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IRPT Member Spotlight: 5R Enterprises LLC

Marine Mechanic (Mokena, IL)

Marine Mechanic (Mokena, IL)

Marine Mechanic (Mokena, IL)

This Mechanic is primarily responsible for coordinating and overseeing the maintenance, repair, and safe operations of all the assigned vessels and equipment.

Principle Duties:

  • Coordinate repair and maintenance functions for operating fleet to minimize loss of revenue and cost of repairs
  • Review repair requests and compare request with previous work accomplished on towboat concerned and similar vessels to determine that expenditures are economically sound
  • Under the direction of the Port Engineer prepare recommendations for work and initiate procurement of materials
  • Inspect machinery, equipment or space outlined in work request, draw up recommendations and submit to Port Engineer
  • Maintain contact with contractors to ensure completion of work at minimum cost
  • Investigate machinery casualties to determine cause and advise towboat's crew in methods of operation to prevent recurrence of casualty or malfunction
  • Assist Port Engineer in maintaining records of engineering costs for each vessel such as repairs, supplies, and personnel
  • Monitor and coordinate vessel certification inspections

Global Responsibilities:

  • Regular attendance and physical presence at work is an essential function of this position
  • This job may require additional duties not listed above and the employee may be asked to perform those duties to meet business needs


Education/Specialized Knowledge/Professional Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marine engineering or a related field
  • 3+ years in an engineering related filed may be substituted in lieu of educational requirements
  • Knowledge of marine diesel engines and related systems required
  • Knowledge of Cummins Marine Engines, John Deere Marine Engines, ZF Z Drives
  • Knowledge of TowWorks Program preferred
  • Valid Driver’s License, TWIC preferred


  • 3 or more years’ experience in marine engineering
  • Knowledge of USCG ab AWO/RCP standards and regulations
  • USG license and/or Maritime graduate preferred


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products including Excel, Outlook and Word.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must comply with all work rules including those that pertain to safety and health

Ozinga has been around for over 85 years and has survived adversity thanks to the commitment of our coworkers. Because we understand the value our coworkers bring to our company, we offer salaries, healthcare benefits, and retirement plans that are difficult to emulate. Ozinga is an American-owned, fourth-generation family business that continues to grow as the Midwest’s premier building materials provider. We believe each and every coworker is an extension of our family, and we create an atmosphere focused on respect, encouragement, and growth.

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