Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

Employment Opportunity – SEACOR

May 13, 2022

Job Posting Details Technical Superintendent 

Job Requisition R1101 Technical Superintendent (Open) 

Job Family Marine Operations 

Start Date 05/12/2022 

End Date 

Worker Sub-Type Regular 

Location Fort Lauderdale, FL 

Time Type Full time 


Supervisory Organization SBLK Marine Operations (Angel Colon-Perez) 

Description: We value our talented employees, and whenever possible strive to help one of our associates grow professionally before recruiting new talent to our open positions. If you think the open position you see is right for you, we encourage you to apply! 

Our people make all the difference in our success. 

Position Title: Technical Superintendent 

Reports To:  Technical Director 

Schedule:  0800 – 1700 Monday through Friday and additional as required 

Location:  Fort Lauderdale 

Positions Supervised: Ship staff and contractors as required 

Required Qualifications: 

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering and/or Naval Architecture 

Experience: 15 years of combined experience sailing as Licensed Engineering Officer and working in a shoreside technical role. Shipyard experience will be accepted in lieu of shipboard experience. 

Languages: English 

Skills/Software: Working experience with Excel, Word and Outlook 

Traits: Ability to travel as necessary for projects, ability to work well with others, self-starter, proactive, flexible with work schedule, well organized 

Preferred Qualifications: 

Education: Maritime Academy 

Licenses/Certifications: USCG, Unlimited third Engineer’s license or greater

Experience: Past dry-dock or major repair supervisory experience 

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure vessels are operated in a safe, efficient and cost-effective manner, ensuring compliance with Class and Statutory and Company regulations while protecting asset value 
  • Provide day to day Technical support and guidance to assigned vessels
  • Monitor vessel performance and ensure follow up action 
  • Management of vessel Repair & Maintenance budgets and operating expenditure in coordination with the relevant Marine Superintendents and Operations teams
  • Responsible for the overall management of repair and maintenance for assigned vessels including routine voyage repairs, regulatory surveys, dry docking shipyard events, emergencies, casualties and modifications. 
  • Promotes a professional relationship with the officers and crew.
  • Set clear goals and expectations and coach and develop Chief Engineers in line with Competence and Performance Management objectives.
  • Participate in interviews and make recommendations regarding new-hires and promotions. 
  • Act as the main contact for Technical coordination for assigned vessels 
  • Carry out regular vessel visits to confirm condition and compliance with Seabulk Operating Standards and provide Vessel Condition reports  
  • Monitor and assure maintenance software (NS) is utilized properly, verifying repairs and maintenance are properly reported and standard jobs are followed  
  • Support company emergency response by participating in the company Incident command team as needed 
  • Remain abreast of, and ensure compliance with, applicable flag state and class standards, international regulations, and audit results 
  • Focal point for ports states, Class, terminals, USCG, etc.  
  • Assist and participate on Incident investigations 
  • Manage technical files including service reports, machinery history and regulatory required documentation 
  • Travel in support of ship operations; convenes safety meetings during vessel visits, addressing issues important to management 
  • Perform such other tasks, duties and responsibilities as may be required or directed by the SR/ Technical Superintendent 

Requirements (Knowledge, Skill and Abilities): 

  • Technical asset management
  • Project planning and management 
  • A desire to drive continuous improvement in self and others 
  • Analytical, problem solving, time management, project management and decision making skills 
  • Ability to respond positively to customers in an effective manner
  • Demonstrates teamwork, interpersonal and communications skills
  • Education and experience as a marine engineer 
  • Knowledge of technical operations for the vessel types managed
  • Knowledge of propulsion plant onboard vessels managed 
  • Ability to drive long distances (up to 5 hours) and/or travel by air to various US and foreign ports often requiring overnight stays 
  • Ability to board vessels in port (requires using a gangway with a grade of 30-60 degrees)
  • Ability to climb ladders and navigate over uneven surfaces during vessel visits
  • Ability to board vessels at anchor (climb a Jacob’s ladder from a water taxi)
  • Ability to enter and inspect confined spaces 
  • Willingness to remain accessible for communication and consultation on an around the clock basis and work unusual hours , including nights and weekends as required 

*This position requires an annual physical with a company appointed 3rd party facility 

SBFM reserves the right to revise or change job descriptions and responsibilities as the need arises.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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