Chief Engineer

Open: August 30, 2019 -- Close: October 30, 2019

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Position Description

The Chief Engineer is a civil service mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war.  MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, contested or uncontested environments.  The Chief Engineer is responsible for managing MSC’s afloat life cycle policies and procedures and to assist the Master in the management of the ship’s operating budgets.  He/she is to oversee the proper operation and maintenance of all ship’s systems.  Additionally, he/she is responsible for the preservation, safety and cleanliness of Engine Department spaces and equipment.  The Chief Engineer provides direction to shipboard engineering personnel in their duties and in achieving their career goals.  The Chief Engineer shall provide support to the SMART team in accordance with the EOMM including providing all SAMM system data and VRRs, for their review.  Directs the operation of all propulsion and auxiliary machinery necessary to support the full power trial.  Notes all machinery not operating in accordance with design parameters in the Engine Room Log.  “Full Power” trials shall be conducted in accordance with EOMM.  The Chief Engineer, as a member of the Shipboard Management Team (SMT) is responsible for managing the ship’s budgets for spare parts, consumable items, fuel, port services, operational overtime, and “maintenance and repair” premium pay.  It will be the SMT’s responsibility to establish shipboard policy and procedures, to maintain expenditures within budgets and to request the reallocation of monies from one account to another, as required to maintain the accounts.  It is the SMT’s responsibility to recognize shortfalls in the ship’s budgets, which may arise due to unforeseen operational requirements, unscheduled repairs or catastrophic failures, to identify their root causes and quantify the shortfalls notifying the appropriate budget authority requesting additional funding in a timely manner if required.  The Chief Engineer shall implement all components of the “MSC Safety Manual” COMSCINST 5100.17 series.  This manual includes policy on hazard abatement, heat stress, hearing conservation, sight conservation, personal protective clothing and equipment, respiratory protection, safety council, mishap investigation reporting,  and gas free engineering.  The Chief Engineer manages safety procedures and programs for “Electrical Safety Program”, “Asbestos Control”, “Lockout/Tagout”, and control of Hazardous Energy Program.  The Chief Engineer shall ensure that all applicable SMS procedures are followed by all members of the department.  The Chief Engineer shall ensure proper documentation shall be obtained in accordance with current policy.  The Chief Engineer shall carry out EEO policies and communicate support of these policies to subordinates.  He/she practices and ensures equality in determining qualifications, selections, assignments, training, promotions, details, discipline and awards for employees.  He/she fully cooperates in the development and implementation of affirmative action in the areas of staff development and training, and cooperates in the investigation of formal and informal discrimination complaints to ensure expeditious resolution. Everything in this Position Description is considered to be an essential function of the position. Performs all other duties as assigned.