Skip Navigation Links
Search Jobs
Post Jobs
Search Resumes
Post Resume
Manage Your Account

Chief Engineer of the Training Ship-Empire State

Job ID: 106541
Location: USA Bronx
Status: Full Time
JobLevel: Executive
Company: Maritime College
Contact: Ayesha Payne
Bronx, NY 10465

Job Description
Chief Engineer of the Training Ship - EMPIRE STATE

About SUNY Maritime College: SUNY Maritime College located on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of New York City on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The campus blends the best of two worlds: a comfortable college-town feel with the greatest city in the world. An impressive view of the sound extends toward the North Atlantic, yet only a few miles away are Yankee Stadium and midtown Manhattan. SUNY Maritime offers an array of employment opportunities stemming from entry level to professional positions which encourage growth and development among its employees.

Job Description: The appointee to this position would be the Chief Engineer of the Training Ship EMPIRE STATE. During the summer training cruise, the Chief Engineer would be responsible to the Ship’s Master for the operation and maintenance of the engine department and for all machinery and auxiliary equipment related to the training ship, including but not limited to: electrical, HVAC, refrigeration, water and sewage systems. The Chief Engineer is responsible for the safe operation of the engine department and supervision of all engine department personnel and cadets working onboard the EMPIRE STATE, both during the training cruises and while alongside the college pier. The Chief Engineer is responsible, along with the Ship’s Master, Chief Officer, and MARAD Supervisor to develop a maintenance & repair plan which will ensure that all statutory & regulatory inspections, maintenance and surveys are scheduled and completed as required. The Chief Engineer will also coordinate all engineering training onboard with the Engineering license department and Chair of the department specifically, to possibly teach engineering courses during the academic year and on the training cruise as required.

Typical tasks for which the Chief Engineer will be responsible includes, but are not limited to:

* Monitoring all engine, machinery, and equipment indicators when vessel is underway; log operation of same and report abnormalities to appropriate shipboard staff
* Compile and complete annual cruise report, and all required logs and reports as appropriate
* Maintaining all machinery and auxiliary systems including: electrical, HVAC, diesel, refrigeration, water, and sewage systems
* Maintaining the ship’s spare parts system (NS 5) in support of the maintenance & repair plan
* Attending the ship during all dry dock and survey periods and prepare the ship for same
* Coordinating all training activities onboard with both the engineering training department, and with the regiment of cadets, both shore side and during the training cruise
* Maintaining complete records of engineering department activities, including machine operations
* Maintaining and repairing engine machinery, electric motors, pumps, winches and other mechanical and electrical equipment, and assist other crew members and cadets with maintenance and repair duties
* Performing general marine vessel maintenance and repairs


* Bachelor's Degree
* An active U.S. Coast Guard License
* Unlimited Chief Engineer license with STCW endorsement
* At least 10 years of maritime experience, including at least 3 years as Chief Engineer
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Ability to work in a student-oriented training environment

Preferred Qualifications:

* Master's degree
* Prior teaching experience preferred

Additional Information:

UUP Internal Posting Period: External posting: Until filled

Special Notes: This is a full time calendar year appointment UUP position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. This position often requires working a non-traditional schedule in order to accommodate the operational needs of the College.

Budget Title: Chief Engineer (Maritime)
Line #: 00417

Application Instructions: Persons interested in the above position should apply online at

Please submit: Resume, Cover letter. Contact information for three professional references

Returning Applicants - Login to your SUNY Maritime Careers Account to check your completed application, check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents.


Apply Here:
able seaman california canada captain chef chief cook chief engineer chief mate chief officer cook deck deck hand deck officer electrical electrical engineer engineer gp rating junior engineer long beach manager marine engineer marine surveyor master mate mechanic naval architect new york officer offshore ordinary seaman port engineer qmed radio officer safety safety officer sales seaman second mate second officer security steward superintendent surveyor tankerman third engineer wiper