Dredging - Watch Engineer
Weeks Marine Inc.
Covington, KY

About $57,000 - $73,000 a year

Job Description

A Cutter Watch Engineer repairs and maintains hydraulic dredge machinery and mechanical equipment such as engines, motors, pneumatic tools, and other dredge equipment.

Essential Job Functions

Perform regular maintenance to pumps, motors, diesel engines, and other equipment on the dredge and attending plant as directed by the Chief Engineer
Take readings and keep accurate records
Remove, repair, or replaces defective parts
Stand watch and delegate responsibilities to Oilers
Acts as Person in Charge of fuel transfers
Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Engineer
Acts as Assistant Chief Engineer as needed
Follows company and work site safety policies/procedures and commits to an “Incident and Injury Free” work environment


3+ years of experience as dredge Watch Engineer
High School diploma or equivalent required
Ability to work 84 hour work week
Ability to live aboard vessel for full rotation
Ability to understand hand signals and verbal commands in English

Required Certifications or Licenses

TWIC - Transportation Worker Identification Credential
Driver’s license
Merchant Mariner Credential, (preferred)

Physical Requirements

Must be able to tolerate rough seas, vibrations, heat, harsh weather conditions, confined spaces, and high noise levels
Work will frequently require individuals to push, pull, bend or stand for long periods of time, and climb ladders that have capacity limits of 300 lbs.
Must be able to lift or carry miscellaneous equipment, supplies and parts up to 50 lbs. unassisted

Additional Duties

This Job Description does not cover all of the required duties, activities, functions and responsibilities of the position, any of which may change at any time according to the sole and absolute discretion of Weeks Marine, Inc., with or without notice.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Weeks Marine, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination, hostility, harassment, and retaliation.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.