inspection

Communicate and gives direction to the administration staff regarding details of the inspection requirements.

Liaison with terminal & warehouse personal for execution of inspections.

Responsible for performing Loading, Discharge, Stock Verification, Sampling and Damage Inspections.

sample are labeled with identifying product, location of sample, date, and time of collection.

Oversee performance of vessel draft surveys, barge surveys, on/off hire condition surveys, NH3 surveys and product inspections for vessels carrying a variety of products, including coal, fertilizers, cement, and steel;

Ensure that the vessels construction, machinery, equipment and cargoes meet governmental and international maritime and environmental regulations;

Utilize knowledge of ship construction, stability, terms and routines, as well as SGS's standard inspection and quality management procedures to supervise conducting marine surveys;

Use sophisticated draft surveying techniques (draft immersion) to calculate quantities of cargo loaded or discharged from vessels, taking into account any changes in weight that may take place during cargo operation;

Oversee cargo sampling and analysis and inspect cargo holds;

Use SGS standard methods and reporting procedures to product draft survey reports (including certificates of weight, certificates of analysis, and certificates of hold cleanliness and tightness);

Insure reports to clients in stand format and in accordance with corporate quality programs, policies, and procedures;

Provide expert opinions and guidance to clients on stowage and carriage of specialized cargoes, condition and suitability of vessels, including hull and machinery, cargo damage, cargo holding cleanliness and overall risk assessment to minimize the client's financial risks and liability; and utilize sampling and analysis methods and techniques to perform product/cargo inspections and ensure adherence with safety and environmental standards.

Travel constantly until the team has been developed, then the travel is expected to decrease and be occasional.
Perform other assignment as directed
Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures
Second In command to the Branch Manager, may take on branch manager duties as required.

Bachelor’s degree in Engineer (geology, mechanical engineering, mining)

Minimum 4-6 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

4-6 years of experience in inspecting cargo

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
  • SGS is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.

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