Port Engineer

Flagship Management Published: November 25, 2019
Tacoma, United States of America
Job Type


Port Engineer - Tacoma
Schedule, coordinate, and perform vessel repair & maintenance, coordinate purchasing of parts and repair services and supplies, schedule routine maintenance requirements for ships. Perform inspections of vessels for repair & maintenance standards and procedures. Keep Vessels in compliance with all regulatory agencies. Keep accurate records of all maintenance preformed using company program.


Schedule, coordinate, and perform flow of work based on customer orders, establish priorities and availability of personnel, equipment, and resources. Keep records of maintenance preformed, hours used, fuel burned, and report to different funding agencies. Schedule routine maintenance of tugs and barges. Manage oil analysis program. Coordinate the purchasing of parts and services for repair and maintenance projects. Perform inspections of vessels for repair & maintenance standards, regulatory Compliance. Perform emergency repairs on vessels as required.


  • Computer skills: Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of oil transportation and marine industry.
  • Knowledge of tugs and barge maintenance systems and equipment.
  • Ability to repair marine equipment on site under adverse conditions.
  • Ability to deal with others using courtesy, tact, and good judgment.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all sensitive communications.
  • Ability to understand and execute complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal or no guidance.
  • Ability to get along with office staff and vessel crew members.
  • Must be physically fit enough to board ships and tugs at sea and in port.


Must be able to read, speak, write, type, and understand English in person and over the telephone. Must be thoroughly familiar with ship operations and maintenance and repair.

Specific experience with diesel-electric propulsion systems is highly preferred


  • Required to board vessels in shipyards, dock settings, and at anchor.
  • Computer
  • Copier
  • Fax Machine


  • Experience maintaining vessels.
  • 3 years at sea as an engineer
    • ?License of Chief Engineer or First Assistant Engineer is highly preferred
  • 3 years of increasingly responsible port engineering experience in the maritime industry.


  • Four year college education in Marine Engineering; Naval Architecture; or related
  • U.S. Coast Guard license or U.S. Coast Guard Tankerman endorsement on a Merchant Mariner's Document.
  • HAZWOPER (including Incident Command System) training within 90 days of being hired.
  • First Aid training.
  • CPR training.
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