Dock Master & Superintendent - 41450
Posted: August 15th | Open Until: Filled | Location: Ketchikan, AK
About Alaska Ship and Drydock
As Alaskans, we have firsthand experience with the challenging conditions that vessels and crews encounter. We depend on those who sail to transport our supplies and our friends and families. Knowledge of vessels and the harsh conditions of our long coastline and maritime communities gives us an exceptional commitment to quality ship repair and construction. To that end, we continually increase our skills and capabilities for ship repair, new vessel construction and large fabrication projects.
Reporting directly to the General Manager, the position contributes to project production work completion and planning for docking and undocking of vessels and assures ship and dry dock safety.
(This is not an all inclusive list of the regular job duties. Other responsibilities within the accepted job scope will apply.)
1. Plans and lays out docking and undocking activities; performs stability calculations; prepare and lays out blocks; gathers and maintains weight logs and docking plans.
2. Plans and arranges for required docking support systems such as emergency systems, gear, staffing; reviews and follows docking and undocking checklists.
3. Follows necessary steps to assure and maintain ship and drydock safety during docking and undocking process; assures adherence to work place rules and safety practices.
4. Applies thorough understanding of ship conditions in relation to the applicable drydock to assure safe docking and undocking.
5. Oversees maintenance program for drydocks to include preventive and corrective maintenance.
6. Coordinates the work of employees assigned to specific dockings and undockings. Trains employees to improve knowledge of docking processes; makes adjustments in processes in the course of docking or undocking.
7. Works with repair contractor’s representatives, vessel owners, port engineers and vessel personnel to ensure proper condition of vessel for dry docking, vessel movements and vessel services.
8. Calculates and submits all necessary documents, including docking plans, block loading plans and stability information required for drydocking Government vessels. Plans, supervises and coordinates block building, docking and undocking of all vessels.
9. Assumes responsibility for vessel, drydock, adjacent facilities and personnel during drydocking operations. Assists other production departments in supervising, scheduling and coordinating dry dock functions.
10. Achieves financial objectives by managing staffing levels and material.
11. Coordinates with the Manager of Facilities to ensure all utilities normally available at the dry docks are in a state of good order.
12. Administers all drydocking paperwork, tests and inspections, including safety certification of dry docks.
13. Works with the Manager of Facilities to submit formal requests and justifications for long-term repairs and/or modifications to drydocks.
14. As Superintendent directs the completion of project work through the hourly craft employees. Coordinates tasks for each job among customers, contract administrators, and craft workers and revises daily/weekly schedules as needed. Inspects work in progress to ensure that workmanship conforms to specifications and adherence to repair schedules.
The role operates within established guidelines, but must use sound judgment and independent decision making when carrying out job responsibilities. He/she has the ability to influence and recommend modifying existing protocols. The incumbent is responsible for maintenance and upkeep of drydock assets. The role reports to the General Manager. Failure to meet the expectations of the job could result in capital asset failure and the resulting loss of production and profit.
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