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American Queen Steamboat Company Chief Engineer in New Orleans, Louisiana

Description

The Chief Engineer is responsible for supervising and coordinating the work activities of officers and crew engaged in operating and maintaining paddlewheel, engines, boilers, deck machinery and electrical refrigeration and sanitary equipment aboard the vessel. This position oversees the installation and repair of systems and equipment onboard by outside contractors. The Chief Engineer directs, coordinates and exercises functional authority for the planning, organization, control, integration and completion of engineering projects.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Inspect engines and other equipment and instruct crew on the repair or replacement of defective parts

  • Plan and formulate engineering programs and prioritize staff assignments according to project requirements

  • Review department operations for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, passenger requirements and those requirements of the USCG and other regulatory bodies

  • Calculate and monitor daily fuel and feed water consumption of the vessel

  • Arrange fuel schedules and orders

  • Maintain departmental work/overtime records and prepare engine department payroll

  • Prepare and review recommendations for repair work to the vessel

  • Review and approve departmental requisitions for stores

  • Responsible for informing the Captain of any pertinent information for reporting needs including, but not limited to, mechanical, medical, damage, large preventable issues, etc.

  • Overall safe operation of the vessel as carried out through the orders of the captain

  • Perform any duties and tasks as deemed necessary by the Port Engineer

  • Ensure behavior and performance supports the company’s Mission; promotes year-round success of system

  • Solicits feedback; takes action to continuously improve success of team

  • Comply with safety and operating procedures

  • Participate in all safety drills and training

  • Actively participates in embarking duties such as loading, unloading, luggage carrying, etc., as needed

  • Performs other duties if required since above stated describe only a regular working day and may not be inclusive of every task needed to achieve results

Requirements & Qualifications

Education:

  • HS Diploma or Equivalent Required

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in a related field

Professional Certification(s) or License:

  • USCG License as an unlimited Chief Engineer

  • DDE 4000+ Engineer’s License (AE only)

  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) – ability to obtain and maintain

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Copy of DD214, if Veteran status

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must be fluent in English

  • Ability to interact with individuals at all levels in a pleasant and professional manner

Experience:

  • At least five years of experience required in a position with duties and responsibilities directly related to this position

  • Cruise industry experience preferred

Physical:

  • Must submit to and pass mandated USCG physical

  • Ability to meet and maintain the maximum onboard bunk bed capacity of 300 lbs.

  • Ability to conduct work in a marine environment that is subject to some/all the following: confined spaces, uneven surfaces, variations in temperature, wake, and motion

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.

  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders

Other:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Submit to and pass alcohol and drug tests as mandated by the USCG including but not limited to pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident/incident testing.

Our Values - RESPECT:

At City Experiences and American Queen Voyages, our mission is to create amazing experiences – not only for our guests, but our employees. Our company values (RESPECT) allow us to live out our mission of creating amazing experiences.

RESPECT stands for: Respect, Environment, Safety First, Professionalism, Exceed, Communication and Teamwork.

*Additional requirements may be required depending on the physical needs of the role

EEO - Equal Opportunity Employment

The Company is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment against any applicants or employees based upon their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, status as a protected veteran, or other characteristics prohibited by applicable law. 

Additionally, we encourage all qualified applicants including those with past arrest or conviction records to apply. The Company participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations. 

Qualifications

Behaviors

Required

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

Education

Required

  • High School or better

Licenses & Certifications

Required

  • Driver's License

  • TWIC

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