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 permanent resident, refugee or asylee
  • U.S. Passport
  • USCG 3rd Assistant Engineer’s License – Motor of any horsepower and/or Bachelors 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 floor to overhead

Climb stairs/ladders

*This position requires you to have a TWIC card (Transportation Workers Identification Credential) to gain access to secure areas of Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulated facilities and vessels. Any candidate selected for this position will not be allowed to begin work without proof of application for this card. Visit the TSA website for more information.


  • Degree in Marine Engineering
  • Tankerman Assistant endorsement (not barges)
  • Willing and able to work overtime
  • Possessing good written, oral and communication skills
  • Having the ability to acquire knowledge
  • Satisfactorily passing certification exams
  • Having the ability to cooperate and work well with others
  • Experience in generator maintenance
  • Experience in working on air compressors
  • 1 year direct experience sailing as a cadet on a tanker/ship
  • 1 year direct experience sailing as an officer
  • Current in Advanced Fire Fighting training (within the last 5 years)
  • Ability to clearly follow instructions, both written and verbal
  • Ability to apply common sense to achieve the desired outcomes according to the company’s operating procedures and
  • safety protocols
  • Organized, efficient and a methodical problem solver