JOB: Superintendent | Ocean Group - Kingston, Jamaica

Superintendent, Jamaica

Superintendent, Jamaica

  • Company: Ocean J. Towing Limited
  • Location:  Port of Kingston, Jamaica
  • Work schedule: 40 hours/week
  • Status: Permanent



Reporting to the Director – Harbour Towing operations, the incumbent will have responsibility of the mechanical operations and maintenance on Company’s Z-Drive vessel. The position holder will provide engineering expertise and solutions to technical matters including repairs to Tugs to achieve best practices and operational availability. The incumbent will be required to work in the Port of Kingston, Jamaica.



  • Act as a vital link between the vessels and main office director of fleet maintenance
  • Supervision of vessel chief engineers, and providing technical support as required
  • Overall responsible for the maintenance and general upkeep of all machinery and equipment onboard vessels
  • Monitoring the preventive maintenance system to ensure all maintenance is up to date
  • Ensure the implementation of the safety management system in his department
  • Maintaining an accurate inventory of vessel spare parts, tools, lube oil, and addressing requests from vessel crew including fuel
  • Perform and participate in internal audits to ensure compliance
  • Participate in and prepare vessels for statutory inspections and compliance audits (CLASS, Flag State, ISM, ISPS, etc.)
  • Coordinate and report on major maintenance jobs to include dry dock
  • Liaise with external suppliers and contractors regarding the provision of service to the operations
  • Supervise and provide guidance as required to external contractors to ensure Company’s safety practices are maintained
  • Ensure compliance with local and international laws and regulations (MLC, SOLAS MARPOL etc.)
  • Prepare weekly/monthly maintenance reports as required
  • Assist the Operations Director as required



  • Certificate of competency to act as Chief Engineer on board a tug of over 3000 KW
  • Associate or a Degree in marine engineering
  • Medical certificate issued by Maritime Authority of Jamaica
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a similar position
  • Good knowledge of diesel motor mechanics
  • Work experience in the Port of Kingston (an asset)
  • Experience with MAK and Caterpillar marine diesel engines (an asset)
  • Strong safety culture
  • Familiar with ISM, SMS, ISPS, MLC and internal and external audit processes
  • Human Element Leadership and team working skills management
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Able to work in high pressure environment
  • Have excellent communication (orally and written)
  • Knowledge of dry-docking procedures (an asset)
  • Available to work on call



  • Tools and equipment provided
  • Competitive benefits
  • Access to an annual bonus


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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