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Port Engineer


This position is responsible for the overall general technical management of nominated vessels within the OSI managed fleet.

Serve as principal port engineer for assigned gas turbine powered ocean-going military cargo vessels (Watson Class LMSR's). This includes responsibility for the lifecycle management including maintenance, overhaul, and modification for the assigned ship in all geographic areas of operation.

Plans, directs and coordinates the maintenance and repair activities requiring industrial assistance for assigned ships. Takes input from various sources such Voyage Repair Requests, Casualty Reports, regulatory body requirements, inspections, condition reports, alteration requests, preventative and condition monitoring systems and other areas and integrates them into short and long term plans and schedules to ensure ship material readiness.

Determine, plan and schedule all technical work requirements for all availabilities for assigned ships. Draft technical repair specifications in accordance with company and MSC standards.

Prioritize shipboard work requirements against budgetary requirements and limitations. Estimates all maintenance and repair industrial assistance work packages and establishes initial cost estimates.

Serve as the assigned vessel's technical consultant to the ship's Master and Chief Engineer regarding ship's budgetary status, required and planned maintenance, scheduled maintenance, scheduled maintenance practices.

Reviews all proposed shipboard configuration changes for technical feasibility and cost effectiveness. Researches recommended equipment for all configuration changes to verify ease of maintainability, cost of maintainability, suitability, and effectiveness of logistic support.

Ensures that assigned ships are in full compliance with requirements of cognizant regulatory bodies and conform to MSC and other required standards.

Determine technical evaluation criteria for proposals for shipyard availabilities.


  • Experience as a port engineer on U.S. flag commercial or military vessels (gas turbine power preferred).

  • Education and experience as a marine engineer.

  • Experience with drydock technical and financial management.

  • Analytical, problem solving, time management, project management and decision making skills.

  • Ability to respond positively to customers in an effective manner.

  • Demonstrates teamwork, interpersonal and communications skills.

  • Proficient in use of shipboard maintenance management applications, especially SAMM

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

  • Knowledge of technical operations.

  • A Secret Security clearance is required and the applicant must be capable of obtaining and maintaining that level of clearance.

  • Travel is a requirement of the position.

  • Overtime may be required.

  • Shipyard and shipboard work is a requirement of the position where the incumbent may be required to climb, crawl, and bend to accomplish shipboard inspections.
Licensed Officers - Deck & Engine


Ocean Shipholdings, Inc., a ship management company is seeking licensed officers and unlicensed seafarers to fill positions within its fleet. We presently have opportunities for both licensed and unlicensed personnel. All qualified individuals should apply. We are an equal opportunity employer.


  • Current U.S. Coast Guard Licenses, MMD, STCW/GMDSS certificates.

  • U.S. citizenship required for licensed positions. Resident alien status required for unlicensed positions.

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