Your responsibilities may include:

  • Working under the supervision of the Chief Engineer
  • Safely and efficiently operating the entire engineering plant
  • Maintaining generators routinely
  • Maintaining electric motors routinely
  • Maintaining air compressors routinely
  • Maintaining L.O. purifiers routinely
  • Maintaining main engine lube oil systems/stern tube lube oil systems routinely
  • Performing all electrical work aboard the ship
  • Working independently
  • Testing and recording of insulation resistance (megger testing)
  • Collecting monthly samples of lube oil from all machinery
  • Working aloft
  • Checking all pumps and machinery during rounds
  • Monitoring activities from the engine control room
  • Working 12 hours per day. He/she may not work more than 15 hours per day.
  • Being on call 24 hours/day for all emergencies
  • Relocation is not provided for this position.


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as a permanent resident, refugee or asylee
  • U.S. Passport
  • USCG 3rd Assistant Engineer's License – Motor of any horsepower and/or bachelor's degree
  • STCW certificate
  • Merchant Mariner Document (Z card)
  • TWIC card holder
  • VPDSD endorsement
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to:

Be away from home for periods in excess of two months

Push/pull up to 100 pounds

Lift/carry up to 100 pounds floor to shoulder

Lift up to 50 pounds from floor to overhead

Climb stairs/ladders