Company: Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation
Posted on: May 3, 2021
Bowhead Transport Company (BTC) provides marine cargo
transportation; lightering; environmental and research support,
logistics and oilfield services. We have a diverse fleet of vessels
that provide our customers with comprehensive marine service
options in multiple regions of Alaska. We are seeking an
experienced engineer who can perform preventive and corrective
maintenance and repairs aboard our 200 GRT,150ft Landing Craft, MV
Unalaq built new in 2014. Bowhead Transport offers all mariners a
rotating schedule and an impressive insurance plan with optional
The Chief Engineer is responsible for conducting all predictive,
preventive and corrective maintenance and repairs of all
Engineering; propulsion mechanics, power generator system,
electricity, lubrication, fuel system, water distillation, HVAC,
fire suppression systems, emergency equipment, and maintenance of
- May be required to supervise employees.
- Assists the Project Manager with collection and compilation of
vessel maintenance statistics, training of staff, and ensuring the
safety of the workplace
Requirements Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise:
- Able to complete an annual Merchant Mariners physical exam and
perform physically demanding shipboard duties.
- Communication skills require the ability to provide an
explanation of very complex or technical matters to people with
little or no background in the area under discussion.
- Writing skills require the ability to write by hand, email, or
text to clearly communicate technical information.
- Record keeping requires all maintenance and repairs to be
included in the ships records
- Strong interpersonal/team skills and the proven ability to
often deal in situations where immediate satisfactory resolution of
issues must be achieved.
- USCG Rated as Designated duty Engineer, 4000 HP with
- Minimum of 5 years of experience as an engineer aboard vessels
conducting routine operation, predictive, preventive and corrective
maintenance and repairs of outboard and inboard propulsion and
auxiliary engine maintenance, vessel electrical, electronic, and
pneumatic systems maintenance, motor vehicle and support equipment
maintenance, fire suppression systems, and implementation of
Quality Management Programs.
- U.S. Citizenship and must hold a current U.S. Passport.
- Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC --
minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
- Valid Drivers' License (minimum 6 months prior to
- Physically qualified. Able to complete an annual Merchant
Mariners physical exam and perform physically demanding shipboard
- Employee must be able to write in English, read in English,
calculate, have estimation skills, possess good verbal presentation
and be able to communicate using the radio, speaker, or electronic
communication by using the English language.
- Repetitive and prolonged postures involving standing, sitting,
twisting, squatting, kneeling, stooping and reaching to full range
from above the head to the deck.
- Employee must have the ability to move extremities and spine
through full physiological range of motion that will permit the
employee to work in a variety of postures involving postures
allowing reaching with hands from deck level to overhead
- Flexing and twisting of the trunk and other awkward postures
are required occasionally when assisting crew while tying up
vessels, moving rope or cable and repairing equipment.
- Employee must have good dexterity and frequently use one and
two hands throughout the work period for grasping and fingering
while using controls of the vessel, hand tools and performing other
activities requiring good dexterity.
- Employee must always have good balance and coordination in
order to safely walk over catwalks, enter/ exit hatches, and over
uneven and/or slippery surfaces.
- Must be able to climb ladders, stairwells, and pushknees.
- Employee must be able to step with a step length of 2-ft. in
the horizontal direction and 2-ft. in the vertical direction.
- Different docks have various combinations of barge drafts and
river stages which make it necessary to step across, up, down, or
over an obstacle in order to gain access to the dock from the barge
or from the barge to the boat or from the boat to the dock.
- Must also be able to safely walk and carry tools and line while
crossing pipes, ledges, sills, catwalks and/or climbing ladders and
- Employee must have sufficient cardiorespiratory fitness to
occasionally perform medium-heavy physical labor involving the
ability to sit and/or stand for 6 hour shifts, walk for prolonged
periods, handle (lift, carry, push and pull) various materials and
tools, climb ladders, stairwells, and pushknees while working in
inclimate weather with temperatures that may vary from extreme cold
to extreme heat.
- Must be able to work in cold/hot weather while wearing required
PPE (e.g., life preserver, respirators, goggles, etc).
- Must be able to lift at least 65 lbs. from floor to knuckles
level on a daily basis.
- Must be able to lift at least 65 lbs. from floor to waist level
on a daily basis.
- Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs. from floor to shoulder
level on a daily basis.
- Must be able to lift at least 10 lbs. from floor to crown level
on a daily basis.
- Must be able to lift and carry at least 30 lbs. with two hands
at waist level for a minimum distance of 30 feet on a level
- Cramped, confined spaces
- May work in fog, dark, and other visibility limiting
- May be exposed to fuels, solvents, cleaners, dust, fumes,
smoke, and gases.
- Will work on vessels in adverse weather conditions.
- Constant and loud engine, blowers, and exhaust noise.
- Irregular working hours.
- Vibrations from vessel engines
- Arctic marine environment including low temperatures, high
wind, icing, plenty of moisture and wave action.
- Frequent hazards include hypothermia, pinch points, sprains,
strains, slips, falls, concussive impacts, and lifting
- Hazard awareness and corrective action is a constant function
of the job due to the extreme work environment.
Bowhead Transport offers competitive benefits including medical,
dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment,
short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans. Eligible
part-time employees are able to participate in the 401(k)
UIC and its Family of Companies is an equal opportunity
employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race,
age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected
characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. Equal Opportunity
Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.Please
view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP
here.The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner
discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access
to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as
a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of
other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise
have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is
(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance
of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR
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