JOB: Chief engineer | Ocean Group - Jamaica

Chief engineer, Jamaica

Chief engineer, Jamaica

  • Company: Ocean J Towing Limited
  • Location:  Port of Kingston, Jamaica
  • Work schedule: 48 hours/week on rotation
  • Status: Permanent



Reporting to the Tug Boat Captain and Superintendent, the incumbent will perform mechanical operations and maintenance on Z-Drive vessel. The incumbent will be required to work in the Port of Kingston, Jamaica.



  • Maintain and perform servicing service of the main engine and auxiliary equipment;
  • Operate electrical, mechanical and hydraulic control systems as well as replenishment-at-sea equipment;
  • Operate and maintain refrigeration, ventilation and air conditioning equipment;
  • Monitor and execute tasks preventive maintenance tasks
  • Ensure the implementation of the safety management system (SINEX) in his department;
  • Monitor the functioning parameters of the main engine (pressure, temperature, levels) and report any irregularity;
  • Provide assistance in the preparation of Internal Audits on vessels to ensure compliance;
  • Oversee and participate in bunkering processes;
  • Participate in emergency drills or real situations as mustered;
  • Conduct toolbox meetings and participate in Health and Safety Committee Meetings;
  • Maintain and monitor inventories of tool, critical spares, shore based and shipboard assets;
  • Monitor and maintain fuel inventory and daily consumptions;
  • Report to Superintendent any situation which may cause vessel downtime or equipment malfunction;
  • Report (verbal/written) to the Tug Captain as required on the overall status of the engine room and vessel operations.



  • Hold a certificate of competency to act as Chief Engineer on board a tug of over 3000 KW in near coastal;
  • Hold a medical certificate issued by Maritime Authority of Jamaica;
  • Hold a certificate of proficiency of Advanced First aid;
  • Hold a certificate of proficiency of Basic Safety training, ability to operate lifeboats and rescue boats other than fast-rescue boats and advanced firefighting techniques;
  • Hold a certificate of proficiency of Designated Ship Security Duties;
  • Have 3 to 5 years of experience as Engineer Officer;
  • Good knowledge of diesel motor mechanics;
  • Available to work on a rotation schedule.



  • Tools and equipment provided
  • Competitive benefits


NB: Ocean subscribes to an Equality Access Program and invites women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities to apply. The masculine form is used in this publication for conciseness purposes only. We are committed to employment equity and open to the application of adjustment measures during the selection process.


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