Assistant Chief Engineer

Assistant Chief Engineer
The Assistant Chief Engineer is responsible for the supervision of overall safety, operation, maintenance, and repair of all engines, mechanical, and electrical systems including active participation in repair and maintenance activities.

Essential Job Functions

  • Inventory, requisition, and procure spare parts, fuel, lubrication oils, and other materials that are required for efficient and safe operations of the engine room
  • Communicate with the Port Engineer concerning vessel repairs and maintenance
  • Complete Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and/or Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA)
  • Delegate engine room personnel to perform maintenance tasks and repairs to pumps, motors, diesel engines, and other equipment on the dredge and attendant plant
  • Supervise repairs to ensure that they are performed to specified standards
  • Keep accurate records in order to create engine room logs and inventories
  • Track fuel, oil, and water consumption
  • EPA – Keep detailed log/record
  • Define and schedule maintenance priorities
  • Abide by company and worksite safety policies to achieve a “Safety First” workplace

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises engine room personnel during a 12‐hour shift. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees, planning, assigning, directing work and appraising performance, disciplining employees, and addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • 5+ years as an Engineer or equivalent experience
  • Ability to work 84‐hour work week
  • Ability to live aboard vessel for full rotation
  • Ability to understand hand signals and verbal commands in English
  • Applicant must have computer and electrical knowledge

Certifications or Licenses

  • TWIC ‐ Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Physical Requirements

Work will frequently require individuals to push, pull, bend or stand for long periods of time, and climb stairs & ladders Must be able to lift or carry miscellaneous equipment, supplies, and parts up to 50 lbs., unassisted.


Additional Duties

Additional duties, activities, functions and responsibilities of the position may be required as necessary.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mike Hooks, LLC. is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination, hostility, harassment, and retaliation.

Benefits at Hooks


Competitive Salary

We work hard to ensure that employees are compensated at or above industry standards.
Give us a call to discuss current rates.


Medical, Health & Dental

Medical insurance available after 60 days of employment. After 1 year, the employee's medical is covered by the company.

Health & Dental available after 90 days of employment.


401(k) + Matching

After 1 year of service, all employees are eligible to participate in our 401(k) program with matching based on years of service.

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