Port Facility Maintenace Master Mechanic (New Orleans, LA)


$4,177.00 - $7,518.00 Monthly


New Orleans, LA

Job Type


Job Number



Port of New Orleans Port Commission

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/23/2024 11:59 PM Central

Supplemental Information

Port Facility Maintenance Master Mechanic description image


Starting salary depends upon qualifications:
$24.10/hr. to $33.74/hr.

Premium pay is additional pay provided to employees for each hour actually worked.

Port NOLA offers competitive benefits that prioritize safety, health and wellness for our employees. Employees have access to the following benefits:

  • Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Medical and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life Insurance options
  • Long Term Disability Plan
  • State of Louisiana LASERS state pension program
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 plan) with employer match
  • Paid Louisiana State Holidays; and paid Annual and Sick Leave
  • Wellness Center located in the Port Administration Building
  • Ship Shape Wellness Program

No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy.

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

For further information about this vacancy contact:
Lynetta Robinson
Port of New Orleans / Human Resources
P.O. Box 60046
New Orleans, LA 70160


Minimum Qualifications


Three years of experience in the maintenance or repair of mobile equipment OR in the operation of heavy mobile equipment, industrial machinery, construction or maintenance equipment, or transportation or materials handling equipment.
May be required to possess a valid Louisiana driver's license or commercial driver's license.
A combination of experience in the various fields will be accepted.

Examples of repair of mobile equipment include auto mechanic, Mobile Equipment Maintenance Mechanic, Mobile Equipment Overhaul Mechanic and Mobile Equipment Master Mechanic. 

Job Concepts

Function of Work:
To maintain, repair, and overhaul heavy mobile equipment or complex mechanical systems on mobile equipment used in the maintenance of a port facility.

Level of Work:

Supervision Received:
Direct from Port Facility Maintenance Foreman.

Supervision Exercised:
May oversee work of co-workers assigned to assist on specific tasks.

Location of Work:
May be used by all Port Authorities.

Job Distinctions:
Differs from Port Facility Maintenance Specialists by the responsibility of performing maintenance and repairs on all machinery within the Maintenance Department.

Differs form Port Facility Maintenance Foreman by the absence of full supervisory responsibilities over subordinates or over the operation of port facility maintenance operations.

Examples of Work

This position is in the Dredge department of the Port of New Orleans Maintenance Division and reports directly to the Dredge Chief Engineer.

This position serves as a Port Facility Maintenance Master Mechanic in facilitating Dredging operations and maintenance as part of the Dredge department.

This position participates in the required PORT training program and obtains additional training in order to facilitate the efficient performance duties and/or required tasks. This is a safety sensitive position that requires random drug screening throughout the year.

The incumbent is required to possess and maintain a valid Louisiana Driver’s License, Class E and be knowledgeable and capable of the safe operation of various types of equipment requires to fulfill the needs of the position and the PORT. The incumbent is required to have knowledge of the use of a VHF radio, which requires proper radio etiquette. The incumbent shall utilize a telephone, cellphone, two-way communication device, computer and email to facilitate communications if required. The incumbent must be able to perform duties many times without direct supervision and be knowledgeable enough to interpret unforeseen conditions as they may arise.

Repairs engines, transmissions, pneumatic and hydraulic systems. Maintains all marine generators. Performs diagnostic tests to locate malfunctions of the various systems on the dredge and determines necessary repairs. Performs routine maintenance, such as oil changes on dredge engines. Troubleshoots air condition systems up to 5 tons.

Assists in troubleshooting of PLC (programmable logic controller) systems. Makes inspections of electrical equipment including all marine electronic components and uses standard tools such as volt meter, amp meter and related equipment. Installs different types of voltage transformers and adjusts voltage as necessary. Troubleshoots shorts and open circuits in wiring, motors and generators. Troubleshoots and maintains AC drive and motors up to 1000 HP. Basic knowledge of 4-20 milliamp instrumentation systems.

Orders parts and schedules maintenance without impacting production. The incumbent is required to perform a variety of tasks and assignments, as directed by the Supervisor, necessary to fulfill the mission of the Dredge Department and/or Port Maintenance Division.


Possession of the following: Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card.


State of Louisiana
For agency contact information, please refer to
the supplemental information above.
Louisiana State Civil Service, Louisiana, 70802
(866) 783-5462