Watch Engineer-Unlicensed Yard R & L (Cape Girardeau, MO)


Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company is accepting applications for a Watch Engineer-Unlicensed Yard R & L (Cape Girardeau, MO)


A Watch Engineer assigned to work on a Hydraulic Suction Dredge is responsible for all of the mechanical and electrical equipment, motors, pumps, and engines onboard the vessel. He/she often works alongside the Chief Engineer on a project when repairs are needed. He/she performs many routine tasks such as hooking up hoses, cleaning up, and assisting with fuel transfer operations. He/she will assist the Chief Engineer and other crew members when conducting repairs or performing routine maintenance.  He/she makes periodic checks and visually inspects equipment such as: engines, motors, pumps, batteries, gauges and valves. He/she will maintain logs regarding the overall performance of the dredge’s equipment by monitoring various computer devices, meters, gauges and valves. May lift, carry, pull or push miscellaneous equipment, supplies and parts weighing up to 75 lbs.


  • Able to operate generating engines and associated dredge equipment.
  • Capable of learning engineering system associated with dredge equipment.
  • Commitment to work safety and follow all safety policies and procedures.
  • To perform specialized work aboard the Dredge and attendant plant.
  • Complete a pre-employment physical examination and drug screen.
  • Transportation to and from jobsite.

GLDD is a COVID-19 vaccination work environment, and you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination before you can access the company's office, yard, project sites, equipment or vessels.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, disability status, genetic information or any other protected category.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC is the largest provider of dredging, land reclamation and beach nourishment services in the United States, and the only U.S. dredging company with significant international operations. With the largest and most diverse dredging fleet in the United States, Great Lakes serves a wide range of customers including the US Army Corps of Engineers, state, local and foreign governments, and private companies both international and domestic.

Headquartered in Houston, TX, GLDD has more than 200 pieces of ocean going, and inland dredging plant located strategically throughout North America and internationally.


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