Assistant Port Engineer

Flagship Management
April 28, 2021
Falmouth, United States of America
Job Type


Position:                                Assistant Port Engineer              


Position Function:

This position assists the Port Engineers with the day-to-day Engineering Department operations and maintenance activities of the Authority's fleet. Assists the Port Engineers in planning, organizing, scheduling and the efficient utilization of the fleet. Utilizes The Asset Guardian (TAG) to monitor the day to day preventative Maintenance and corrective maintenance activities of the fleet. In cooperation with the Port Engineers, Project Engineer, Vessel Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Supervisor, assists with repair and shipyard maintenance planning; and schedule compliance to ensure efficient maintenance activities. This position also coordinates with Vessel Maintenance Manager for manpower planning of craft personnel when working aboard vessels in operational status.

Duties and Responsibilities:


*          Engine Department Utilization and Performance:Assists with the efficient and effective use of vessel engineering plants.  Assists Port Engineers and Vessel staff with routine USCG and other regulatory inspections. Assist with the disposition of USCG 835 deficiencies and other imposed citations.

*          Fleet Maintenance Monitoring, Scheduling, Planning and Inventory Control: Utilizes TAG to develop operating, monitoring, scheduling, planning and inventory control standards as a means of measuring and improve maintenance and operational performance. With the assistance of the CMMS Planner, monitors, evaluates and assesses training needs of Sr. Chief Engineers and Sr. Captains in their performance in the use of TAG.

*          Human Resource Budget Planning and Control:Utilizes TAG to develop, implement and monitor the vessel preventive maintenance, machinery history and Work Order databases. Direct vessel engine department manning, operations, maintenance program on a twenty-four (24) hour-a-day basis within the limitations and requirements of collective bargaining agreements, budgeting constraints and within crewing requirements set by regulatory agencies; e.g., United Stated Coast Guard , ABS, ICGB.

*         Training/Safety:Assists Port Engineers and Operations and Communications Center Manager with implementation of training based on budget allocations, statutory requirements and SSA policy. Monitor the status of training efforts and make determinations regarding continuation of training based on needs. Coordinates with Operations Department and the Director of Environmental, Health, Quality and Safety to ensure safety issues are documented through the TAG system and remedied in a timely manner.  In coordination with the Port Engineers and Vessel Maintenance Manager, conducts periodic safety audits of the vessels and maintenance facilities to ensure continued compliance with SSA and regulatory standards.

*          Duty Schedule:  Shall be available to respond to emergency calls after hours.  Shall be required to alternate management weekend duty assignment with Assistant Port Engineer, Port Engineers, Vessel Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Supervisor as directed.  Perform duties of Port Engineers in their absence.

Required Knowledge:


*           Must possess a bachelor's degree in Marine Engineering or equivalent, be highly computer literate, familiar with CMMS programs and have previous experience in the operation and maintenance of main propulsion and auxiliary systems in a marine environment. The Assistant Port Engineer must hold a  U.S.C.G.  Engineering license.

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