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Longline Chief Engineer

Department: CAPS
Location: Seattle, WA

Coastal Villages Longline, a subsidiary of Coastal Villages Region Fund, is currently seeking applications for a Chief Engineer to work aboard one of our Freezer Longliners. The primary job responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, working on-board our fishing vessel operating off the western coasts of Washington and Alaska. The Chief Engineer is responsible for the safe and efficient maintenance and operation of the entire vessel's engineering systems. USCG License with STCW endorsements and other merchant mariner documentation is preferred, not required. Applicants will also need to provide proof of certification to purchase and handle refrigerants, must be knowledgeable in oil spill response, and must have current 24 Hour HAZWOPER training. This position requires five years experience a Chief Engineer or First Assistant Engineer of a commercial fishing vessel.

Specific Duties Include:
The Chief Engineer is responsible for the operating, maintaining and repairing of all vessel engineering systems and processes:

Other Duties:
• Engages in daily operation of vessel.
• Ensures compliance with all USCG manning, watch standing, and operating regulations.
• Engages in monitoring and management of preventive maintenance programs on all onboard engineering systems.
• Effectively coordinates with all vessel department heads to ensure safe, efficient operation of vessel.
• Provides input for the establishment and management of ship's engineering department budget.
• Provides required information for the cost analysis on proposed system modifications, upgrade or replacement.
• Communicates closely with the port engineer to obtain vendor and shore support when necessary to minimize downtime and maintain maximum efficiency when engaged in fishing operations.
• Documents all system failures or major repairs and modifications for use as evidence in potential claims, lawsuits or regulatory inquiries.
• Initiates or delegates the engineering response to unsafe or potentially hazardous work areas.
• Maintains ship fuel and discharge logs.
• Maintains spare parts inventory and makes requisitions through AMOS D system following established guidelines and procedures.
• Participates in drills, required safety training, and any other company required courses.
• Maintains the vessel and associated work lists to USCG, Naval Architect and DNV Classif

Selected applicants will be required to successfully pass a post-offer background, drug test and reference check. Applicants will also be required to sign an affidavit stating they are a non-smoker. Applicants must be willing and able to be away from home for extended periods of time, and must be willing to live and work in a cramped environment, and work as a team member at all times. In addition, good communication skills, self motivation, and a positive attitude are important to ensure a high quality product and the safety of all crew members. 



Upon receiving a conditional offer, selected applicants may be required to have physical examinations. The results of those tests may require a licensed healthcare provider and selected applicant to determine whether reasonable accommodations can be structured to allow for safe performance of the job described above while in a remote and hazardous location.

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