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Chief Engineer A1 PNW Oceans

Job in Seattle - King County - WA Washington - USA , 98127
Company: Foss Maritime Company
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-03-29
Job specializations:
  • Engineering
    Automotive Engineer, Systems Engineer, Safety Engineer, Field Technician
  • Maintenance/Cleaning
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Chief Engineer A1--PNW Oceans

The Chief Engineer is responsible for the maintenance, preservation, operation, and readiness of the ship's propulsion machinery, mechanical and electrical systems, and damage control equipment. The Chief Engineer is also responsible for fueling, pollution control, liquid load and ballasting, logs and record keeping, procurement and inventory control, and storage and accountability of all HAZMATs. The Chief Engineer reports directly to the shoreside Port Engineer and is supervised by the Captain.


Vessel MaintenanceTroubleshoots and repairs all engines, pumps, machinery, deck machinery, and electrical components
Maintains proper markings, tags, and color coding of various systems
Responsible for general housekeeping of engineering spaces

SafetyResponsible for proper maintenance of onboard alarms and safety systems
Responsible for safety of personnel in engine room

MiscellaneousResponsible for monthly engineering reports to be submitted to management
Maintains vessel parts inventory levels
Works on deck as needed: handles lines, makes/breaks tow
Other jobs as directed

Supervisory and Leadership of Direct StaffSupervises and trains junior engineers on maintenance procedures
Serves as Foss "Field Representative" during major machinery overhauls
Performs all Vessel Maintenance System -- Engine Room inspections
Trains deckhand-engineers in preventive maintenance procedures


Strong maritime background with a thorough understanding of vessel operations and equipment capabilities/limitations
Ability to independently implement all routine engineering procedures
Implements appropriate casualty control measures in response to engineering casualties
Reads/interprets technical data, specifications, and drawings
Basic knowledge of welding and burning procedures and hot work safety precautions
Ability to safely transfer fuel and oils
Knowledge of MARPOL regulations and pollution prevention procedures
Maintenance and operation of bilge, ballast, fire, fresh water and sanitary systems
Ability to communicate, in English, across all written, spoken and listening levels


Licensing: Must possess a valid USCG National Chief Engineer license (Limited Oceans, Unlimited Horsepower ratings required). Must possess valid STCW-III/2 endorsement. Must possess a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

Foss Maritime Company is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We are committed to a diverse workforce and taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Foss is a drug-free employer and a participant of the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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