1st Assistant Engineer
Delaware River and Bay Authority
Cape May, NJ

$91,000 a year

EducationSkills
Location: Full-time Shift Work Position based in Cape May, NJ

Salary: $43.51 per hour ($90,501 annualized)

Opening Date: October 7, 2019 Closing Date: Until Filled
I. POSITION SUMMARY

The First Assistant Engineer has the responsibility of overseeing vessel equipment operation,

making log entries, and reporting problems to the Chief Engineer. The First Assistant Engineer

assists with the primary level maintenance and repair of the vessels while underway. The First

Assistant Engineer is responsible to the Chief Engineer for engine room duties, to the Captain

for emergency duties underway and to the delegated yard supervisor when working ashore. This

is a safety sensitive position both underway and ashore. The First Assistant Engineer is

responsible for following established safety practices while performing assigned duties to protect

self, co-workers and the public from personal injury and to prevent damage to Authority property.

The First Assistant Engineer will be required to abide by all rules and regulations for operating

passenger vessels. This position is a bargaining unit position that is represented by the Marine

Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA).

II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
  • Standing engine room watch and recording temperatures and pressures in the engine room
logbook

  • Notifying Chief Engineer of any abnormalities in the operation of the machinery on the
vessel

  • Accepting charge of lifeboat or life raft in an abandon ship situation
  • Pumping bilges and sewage, filling water, fuel and lubricant tanks, running main engines
and/or generators and keeping vessel's machinery from freezing during lay up

  • Assisting with engine and electrical repairs as necessary
  • Keeping engine room neat and clean
  • Night engineer’s duties
  • May be required to attend shipyard with Port Engineer and act as his/her representative
as needed at remote locations and may be for extended periods of time

  • Provides the highest level of customer service and professionalism to all internal and
external customers

  • Completes projects as assigned by the Port Engineer
III. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Leadership ability
  • Ability to diagnose machinery malfunctions and recommend a course of corrective
action

  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and machinery systems’ technical manuals
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Assorted power and hand tools and various instruments both mechanical and electrical
  • Ability to provide superior customer service to everyone by responding in a courteous
and efficient manner

IV. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have proof of U.S. Citizenship
  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or equivalent or equivalent related experience
V. LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

  • Valid U.S.C.G. 3rd Assistant Engineer's license for vessels 4,000 HP, Motor (Limited)
  • Must be able to obtain a Chief Engineer’s license within 120 days for vessels 4,000 HP,
Motor (Limited)

  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • Valid driver's license
VI. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Subject to drug test, background investigation, and pre-employment physical
  • Delaware River and Bay Authority requires all employees to have direct deposit with a
financial institution or enroll in the payroll card program to receive their bi-weekly pay

  • Willing and available for duty at such hours, day or night, as may be required in order to
maintain continuous operation of this facility

  • Will be subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable Federal Regulations
If you are interested in applying for this position please complete the on-line application at

www.drba.net. In addition, please attach a resume to the completed application.