The Port Engineer is responsible for maintaining the entire fleet of CTC vessels to Company set standards and that all major maintenance, preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, routine and non-routine maintenance are scheduled and properly completed. The position is responsible for:
- Promote and ensure compliance with safety programs and applicable company policies, processes, and procedures
- Ensure vessel compliance with SIRE audits (for selected vessels) , CTC Compliance Department audits and any audit standards that might be requested by clients
- Assuring the seaworthiness, compliance, Inspections and documentation are current with assigned vessel(s) in accordance with the Towing Safety Management System (TSMS)
- Communicating with the Manger of Vessel Maintenance, and other appropriate Managers, plus the Logistics, Purchasing and Operations Departments on vessel repairs, out of service requirements and estimated out of service time of repairs.
- Become the primary point of contact for Repair Work Request (“RWR”) that are submitted by vessels
- Ensure to follow up on each RWR submission and close out tasks in Helm Maintenance System
- Assist the implementation of Preventive Maintenance and Inspection Programs
o Maintain Vessel inventory system to include critical spares
o Maintain and keep an updated “Vessel Data Program” for all CTC vessels
o Schedule and documentation of all Oil Changes, MSD Pumping, Annual Inspections, and Fire Extinguisher Inspections
o Evaluate oil samples reports as they are received
Minimum Educational and Job Qualifications:
- Oversee the scope of work, budgets and schedule for overhaul/major repair of CTC vessels
- Assist to estimate cost and timelines of scheduled/emergency vessel repairs.
- Determine the most cost effective, efficient and timely means for vessel repair.
- Approve material requisition for projects to monitor and control project costs. Work with Purchasing Department to issue Purchase Orders for repair services, parts, or equipment.
- Communicate and assist the Manager of Vessel Maintenance on assigned overhaul and major repairs.
- Must be able to travel up to 50% of the time to various locations along the Inland Water Ways
- Other duties as assigned.
Preferred Educational and Job Qualifications:
- High school diploma, GED certificate, or equivalent
- Mechanical training and at least 5 years of engine room or marine maintenance experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge of all duties of vessel maintenance positions.
- College or technical training preferably in maintenance or related area.
- Knowledge TSMS and USCG regulations.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment, multi-task and communicate well.
- Traverse boats, barges, and tows as needed
- Transport equipment of 60 to 100 pounds up to 1000 feet.
- Ascend/Descend a 90 degree ladder up to 40 feet.
- Move, transport, and position equipment up to 100 pounds.
- Position self to move through 18 inch diameter hatch.
- Move two (2) feet horizontally and vertically.
- Maintain constant communication with crew members.
- Ability to recognize and identify distant objects, and recognize distances between objects