SUMMARY This position is responsible for assisting the Port Engineer in project planning, and management and maintenance of the CMLF fleet. This position works with the Port Engineer in determining the priorities for the department and determining a clear action plan to deliver on those priorities to ensure the CMLF fleet is operated, repaired and maintained in accordance with regulatory requirements, best practice, company standards, and customer expectations. This position works with the Port Engineer to ensure that quality and timely maintenance and repair activities are completed, and that performance is measured and feedback is provided. In the absence of the Port Engineer, the Assistant Port Engineer acts on his/her behalf. This position reports to the Senior Port Engineer.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ? Ensures vessel fleet availability and reliability ? Participates in development, implementation and maintenance of policies, objectives, short- and long-range planning; develops and implements projects and programs to assist in accomplishment of established goals ? Assists in the development of the CMLF maintenance plan, and sets overall priorities and performance standards for preventive and predictive maintenance for assigned areas and assigned personnel ? Assists in overseeing and execution of the annual and monthly preventative maintenance plans; directs seasonal support activities, including off-season servicing of equipment, systems, and infrastructure; uses computer maintenance program to monitor maintenance trends, progress of maintenance, and to manage work orders ? Uses systems to maintain records on equipment, inventories, and preventative maintenance activities and analyzes these records to implement or recommend improvements ? Manages and oversees the supervision of personnel as assigned, including work allocation, training, and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance ? Effectively communicates with assigned personnel to set priorities, and to understand and handle employee issues; meets regularly with and involves assigned personnel to determine best vessel upgrades, and improvements, and best practices for vessel maintenance and repairs ? Primary manager of night watch operations, to include: watering, pumping of sewage and bilges, and various maintenance activities to ensure uninterrupted resumption of service the next day ? Assists in management of the CMLF warehouse, including managing inventory to meet anticipated maintenance and repair needs, while also managing costs ? Develops training plans (mandated and career development) for all assigned employees and ensures compliance with established policies, procedures, and regulations ? Assists with the development of budgets; seeks best value and analyzes expenses for potential operating, repairs, and maintenance savings. ? Balances quality and cost in all purchases required by the department; follows Authority guidelines for purchase approvals, as well as scope development and solicitation of bids, and manages vendor relationships according to Authority guidelines ? Assists in management of shipyard work during dry-dockings and other repair evolutions to ensure contract specifications are being met and best quality is obtained; negotiates change orders, documents project schedule and progress, and handles pay estimates ? May be called upon to interface with regulatory and government agencies, vendors, contractors, and customers on matters related to maintenance and operations; specialists on regulatory issues regarding marine maintenance in the absence of the Port Engineer; assists as liaison with the U.S. Coast Guard for engine room inspections ? Participates in environmental and safety planning and compliance within policies and regulations to include the execution of mandated inspection processes, acts as a Qualified Individual under the Facility Response Plan; secondary manager of the Fuel Oil Transfer Procedures ? Provides the highest level of customer service and professionalism to all internal and external customers ? Other duties as assigned
REQUIREMENTS Knowledge of management principles and maintenance practices, procedures, and operations; able to manage a diverse work force ? Strong knowledge of relevant local, state and federal regulations, and Authority protocols and procedures that impact marine operations, repairs, and maintenance ? Knowledge of business and financial practices related to marine operations and maintenance ? Ability to set clear expectations and performance standards for employees; ability to hold individuals accountable for r performance ? Supervise, develop, and motivate staff, by organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments in a complex operating environment ? Identify, develop, and implement strategic and tactical plans and solutions ? Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts ? Ability to read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures ? Effective oral and written communication skills ? Familiarity with machine shop tools e.g., metal lathes, drill presses, brakes
REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
? Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or appropriate work equivalent experience in roles with increasing levels of responsibility ? Three (3) years of experience in supervisory roles in transportation or maintenance, including direct supervision of maintenance work forces, five (5) years preferred ? Experience in the repair and maintenance of Fairbanks Morse Opposed-Piston diesel engines preferred ? Three (3) years of experience with EMD, Caterpillar and/or Detroit Diesel engines and marine propulsion air & electronic control systems preferred ? Three (3) years of experience in the repair and maintenance of commercial vessel propulsion components including line shaft bearings, air compressors, hydraulic systems and other ancillary systems, five (5) years preferred
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, AND/OR CERTIFICATES ? USCG Chief Engineer’s license for vessel of the size and type used in Cape May Lewes Ferry Operation and valid MMD ? Valid (TWIC) Transportation Workers Identification Credential ? Valid driver’s license ? Certifications from a marine diesel manufacturer school (Fairbanks-Morse, EMD, Caterpillar, and/or Detroit Diesel 71 Series) preferred