- Computer Skills
- Microsoft Office
- Communication Skills
- Leadership Experience
Position Type: Direct Placement
Title: Test Engineer
Pay Range: Open – Negotiable
Job Description & Requirements:
This position is responsible for testing and commissioning of new vessels resulting in delivery of a high quality vessel ready for sea at our vast, 63-acre facility.
Significant heavy manufacturing takes place both in several fab shops, as well as on the waterfront.
This role would be solely responsible for electrical and mechanical drawing reviews, verify installation in accordance with specifications, start-up of ship systems including, but not limited to propulsion, power distribution, fuel, lube oil and a number of other miscellaneous systems to support the operation of the vessel in both new construction and the repair/conversion sectors of our business.
This position would be fully supported by a team of trade’s personnel familiar with ship systems and operation.
Responsible for reviewing technical drawings including date and verification of system installation onboard vessels.
Understand and analyze the following engineering drawings; Electrical One-Line, Electrical Ladder Diagrams, Piping Diagrams, General Arrangement and Hazard Area Plans.
Develop and maintain testing procedures and document.
Conduct and analyze tests utilizing the following equipment; Electrical Multimeter, Ammeter, Meggar, Process Multimeter, Pressure Calibrator, Temperature Calibrator, IR Thermometer and Tachometer.
Responsible for understanding and acting in accordance with all USCG and ABS rules and regulations.
Must maintain current knowledge of all rules and regulations both old and new.
Develop and maintain positive relationships through regular contact with Customer Inspection Teams, ABS and USCG Inspection Teams related to compliance with requirements, quality of work and adherence to schedules.
Requires interfaces with system/equipment suppliers.
Maintaining strict discipline and adherence to Safety and Security policies.
Ensure policies and procedures are followed by hourly staff.
Request training for their hourly staff that improves safety and/or performance.
Ensure that action items are tracked to closure in a timely manner.
Serve as the primary quality assurance resource to production supervisors for problem identification, resolution, loss reporting and continuous improvement.
Design and implement methods for process control, process improvement, testing and inspection.
Report to management on quality issues, trends and losses.
Participate in internal and external quality audits.
Plan production operations, establish priorities and sequences for completion, commissioning, testing and acceptance with their stage of construction.
Prepare operational schedules and coordinate manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality of products meet customer specifications.
Monitor Safety, Productivity, Schedule and Cost performance on a daily basis.
Sets clear performance goals, objectives and expectations.
Clear obstacles that are adversely effecting performance, productivity and cost.
Work with Program Management, Engineering and Planning in production control projects to sequence work more effectively.
Plan overtime for the stage of construction and work with General Foremen to assign resources for support.
Ability and willingness to engage in highly energetic pursuits on the waterfront.
Directly supervises 5 to 30 employees.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company policies, and procedures. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Willingness to be a mentor, and demonstrate leadership skills that align with the mission, vision, and values of the company.
Communicates Effectively – Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Manages Complexity — Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.
Ensures Accountability – Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.
Collaborates – Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
Optimizes Work Processes (Quality & Continuous Improvement) – Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical or Marine Engineer preferred).
Minimum of 6 years of experience in shipbuilding with some time at sea or as a Port Engineer.
Strong communication skills both written and verbal.
Ability to lead, direct and coach employees in alignment with Company processes, policies, and procedures.
Ability to read blueprints and operational manuals.
Ability to develop operational procedures for ship systems.
Ability to operate and perform initial start-up of ship systems.
Strong electrical background.
Good working knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
Preference is given to those with experience in a manufacturing or shipbuilding environment.
Strong Microsoft Office Suites computer skills, knowledge and experience with EPICOR, Adobe and AutoCAD.
Must have the ability to maintain a professional demeanor in stressful situations.
Must have ability to maintain confidentiality.