Title:                Port Engineer
Position:         Full-time Salaried/Exempt
Reports to:     VP of 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:
  • Provide shore side engineering support to fleet (mechanical, electrical, HVAC, general repairs, and technical support).
  • Supervise and coach shore-side mechanics.
  • Specify machinery and equipment for replacement and new construction.
  • Develop specifications for new construction projects.
  • Develop maintenance and repair projections.
  • Directly supervise dry-dockings and major repairs and manage all associated costs.
  • Visit vessels in operation for repair and preventive maintenance planning.
  • Assist in advanced troubleshooting of machinery and equipment as required.
  • Communicate and coordinate all work and plans with other departments.
  • Travel as needed to vessels in performance of duties, including out-of-town stays.
  • Observe and follow and enforce all safety rules and procedures, including wearing required personal safety equipment and proper use of equipment and tools.
 
Qualifications:
  • Marine Engineering or related technical degree preferred.
  • Good working knowledge of marine mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
  • Excellent driving record and ability to travel up to 50%.
  • Must be willing to stand weekend/evening duty.
  • Knowledge of USCG and Sub Chapter M rules and regulations, preferred.
  • Knowledge of ZF Marine Z drive units a plus.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
 
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!