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Port Engineer

Tote Services, Inc. • Portland, OR

Posted 11 days ago

Job Snapshot

Experience - At least 5 year(s)
Degree - 4 Year Degree
Competitive Pay and Benefits
Transportation, Import - Export
Engineering, Management, Distribution - Shipping


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Job Description

Port Engineer (MARAD)




Responsible for the management and supervision of every aspect of MARAD vessels while they are in Port and dry-dock, including providing direction to all shipyard and repair vendor personnel engaged in vessel repairs. Oversees installation and repair of marine power plants, propulsion systems, heating and ventilating systems, and other mechanical and electrical equipment in ships and marine facilities by performing the following duties:


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


  • Manages the day to day technical and nautical operation of the assigned vessels. Overall person in charge of ship operations in port and in dry-dock. Primarily responsible for vessel repair and maintenance. Directs Vessel Maintenance Department Supervisors and crew in order to accomplish the required repairs.
  • Prepares operating budgets and long term fiscal work plans for vessels, and submits to the Director of Ship Management and Vice President of Marine Operations/Commercial for finalization and presentation to the Owner.
  • Coordinates with Captain and First Officer to ensure proper cargo logistics. Makes final judgment regarding mechanical issues, in coordination with Chief Engineer. Coordinates directly with vessel Chief Engineer and First Officer to manage vessel repairs, and spare part requisitions. Negotiates prices and issues purchasing orders for replacement parts with outside vendors.
  • Communicates directly with various TSI Department Managers on vessel status including crew and operational issues.
  • Maintains assigned vessels in a condition which provides the highest probability of success in activation and subsequent operation in support of national defense objectives.
  • Manages the activation of assigned vessels on site, which is accomplished in five or ten days as per contract stipulation.  Supervises and coordinates the repairs, crewing, storing of the vessel, and determines when the vessel is ready for sea trials.
  • Evaluates performance and operation of equipment during acceptance testing and shakedown cruises. Monitors and reports on sea trials, and makes needed arrangements to correct any deficiencies found.
  • Attends assigned vessels concerning engineering condition and performance. 
  • Prepares repair, activation and deactivation specifications, as required.
  • Supervises and approves voyage repairs and maintenance.
  • Maintains records of all annual, bi-annual, mid-terms, etc. inspections and surveys required by classification societies and government agencies.  Insures that all vessels have proper certificates on board and assists in the timely arrangement of vessel surveys.
  • Assures that USCG certification items and other regulatory body items are completed. Interfaces with local regulatory bodies to implement compliance with customer and government regulations.
  • Maintains and updates as required the NS-5 system.
  • Oversees repairs to equipment such as diesel engines, boilers, steam driven turbine engines, heat exchangers, fire control and communication systems, electric power systems, or piping and related fittings and valves.
  • Coordinates proper lay-up of critical equipment and systems with Government Marine Surveyors.
  • Prepares reports which describe inspection procedures and findings.
  • Prepares or reviews recommendations for repair work to ships.
  • Identifies outstanding repairs and coordinates completion.
  • Keeps records of engineering performance and costs for vessels.  Submit reports as required.
  • Assures that ship security services are properly provided.
  • Performs annual performance evaluations for senior ship personnel.

Job Requirements

Port Engineer (MARAD)


Directly supervises consultant port engineers and crew of vessels under his responsibility.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; evaluating performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. 




Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Marine Engineering from a certified maritime academy or four-year college or university; three years of documented Port Engineer experience for large tonnage ocean-going vessels; and five years seagoing experience as a Chief Engineer or First Assistant Engineer, or a minimum of five years of ship repair experience with progressive responsibilities; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Please refer to the Training Matrix:

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Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.



Engineer's License, preferred.



Comprehensive knowledge of technical manuals and drawings, shipboard arrangement and organization, functioning of machinery, repair techniques, costs and report preparation.  Intimate knowledge of various software programs, both shoreside and shipboard.



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.


Most of the essential duties require physical presence onboard the vessel.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to climb vertical ladders of a minimum of 75 feet high and balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in engine room and other tight spaces.


The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50-75 pounds or greater while visiting vessels. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.




The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.


The noise level in the work environment is usually loud when attending vessel repairs.



No reasonable accommodation can be made for a handicapped person while visiting vessels.

TSI is an EO Employer- Veteran/Disabled and other protected classes

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