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TradeWinds Towing
Amelia, Louisiana, United States
4 days ago



Responsible for the operational readiness, maintenance and regulatory compliance of the tug fleet, including management of vessel repair and maintenance costs.  Provides managerial oversight and support as it relates to equipment inspections, vessel surveys, repairs, dry dockings, etc.


  • Develops and reviews planned maintenance program for vessels.
  • Evaluates and initiates corrective action on emergency/casualty repairs for vessels.
  • Ability to analyze problems via communication while a vessel is at sea or in a remote location.
  • Monitors all engineering work-in-progress for planned and unplanned maintenance and repairs for vessels.
  • Interfaces with appropriate operations personnel, advising of action to be taken such as shutting down a vessel, continuing or discontinuing its operation.
  • Determines methods, lengths and costs of necessary vessel repairs. 
  • Train and communicate with engineers on board vessels with regard to vessel systems, repairs, and regulatory compliance.
  • Evaluates and initiates proper corrective action to eliminate additional expenses to maintenance and repair costs.
  • Provides help for inspection of vessels by regulatory groups. Accompanies USCG and ABS surveyors for mid-period inspections, load line annual surveys, special, intermediate surveys and other regulatory inspections. Responsible for the remedy and repair of all deficiencies, operational and administrative.
  • Must be able to understand and effectively operate HELM software.
  • Formulate dry-docking plan in coordination with management.
  • Visit vessels in operation for repair and preventive maintenance planning.
  • Communicate and coordinate all work and plans with other departments.
  • Travel as needed to vessels and shipyards in performance of duties, including out-of-town stays.
  • Observe and follow and enforce all safety rules and procedures, including wearing required personal safety equipment and proper use of equipment and tools.
  • Performs safety checks on all vessels, initiates any necessary repairs.
  • Promotes safe work practices with all company employees and vendors working on company vessels.
  • Evaluates and surveys damages for insurance claims. Provides allegations as to cause and effect of damage. Consults with management on matters relating to vessel casualties and estimated repair costs. Supervises emergency repairs to vessels whenever they are operating. Arranges for shipyard services, materials and inspections by regulatory groups, federal, state and local.


  • Knowledge of each vessel and its systems with respect to vessel maintenance history, machinery and electrical equipment manufacturing standards based on practical experience and technical training. (Caterpillar and EMD experience preferred) 
  • Strong maritime background with a thorough understanding of vessel operations and equipment capabilities/limitations within the geographic scope of those operations.
  • Manage marine personnel and their interactions with the vessels as they perform work in various environmental conditions.
  • Ability to interpret, administer and ensure compliance with company policies and governmental regulations related to vessel manning, construction, maintenance and repair, safety, training, work rules, emergency response, and towing operations.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Strong communication skills in order to draft business correspondence, technical reports, procedures, and repair specifications.
  • Interpersonal skills to work well with customers, peers, company executives, competitors, and the general public. Should also have a great appreciation for and sensitivity to the needs and expectations of our customers.
  • A team player willing to exercise authority and make independent decisions. Strong problem solving abilities are required. Must have good negotiating skills to deal with customers, vendors, and marine personnel.
  • Capable of recognizing the level of importance of new assignments and prioritizing them accordingly to meet all work deadlines without sacrificing operational readiness.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, HELM.
  • Excellent driving record and ability to travel up to 50%.
  • Must be willing to work weekends/evenings.
  • Knowledge of USCG and Sub Chapter M rules and regulations.
  • Able to analyze, solve problems, reason and make decisions regarding the repair of vessels.
  • Able to work within given time constraints.
  • Must live near, or be willing to relocate to Amelia, LA


    NO telephone calls please!

    You may either email your resume, or download the Employment Application at and mail or email to:

    TradeWinds Towing LLC

    725 Joseph St. Suite A

    New Orleans, LA 70115




High school education is desirable, and preference given to those with maritime academy or college degree. 3-5 years as a tugboat engineer or shoreside management/ocean towing is preferred. Possession of a valid USCG engineer's license or Designated Duty Engineer (DDE) license preferred. Must live near, or be willing to relocate to Amelia, LA.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59386391
  • Location:
    Amelia, Louisiana, United States
  • Position Title: Port Engineer
  • Company Name: TradeWinds Towing
  • Job Category: Shore-based
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: 25-50%

TradeWinds Towing LLC operates tugboats engaged in coastwise and ocean towing. Most towing projects are within the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. East Coast, Caribbean, South and Central America. We are a progressive company founded on the principles of providing professional service, a safe work environment and strong communications with our customers and our employees. Our operational mission is to anticipate problems instead of reacting to them after the fact.

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