Seaward Services is currently in need of a First Assistant Engineer/Layup Supervisor at our Philadelphia, PA site on the HST-2. The First Assistant Engineer/Layup Supervisor will support the safe operation of a Military High Speed Transport (HST) Vessel in a fashion that will promote and maintain the utmost integrity and the highest standard of customer service within the industry, while being responsible for coordinating all issues related to Watch Standers including: scheduling, training, daily tasks, and general management. This position will be the direct supervisor of the Layup crew.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Note that the below are normal for this position but are not all-inclusive.
- Participate in the safe operation of the vessel within the legal requirements of the USCG and other pertinent regulatory agencies under the supervision of the Port Engineer.
- Supervise, coordinate and participate in operating, maintaining and repairing all engine department machinery, equipment, and spaces (including but not limited to: propulsion engines, deck machinery, electrical systems, HVAC systems, refrigeration, and sanitary equipment) ensuring periodic machine inspections and major repairs are accomplished.
- Responsible for management functions of the vessel regarding; berthing and mooring management, supplies procurement, budget tracking, emergency services coordination, client reporting,
- Responsible for ensuring vessels are operated and maintained in accordance with SSI's Caretaking Operations Manual, SMS and MSC's HST Technical Manual.
- Maintain and promote an active security plan as per contract, regulatory and company policy.
- Conduct and participate in drills with Marine and Non-marine crew in accordance with USCG, IMO-HSC and our SMS requirements or additional as deemed necessary.
- Responsible for the conduct and performance of crew, ensures watches are properly maintained and orders carried out in accordance with all legal and professional requirements.
- Routinely reports condition of vessel overall including engine department equipment, machinery, and personnel; unusual developments; and repair progress to the Port Engineer.
- Responsible for inventory and economical use of consumables along with the preparation of requisitions budgets, analyses, reports and recommendations as needed.
- Conduct safety audits both as mandated by company policy and as circumstances require.
- Performs temporary/emergency repairs as needed to ensure the vessel is able to complete its mission.
- Train and mentor crew in basic understanding of vessel systems including vessel Familiarization
- Maintain daily logs and make required entries into planned maintenance program (MPM)
- Manage all fluid levels and supervises all bunkering operations
- Follow the onboard chain of command and duties assigned under the Watch Quarter Station Bill.
- Stand watch and perform other duties as required.