Silver Bay Seafoods is currently looking for a Skiff Mechanic to work at our Sitka, AK facility. The Skiff Mechanic is responsible for routine maintenance, diagnostics and repairs of complex mechanical or electrical repairs on marine diesel engines. The incumbent leads and sets an example for the company in work ethic, knowledge, experience, safety and attitude by working efficiently to maintain a high level of performance of marine diesel engines to maximize fishing opportunity for Silver Bay Seafoods fleet.
- Observe and accurately troubleshoot all problems on skiff engine equipment such as pumps, marine transmissions and steering engines to locate malfunctions
- Dismantle, repair, relocate, modify, maintain, align, overhaul and install a wide variety of marine machinery, equipment, and systems
- Connect fuel, oil, and water lines to engines and install engine controls, propeller shaft and propeller
- Perform routine maintenance and repairs on a variety of makes & models of skiff and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed
- Maintain inventory and initiate purchase orders for parts and machines
- Provide technical assistance, guidance, and training to lower level mechanics
- Work in a safe manner and act to correct or report safety hazards to Safety Manager or Chief Engineer
- Maintain detailed inventory of all fleet skiffs on site and assigned to vessels with a detailed track record on all parts ordered for and work performed on each specific skiff
- Regularly report progress and work reports to Fleet Coordinator, Plant Manager, and vessel Captains
- Interface between Fleet Coordinator, Dock Manager, and Captains of fleet vessels to triage skiff priority
- Maintain skiff yard in an organized and secure manner
- Winterize skiffs between seasons and arrange for storage
- Timely and regular attendance
- Other duties as assigned
High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred but not required.
Minimum 6-8 years’ experience in marine diesel repair and maintenance, including knowledge of hydraulic systems, pneumatic, Detroit diesel, fabricating and welding processes. 8-10 years’ seafood industry experience preferred.
The Skiff Mechanic possesses a wide and advanced knowledge of several mechanical skills regarding seiner skiffs such as water systems, engines, exhaust, marine transmissions, electrical systems, heads and decommissioning of the same. Ability to operate a variety of power tools to include the following: welding machines, cutting torches, plasma cutters, pipe or tube cutters, power drills, power saws, pullers, grinders, and hand tools including but not limited to: wrenches, screw drivers, sockets, ratchets, pry bars, hammers, punches, measuring devices, and chisels.
Employee is experienced in easily adapting to a wide variety of tasks assigned to them. The incumbent takes quick action, exercises independent decision making and resolution of marine mechanical malfunctions in a rigorous seafood environment while regularly working independently to carry out necessary tasks. They are willing to follow directions and carry out duties with a sense of urgency and keen attention to detail.
The employee is frequently required to set an example by consistently modeling high standards of honesty and integrity. The employee is widely trusted and is a direct, truthful individual who presents information in an appropriate and helpful manner, maintains a reputation for honesty, confidentiality, reliability and fairness, is willing to admit mistakes, and doesn’t misrepresent himself or herself for personal gain. The employee performs work with energy and drive and values planning, but will take quick, decisive action when an opportunity presents itself. Speaks, reads, writes, and understands English for effective communication. Able to perform intermediate to advanced mathematical functions in the form of measurements and weights. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume; and able to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee is regularly required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. The Skiff Mechanic requires a certain amount of flexibility and strength to complete maintenance procedures on skiffs. Some of the maintenance performed requires the Mechanic to position him/herself in tight quarters.
Employee housing is located 3/10 of a mile from the facility, therefore employees must be able to commute unassisted to and from the company bunkhouses.
The employee needs the ability to multitask in a high demand environment within the facility. Focus and concentration are required for the maintenance and troubleshooting of mechanical equipment related to marine skiffs and equipment. The employee needs to regularly demonstrate attention to detail when maintaining all marine engines. In addition, the incumbent must possess a keen sense of the importance of punctuality for a variety of designated tasks by demonstrating a sound work ethic. The employee has an eagerness to teach and learn and the desire to do quality work.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
The Skiff Mechanic position requires driven machinery certifications such as a forklift, expediter truck, Zoom Boom or flatbed truck which in turn requires a valid driver’s license.
Job Types: Full-time, Temporary
- Seafood Industry: 8 years (Preferred)
- hydraulic systems: 1 year (Preferred)
- fabricating and welding: 1 year (Required)
- marine diesel repair and maintenance: 6 years (Required)
- Driver's License (Required)
- Forklift Certified (Required)