Summary: Mechanic performs skilled work in the maintenance and repair of marine engines, marine machinery, and related equipment. The objective is to effectively diagnose engine problems in a timely manner and coordinate repairs with the company engineering staff. The Mechanic will be directly responsible for performing repairs and engine overhauls in accordance with technical manuals and company policies. This is a non-supervisory role but will have the help of Mechanic’s Assistants. Reports to Port Engineer.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Performs major and specialized mechanical overhaul and repair work on gasoline and marine diesel engines, outboard motors, and related marine equipment and systems using schematic charts and technical manuals.
- Tests marine engines and equipment to determine need for repairs or adjustments.
- Repairs and maintains hydraulic equipment and valves.
- Operates hand and power tools associated with marine engine and equipment repair.
- Recommends the purchasing of parts and supplies.
- Assist Inventory Specialist with maintaining inventory parts for engines and auxiliary systems on each vessel (i.e., pumps, starters, belts, impellers, filters, gaskets, etc.).
- Be on site during shift to advise deckhands and to assist the Port Engineer with resolving mechanical issues; be available at initial startups in case a system requires troubleshooting prior to tour.
- Provide verbal assistance via phone or radio as needed.
- Supervise Oiler(s), perform required maintenance on prescribed schedule; be available to assist with all maintenance, oil/fuel filter changes on vessels, including greasing. changing zincs, and taking oil samples.
- Assist with the maintenance of company vehicles, trucks, forklifts etc.
- Maintain accurate log of all work completed on work orders and by posting in Slack.
- Ride along on an occasional tour in an effort to monitor vessel systems while underway by conducting extensive checks of engine and jet room spaces throughout course of trip.
- Fill in, as needed, aboard vessels as deckhand/engineer and function as an effective member of the crew conducting engine room checks, maintaining passenger safety and performing customer service.
- Keep the facility neat and well organized.
- Other duties as prescribed by the Port Engineer and Operations Manager.
- Possess a minimum of two years of diesel mechanic experience
- Direct experience with marine diesel engines is preferred
- Fabrication and welding experience are preferred
- Must demonstrate analytical skills and aptitude for problem solving
- Good manual dexterity, must have excellent hand-eye coordination and be physically fit.
Traits and Characteristics:
- Self-directed, organized and able to train new mechanics
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
- Must have strong attention to detail
- Must demonstrate a safety mindset
- Must be a team player
Ability to work flexible schedule to include weekends and holidays.
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. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Must be able to bend, twist and work in confined spaces.
Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Ability to walk on uneven deck surfaces crossing from vessel to vessel.
Position Reports to Port Engineer