About the Job
An Assistant Engineer is responsible for performing general vessel engineer duties under supervision of the Chief Engineer.
- Develop understanding of Weeks Marine engineering, operations, policies and procedures
- Stand engine room watch on assigned vessel
- Perform routine engine maintenance and repairs
- Maintain engine room daily logs
- Maintain engine room parts inventory and stocks as needed
- Transfer fuel, oil and water to and from the vessel
- Follows company and work site safety policies/procedures and commits to an “incident and injury free” work environment
- 3-5 years total Marine experience with at least one year experience as a Licensed Engineer (preferred)
- High School diploma or equivalent (preferred)
- Demonstrated mechanical aptitude
- Experience in Marine Construction and Dredging (preferred)
- Strong knowledge of industry related software (preferred)
- Must be able to understand written and verbal safety commands in English
- Ability to work rotational 12-hour watch
- Ability to work 21 days on, 21 days off, revised as necessary
- Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) with the following endorsements: Licensed 3rd Assistant Engineer or higher, OICEW, Basic Training, STCW, Medical Certificate, Able Seafarer – Engine, VPDSD, RFPEW, Advanced Firefighting. This position also requires a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the schedule and shift look like?
We work 21 days on, 21 days off, 12 hour days.
Does the company cover travel costs?
Yes, and we will even book your roundtrip flight and rental car or airport transfer.
Are there growth opportunities?
Weeks Marine dredging promotes from within which creates room for growth and allows for opportunities to advance your career.
Are there any physical requirements?
Before you start, you'll need to take a pre-employment physical (USCG 719K) and drug screen. You’ll also need to be able to lift up to 50lbs, endure all weather conditions and rough seas, stand for long periods of time, climb, and tolerate vibrations and high noise levels.
What is the pay?
The pay for our hopper dredge positions is consistent with Master Mates & Pilots union rates.
What is the culture like?
Our large-scale projects across North America provide great opportunity for growth, travel and experience, and despite this grand scope, we still offer direct access to leadership and a warm family culture.