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Port Engineer/ Repair Superintendent


Planner / Over see maintenance dept. Manager for Maintenance


Apex, Maintenance dept.

Exxon Shipping / Seariver Maritime, Repair Superintendent

Kirby Inland Marine, Port Engineer

Responsible for the Planned Maintenance on boats and tank barges.

Responsible for budget and scheduling.

Responsible for survey/chartering inland tank barges, boats, and tugs.

Coordinated engine trouble shooting, overhauls, and replacement of Caterpillar, Detroit, Cummins, EMD, Fair Bank Morse, Alco, Wartsila, and John Deer engines.

Worked with contract administrators to negotiate shipyard/vendor pricing and contracts.

Coordinated numerous Lufkin, Falk, and Western reduction gear overhauls.

Worked with engineering staff on new-build projects for tank barges and boats.

Coordinated and scheduled USCG/ABS inspections on inland/ocean tugs, tankers, and barges.

Provided training and support for inland/ocean fleet engineers and new Repair Superintendents.

Worked with ExxonMobil Ocean Fleet tanker shipyard projects.

Managed shipyard projects, which included specification development and estimating.

Obtained approvals, meeting schedules, and forecast commitments while maintaining a high level of safety. Ensured that all operations were in compliance with all applicable local and national safety laws and company policies.

Member of Exxon ELIRT Team (Oil Spill Response) supplying marine repair expertise.


Port Allen High School

Port Allen Vocational School

LSU short courses

Computer Training


24 years marine experience on inland and ocean boats and barges

United States Coast Guard licensed Engineer

Shipyard Competent Person

EMD Engine Technical School

Occupational Health Training

Hazardous Material Handler for Maritime Carriers

Shipyard Health and Safety OSHA 1915

Structural Steel/Ship Fitting

Supervised large shipyard crews

Numerous shipyard hours

Project Management Training

Boiler experience - steam/hot oil

Sailed on inland vessels as Chief Engineer


Specification development

Blasting and coating of tank barges/boats

ABS/ISM/ISO Audit Training

Responsible Carrier Program


Hard working, self motivated, safe, honest, and career minded

Positive attitude

Know how to work well with others and how to motivate people

Team member

Goal oriented

Adapt to changes in priorities readily

Well organized


Port Allen, LA,
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