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Chief Engineer

Location: Anchorage
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:The Engineer's primary function is to ensure the efficient, safe operation and maintenance of all propulsion, electrical, and auxiliary systems of the vessel. Supervises and coordinates the activities of all engine room maintenance and operation. Have the ability to trouble-shoot, service, and repair equipment onboard the towed fuel barge, as may be assigned by the tug Master.The standard work schedule is continuous from April through October for seasonal Alaska operations; however, this work schedule may vary. The seven days per week daily work schedule. Daily work hours for the watch may vary according to the operational demands of the vessel.Essential Job Functions:Ensures that the vessel's mechanical and electrical machinery is properly operated, maintained and serviced, including all watertight doors, valves, piping, wiring within engine room, as well as shaft alleys, steering compartments, storerooms, workshops, compartments, and areas below the floor plates, voids and uptakes.Makes frequent inspections of mechanical and electrical systems; makes necessary repairs and adjustment. Documents non-conformities that cannot be repaired while underway.Records daily fuel consumptionServes as Chief Engineer during one watchAssigns deck department engine room duties on applicable watchesOrders stores, equipment and supplies for engineering operationsAvailable to trouble-shoot, service and repair equipment onboard the towed fuel barge as may be assigned by the tug Master. This includes but is not limited to: pump engines, generator engines, cargo pumps, PTO's valves and valve actuators, portable pumps, navigational and house lighting systems, barge alarms and shut-downs, portable air compressors.Knows and enforces applicable USCG rules and regulations. Maintains active safety programAny other duties as required to ensure safe and efficient vessel operationsIt is the responsibility of the crew to:Adhere to the provisions of the COI;Adhere to vessel Load Line requirements (where applicable)Comply with the applicable provisions of USCG Subchapter M;Comply with the TSMS, if one is applicable to the vessel;Ensure that the master or officer in charge of a navigational watch is made aware of all known aspects of the condition of the vessels, including;i) Those vessels being pushed, pulled, or hauled alongside; andii) Equipment and other accessories used for pushing, pulling, or hauling alongside other vesselsMinimize any distraction from the operation of the vessel or performance of duty; andReport unsafe conditions to the master or officer in charge of a navigational watch and take effective action to prevent accidents.Must be able to adhere to all company policies, United States Coast Guard and environmental regulationsOther Job Responsibilities:Other duties as assignedMinimum Qualifications:High school diploma, or equivalentMerchant Mariner's Document with QMED endorsementTransportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)Drug-free certificationKnowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:Effective problem solving skillsAbility to communicate clearly, verbally and writtenAbility to read, write and speak EnglishAbility to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measureAbility to deal with a variety of variables in situations where limited standardization existsEducation:High school diploma, or equivalent(1 year of directly related work experience may qualify to substitute 1 year of education to meet the education requirement)Required Training & Certificates:Merchant Mariner's Document with PIC endorsement TANK-PIC (BARGE-DL), TANK -ASST (DL)Merchant Mariner's Document OS or greater w/ STCW '95Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)AB. PreferredAttends training sessions, seminars and appropriate educational classes required by department.Computer skills commensurate with program and job applications.Physical Demand/Work Environment:The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly type, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must ascend and descend portable ladders or fixed stairs. The employee is regularly required to perform routine preventative or corrective maintenance on compressors, diesel engines, pipes and valves in tight spaces, or move large, heavy objects in confined areas. The employee may be required to reach into small, poorly accessible areas of machinery, work on equipment that has pressurized or hot components, secure or segregate systems to provide an adequate safety margin, troubleshoot equipment that is difficult to reach, work below decks in an area that may experience periods of darkness in unusual situations, and work in confined and restricted spaces. The employee must regularly lift and/or move items in excess of 100 pounds Material or equipment may be moved from one level to another or one vessel to another. When heavy or awkward items are being moved, the employee should use lifting devices such as cranes or chain falls, seek assistance from other personnel, or obtain the services of a shipyard. When an object is too heavy or too awkward for one person to move safely, it is the responsibility of the individual to obtain assistance as necessary. Visual Acuity: must be adequate to perform all required tasks in a safe manner. The employee must be able to recognize color coded objects such as electrical components, navigation lights, hazardous cargo placards, dock warning signs or lights, pipes and valves.The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and may be loud on occasion. Work is usually done on a marine vessel and sometimes at a client facility, often out-of-doors, sometimes in extreme weather conditions, requiring the use of personal protective equipment to include, but not limited to; a reflective vest, steel toed boots, safety glasses with side shields and mandatory hearing protection. The employee must be capable of hearing alarms, unusual noises in operating machinery, signals from the boat and signals from passing vessels. The employee must be able to communicate with boat or dock personnel by radio, telephone, and voice communications. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, vehicles and equipment, high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock and vibration.The employee may be required to travel by a variety of conventional and non-conventional modes.Disclaimer: The above job description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job. The description shall not however, be construed as a complete job listing of all duties, which may be required from dayVitus Energy, LLC is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability

Keywords: VITUS ENERGY LLC, Anchorage , Chief Engineer, Engineering , Anchorage, Alaska

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