Port Engineer (Hermann, Missouri)

We are seeking a Port Engineer with River Experience.

Responsibilities for Port Engineer:

  • Schedule and coordinate required vessel inspections, necessary maintenance, and repairs
  • Coordinate and oversee shipyard repairs.
  • Manage USCG/TSMS internal and external surveys
  • Work closely with vendors and management on a daily basis.
  • Handle special duty assignments requested by company management.
  • Monitor and verify work done by shipyards or outside technicians.
  • Follow repairs per OEM specifications
  • Liaison with the vessel Chief Engineer/Captain on required maintenance needs.
  • Responsible for managing and closing non-conformities and deficiencies in a timely manner
  • Monitor and coordinate vessel certification inspections with external and internal customers.
  • Regularly attend vessels while on dry-dock.
  • Work with vendors/company personnel, requesting fleet spare equipment be dispatched to support the upkeep of the vessels.
  • Responsible for ordering of supplies and spare parts necessary for repairs or maintenance.
  • Assist in the development and modification of preventative maintenance plans for vessel equipment.
  • Create and maintain a critical spare list for each vessel including location and status of each critical part
  • Ensure the engineering procedures and policies are periodically reviewed, modified, and implemented.
  • Ensure the implementation of programs, best practices, and policies for Maintenance personnel to achieve an injury-free workplace
  • Authorized to approve on-site repairs within budget set by Company Management
  • Negotiates prices and timelines for parts and repairs
  • Responsible to ensure the company is covered for all Emergency response, spill response, and mitigation of accidents involving vessels
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skill Requirements:

  • Knowledge of fueling procedures, boat construction, engine repairs, and river systems is required
  • Knowledge of USCG regulations is required
  • Experience in fleet maintenance or boat/barge design and construction in marine transportation or shipyard environment is preferred
  • Previous boat maintenance competence (diesel engines mechanics), extensive structural design of towing vessels and propulsion competence in marine transportation
  • Must possess the ability to supervise others, facilitate teamwork and provide functional direction.
  • Must possess the ability to communicate professionally and effectively through normal channels, including meetings, email and phone
  • Excellent computer skills and understanding of office productivity software such as Google G Suite or MS Office is preferred.
  • Ability to multi-task while maintaining careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all aspects of job responsibilities.
  • Ability to effectively resolve issues in a timely manner using sound judgment and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate high degree of professionalism.
  • Ability to learn new programs and software including Marine CFO.
  • Effective problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to follow and work within the Core Values of Hermann Sand and Gravel, Inc and Missouri River Towing, LLC.

Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Maritime industry experience required
  • Diploma or Degree from a Technical Program Required
  • Must hold a valid Driver’s License and a TWIC card.

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