SUMMARY Under general direction of the Chief Marine Engineer (CME) or other superior officer, operates the main propulsion equipment and auxiliaries of a diesel or diesel-electric powered ferry boat; ensures compliance with agency standard operating procedures, standing orders and applicable local, state and federal rules and regulations; performs related work.
EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL TASKS: Assists the CME or other superior officer in the supervision and direction of the engine room crew (below-deck team). Takes responsible charge of the maintenance, minor or emergency repair work and operation of the main propulsion equipment, boilers, auxiliaries, electrical equipment, steering engines, pumps and fuel tanks on New York City ferry vessels. Ensures that all standing orders and agency standard operating procedures are followed, including start-up and shut-down, watchstanding and vessel fuel station procedures. Conducts periodic rounds and inspections of machinery spaces. Ensures that records of machinery operations and inspections are completed/maintained. Supervises vessel fueling and directs the proper care, storage and use of fuel on board ship. Ensures that records and log books, including the oil record book and engine logbook, are maintained, as specified. Makes reports, when necessary. Participates in ferry safety meetings. May, during the temporary absence of the immediate superior, perform the duties of that individual.
REQUIREMENTS At the time of appointment candidates must possess a valid license for Third Assistant Marine Engineer of Motor Vessels, of any horsepower, or higher license, issued by the United States Coast Guard Inspection Service. This license must be maintained for the duration of employment.
MMC REQUIREMENT: Qualifying Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) with endorsement and medical certificate must be maintained for the duration of employment.
TWIC REQUIREMENT: At the time of appointment, candidates must possess a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) issued by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA). A valid TWIC must be maintained for the duration of employment.
MEDICAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Medical guidelines established by the U.S. Coast Guard apply to the position of Marine Engineer. Candidates will therefore be required to undergo a medical examination prior to appointment and thereafter, pursuant to Coast Guard regulations. Candidates must also pass a drug screening to be appointed. Marine Oilers are subject to random drug and alcohol testing during their employment.