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Chief Engineer
Seasonal, starting April 2020 - October 2020
Posted by: OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RI on November 21, 2019
Category: Engineer

The Chief Engineer position on the vessel is a LICENSED POSITION. He/She is in charge of the proper operation and maintenance of all electrical and mechanical equipment aboard the ship. The CE needs to have a strong background with ship electrical systems. The CE monitors fuel and water supplies, maintains the highest level of fuel and energy efficiency and keeps tools and spare parts organized and inventoried. He/she also instructs all crew members in the procedures for operating the generator, engines, bilge pumping system, and fire fighting equipment. Record keeping is through an online system called Wheelhouse which you are required to maintain Daily and/or Weekly.  Status updates and fuel consumption numbers are to be submitted to the vessel’s Master and Director of Marine Operations every two weeks.

Engineering Equipment includes:

  • Twin 385hp Caterpillar diesel main engines
  • Twin John Deere 99kw generators and a 30 kw Caterpillar emergency generator
  • Full HVAC
  • Ensolve filtration system
  • Reverse Osmosis watermaker
  • Sewage treatment plant
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Hydraulic bow thruster
  • Hydraulic anchor windlass
  • Oily water separator
  • Various pumps for fuel transfer, bilge and fire, sewage and gray water transfer

The ideal candidate will have a solid background in systems engineering, electrical controls, and electrical system diagnostics.  The engineer is also welcome to participate as much as they wish above decks and even in the rig. We are a sail training vessel, and there are training opportunities for everyone.

Sailing out of our home berth at Newport RI’s Fort Adams State Park. Voyaging along the New England seaboard from New York City to the Coast of Maine. Day sailing and overnight programming offering maritime workforce development and STEAM based programming for local youth, adults, military and veteran populations.

As for the work day and life aboard, the Chief Engineer is considered a day worker.  The CE will normally turn-to in the morning and work days, but is on call at all hours.  You’ll have at least one Assistant Engineer working for you as needed, and deckhands and AB’s can rotate through to assist with more basic maintenance and cleaning tasks.

The CE will keep track of the work list, perform as much work directly as possible within the confines of USCG, ABS and CFR regulations, and manage sub-contractors when needed. The CE must be proactive in keeping track of work that must be done, reporting regularly to the vessel’s Master and Director of Marine Operations so that both the short term, and long term work lists are maintained.

The right candidate for the position of Engineer will have a USCG issued MMC with at least a Designated Duty Engineer (1,000hp), with STCW preferred.

The ideal candidate will have a solid background in marine engineering systems.  The CE is also welcome to participate as much as they wish above decks and even in the rig. We are a sail training vessel, and there are training opportunities for everyone.

Required certifications:
License: None, Near Coastal
STCW: Basic Training

A very competitive compensation is commensurate with experience and includes USCG coursework and professional training for maritime and marine credentials.

The right candidate will be considered for a full time position providing and developing engineering program classes aboard the ship, training future yacht/ship engineers in association with a nationally recognized maritime training center during the winter months. Full time employees include vacation time, sick leave, room, board, and scheduled time off.

Interviews will be in Newport RI. www.ohpri.org for details on the program and vessel.

Send cover letter, resume and three references by email or US postal mail.  robert@ohpri.org

OLIVER HAZARD PERRY
OLIVER HAZARD PERRY

Specifications

Flag: United States of America
Rig: Full-Rigged Ship
Homeport: Newport, Rhode Island
Sparred Length: 196'
LOD: 128'
LWL: 117'
Draft: 13'
Beam: 30' 6
Rig height: 130'
Sail Area: 14,000
Tons: 471 Gross Tons
Hull: steel substrate
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