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ATC Technical Superintendent at OSG

ATC Technical Superintendent

OSG Beaverton, OR (On Site) Full-Time
Our vision is to be the most respected energy transportation company in the Jones Act trade. Central to our vision is providing incident-free transportation services while protecting our crews, vessels, and the environment. We achieve this by staying focused on providing safe, efficient, and reliable transportation to customers; ensuring the highest standards of safety and environmental compliance throughout our organization, with a goal of zero incidents and zero spills or releases to the environment; maximizing long term value for shareholders and stakeholders; and creating a safe and rewarding work environment for our employees.

This position provides direction to vessel operations support personnel working as a team, in areas relating to vessel maintenance, repair planning, general marine engineering issues. The position holder will be expected to deliver outstanding results through the application of technical knowledge, practical experience and leadership qualities. Success in this role will be measured by the contribution made to the operation teams overall performance in managing vessel effectiveness, compliance with regulations, achievement of operating standards meeting operational integrity expectations and contribution to the efficiency and cost of services provided by ATC. The nature of this position requires the successful candidate to be on call 24 hours a day, travel on short notice, work away from home for extended periods, and to be capable of coordinating shore-based support in response to any vessel emergency. Employee must function well in a team setting and be present at the office during normal working hours in order to effectively interact with the various departments of the shoreside organization. This responsibility may be subject to modification from time to time depending upon the potential implementation of a flexible work program.

Core Job Functions:

* Promote a commitment to continuously improve operational and HSE performance via frequent communication with vessel personnel.
* Through application of advanced safety audit techniques coach vessel personnel in the identification of work place risk and by considering likely consequences, applying practical prevention and/or mitigation measures.
* Working knowledge of applicable maritime union agreements.
* In conjunction with ship team members prepare annual operating budget for all assigned vessels, present to COO/Engineering Team Leader for approval and take accountability for managing operations within budget.
* In conjunction with team members, coordinate onboard maintenance of main engines and auxiliaries, deck and cargo pumping machinery, repair planning, organization, and supervision.
* Managing major overhaul and dry docking events, responsible for cost and quality of repairs and providing assurance to management that these events are conducted and completed efficiently in full compliance with all regulations and operations integrity expectations.
* Assist team members in the analysis of technical data from ships' logs, identifying causes of operational deficiencies and communicating findings to vessel personnel in a manner that will enable them to achieve improvement.
* Manage special engineering projects identified by COO/Fleet Manager and give support to other team members as required.
* Advise COO/Fleet Manager on the technical and operational safety aspects of all proposed new regulations and make recommendations as to how best meet any operational changes that may eventually be required.
* Conduct ship vetting and pre-charter inspections/surveys as required. Participate in emergency response drills and actual incidents as a member of the IMT, Operations Section. Maintain statutory training qualifications and attend Company sponsored courses.
* Review existing training options and develop new training programs for vessel engineers with other team members. Prepare training budgets for review with COO/Fleet Manager.
* Participate as required in talks, lectures and public discussion of marine engineering matters designed to promote learning and understanding.
* Establish a network of contacts with professional engineering bodies and other shipping companies in order to keep abreast of all changes and innovations in marine engine operating and maintenance techniques.
* Technical superintendent may be designated to manage ATC procurement and warehouse functions within fleet, while working closely with Warehouseman and Procurement Team members to ensure safe and effective operation of ATC warehouse in support of proper fleet spare parts inventory, procurement and delivery. Requires attendance at ATC warehouse as needed.
* Technical superintendent may be designated to fill support role to OSG technical team on as needed basis.

Employee must function well in a team setting and be present at the office during normal working hours in order to effectively interact with the various departments of the shoreside organization. This responsibility may be subject to modification from time to time depending upon the potential implementation of a flexible work program.

Core Competencies:

* Engineer License (Steam or Motor - not necessarily current) or equivalent applicable marine engineering experience. Knowledge of engineering operations issues and 5 - 10 years experience encompassing operations and supervision.
* Experience in project management, from conception through execution, is preferred.
* Bachelor's degree In Marine Engineering, Maritime Academy graduate, or five years equivalent experience required
* United State Coast Guard Engineer license of 1st Assistant Engineer or higher preferred
* Diesel and Tanker experience preferred
* Commercial Shipping experience strongly preferred
* Past dry-dock or major repair supervisory experience strongly preferred
* Knowledge and understanding of American Bureau of Shipping, United States Coast Guard and international regulations and protocols relating to company vessels required
* Must be able to obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)

Significant Factors:

* A personal commitment to the establishment of an effective safety culture throughout ATC and the Fleet.
* Negotiation and influencing skills are particular requirements.
* Ability to translate concepts into tangibles with clarity.
* Well-developed team building skills.
* Capable of leading and sustaining change.
* Stays in control and is effective in crisis situations.
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - both oral and written. Written and verbal communications at all organizational levels in a clear and concise manner
* Strong ability to manage multiple tasks requiring solid planning, control, review and cost projection/variance analysis skills
* Highly developed prioritization and organizational skills and attention to detail
* High level of analytical skill and process management ability
* Ability to drive long distances (up to 5 hours) and/or travel by air to various US ports possibly requiring overnight stays
* Ability to board vessels in port (requires using a gangway with a grade of 30-60 degrees)
* Ability to climb ladders and navigate over uneven surfaces during vessel visits
* Ability to board vessels at anchor (climb a Jacob's ladder from a water taxi)
* Possess good sensory perception (sight, smell, hearing, touch)
* Ability to enter and inspect confined spaces
* Willingness to remain accessible for communication and consultation on an around the clock basis and work unusual hours, including nights and weekends as required

About ATC

Alaska Tanker Company (ATC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG). OSG is a leading provider of energy transportation services delivering crude oil and petroleum products throughout the United States and the world. Founded in 1948, OSG has operated through multiple shipping cycles, adjusting our business as needed to compete and succeed. Our well-maintained fleet, and commitment to high quality, incident-free service, has positioned us as a preferred energy transportation provider to major oil companies, refiners and traders.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that focuses on the wellbeing of our employees and their families. Benefits include healthcare, life insurance and disability benefits. We also offer a 401k with an employer match, flexible work schedules and paid time off.

We believe that a diverse workforce creates better business solutions by fostering an environment where each member of our workforce has the opportunity to realize his or her full potential. We strive to attract and retain the most-talented men and women for our operations, irrespective of background, age, religion, ethnic origin, veteran's status, sexual orientation, disability or national origin.

Employment eligibility to work in the U.S. is required as the company will not pursue visa sponsorship for this position.

We are an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer and we participate in the e-Verify program.

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OSG is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.

Other details

* Pay Type Salary
* Travel Required Yes

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* 15220 NW Greenbrier Pkwy, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA

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