Engineer

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Position: Engineer
Reports to: Port Engineer - Captain
Division: Gulf - River
Location: Harahan, LA - Paducah, KY

Principal Responsibilities

Engineer must be able to:

  • Maintain engine and mechanical logs, including entry of events.
  • Monitor all fire suppression systems for proper maintenance.
  • Assist in training crew members in the operation of all firefighting equipment aboard the vessel.
  • Assist the captain in conducting fire emergency procedures and fire drills.
  • Complete various electrical, plumbing, pipe-fitting and heating/air conditioning repairs throughout the generator, upper/lower engine, rudder, pump and electrical rooms and shaft alley.
  • Complete the various processes involved with the fueling of the vessel.
  • Complete daily and periodic cleaning tasks to include but not limited to trash removal, mopping, scraping, sanding and painting.

Physical Demands of Job

Never Occasional Frequent Constant
0% of an 8 hour day 1-33% of an 8 hour day 34-66% of an 8 hour day 67-100% of an 8 hour day
0 hours ≤ 2.6 hours ≥ 2.7 hours - ≤ 5.2 hours ≥ 5.3 hours
Material Handling 1-32 repetitions/day 33-200 repetitions/day > 200 repetitions/day
Non-Material Handling 1-100 repetitions/day 101-800 repetitions/day > 800 repetitions/day


Standing and Walking:  (Constant) Standing to complete various tasks associated with the daily/periodic repair, cleaning and maintenance of equipment throughout the vessel/barges that could require welding, plumbing, pipe fitting and heating/air conditioning skills.
 
Sitting:  (Occasional) Sit to complete various duties associated with tasks such as periodic maintenance, documentation and education.
 
Lifting and Carrying:  (Frequent)Complete side and/or front carries with tools, equipment and parts weighing up to 50 pounds from a ground/floor height to a height of 60 inches for distances of up to 200 feet throughout the vessel and barges to complete various tasks associated with the daily/periodic repair, cleaning and maintenance of equipment throughout the vessel/barges that could require welding, plumbing, pipe fitting and heating/air conditioning skills.
 
Pushing/Pulling:   (Frequent) Generate push and pull forces of ³100 pounds to complete various tasks.

Forward Bending:  (Frequent) Attain/maintain a forward flexed position of up to 60 degrees to complete various tasks associated with the daily/periodic repair, cleaning and maintenance of equipment throughout the vessel/barges that could require welding, plumbing, pipe fitting and heating/air conditioning skills.
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Trunk Rotation: (Frequent) Rotate their trunk/torso left-right to complete various tasks associated with the daily/periodic repair, cleaning and maintenance of equipment throughout the vessel/barges that could require welding, plumbing, pipe fitting and heating/air conditioning skills.
 
Reaching:  (Frequent) Reach to a shoulder level height of between 48-60 inches to complete various tasks associated with the daily/periodic repair, cleaning and maintenance of equipment throughout the vessel/barges that could require welding, plumbing, pipe fitting and heating/air conditioning skills.
 
Manipulating/Handling/Gripping:  (Frequent) Complete gripping, pinching and manipulation of various parts and pieces of equipment utilized for the performance of essential job functions.  A grip force of ≥ 90 pounds is necessary for the completion of tasks.
 
Climbing:  (Occasional) Climb ladders, steps and various surface levels to complete various tasks associated with the daily/periodic repair, cleaning and maintenance of equipment throughout the vessel/barges that could require welding, plumbing, pipe fitting and heating/air conditioning skills.
 
Kneeling, Crouching, Crawling and Squatting:  (Occasional) Kneel, crouch, crawl, squat to complete various tasks associated with the daily/periodic repair, cleaning and maintenance of equipment throughout the vessel/barges that could require welding, plumbing, pipe fitting and heating/air conditioning skills.
 
Postural Balancing: (Constant) Maintain both static and dynamic balance to complete various duties associated with essential job functions requiring standing, walking and climbing.

Work Level

Heavy Work (Level 4) as defined by the Dictionary of Occupational Titles.

  Sedentary (1) Light (2) Medium (3) Heavy (4) Very Heavy (5)
Occasional ≤ 10 lbs. ≤ 20 lbs. ≤ 50 lbs. ≤ 100 lbs. > 100 lbs.
Frequent Negligible ≤ 10 lbs. ≤ 25 lbs. ≤ 50 lbs. > 50 lbs.
Constant     ≤ 10 lbs. ≤ 20 lbs. > 20 lbs.

Significant Worksite Measurements

Tools: weighing up to 15 pounds.
Materials/Equipment: weighing up to 50 pounds.
Steps/Ladders:   7-12 inch step/rung heights

Tools/Equipment Used to Perform Job

Various hand and pneumatic tools/equipment to allow for the provision of basic electrical, plumbing, welding and heating/air conditioning repairs/maintenance. 

Shift Information

Engineer works on the vessel/barge for a 12-hour shift for up to a 28-day period. 

Qualifications

  1. High School education or licensed engineer preferred.
  2. 5+ yrs of related experience preferred.
  3. Marine Engineering or related technical degree preferred.
  4. Good working knowledge of marine mechanical and electrical systems.
  5. Skills in the area of Electrical, Mechanical, Diesel, Pneumatics, and Plumbing.
  6. Computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
  7. Excellent driving record and ability to travel.
  8. Maintain an active TWIC.

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