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Chief Engineer

Alaskan Waters, Alaska
Job Title:
Chief Engineer
SOC code:
FLSA Classification:
Alaskan Waters
Reports to: Captain/Port Captain
Status: Full-time, Seasonal  EEO-1: 7-Operatives
Normal Work Hours and Days:  12 Hour Days, 7 days a week.  Work is on a seasonal basis.
Revised: 04/07/2017
EEO Statement:
Cruz Construction, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, other protected activities, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. **This employer participates in E-Verify. Este Empleador Participa en E-Verify.**
Operates and maintains marine engines and mechanical equipment such as diesel engines, air compressors, generators, motors, turbines, boilers, etc. to provide propulsion and utilities for an assigned vessel by performing the following duties.
Essential Functions:
  • Adhere to the QSEMS (Quality, Safety, and Environmental Management System)  including the Quality Assurance Manual (QAM) and the Operating Procedures Manual (OPM)
  • Operate and maintain marine engines and mechanical equipment, such as: diesel engines; air compressors; generators; motors; turbines; boilers; etc. and to provide propulsion and utilities for an assigned vessel.
  • Read meters and gauges or automatic recording devices at specified intervals to verify operating conditions.
  • Record data, such as: temperature of equipment; hours of operation; fuel consumed; temperature or pressure; water levels; analysis of gases; voltage load and generator balance; etc.
  • Adjust manual controls or overrides automatic controls to bring equipment into recommended or prescribed operating ranges; switch to backup equipment or systems; or, to shut down equipment.
  • Visually inspect equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions or need for repair, adjustment or lubrication.
  • Maintain equipment by: tightening fittings; repacking bearings; replacing packing glands; gaskets; valves; recorders; gauges; and, cleaning or replacing components.
  • Maintain oils, fuels and lubricate equipment and tug.
  • Perform many of the boat wide general maintenance and upkeep duties required to keep the assigned vessel in good working order and condition. 
  • May record operation and maintenance actions taken during shift in operator’s logbook.
Other Tasks:
  • Perform many of the duties of other positions assigned to the vessel. 
  • Perform all of the duties assigned to the deckhand position.
  • Perform other general boat operational duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function and preferably can also perform other tasks satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
  • Six months of direct related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Merchant Mariner Credential
  • TWIC
  • Valid Driver License
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Qualified Member of the Engineering Department (QMED)
  • Basic Safety Training (BST)
  • First Aid/CPR
  • AB Special
  • FMCSA Medical Card
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of and ability to use Internet software and the ability to use Microsoft Office and email
  • Knowledge of general machines and tools, which include: anchor lines, anchor rollers, depth gauges, hoists, marine signaling systems, and winches.
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology.  This includes applying principals, techniques, procedures, and equipment.
  • Skill in controlling operations of equipment or systems on the vessel.
  • Skill in problem solving and reacting quickly with rapidly changing situations.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instruction furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to read and understand simple instructions, short correspondence and memos
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


Physical Demands:

The following activities were rated for frequency of occurrence based on the following:
Not Present = NP    
1-10% of the work day = Rare 34-66% of the work day = Frequent
11-33% of the work day = Occasional 67-100% of the work day = Constant


Reaching Overhead Frequent
Standing Frequent Reaching Straight Ahead Frequent
Walking Frequent Reaching Downward Frequent
Bending/Stooping Frequent Handling Frequent
Crouching Frequent Fingering Occasionally
Kneeling Frequent Feeling Occasionally
Crawling Frequent Talking Occasionally
Climbing Frequent Hearing Occasionally
Balancing Occasionally Twisting Frequent
Operate Foot Controls Occasionally Twist of Wrist Frequent
(Pounds) Constant Frequent Occasional Rare
Lifting   40 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Carrying 50 lbs. 40 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Pushing/Pulling   40 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Working Conditions:
1. Exposure to Inclement Weather X        Occasionally exposed to inclement weather
2. Extreme Cold X  
3. Extreme Heat X Exposed to hot diesel engines and hoses while lubricating equipment.
4. Wet and/or Humid X Frequently exposed to wet/humid conditions.
5. Noise X Moderate to loud
6. Vibration X Normal Equipment Vibration
7. Atmospheric Conditions (dust/fumes/etc.) X Possible diesel fumes
8. Moving Mechanical Parts X Exposed to engine components
9. Electric Shock X Generator sets.
10. High, Exposed Places X Crawling onto top of equipment to service it.
11. Radiant Energy NP  
12. Explosives X Diesel fuel exposure.
13. Toxic or Caustic Chemicals X Petroleum distillates.
14. Other Risks X Aware of the potential hazards of working around equipment.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

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