Title:               Marine Mechanic 
Position:        Full-time Hourly/Non-Exempt
Reports to:    VP – Engineering
Division:         Gulf Inland
Location:        La Porte, TX 

About Marquette:
Headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky and founded in 1978, Marquette is a leading provider of inland marine transportation services. Our Company operates over 130 towboats on the Mississippi River System, Gulf-Intracoastal Waterway, and near-shore coastwise market. In addition, the Company controls over 1,000 dry cargo barges. The Company has additional offices in St Rose, LA, Lockport, LA and La Porte, TX. With over 1,500 vessel and shore-based employees, Marquette is the largest provider of independent towing services within the inland waterways. We are the only fully integrated fleet in the industry that can do what we do. 

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Travel extensively in the Gulf Coast to perform maintenance and repairs to various engines aboard vessels.
  • Troubleshoot and replace pumps, compressors, and other mechanical systems.
  • Assist the Port Engineer on repairs to vessels on dry dock.
  • Visit vessels in operation for repair and preventive maintenance planning.
  • Work on-call rotation, ensuring coverage after hours and on weekends and holidays.
  • Perform other duties and activities as directed by VP of Engineering and Port Engineers.
  • John Deere, Detroit, Caterpillar and/or Cummins engine experience, preferred.
  • Experience with Twin Disc and Reintjes gears.
  • Experience with HVAC and Electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of ZF Marine Z drive units a plus.
  • TWIC Required.
  • Valid Driver’s License and excellent driving record required.
  • Ability to travel.  (Company vehicle provided.)
Marquette offers competitive pay, health, dental & vision insurance, 401K plan with company match, bonus plan, company paid life insurance, short- & long-term disability, flexible spending account, critical illness, accident insurance, and other incentives!