SUMMARY The Lead Mechanic is a highly skilled mechanic capable of performing hands-on repairs to all machinery or mechanical equipment on board Authority vessels. Reports to the Senior Manager and is the lead person for maintenance and repair personnel; and evaluates work for quality, efficiency and safety. Assigns and oversees work by the following positions: Mechanics, Welders, Electronic Technicians, Marine Electricians, and Mechanic Assistant. Assists in maintaining records and coordinating maintenance activities with other departments. Diagnoses and makes necessary repairs to any machinery or mechanical equipment on board Authority vessels, rescue craft, work boats, and ashore. Has thorough knowledge of equipment being repaired with respect to specifications and guidelines required for safe and reliable maintenance. Responsible for following established safety practices while performing assigned duties to protect self, co-workers and the public from personal injury and to prevent damage to Authority property.
REQUIREMENTS ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Acts as lead in Senior Manager’s absence
Participates in and directs engine overhauls
Assigns personnel with varying skillsets to corresponding repairs or tasks
Keeps records of repairs and overhaul data
Periodically meets with other departments to coordinate work schedules
Assists in parts identification and ordering
Reviews proposals for purchase of equipment and services
Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Manager, Port Engineer and/or Senior Port Engineer, Port Captain & Director of Ferry Operations
May attend inter-departmental staff meetings in the absence of the Senior
Responsible for training less senior mechanics on technical skills and procedures
Knowledgeable with the following:
Assorted hand, electric, and air operated tools
Lathe, milling, boring, and drilling machines
Measuring instruments (electronic and hand)
Personal computer with word perfect, spread sheet, and management information systems software
Provides highest level of customer service and professionalism to all internal and external customers
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Must demonstrate leadership ability; may be required to provide leadership at a different site (i.e. during shipyard evolutions)
Subject matter expert in:
Marine Diesel engines and related equipment, i.e. reduction gears and clutches
Oil fired boilers, maintenance, servicing and safety inspections
Pumps, various service – cooling, circulating, hydraulic
General mechanical applications
Must have the ability, intellect, knowledge and experience to direct and supervise work of a highly skilled and technical nature
Knowledge of U.S.C.G., and A.B.S. regulations
Able to use all types of measurement devices for calibration and evaluation of machinery
Must have a thorough working knowledge of engine repair, welding, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, machine work, electrical knowledge and be able to use blueprints and information and technical manuals
Must be capable of using a computer for record keeping and entering and or recovering data in maintenance programs
Ability to provide superior customer service
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Must be 21 years or older
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent work experience; Associates Degree preferred
Minimum of (7) seven years’ experience with machinery repair, in the marine industry preferred
Completion of Fairbanks Morse overhaul school for 38D8-1/8 engine, preferred
Completion of EMD diesel engine overhaul school, preferred
Completion of Detroit Diesel Series 71 overhaul school, preferred
Completion of Caterpillar Series 3400 overhaul school, preferred
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, AND/OR CERTIFICATES
Valid driver’s license
Must apply for and obtain an (MMC) Merchant Marine Credential as Wiper (minimum) within 6 months
Applicants will be subject to a pre-employment physical, background check, and drug test
Applicants must be willing and available for duty at such hours, day or night, as may be required in order to maintain continuous operation of this facility.
Applicants must be willing to attend vessel dry-dock periods and other off-site maintenance or repairs as required which may entail extended periods of time away from home.
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