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QMED Oiler

About the Job

Assists the Watch Engineer in operating, maintaining and repairing the vessel engineering and dredging equipment

Job Functions:
  • Routinely makes rounds while logging the condition of the equipment
  • Report any unusual machinery operations to the engineer
  • Maintain the cleanliness of engine spaces and equipment
  • Ensure oil pressure and temperature levels are kept at their proper state
  • Participate in all repairs and maintenance projects during idle periods
  • Perform duties as directed by the Watch Engineer such as, but not limited to, grease machinery and take soundings for storage tanks
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Ability to work a rotational work schedule of 21/21
  • Ability to live aboard vessel for full rotation
  • Microsoft Office Suite (preferred) 
  • Merchant Mariners Credential with the following endorsements: QMED – Oiler, Basic Training, STCW Medical Certificate, Able Seafarer - Engine, VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Codes, RFPEW – Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch, TWIC – Transportation Worker Identification Credential


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.

Why Weeks

  • We Make a Difference

    Our work impacts people’s lives in countless ways – from environmental protection, to global and domestic infrastructure, to supporting international trade and our economy – all resulting in protecting and maintaining our way of life. In order to make a difference, we embrace challenges, pull together as a team, and use our deep expertise and resources to accomplish things we previously thought impossible. We also complete our work with the highest degree of care and protection for our planet. “When you are doing something that is really impactful to the country, to the people, to the economy, it makes you feel good about your job,” said Alberto Marvarez, Staff Engineer, when asked about what working at Weeks means to him.

  • We Empower People

    Our people have the opportunity to grow their careers in a nurturing environment that rewards hard work and embracing challenges. Individuals have transitioned from the field to management, from laborers to operations, and across businesses as well. Jason Marchioni explains his personal Weeks trajectory, “I started as a tugboat deckhand in 1996 and I worked my way up to become a captain on a vessel. I worked on boats for about seven to eight years, and then I made a transition into the field. Now I'm a Vice President with Weeks Marine and the General Manager of our subsidiary, North American Aggregates.”

  • Diverse Expertise & Settings

    No two projects are the same and this provides a challenging, exciting environment that is ripe for innovation and continuous improvement. At Weeks, you are exposed to a diverse group of people and types of work, spanning from those driving tugboats and steering cranes, working from our new state-of-the-art Cranford, NJ headquarters, or manning our many yards. Weeks has a robust and growing presence in North and South America, and combined with our key subsidiaries, our offices and project locations span along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast, as well as in Canada and Hawaii.

  • Best-in-class Benefits

    Weeks Marine dedicates itself to employee satisfaction by offering competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and life-insurance plans, as well as retirement-savings plans. It’s a human environment where people that work at Weeks are respected in all facets of their life, not just as employees in the company – they are seen as people with families, and with valuable contributors within the organization and outside as well.