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Chief Engineer

$38/hour with $4000 sign-on bonus and relocation package

HMS Ferries is seeking a Chief Engineer for its St. Johns River Ferry operation in Jacksonville, Fla. The operation comprises three watch teams covering an AM shift from 0530-1330 and a PM shift from 1330 - 2100, with the 3rd team off. Rotation is a modified 5- and 2-day work schedule. The Chief Engineer safely maintains all vessel systems, is responsible for the operation, troubleshooting, and implementing repairs aboard the St. Johns River Ferry; and directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization control, integration and completion of engineering projects as assigned by the Port Engineer.


Damage Control Officer

Average annual salary: $105,408

The Damage Control Officer (DCO) is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-maned warships worldwide, in peace and war. DCOs conduct training based upon MSC and USCG training requirements, ship drills, ship inspections and/or casualty investigations for the MSC civil service marine workforce. They may be assigned to a MSC training center, field site, or on an Afloat Training Team. Duties include, but are not limited to developing/revising training instructions, guides, etc.; participating/conducting training courses; participating in or assisting afloat training teams; acting as safety supervisor during field exercises, conducting inspections and drills aboard ships; writing instructional, investigation and/or inspection reports with recommendations; providing technical advice on damage control issues; and/or maintaining and repairing school facilities and equipment as necessary. DCOs also represent MSC interests at conferences germane to MSC training and readiness. DCOs report to a Damage Control Leader. Candidates selected required to sail 30-45 days on annual basis during high relief request seasons and mission contingencies. When assigned to a ship, DCO comes under the administrative supervision of the ship’s Master.


First Assistant Engineer /Chief Engineer (Rotational 60/30)

$112,717 to $125,746 base salary plus recruitment bonus up to $10,000

The First Assistant Engineer is responsible for the proper operation, maintenance and preservation of all engine department machinery and equipment; the economical use of consumable supplies, stores and spare parts; the cleanliness and proper condition of all spaces under the jurisdiction of the engine department; and the conduct and efficient administration of the NOAA Lockout/Tag out program. Serves as the department Team Lead; assigns and directs work of department personnel; assists the Chief Engineer in managing the administration and performance of engine department personnel; assumes the duties of the Chief Engineer on an emergency basis in his/her absence or incapacitation. Incumbent must be familiar with the rules, regulations, and special programs (lube oil analysis, water treatment, electrical safety, heat stress, sewage handling, refrigerant handling and gas free engineering). Incumbent is required to participate and develop proficiency in the performance of shipboard engineering, fire and collision drills. Incumbent will carry out instructions safely and efficiently, and takes the initiative to perform all duties in compliance with the Chief Engineer’s standing orders.


Captain-Near Coastal

Compensation commensurate with experience

The Captain - Near Coastal, under general direction, is responsible for the safe navigation and operation of the University vessels in near coastal waters (up to 200 miles offshore) serving as vessel master; supervises crew and vessel operators and trains them on safe operation practices and safe maneuvering of vessels through various situations.


Assistant Operations Manager

Competitive salary ($60K-$80K range) and benefits package

Candidate will work with Grimaldi Line ConRo and PCTC vessels servicing the US East Coast and Gulf operations. Responsible for successfully supervising all aspects of stevedoring and terminal operations for LoLo and RoRo cargo operations. In addition, responsible for generating cost estimates, verifying and approving invoices per contractual agreements. Responsible for cargo quality inspections at our Baltimore terminals. Assist management in cost control. Assist Support/Bookings Department with technical information for cargo quoting. Generate operational reports for each vessel port call. Coordinating stowage with vessel planner and ensuring stow plans and stowage are accurately followed by stevedores.


Small Boat Captain


Cardinal Point Captains, Inc. (CPC) is seeking a captain to provide vessel support to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) in Muskegon, Michigan. GLERL operates a fleet of vessels ranging from 12'-85' in length on the Great Lakes. A qualified person is required to safely and efficiently operate and maintain the NOAA research vessels and NOAA shore and supporting facilities. Vessel personnel assignments, and cruise requirements are detailed by the GLERL Marine Superintendent based upon mission requirements, and vessel maintenance.


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May 2024
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