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Towboat Chief Engineer

  • ... Paducah, Kentucky, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 500 per month
  • Posted on: Mar 12, 2024       Expires on: Apr 26, 2024

Towboat Chief Engineer   

JOB TITLE:

Towboat Chief Engineer

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Paducah Kentucky United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

TOWBOAT CHIEF ENGINEER Job Function:

Towboat Chief Engineer maintains all major and minor vessel equipment.
Equipment includes main engines, generator engine, electrical systems, hydraulics, air compressors, centrifuges, water systems, sewer systems, heating and cooling systems, and alarm systems.
A Towboat Chief Engineer is required to perform maintenance on barge equipment.
A Towboat Chief Engineer works under the supervision of the Master, except when in port for shipyard periods, major renovation and overhaul.

TOWBOAT CHIEF ENGINEER Job Duties:

Basic Functions

Operates and/or maintains main engines, generator engine, electrical systems, hydraulics, air compressor, centrifuges, water system, sewer systems, heating and cooling systems, and alarm systems.

Periodically checks all equipment, maintains oil, fuel and water levels, monitors temperatures and pressures.

Towboat Chief Engineer maintains proper operation of basic systems such as electrical, sewage, heating and cooling, and winches.

Towboat Chief Engineer maintains equipment on barges as required.

Towboat Chief Engineer disassembles machinery, makes repairs and reassembles.

Physical Requirements, Demands and Working Conditions

Type of Task Frequency Exposure/Condition*
Walking with and/or carrying tools and line while crossing pipes, ledges, sills, catwalks and/or climbing ladders Several times daily Distances in excess of 330 100 lbs.
total weight
Lifting and carrying hoses from one vessel to another, involving stairs As needed 170 lbs.
force to move and lift hoses.
Distances in excess of 54
Walking over catwalks, hatchways, over uneven surfaces.
Climbing ladders, stairwells Daily Slippery surfaces and other environmental conditions.

Lifting from floor Several times daily 0 - 100 lbs.

Lifting heavy bulky objects Several times daily 0 - 100 lbs.

Lifting from knuckle to chest height As needed 0 - 90 lbs.

Lifting from floor to above shoulder height As needed 0 - 65 lbs.

Bending, stretching, twisting, reaching out Several times daily 0 - 100 lbs.

Pushing, pulling loads/cables/lines/ropes over 35 feet.
Daily High force required.

230 lbs.
for wet line
Catching/throwing heavy wire, ropes and lines As needed 0 - 110 lbs.
of force required.

Carrying objects/weights for distances of 330 As needed 0 - 100 lbs.

Slippery surfaces
Balancing on beams while carrying load.
Daily Various weights
Ladder climbing - 2 to 12 with heavy load Daily 0 - 20 lbs.
.

Stair climbing - 2 to 12 with heavy load.
Daily 0 - 20 lbs.
.

Climbing walls, masts, various levels Daily Slippery surfaces
Turn valves - small diameter, large diameter while reaching (two hands) Daily High force required.

Tightening nuts/bolts (singlely and simultaneously with other hand) Daily High force required.

Uses chain falls to lower equipment (use both hands).
Semi-annually Various weights
Installs gaskets on engine parts (use both hands).
Weekly Various engine part weights
Ratcheting wires and cables As needed High force required.

Type of Task Frequency Exposure/Condition*
Turning/winching equipment.
Various diameters (2 hands used).
Daily 170 lbs.
of force to tighten cables.

Enter/exit hatches, stairways.
Daily Agility, balance.

Wearing required PPE while performing any task above.
(i.
e.
respirators, goggles, etc.
.
) Daily Environmental and chemical.

Proper use and fit of respirator or self-contained breathing apparatus.
As needed
(Emergencies) Exposure to chemical toxins.

Temperature extremes Daily - extended periods Environmental.
Heat up to 120 degrees
Vision adequate for minimum or very dim light.
Daily Environmental and night time work.

Hear verbal commands/both ears/> 10 ft.
distance/noise levels.
Daily Noise >85 dB TWA.
Vibration of equipment
Ear protection required
Dust, fumes, vapors, gases, particulates Weekly/Monthly Environmental and chemical.

Confined workspace Daily Environmental and chemical
Communication skills Daily Writing, reading, calculation/estimation skills and verbal presentation.

* Above random sampling is not inclusive of all possible weights and forces.

Additional Responsibilities and Requirements

A.
Learning and training

Learns operations of the vessel and equipment over a period of years while progressing from entry level to Assistant Engineer.

The Chief Engineer provides training to the Assistant Engineer and to other personnel in maintenance, troubleshooting, repair skills and engine room functions.

The Chief Engineer and Assistant Engineer must stay abreast of information updates and changes pertaining to troubleshooting and repair of machinery and equipment.

The Chief Engineer and Assistant Engineer receive direction from the Port Engineer and other shore based personnel.

The Chief Engineer and Assistant Engineer assist the Field Engineer with specialized repairs as needed such as head or power pack replacements.

B.
Safety

Participates in and may rotate as lead for monthly safety meetings.

Maintains equipment, tools, supplies and machinery room spaces in clean, dry and orderly condition.

Reports unsafe conditions to the Master including a description of the situation, corrections needed and additional comments.
Corrects unsafe conditions as they are observed and within his area of responsibility.

Practices safe work habits and wears appropriate safety equipment as required by current safety regulations.

Ensures that machinery guards are in place such as guards around moving parts, color coded hoses, etc.
.

Maintains and inspects alarm systems such as fire alarms.

Trains others in safety in the engine room environment.

Maintains vigilance while working near moving machinery.

C.
Inspecting, record-keeping and verifying

Follows daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance schedules and periodic inspection for deck machinery and engine room machinery and equipment.

Inspects primary equipment and machinery several times per watch.

Keeps records of fuel consumption by monitoring gauges or taking soundings.

Keeps daily log of items such as hours of engine operation, temperatures, pressures and fuel consumption.

Keeps log of major repairs and maintains parts inventory for repairs

Reports machinery and equipment deficiencies to Port Engineer.

Implements and follows maintenance plans by setting up schedules for personnel to follow to accomplish these tasks in a timely fashion.

Checks inventories and stores on the vessel and writes requisitions for needed parts and supplies for the engine room.

Verifies the receipt of ordered parts and supplies.

General Qualifications:

Ability to read maintenance procedures and training materials.

Ability to communicate unsafe condition and complete checklists for requests for repairs and supplies.

Ability to complete log books and checklists.

Ability to write descriptions of unsafe conditions.

Ability to count, add, subtract, multiply and divide in order to calculate additional oil needed from gauge readings, to calculate quantities of parts and supplies needed, and to calculate consumption rates.

Ability to effectively communicate with the Master, Crew members, Port Engineer and other Engineers.

Ability to instruct others in maintenance operations.

Ability to work safely and reliably, and to attend to many details during hours on duty.

Provides effective work direction and training to personnel assigned to engine room functions.

Makes good decisions.

Is dependable, conscientious and shows initiative.

Pays attention to details.

In willing to adhere to orders, rules and regulations.

Is a team player, is able to coordinate activities within the scope of the vessel.

Is stable under pressure and withstands the stress associated with the job, including discomfort, unpredictable weather and potentially hazardous situations.

Work aboard the vessel for prolonged periods according to the work schedule for the vessel, for example: 28 days on and 14 off.

Is willing to work as operations require, including additional days away from home for long periods of time and able to live in close quarters for long periods of time.

Must be drug and alcohol free while on company property or during course and scope of company business.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Reasonable accommodation or disability assistance in submitting applications, please email jobline@mcginnisinc.
com

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $381.
00 - $500.
00 per day

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Weekends as needed

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Application Question(s):

  • What is the best email address and phone number where you can be reached?

Experience:

  • Diesel Engine repair: 1 year (Preferred)
  • mechanical: 1 year (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Driver's License (Required)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Required)
  • Night Shift (Required)
  • Overnight Shift (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Paducah, KY: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 100% (Required)

Work Location: On the road

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 12, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

500 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710391164-7576950385d7e5bf6a120fc6d2fb63ad

LOCATION:

Kentucky United States

CITY:

Paducah

Job Origin:

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TOWBOAT CHIEF ENGINEER Job Function:

Towboat Chief Engineer maintains all major and minor vessel equipment. Equipment includes main engines, generator engine, electrical systems, hydraulics, air compressors, centrifuges, water systems, sewer systems, heating and cooling systems, and alarm systems. A Towboat Chief Engineer is required to perform maintenance on barge equipment. A Towboat Chief Engineer works under the supervision of the Master, except when in port for shipyard periods, major renovation and overhaul.

TOWBOAT CHIEF ENGINEER Job Duties:

Basic Functions

Operates and/or maintains main engines, generator engine, electrical systems, hydraulics, air compressor, centrifuges, water system, sewer systems, heating and cooling systems, and alarm systems.

Periodically checks all equipment, maintains oil, fuel and water levels, monitors temperatures and pressures.

Towboat Chief Engineer maintains proper operation of basic systems such as electrical, sewage, heating and cooling, and winches.

Towboat Chief Engineer maintains equipment on barges as required.

Towboat Chief Engineer disassembles machinery, makes repairs and reassembles.

Physical Requirements, Demands and Working Conditions

Type of Task Frequency Exposure/Condition*
Walking with and/or carrying tools and line while crossing pipes, ledges, sills, catwalks and/or climbing ladders Several times daily Distances in excess of 330 100 lbs. total weight
Lifting and carrying hoses from one vessel to another, involving stairs As needed 170 lbs. force to move and lift hoses. Distances in excess of 54
Walking over catwalks, hatchways, over uneven surfaces. Climbing ladders, stairwells Daily Slippery surfaces and other environmental conditions.
Lifting from floor Several times daily 0 - 100 lbs.
Lifting heavy bulky objects Several times daily 0 - 100 lbs.
Lifting from knuckle to chest height As needed 0 - 90 lbs.
Lifting from floor to above shoulder height As needed 0 - 65 lbs.
Bending, stretching, twisting, reaching out Several times daily 0 - 100 lbs.
Pushing, pulling loads/cables/lines/ropes over 35 feet. Daily High force required.

230 lbs. for wet line
Catching/throwing heavy wire, ropes and lines As needed 0 - 110 lbs. of force required.
Carrying objects/weights for distances of 330 As needed 0 - 100 lbs.
Slippery surfaces
Balancing on beams while carrying load. Daily Various weights
Ladder climbing - 2 to 12 with heavy load Daily 0 - 20 lbs..
Stair climbing - 2 to 12 with heavy load. Daily 0 - 20 lbs..
Climbing walls, masts, various levels Daily Slippery surfaces
Turn valves - small diameter, large diameter while reaching (two hands) Daily High force required.
Tightening nuts/bolts (singlely and simultaneously with other hand) Daily High force required.
Uses chain falls to lower equipment (use both hands). Semi-annually Various weights
Installs gaskets on engine parts (use both hands). Weekly Various engine part weights
Ratcheting wires and cables As needed High force required.

Type of Task Frequency Exposure/Condition*
Turning/winching equipment. Various diameters (2 hands used). Daily 170 lbs. of force to tighten cables.
Enter/exit hatches, stairways. Daily Agility, balance.
Wearing required PPE while performing any task above. (i.e. respirators, goggles, etc..) Daily Environmental and chemical.
Proper use and fit of respirator or self-contained breathing apparatus. As needed
(Emergencies) Exposure to chemical toxins.
Temperature extremes Daily - extended periods Environmental. Heat up to 120 degrees
Vision adequate for minimum or very dim light. Daily Environmental and night time work.
Hear verbal commands/both ears/> 10 ft. distance/noise levels. Daily Noise >85 dB TWA. Vibration of equipment
Ear protection required
Dust, fumes, vapors, gases, particulates Weekly/Monthly Environmental and chemical.
Confined workspace Daily Environmental and chemical
Communication skills Daily Writing, reading, calculation/estimation skills and verbal presentation.

* Above random sampling is not inclusive of all possible weights and forces.

Additional Responsibilities and Requirements

A. Learning and training

Learns operations of the vessel and equipment over a period of years while progressing from entry level to Assistant Engineer.

The Chief Engineer provides training to the Assistant Engineer and to other personnel in maintenance, troubleshooting, repair skills and engine room functions.

The Chief Engineer and Assistant Engineer must stay abreast of information updates and changes pertaining to troubleshooting and repair of machinery and equipment.

The Chief Engineer and Assistant Engineer receive direction from the Port Engineer and other shore based personnel.

The Chief Engineer and Assistant Engineer assist the Field Engineer with specialized repairs as needed such as head or power pack replacements.

B. Safety

Participates in and may rotate as lead for monthly safety meetings.

Maintains equipment, tools, supplies and machinery room spaces in clean, dry and orderly condition.

Reports unsafe conditions to the Master including a description of the situation, corrections needed and additional comments. Corrects unsafe conditions as they are observed and within his area of responsibility.

Practices safe work habits and wears appropriate safety equipment as required by current safety regulations.

Ensures that machinery guards are in place such as guards around moving parts, color coded hoses, etc..

Maintains and inspects alarm systems such as fire alarms.

Trains others in safety in the engine room environment.

Maintains vigilance while working near moving machinery.

C. Inspecting, record-keeping and verifying

Follows daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance schedules and periodic inspection for deck machinery and engine room machinery and equipment.

Inspects primary equipment and machinery several times per watch.

Keeps records of fuel consumption by monitoring gauges or taking soundings.

Keeps daily log of items such as hours of engine operation, temperatures, pressures and fuel consumption.

Keeps log of major repairs and maintains parts inventory for repairs

Reports machinery and equipment deficiencies to Port Engineer.

Implements and follows maintenance plans by setting up schedules for personnel to follow to accomplish these tasks in a timely fashion.

Checks inventories and stores on the vessel and writes requisitions for needed parts and supplies for the engine room.

Verifies the receipt of ordered parts and supplies.

General Qualifications:

Ability to read maintenance procedures and training materials.

Ability to communicate unsafe condition and complete checklists for requests for repairs and supplies.

Ability to complete log books and checklists.

Ability to write descriptions of unsafe conditions.

Ability to count, add, subtract, multiply and divide in order to calculate additional oil needed from gauge readings, to calculate quantities of parts and supplies needed, and to calculate consumption rates.

Ability to effectively communicate with the Master, Crew members, Port Engineer and other Engineers.

Ability to instruct others in maintenance operations.

Ability to work safely and reliably, and to attend to many details during hours on duty.

Provides effective work direction and training to personnel assigned to engine room functions.

Makes good decisions.

Is dependable, conscientious and shows initiative.

Pays attention to details.

In willing to adhere to orders, rules and regulations.

Is a team player, is able to coordinate activities within the scope of the vessel.

Is stable under pressure and withstands the stress associated with the job, including discomfort, unpredictable weather and potentially hazardous situations.

Work aboard the vessel for prolonged periods according to the work schedule for the vessel, for example: 28 days on and 14 off.

Is willing to work as operations require, including additional days away from home for long periods of time and able to live in close quarters for long periods of time.

Must be drug and alcohol free while on company property or during course and scope of company business.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Reasonable accommodation or disability assistance in submitting applications, please email jobline@mcginnisinc.com

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $381.00 - $500.00 per day

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift
  • Weekends as needed

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Application Question(s):

  • What is the best email address and phone number where you can be reached?

Experience:

  • Diesel Engine repair: 1 year (Preferred)
  • mechanical: 1 year (Preferred)

Language:

  • English (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Driver's License (Required)

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Required)
  • Night Shift (Required)
  • Overnight Shift (Required)

Ability to Relocate:

  • Paducah, KY: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 100% (Required)

Work Location: On the road

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