Assistant Engineer Job Description:
This position requires a minimum of a limited USCG Merchant Mariners 3rd Engineer's License for motor vessels of size of no less than 1600 GT / 3000 ITC.
The Assistant Engineer is the designated maintenance officer and he is directly responsible for the maintenance and repair of all ships machinery, the cleanliness and organization of the various engineering spaces. This individual reports to the Chief Engineer and will take direction from the Chief Engineer with regards to the overall safe and incident free operation and maintenance of all machinery of the vessel.
The Assistant Engineer is responsible for the overall record keeping, administration and operation of the maintenance and preventive repairs in order to remain in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Assistant Engineer, in conjunction with the Chief Engineer, is responsible for the safe operation, maintenance and upkeep of machinery on board the vessel.
The Assistant Engineer should expect to be involved with (at a minimum) the following systems on board the vessel. As such, the individual should expect to be involved with the maintenance and repair of the following systems and should have at least a good familiarity with these systems. Additional experience is preferable; however, experience with these systems should be used as a guide.
1. Main propulsion engines, their associated systems and controls, as well as the related water systems.
2. Auxiliary engine / generator sets, including the power distribution switchgear and the emergency generator.
3. Main reducing gears and shafting
4. Steering gear
5. Hydraulic systems
6. Air compressors, including starting air compressors
7. General repair and maintenance of smaller equipment, including galley and refrigeration items
This role requires the use of an automated planned maintenance system. Our preference is experience with ABS NS5 (Safenet), however, other automated experience would be acceptable.
The Assistant Engineer must also perform other duties and tasks as assigned.
This position requires a minimum of a limited USCG Merchant Mariners Assistant Engineer's License for motor vessels of size of no less than 1600 GT / 3000 ITC, however we would prefer to have someone with a USCG Merchant Mariners 3rd Assistant Engineer.
The position requires a valid TWIC card.
The position requires a valid passport.
The position requires a valid MMC or MMD (Zcard).
The position requires STCW training.
The position requires prior experience as an Assistant Engineer. The position has 75 day rotations. Pay increase available after two full rotations.