REPORTS TO: Chief Engineer
Assist in the maintenance, efficient operation, and safety of the engine room and all machinery spaces of the vessel. Also assists in the maintenance of cabins and all galley and hotel equipment. The Assistant Engineer assists in ensuring operational readiness of all mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works according to the core Values of True Alaskan Hospitality as defined in our Mission Statement: Immerse each guest in personable and unsurpassed level of service we call True Alaskan Hospitality.
- Assist the Chief Engineer in the proper operation and maintenance of all systems in the engineering spaces. This includes but not limited to, the propulsion systems and their controls, bilge and fire systems, electrical systems and components, HVAC systems, various pumps and piping systems, pneumatics, hydraulics and fuel and oil systems. The maintenance of these systems centers on the preventive maintenance plan in place on the vessel. The Assistant Engineer is required to keep the Chief Engineer notified as to the condition of these systems and to report any maintenance on these systems that would affect their operation.
- Assist the Chief Engineer in the maintenance and repair of deck machinery such as capstans, winches, davits and miscellaneous hydraulics. As directed by the Chief Engineer, keep potable water system to ADEC standards and ensure that proper documentation and records are kept proving compliance. Assist in the maintenance and repair of hotel systems such as air conditioning, MSD system and plumbing, and respond to passenger and crew complaints pertaining to these systems. As directed by the Chief Engineer, regularly inspect all voids and bilges for structural and watertight integrity and ensure that they are kept clean and dry with respect to pollution control regulations.
- Assist the deck department as needed with line handling and rigging of the ships gangway. Other deck duties may be required as assigned by the vessel master.
- Assist the Chief Engineer in maintaining proper engineering logs, which includes the daily log, fuel and water logs, gray and black water logs, preventive maintenance records and machinery index.
- Holds a position on the ship’s Emergency Station Bill. Must perform requirements of Emergency Station Bill for both drills and actual emergencies to include fire, flooding, man overboard, abandon ship, medical, and spill response. Participates in crew safety meetings.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- High school diploma or equivalent GED
- 1-year relevant maritime experience is required.
- Proficiency in operating and maintaining a variety of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems.
- Strong communication skills: verbal, non-verbal.
- Strong writing skills with ability to communicate written technical information.
- Interpersonal skills with ability to manage situations where satisfactory resolution of issues must be achieved. (Such as stateroom repairs)
- Must pass a security background check and DOT drug test.
- Vocational training is highly recommended in the areas of diesel mechanics, marine electricity, refrigeration and hydraulics.
- Proven team player and have a Can-Do attitude.
- Organized, even tempered.
- Ability to take directions and work with a diverse team.
- Ability to interpret and follow rules, policy and procedures.
- Ability to maintain composure with courteous and professional demeanor.
TRAITS. & CHARACTERISTICS:
- Strong commitment to safety.
- A genuine desire to serve the public.
- Positive, personable and professional demeanor.
- Adaptive to learning new skills and knowledge.
- Adaptive to changes in a progressive work environment.
- Strong record of being organized, dependable and punctual.
- Strong conflict resolution skills and ability to work within a diverse workforce.
It is strongly recommended that applicants have access to a computer and a mobile phone during the entire hiring process. We expect to hear from candidates within a few days of our communication (request for interview, documentation, follow up, etc.) Recruitment process cannot continue if the candidate is not responsive. Please note that how you communicate with a potential employer is part of the evaluation process. Always be polite, prompt and professional when communicating with the office.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Crew stays in shared quarters onboard with little privacy and relatively constant vibration and engine noise often for long periods of time. This is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with a diverse workforce. Crew may be moved from one vessel to another at the discretion of Management. Due to remote locations of vessel routes, internet connectivity is limited. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Travel to the vessels in Alaska and extended stay up to 5 months on board is required. Must be physically able to work a typical workday of about 10-14 hours per day, seven days a week. Environmental conditions generally include ambient inside temperature, ambient inside lighting, ambient to loud noise levels, all weather conditions, occasional use of required protective clothing including raingear and life preserver. Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Ability to walk on uneven deck surfaces crossing from vessel to vessel. Physically able to climb a 7-foot vertical ladder and fit through a 28-inch escape hatch.