Chief Engineer Hydraulic or Booster

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  • Location: Houston, Texas |
  • Type: Direct Hire |
  • Job #391107 |
  • Salary: $52,000 Per Unit |

Chief Engineer (Hydraulic or Booster)
Job Type:    Direct Hire
Status:    Fulltime
Start Date:    03/04/2024
Hours:    See job details

Job Duties :    
AS A FRIENDLY REMINDER, please do not use client names on your postings (be discreet) OR post salary requirements AND please do not submit candidates that have applied directly with GLDD, other postings, & another supplier for this position.

**EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: A high school diploma or equivalent is required

I- CAREER OVERVIEW: (PLEASE ELABORATE, the more you can provide to the manager, the better chance of candidate being interviewed)

This is a 100% travel position with a rotation schedule of 3 weeks on/3 weeks off, therefore can live anywhere in the US (preferably along the Gulf or East Coast).

The Opportunity: The Chief Engineer works on board a Hydraulic Division Dredge, often referred to as a Cutter Dredge or Booster, and has overall on-site responsibility and authority for the safety and supervision of the vessels engine room department and maintenance. This is a hands-on management position and is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of the dredging equipment, coordinating and assisting with repairs, scheduling preventative maintenance Standard Jobs, and maintaining Critical Spares through the use of GLDDs CMMS ABS Nautical Systems. The Chief Engineer is managed, assigned, and mentored by the Division Maintenance Manager and works closely with the assigned Project Maintenance Superintendent for the Dredge or Booster.

About the Company: We are the largest provider of dredging services in the United States. In addition, Great Lakes is fully engaged in expanding its core business into the rapidly developing offshore wind energy industry. The Company has a long history of performing significant international projects. The Company employs experienced civil, ocean, and mechanical engineering staff in its estimating, production, and project management functions. In its over 133-year history, the Company has never failed to complete a marine project. Great Lakes owns and operates the largest and most diverse fleet in the U.S. dredging industry, comprised of approximately 200 specialized vessels. Great Lakes has a disciplined training program for engineers that ensures experienced-based performance as they advance through Company operations. The Company Incident-and Injury-Free® (IIF®) safety management program is integrated into all aspects of the Company's culture. The company's commitment to the IIF® culture promotes a work environment where employee safety is paramount.

– Integrate and lead the Great Lakes? Incident & Injury safety culture in all vessels and engineering-related operations
– Directly supervise the day-to-day engine room operations and maintenance on the dredge
– Oversee and manage activities of vendor repair crews on the dredge and assigned attendants for the Project.
– Manage the computer-based vessel-level preventative maintenance management program (NS5), to include maintenance, regulatory, and inventory documentation and record vessel crew training status and requirements for improvement
– Assign and supervise all activities of the engine room crew
– Ensure proper orientation, familiarization, and mentoring for new crew members. Evaluate the performance of subordinates and recognize, develop, and promote talented crew members
– Mentor all crew members and promote safety awareness in all operations. Lead pre-shift meetings, Job Safety Analyses, and safety -walkarounds- on the dredge and scows
– Coordinate vessel maintenance operations with the Dredge Captain, Project Superintendent and Site Manager.
– Coordinate and communicate equipment issues with the Project Maintenance Superintendent and Site Manager
– Provide daily reports to all project and shore side management.
– Conduct emergency drills as required by the US Coast Guard and keep accurate records
– Ensure vessel meets all regulatory requirements and is properly prepared for agency inspections (Coast Guard, Class, etc.)

– Competitive salary and performance incentive program
– 401(k) program that includes 100% company matching of the first 6% of employee contributions with immediate vesting.
– Annual profit-sharing contributions by the company to participants 401(k) accounts based on the company's annual performance.
– Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Life, and Disability insurance plans.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, or other status protected by law or regulation.

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