JOB DESCRIPTION Seaward Services is currently in need of a First Assistant Engineer/Layup Supervisor at our Philadelphia, PA site on the HST-2. The First Assistant Engineer/Layup Supervisor will support the safe operation of a Military High Speed Transport (HST) Vessel in a fashion that will promote and maintain the utmost integrity and the highest standard of customer service within the industry, while being responsible for coordinating all issues related to Watch Standers including: scheduling, training, daily tasks, and general management. This position will be the direct supervisor of the Layup crew.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Note that the below are normal for this position but are not all-inclusive.
Participate in the safe operation of the vessel within the legal requirements of the USCG and other pertinent regulatory agencies under the supervision of the Port Engineer.
Supervise, coordinate and participate in operating, maintaining and repairing all engine department machinery, equipment, and spaces (including but not limited to: propulsion engines, deck machinery, electrical systems, HVAC systems, refrigeration, and sanitary equipment) ensuring periodic machine inspections and major repairs are accomplished.
Responsible for management functions of the vessel regarding; berthing and mooring management, supplies procurement, budget tracking, emergency services coordination, client reporting,
Responsible for ensuring vessels are operated and maintained in accordance with SSI's Caretaking Operations Manual, SMS and MSC's HST Technical Manual.
Maintain and promote an active security plan as per contract, regulatory and company policy.
Conduct and participate in drills with Marine and Non-marine crew in accordance with USCG, IMO-HSC and our SMS requirements or additional as deemed necessary.
Responsible for the conduct and performance of crew, ensures watches are properly maintained and orders carried out in accordance with all legal and professional requirements.
Routinely reports condition of vessel overall including engine department equipment, machinery, and personnel; unusual developments; and repair progress to the Port Engineer.
Responsible for inventory and economical use of consumables along with the preparation of requisitions budgets, analyses, reports and recommendations as needed.
Conduct safety audits both as mandated by company policy and as circumstances require.
Performs temporary/emergency repairs as needed to ensure the vessel is able to complete its mission.
Train and mentor crew in basic understanding of vessel systems including vessel Familiarization
Maintain daily logs and make required entries into planned maintenance program (MPM)
Manage all fluid levels and supervises all bunkering operations
Follow the onboard chain of command and duties assigned under the Watch Quarter Station Bill.
Stand watch and perform other duties as required.
High School Diploma or equivalent required
Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
Must be a United States Citizen (it is not customary of the company to sponsor visas)
Must have a valid United States Passport
Military Security Clearance or ability to obtain within 60 days of hire
Five (5) years’ experience as a marine engineer, demonstrating ability to handle increasing levels of responsibility
Excellent career record in the marine industry
Possess and maintain a valid USCG Merchant Mariners Credential (MMC) First Assistant Engineer Unlimited Horsepower – Oceans, at a minimum
STCW 95 with Ratings Forming Part of the Navigation Watch (RFPNW) I/2, III/2, III/3, VI/1, VI/2, VI/3, VI/4, VI/6
Successful completion of in-house IMO-HSC Type Rating Awareness Program
Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office 2010 or Newer (Word, Excel, and Project) and shipboard monitoring and maintenance software.
Possess and demonstrate mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, electronic and other skills exercised in engineering management of a large motor vessel
Ability to use analytical, problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills along with discretion, to plan, organize and execute innovative solutions to operational and engineering problems
Evidence of ability to bring increased value to task through efficiencies and cost-control
Know location and safe operation of all safety equipment, including fire extinguishers, fire and bilge pumps, fire hoses, lifejacket lockers, emergency lighting, first aid supplies and rescue equipment
Participate in Seaward Services Military Sealift Command (MSC), Safety, Seamanship and other training or meetings as required.
Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, and maintain quality working relationships with other employees and the public during the course of work.
Plan and organize and to meet rigid schedules and demanding time-lines.
High Speed passenger vessel experience preferred
Water Jet experience preferred
Current or prior Military Sealift Command training preferred
Must be able to acquire and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
Must be able to acquire and maintain a Common Access Card (CAC)
Pass pre-employment background check. Submit to and pass alcohol and drug tests as mandated by the USCG including but not limited to pre-employment, random, and post-accident testing.
Must pass a USCG required physical exam upon hire and annually
Maintain compliance with USCG licensing requirements including physical standards
Accept immunizations as required by contract due to area of operation and/or nature of work
Present a neat and well-groomed personal appearance commensurate with professional maritime standards
Wear company uniform and required safety equipment