Port Engineer – Harley Marine Gulf

Harley Marine Gulf

Job Information

  • Channelview, Texas, United States
  • 35868059
  • June 28, 2017
  • Port Engineer – Harley Marine Gulf
  • Harley Marine Gulf
  • Shore-based
  • Full-Time



Schedule, coordinate, and perform vessel repair & maintenance, coordinate purchasing of parts and repair services and supplies, schedule routine maintenance requirements for tugs and barges. Perform inspections of vessels for repair & maintenance standards and procedures. Keep Tugs and Barges in compliance with all regulatory agencies. Keep accurate records of all maintenance preformed using company program.


  • Schedule, coordinate, and perform flow of work based on customer orders, establish priorities and availability of personnel, equipment, and resources.
  • Keep records of maintenance performed, hours used, fuel burned, and report to different funding agencies.
  • Schedule routine maintenance of tugs and barges.
  • Manage oil analysis program.
  • Coordinate the purchasing of parts and services for repair and maintenance projects.
  • Perform inspections of vessels for repair & maintenance standards, regulatory Compliance and AWO RCP program.
  • Condition and operational performance of equipment.
  • Effective use of purchase orders and review of invoices. Complete and accurate paperwork.
  • Maintenance schedules performed on time.
  • Oil sample & analysis program performed on a timely basis.
  • Actual costs of repair and projects against budget.
  • Perform emergency repairs on vessels as required.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Perform in the company Spill Management team as assigned.


  • Experience maintaining tugs and barges.
  • 3 years at sea on tankers or oil barges or equivalent military experience.
  • 3 years of increasingly responsible port engineering experience in the maritime industry.
  • Knowledge of blue water towing preferred.
  • Four year college education in Maritime field or related studies or equivalent experience.
  • U.S. Coast Guard license or U.S. Coast Guard Tankerman endorsement on a Merchant Mariner’s Document.
  • HAZWOPER  (including Incident Command System) training within 90 days of being hired.
  • First Aid training.
  • CPR training.
  • Knowledge of oil transportation and marine industry.
  • Knowledge of tugs and barge maintenance systems and equipment.
  • Ability to repair marine equipment on site under adverse conditions.
  • Ability to work with others using courtesy, tact, and good judgment.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive communications.
  • Ability to understand and execute complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal or no guidance.
  • Ability to get along with office staff and vessel crewmembers.
  • Must be physically fit enough to board barges and tugs at sea and in port.
  • Must be able to read, speak, write, type, and understand English in person and over the telephone.
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with tank barge operations, ship operations, and terminal/refinery operations.
  • Valid State drivers’ license.
  • Must be physically fit enough to board barges and tugs at sea and in port.
  • Use of Computer (Word and Excel), Copier and Fax Machine.


  • Capable of making decisions and giving directions to facilitate prompt service delivery.
  • May be required to travel.
  • Required to work aboard boats and barges using pike poles, heavy lines, winches, mechanical tools for repairs.
  • Frequently required to board tugs, barges, and ships, at dock or at anchor in all weather conditions and at all hours.


  • Normal office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Takes communications 24 hours a day, including weekends, concerning vessel maintenance, repair, and operations.

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