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Marine Spill Response Corporation Chief Engineer - Ingleside, TX - Mon. to Thurs. Schedule in Ingleside, Texas

Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC), a not-for-profit USCG classified OSRO, is seeking a local Chief Engineer to join our team in Ingleside, TX.

With a legacy spanning over three decades, MSRC stands at the forefront of the oil spill removal industry. Working alongside the industry's best, the Chief Engineer will be responsible for the safe operations and maintenance of the machinery department as well as preventative maintenance.

This position offers  a schedule of Monday - Thursday with the ability to go home nights and weekends  and will come with a competitive benefit package which includes, medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and an excellent 401(k) savings plan.


  • Candidates will need to live local to the Ingleside, TX area and be able to report back to the vessel within 2 hours to comply with MSRC's emergency response mission.

  • Current USCG license of DDE or Chief Engineer of 500 GRT / 4000 HP or higher

  • Valid USCG STCW endorsements required: III/1 OICEW , III/2 or III/3 Chief Engineer without OSV limitation , III/4 RFPEW , III/5 Able Seafarer -Engine , and VI/1 – VI/4

  • Valid USCG STCW medical certificate

  • Valid TWIC

  • Experience with Caterpillar engines, hydraulic, electrical and oil recovery equipment

  • Demonstrated effective leadership, written, and oral communication skills

  • Proficiency in operating industrial equipment and their systems safely

  • 40-Hour Hazwoper certification desired

  • Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check, pre-hire medical exam and drug screen, and the ability to obtain a valid driver's license and U.S. Passport


  • Responsible for safe and efficient operation and maintenance of all the machinery and associated systems aboard the vessel including shipboard propulsion, hydraulic, electrical, and auxiliary systems

  • Take charge of the Engine Department, including fuel, ballast, water tanks, piping and fuel and lube oil inventory of the vessel

  • Carry out the Preventative Maintenance program and repairs aboard the vessel, as well as short-term and long-term Preventative Maintenance plans

  • Communicate needs regarding supplies, spare parts, subcontractor assistance, and regulatory requirements

  • Completion of required records and reports relating to the Machinery Department

  • Executes the safety- and environmental policy on board

  • Oversees all technical activities

    Physical Requirements Include, Among Others:

  • Requires standing, lifting up to 45lbs

  • Requires the ability to wear the personnel protective equipment prescribed by posted signs and written instruction

  • Able to work in various temperatures indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions including heat, cold, rain or dry environments

  • Ability to perform work in various sea conditions, under all environmental conditions, often wet/oily decks

Internal Applicants:

To facilitate process, internal applicants are encouraged to speak with their supervisor and/or their HRA about their interest in, and application for, this position.

Marine Spill Response Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MSRC prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or because an employee or applicant is a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, or other protected veteran.

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