Assistant Engineer; Wakestream Marine

Assistant Engineer; Wakestream Marine

Assistant Engineer; Wakestream Marine

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Job Description

Other - Full-time

The Opportunity
This position serves as an Assistant to the Chief Engineer of Wakestream Marine in the care of the various assets of the Ownership Group (the Family). This is a hands-on position with critical thinking and physical execution expectations.

Our Unique Benefits 
We are intentional about enriching our employment experiences through a unique blend of benefit offerings that include:

  • Robust health insurance options with competitive employer contributions.
  • 401k retirement plan with a generous employer match of up to 7.5%.
  • Paid time off programs including vacation time, sick time, and paid holidays.
  • Training reimbursement programs.
  • Discounted memberships to MVP Sportsplex.

What You’ll Do

  • Takes direction and assignment from the Chief Engineer in the spirit of project efficiency, reducing overall workload, and providing exemplary results.
  • Indirect responsibility for maintenance and overall operational readiness for the vessels owned and operated by the Ownership Group.
  • Ensure safe work environment in facilities, off-site work environments, and vessels at all times.
  • Provide direction and ensure safety of any staff that may be assisting with any given project that Chief or Assistant Engineer may be engaged in.
  • Communicate directly with team resources (Engineer, Director of Marine Operations) regarding special projects when necessary, vessel maintenance, self-identified technical or mechanical needs and repairs, seasonal work lists, major projects, or preventive service.
  • Complete personal and marine related expense reports in a timely manner and submit to the Wakestream Marine Operations Lead/Manager.
  • Maintain all Engineer related equipment/tools, facilities, and vehicles to a high standard including storage facilities, dockage, etc. as directed by Chief Engineer or Facilities Manager.
  • Participate in Wakestream Marine on-going training (first-aid, CPR, safety training, etc.).
  • Maintain required documentation and service records of all safety equipment including but not limited to life rafts, EPIRBs, flares, etc. as directed by the Chief Engineer or Facilities Manager.
  • Maintain and update personal professional credentials and work with Director of Marine Operations for record keeping, payment, and timeliness as course work and training opportunities present. Work to obtain QMED (Qualified Member of Engine Department) credentials through experience, tenure, and hard work (company will provide for this process at the recommendation of the Chief Engineer).
  • Familiarization of all safety equipment and its location and quantity; be proficient with its use and operation in each working environment including vessel, facility, or docks, and communicate any needs to Wakestream Marine staff.
  • Flexibility and availability to travel; must possess a valid passport. Specific travel may be required to Florida, Northern Michigan, Canada, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, and anywhere necessary service may be needed under direction of the Chief Engineer or as assigned by Wakestream Marine Operations Manager.
  • Ensures vessel compliance to the best of abilities, working in conjunction with Captain’s to ascertain required data for specific vessels.
  • Works with Chief Engineer, Captains, WSM Manager on project lists, major off-season projects, and any emergent situation as directed.
  • Manages warranties and coordinates extended warranty operations for specific vessels.
  • Perform special assignments and projects as assigned.

What You’ll Bring

  • Minimum of two-three years of marine industry or related experience.
  • Proficient with hand and power tools.
  • Ability to be a self-starter, and project finisher. Must possess the ability to diagnose machinery malfunctions and consult with Chief Engineer and/or self-directed research in order to problem solve, focusing on urgency when the situation calls.
  • Previous technical navigation equipment and IT experience required (cursory level). Good familiarity with computers including email, Word, and Excel skills.
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills are essential. Record keeping and data collection is required.
  • Excellent communication skills required. Effectively communicate with other owners’ representatives, corporate staff, vendors, and teammates.
  • Must demonstrate professionalism at every level (responsible, dedicated, dependable) and be an individual of the utmost integrity. 
  • Must wear or utilize appropriate employer-provided uniform including OSHA required safety equipment as assignment dictates, including recognition of differing tasks and applying appropriate safety measures.
  • The family’s privacy is of critical importance; the highest level of confidentiality in the business and personal matters of the family must be exercised at all times.  
  • Flexibility in scheduling is essential to meet seasonal and staffing requirements.  This position will require irregular hours.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s License and obey all traffic and vehicle rules and regulations when operating equipment.
  • Maintain a courteous and professional demeanor with family, crew, vendors, and guests at all times. This includes personal appearance; well-groomed, acceptable uniform, and appropriate footwear.

Essential Physical Demands

  • Requires lifting fifty (50) pounds or greater to a maximum height of six (6) feet.
  • Ability to stoop, bend, kneel, climb, and remain standing on feet for lengthy periods of time.
  • Ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions.
  • Ability to work at various heights.
  • Work is performed in and around water; must have strong swimming skills.
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