Westoil Marine Services
JOB TITLE: Engineer
LOCATION: LA / Long Beach
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
Maintain the vessel's engine room and equipment in a state of readiness to perform work for customers as needed. Perform start up and shut down, troubleshooting, and heavy maintenance of vessel power and propulsion systems. Job includes pulling heavy lines and hoses, working on oil and cargo barges, general vessel maintenance, and other tasks that may be assigned from time to time. Perform work as directed by captain and/or mate of vessel.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Engine Room work:
Preventive maintenance and underway repairs on main engines and gears, pumps, motors, plumbing, deck machinery (including towing winch(es)), and auxiliary generator units
Perform routine periodic maintenance about tug and on barge as needed
Maintain proper liquid levels for tug operations
Perform lubrication services
Monitor and record operating condition of engine room equipment
Maintain daily log with proper readings and times
Engine room must be kept clean and ready for operation at all times
Wash down engine room weekly and at every decrew
Make up all tows as directed by captain or mate.
Use the radio
Knot tying, line/wire splicing, make up and handle heaving lines and messengers
Make up and throw heaving lines
Properly tie off barge tows
Give proper direction and distance signals and information
Paint inside and outside of tug on an on-going basis
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Must be able to comprehend and respond and carry out specific orders from the captain or mate.
Ability to communicate effectively with captain, mate, co-workers, dispatchers, and customers in English.
Ability to learn and make application of safety awareness, injury prevention, and fire fighting.
Carry out essential job responsibilities and duties listed above with a minimum of direction.
Must be able to understand and use information contained in cargo information cards and material safety data sheets.
Operate all fire fighting and life saving equipment aboard.
Must be able to read, speak, and understand English over telephone and/or radio.
SPECIALIZED SKILLS REQUIRED:
Ability to get along with crew members in confined quarters for prolonged periods of time
Must be able to perform the functions set forth in the attached job analysis and physically fit enough to pull heavy lines/hoses, lift, carry heavy items, kneel while painting, climb onto barges and up and down ladders, and bending and twisting during boat/barge tie up.
EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY USED:
Work aboard boats and barges using pike poles, heavy lines, winches, mechanical tools for repairs, paint, thinner, paint brushes/rollers, paint chipping tools, cleaning solvents, kitchen utensils/cookware, power cords.
JOB CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT:
Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, heavy seas, etc.)
Ability to adapt to a variety of schedules and hours
Able to work weekends, holidays, and at night. Willing to take call outs.
Must not be afraid of heights.
Valid driver’s license.
Two years previous work experience on marine diesels necessary.
Coast Guard Engineer license preferred.
Must secure a Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Document within 180 days of hire.
Must complete fire fighting training within 6 months of hire.
Must have a valid first aid certificate.
Must have CPR training.
Complete HAZWOPER training within 90 days of hire.
General cleanup of tugs and barges.
General cooking and galley duties as may be required.
Fill out material requisitions and work order forms.