Port Engineer Job at McAllister Towing, Staten Island, NY

  • McAllister Towing
  • Staten Island, NY

Job Description

Job Description

McAllister Towing has provided superior tugboat service to New York Harbor since 1864, when Captain James McAllister, great-grandfather to current president Brian Buckley McAllister, bought his first sail lighter to carry cargo from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Today, McAllister's tugs provide a wide variety of services to the busy ports of New York and New Jersey, serving the most concentrated and affluent consumer market in the world and handling a significant part of the 16 million tons of cargo that passes through the port every year. In addition to ship docking services and general harbor assist work, New York based tugs are regularly employed in offshore towing along the entire East Coast.

McAllister is proud of its long history in New York Harbor and continues to provide its clients and customers with the highest quality service.

McAllister Towing of NY is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Port Engineer. Duties and responsibilities are outlined below.

Port Engineer

Reports to:

The Port Engineer is directly responsible and accountable to the Senior Port Engineer.


Vessel Engineers and various shore-side personnel.

Description of Duties:

The Port Engineer is a skilled Engineer who is responsible for estimating, planning, and performing short and long-term maintenance, repairs, and modifications on vessels for a specific region.

Ensures all vessel engineers are properly trained, qualified and comply with a regulatory training and/or certification requirements.

Assists in the development and adherence of the maintenance and repair budget.

Supervises the timely and cost-effective maintenance, repair, modifications, and refurbishment projects of existing fleet.

Develops dry-docking specifications, vendor bid packages and evaluation of shipyard bid packages.

Monitors the contractor and/or shipyard during maintenance and repair projects.

Conducts on-site surveys of vessels and equipment to determine maintenance and repair needs.

Makes repair recommendations.

Regularly communicates with and supervises vessel engineers regarding ongoing maintenance and repair schedules.

Maintains machinery history documentation.

This position may involve travel.

Other duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Two years as an engineer on boats and mechanical experience working on Detroit Diesel 71 Series, EMD, Fairbanks Morse, and Caterpillar engines. Electrical system experience also required.

High School Degree or equivalent is required.

A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field preferred. Maritime Academy graduate is preferred.

USCG Merchant Mariner Credential and Transportation Worker Identification Card.

USCG license preferred.

Strong analytical, communication, and problem-solving skills

Physical Requirements:

The unpredictable, ever-changing and inherently dangerous nature of vessel operations require the Port Engineer to be physically qualified to ensure his/her own safety, as well as that of the vessel and crew. Specific physical requirements include:

Adequate vision (i.e., absent any color blindness or impairment that cannot be corrected with prescription lenses).

Adequate hearing.

Capable of walking and standing on wet surfaces for extended periods of time.

Able to handle heavy lines and operate heavy machinery.

Ability to climb a 12-foot ladder without assistance.

Ability to hoist oneself up and over a 12-inch wide, 6 foot high barrier.

Sufficient strength to:

Lift 100 lbs. from deck to waist level;

Lift 50 lbs. from deck to shoulder level;

Lift 35 lbs. from deck to overhead; and

Pull (drag) 120 lbs. at least 20 feet.

Salary (Annual ): $135,000.00

FLSA Status:


*This position description does not promise or imply that the functions listed are the only duties to be performed or that the position may not change or be eliminated. Employees are always expected to follow their supervisor's instructions and to perform the tasks requested by their supervisors.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity ("EEO") Employer.

It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of McAllister Towing not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, partnership status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, caregiver status, unemployment status or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state and/or local laws.

This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, training, working conditions, transfer, job assignments, benefits, layoff, and termination.

Job Tags

Temporary work, For contractors, Local area, Offshore, Gangs,

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