ALLEN MARINE, INC.
Are you looking for great position in an exciting place with a rewarding company? You will be working in a fast-paced environment working on the largest fleet of tour and small ship cruising vessels in the country. This dynamic work environment will keep your interest peeked year-round. The position includes working on new builds, retrofits, repairs and emergency calls to anywhere in Southeast Alaska one of our vessels may be.
A Little About Us:
Allen Marine, the parent company of Alaskan Dream Cruises, was established in 1970 when Bob and Betty Allen, and their five children, restored a ruined boat that became the St. Michael- the first in a long line of Allen Marine tour vessels named after saints of the family’s Russian Orthodox faith.
By working together, the Allen’s were able to keep pace with Alaska’s rapidly expanding tourism industry. The Allen Marine tours of today are highly professional, staffed with well-trained crews, and guided by gifted naturalists. While altogether more polished marine tours than in the days when Betty and her children served treats and dispensed Russian tea from a samovar while Bob ran the boat, Allen Marine remains a company owned, operated, and guided by a family of life-long Alaskans.
Allen Marine’s success can be traced to Bob and Betty’s competitive drive, creativity, ingenuity, and good timing. But the most important ingredient is family. In the early years, as the couple struggled to keep their business afloat, their children worked beside them—cleaning, crewing, and later, skippering the vessels. Bob and Betty’s children and grandchildren now run the company.
Bob Allen is fond of saying, “Just because it hasn’t been done before, doesn’t mean we can’t do it,” a can-do attitude reflected in the boats Allen Marine designs, builds, and operates. The operating characteristics of these one-of-a-kind tour vessels so impressed NY Waterways of Weehawken, New Jersey, that the Allens were commissioned to build a total of 19 passenger ferries. When Flight 1549 crash-landed on the Hudson River, half of the boats surrounding the sinking jet had been built in Sitka, Alaska. The rescue effort, greatly aided by the fast and highly maneuverable Allen Marine ferries, put the “miracle” in “Miracle on the Hudson.”
The sale of 19 vessels to NY Waterway represents the largest single export of manufactured products in the history of the 49th state. But it is just one of the remarkable achievements of this uniquely Alaskan family and the company they run. Allen Marine operates over 30 vessels, employs more than 300 Alaskans, and provides daily and week-long tours and cruises throughout Southeast Alaska, while building aluminum boats and structural products at its boat shop in Sitka.
Perform mechanical and technical work on diesel and gas engines and generators, marine jet and standard propulsion systems, and small vessel and outboard systems on vessels ranging from 19-200 plus feet. You must be able to lead small teams during repair projects.
- Install, maintain and troubleshoot diesel, gas and propane engines, generators, jets, shaft and propellers as well as other associated machinery
- Install pumps, build brackets associated with mechanical components
- Install piping, fabricate manifolds, and install bathroom fixtures
- Run fuel lines, wiring harnesses, control cables associated with marine engine installation
- Rebuilding different kinds of diesel engines.
- Lining up engines in new vessel builds for drive lines, exhaust, and saltwater plumbing.
- Other tasks may be required associated with regular operations of the company, assigned by Fleet Manager and Port Engineer
- Lead a small repair team for remote repairs
- High School Degree or equivalent
- Diesel Mechanic technical training or 3+ years in-depth diesel mechanic experience
- Must be able to lift and carry at least 80lbs, climb ladders, work in small compartments/spaces, work on feet a full day, able to wear personal protective equipment such as respirator, safety glasses, hearing protection
- Receive direction from and provide feedback to manager including job status, problems, better solutions or recommended adjustments to the plan
- Able to and willing to work overtime if needed
- Experience working with electronics and wiring systems, repair and installation a plus
- Experience with boat plumbing a plus
- Experience operating heavy machinery such as a forklift, tractor and travel lift a plus
- Welding experience a plus (steel, stainless and aluminum)
- Hours are flex week. Expect occasional over-time
- Work in a shipyard (industrial shop) environment
- May be dusty & below room temperature
- Employee may be required to work outdoors year round
- Supervised by Fleet Manager and Port Engineer
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $35.00 to $45.00 /hour
- Industrial Mechanic: 3 years (Preferred)
- Driver's License: I am currently acquiring this license/certification and it will be complete in the next 30 days (Required)
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Retirement plan
- Paid time off
- Professional development assistance
- Bi weekly or Twice monthly