• Marine Operations Specialist

  • Port of Corpus Christi Authority
    Job Description
    Port Corpus Christi Authority (PCCA) is currently seeking a vibrant qualified individual to provide managerial functions & leadership in assuring the operations readiness of police & fire first response vessels, coxswains, and crews. Under the general supervision of the Senior Marine Operations Specialist, who reports to Director Marine Assets this position is responsible for the assurance of all competencies, readiness, operation and maintenance of the Port Security marine assets including, but not limited to, coordinating all maintenance involved with the operation of the main propulsion engines, generators, auxiliary pumps/engines, fire pumps, fire suppression systems, pneumatic/hydraulic systems, mechanical systems and electronics.  This position will provide boat crew training and competency validation, act as a shipyard contract liaison, manage preventative maintenance, and ensure qualified vessel/event staffing and scheduling. 

    • Develop, validate, and track the preventive maintenance schedule for all marine assets assigned thereby ensuring adherence to manufacturers required maintenance for all engines, generators, pumps and associated equipment
    • Responsible for ensuring all training, testing, maintenance, and preventive maintenance is documented in a manner that provides for ease of review and audit
    • Maintains own proficiencies on all port security vessels including their propulsion systems, auxiliary systems, pump systems, and fire water/foam monitor systems
    • Ensures boat crews and equipment meet or exceed any/all applicable federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or applicable standards
    • Oversee and, where applicable, perform preventative maintenance, routine tests, calibrations, and makes adjustments and minor repairs to the main propulsion, generators, auxiliary systems, and firefighting equipment when/where appropriate
    • Ensures effective and professional liaisons with all federal, state, local, and industry partners
    • Develop and assigns vessel maintenance tasks for the crews of those marine assets, and coordinate these tasks with the Sr. MOS and Refinery Terminal Fire Company (RTFC) shift supervisor
    • Operates propulsion, electrical, firefighting and auxiliary systems on the applicable vessels
    • Instruct/teach RTFC firefighters on how to correctly operate onboard fire suppression systems to include foam/PKP – dry chemical systems
    • Coordinate shipyard maintenance and schedule repairs with external contractors
    • Assists Sr. MOS in preparation of annual budget and planning for all port security vessels
    • Perform other marine asset duties as required
    • Maintains a daily reporting system which keeps chain of command abreast of all matters of importance concerning the operational readiness and preparedness of marine firefighting equipment and assets
    • Assists in development, documentation, and execution of a monthly/annual drill and exercise plan for all port security vessels and crews
    • Assists in development of investment justifications for security grants related to marine firefighting and law enforcement assets
    • Plans, anticipates and reports needs and changes to meet anticipated conditions
    • Adheres to PCCA policy and department procedures/standing orders
    • Maintains good employee relations and teamwork
    • Drives vehicles as necessary to complete assigned tasks, and works required hours/shifts necessary to fulfill mission objectives
    • Position requires being available for recall to duty at any time in the event of a critical incident
    • CPR certified or the ability to become CPR certified within the first year of employment
    • Tier 2 status designation
    The preferred candidate for this position should be a detail-oriented, results-oriented, organized and self-disciplined individual with a demonstrated track record in managing and leading a team of marine operators and crews, with a background in damage control, propulsion systems, navigation rules, marlinspike seamanship, and principles/practices in marine firefighting and search & rescue. They must possess the following:
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Associates or bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security or related field preferred
    • Eligible to obtain a 100GT USCG Master’s License
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) during course of employment
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Knowledge and experience in operation of vessels (outboard, diesel, & jet propulsion) on Corpus Christi Ship Channel/bay and Gulf of Mexico waters
    • Experienced in operation of vessels in foul weather/bay conditions of 4-6’ chop
    • Knowledge of and operation of foam pump systems
    • Experience in marine firefighting
    • Training and/or experience in shipboard damage control standards/practices preferred
    • Knowledge in environmental requirements as applicable to marine pollution regulations, and precautions/considerations to be followed with regard to use of paint/adhesives in a marine environment
    • Experienced in compliance with or enforcement of federal, state, and/or local statutes & regulations/standards (CFR/NFPA) as they pertain to vessels, navigation, required equipment, and overall seamanship
    • Experienced in conducting audits, inspections, incident review, disciplinary review
    • Background that reflects high level of leadership, mentorship, and effective ability to teach another
    • 3+ years in position of responsibility at sea
    • Technical background in vessel maintenance strongly desired
    • Previous experience in shipboard maintenance required
    • At least one-year experience in shipboard damage control
    • At least two years underway experience on vessels greater than 30
    • Trained and experienced in Incident Command System/National Incident Management System
    • Effective collaboration, partnership and problem-solving skills
    • Proven ability to implement programs or practices designed to enhance service/value
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills utilizing correct English including spelling, grammar and punctuation
    • Hands-on, self-motivator with an excellent work-ethic approach, with strong technical knowledge and skill
    • Ability to read and comprehend technical manuals/instructions, to include reading schematic diagrams of marine mechanical and electrical systems
    • Ability to guide and train others in work procedures and techniques and provide for their ability to safely work in the vessel engine room
    • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word and Excel, Outlook and other related applications
    • Ability to perform essential job functions, including but not limited to frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking or hearing, typing and occasional reaching, stooping, kneeling, lifting and/or moving up to 50 pounds, exerts up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects with or without reasonable accommodation
    • While underway on a vessel, will be required to maintain balance, walk up/down on vessel stairs (ladders) inside and outside the vessel; must be able to wear a personal flotation device while underway; must know how to swim/remain afloat in the water; may be required to pass a fit-test to wear self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) system
    • Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined, climb stairs, ramps, ladders and work stands. Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp/handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders
    • Ability to work in a general office environment, and on a work site with exposure to adverse weather conditions, fumes and /or air particulates, working in high precarious places, risk of electrical shock and moving mechanical parts, moderate noise levels and working at heights, ability to wear personnel protective equipment, including hard hat, steel toed footwear, eye and hearing protection when performing work functions
    • Working off boats and barges
    • Ability to operate mechanical and electrical equipment and light-weight highway vehicles and standard office equipment and to work the requisite hours to fulfill position objectives, including evenings and/or weekends, as needed
    Interested and qualified candidates must apply online at www.portofcc.com on or before June 21,2022, 11:59 PM CST.
    If you are selected for a position with PCCA, your employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a physical examination, drug test and alcohol screening, as well as a verification of information and qualifications provided during the selection process.
    As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, PCCA is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status.
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