Chief Engineer (Paducah, KY)

Chief Engineer  (28/14 and 28/28 work schedules are available)

We are currently seeking full-time Chief Engineers to join our team and work on the newest fleet in the industry.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the proper operation and maintenance of all mechanical equipment of the boat and its tow.
  • Accountable for all engine room tools and equipment.
  • Maintain logs of engine hours, fuel transfers, and other maintenance activities.
  • Monitor engine room performance. (EMD, Caterpillar and Cummings Engines)
  • Maintaining engine and mechanical logs, including entry of events.
  • Participate on dry-dockings, major repairs and overhauls.
  • Direct transfer of fuels, lubricants and bilge from fuel flats in accordance with company procedures.
  • Conduct repairs to vessel engines, generators, and other vessel systems as required.
  • Maintain engine room housekeeping through regular cleaning, painting and maintenance.
  • Observe and follow all safety rules and procedures, including wearing required personal safety equipment.
  • Follow vessel transfer procedures and all U.S. Coast Guard regulations and requirements.
  • Assure safe vessel operations through monitoring and servicing of systems (i.e. engines, steering, electrical, plumbing, hydraulics, pneumatics, etc.)
  • Monitor all fire suppression systems for proper maintenance.
  • Train crew members in the operation of all firefighting equipment aboard the vessel.
  • Assist the captain in conducting fire emergency procedures and fire drills.


  • Able to effectively manage time and prioritize projects in order to meet established deadlines.
  • 5 or more years of engine room or related experience preferred.
  • Able to work 28/14 or 28/28 schedule pending on needs.
  • Good working knowledge of marine mechanical systems.
  • Good working knowledge of EMD 645’s, 710’s and/or Caterpillar 3600 series engines.
  • Knowledge of ZF Marine Z Drive units and Cummings Engines is a plus.
  • Skills in the area of electrical, diesel, pneumatics and plumbing.
  • Valid driver's license.
Marquette offers competitive pay, health, vision, and dental insurance, holiday pay, company paid life insurance, 401(k) plan, and other incentives. 
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