Cutter Dredge Captain
Weeks Marine Inc.
Covington, KY
Job Description

Directs activities of the vessel and is responsible for operation, maintenance, safety, personnel and production and allocates resources in order to accomplish these goals.

Essential Job Functions

Coordinate movement of dredge to job sites and dry dockings
Ensure that personnel aboard the dredge are properly trained and supervised in their respective duties
Completes and submits daily, weekly and monthly reports to Operations Manager including personal and property accident reports
Prepare and submit weekly payroll time sheets
Requisition parts and supplies as needed to maintain inventory
Conduct weekly safety meetings and fire and boat drills
Complete Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and or Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA)
Responsible for maintenance and inspection of safety, firefighting and lifesaving equipment
Coordinate dredge operations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers inspector and other officials who frequent the dredge during operations
Participate in inspections of the dredge performed by various government agencies such as United States Coast Guard (U.S.C.G), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE)
Research and discuss with the Project Engineer, dredging strategies to maximize production
Follows company and work site safety policies/procedures and commits to an “Incident and Injury Free” work environment

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises Chief Engineer, Deck Captain, Assistant Chief Engineer and Chief Cook. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees, planning, assigning, directing work and appraising performance, disciplining employees, and addressing complaints and resolving problems.


10+ years of experience with marine or offshore platforms
Bachelor’s degree from a Maritime Academy or equivalent experience
Degree can substitute for experience as follows: Related Associate’s degree = 2 years; a Bachelor’s degree = 2 years, Related Bachelor's degree = 4 years
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.