Chief Engineer

Signet Maritime Corporation

Job Information

  • Jacksonville, Florida, United States | Port Fourchon, Louisiana, United States | Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States | Ingleside, Texas, United States
  • 34778241
  • May 9, 2017
  • Chief Engineer
  • Signet Maritime Corporation
  • Seagoing
  • Full-Time
DescriptionSummary / Objective

Oversees and is responsible for the Marine engineering team on the vessel and the maintenance and operation of all engineering equipment onboard the vessel.

Is required to hold license issued by U.S. Coast Guard
Essential Functions:

• Must ensure that the engine room is clean and suitable for inspection by coastguard authorities, ABS, and other higher authorities.
• Determine the volume of oil, fuel, and lube required for each voyage and ensure that substantial quantities of each are on board.
• Delivers general daily operation of the engine room to their primary assistants.
• Works closely with the Captain to ensure that the physical aspect of the vessel is completely under control.
• Must be able to oversee the maintenance of vessel propulsion, service, and domestic systems.
• Perform daily vessel plant operation, preventative maintenance, watch-standing and record-keeping, fuel transfer, and bilge/ballast operations.
• Responsible for surveying, troubleshooting & correction of system failures, and vessel engineering compliance with regulatory requirements (USCG, ABS, EPA, port/ municipality/ foreign rules).
• Must be able to work within a small team to ensure that all maintenance is completed efficiently and in depth.
• Expected proficiency in the mechanical and electrical operation of modern marine diesel engines, generator sets, and switchgear & electro-mechanical winches.
• Familiar with JSEA procedures and documentation.
• If the voyage requires, the Chief Engineer is also responsible for the proper training and watch-keeping of his or her licensed and unlicensed Assistant Engineer(s).
• Other duties as assigned.

RequirementsLicense Requirements: (Disclaimer, all licensures are subject to vessel and manning requirements)
1. MMC, Merchant Marine Credential
2. Chief Engineer – Limited (Motors) or DDE Unlimited (motors)
3. Officer-in-Charge of an Engineering Watch (OICEW)
4. Z-Drive/Tractor Tug experience preferred
5. STCW VI/1

Job Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Knowledge of SMS & HSSEQ maritime practices
• Computer, organizational and communications skills
• Ability to work well under pressure & manage crew members
• Strong attention to detail
• Basic proficiency with AutoCAD
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Performance and results driven.
• Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills.
• Able to work individually and as part of a team
• Ability to work after hours and on weekends as necessary.
• Must have valid TWIC and U.S. Passport.
• Ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously

Physical Demands:

Travel time is required for in-harbor, offshore, and other SMC divisional ports.

Close living quarters aboard the vessel alongside and underway for long periods of time.

This job operates both in a professional office environment when needed and primarily on vessels.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand or walk, sit, reach, bend and move about the facility.
Moderate to high physical effort required.

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.