Marine Electrician

G and H Towing Company | Galveston, TX

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Posted Date 12/19/2023
Description Job Summary

The marine electrician will be responsible for the installation and repairs of wiring, fixtures, and equipment for all electrical services aboard vessels, facilities, and shipyard facilities. The marine electrician will be responsible for the diagnosis and repair of 3 phase power generation systems including voltage regulation, synchronization, and load share equipment. The marine electrician will be responsible for following blueprints and wiring diagrams for and installation of conduit to bulkheads with brackets and screws using hand tools, threads, and wires through the conduit to terminals, such as connection boxes, circuit breakers, voltage regulators, and switch panels. The marine electrician will also strip insulation from wire ends and solders ends to terminals, using stripping pliers and soldering iron. The marine electrician will diagnose and repair 3-phase motors, motor controllers, and power distribution panels. Other duties will include connecting power-supply circuits to radio, radar, steering systems, variable frequency drives, and other electronic equipment. The marine electrician will also test electrical characteristics, such as voltage, resistance, and phase angle, in circuits, using voltmeters, ohmmeters, and phase rotation indicators. The marine electrician may also construct instrument panels, using hand tools, rulers, dividers, and power drills per specifications.

Key Interactions

G&H Employees, G&H executive leadership, senior client leadership, mariners, industry associations, and 3rd party vendors

Job Responsibilities, Required Knowledge, Skills
  • Ability to always communicate effectively and professionally
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in all matters and areas of the organization
  • Ability to manage multiple demands simultaneously while maintaining service standards
  • Ability to operate machinery and tools with the use of all appropriate personal protective equipment within the prescribed safety guidelines
  • Ability to read a tape measure, pressure gauge, level, and square
  • Ability to read and comprehend blueprints and manuals
  • Ability to understand and execute complex oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work independently with minimal or no guidance Conducts insulation resistance measurements of electrical cables to determine condition and effects repairs or replacements as required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills include self-awareness and the ability to deal professionally with others and always make professional judgments
  • Installs conduit and wiring to bulkheads with brackets and screws, using hand tools, and threads wires through the conduit to terminals, for example, connection boxes, circuit breakers, voltage regulators, and switch panels
  • Maintains adequate inventories of electrical spare parts and requisitions replacements as required
  • May also construct instrument panels, using hand tools, rulers, dividers, and power drills, following specifications
  • Maintains electrical system maintenance histories notating the date, and extent of repairs and or alterations
  • Must be a team player and support the mission, vision, and goals of G&H Towing and the department
  • Performs maintenance and repair of generators, switchboards, controllers, circuit breakers, electrical motors, distribution panels, alarm and lighting circuits
  • Must be service-oriented and customer-centric to all internal and external customers
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot, test resolutions, and escalate common issues
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication, organizational, analytical, time management, problem-solving, and planning skills
  • Strips insulation from wire ends and solders ends to terminals, using stripping pliers and soldering iron; connects power-supply circuits to radio, radar, sonar, fire control, and other electronic equipment
  • Supervises and participates in the installation and or alteration of electrical systems
  • Tests electrical characteristics, for example, voltage, resistance, and phase angle, in circuits, using voltmeters, ohmmeters, and phase rotation indicators
  • Troubleshoots electrical equipment and circuits using appropriate test equipment to detect and effect required maintenance, repairs, or replacement requirements
  • Understanding the principles of alternating current, direct current, two-phase, three-phase, and floating ground systems
Education & Experience
  • A High school diploma or GED is required; continued education is preferred; extensive experience may be considered in lieu of education
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Requires proficiency with computer hardware and software to include Microsoft Office applications, using a computer with a keyboard and mouse, navigation with a web browser, checking and sending email, and use of internet search engines
  • Three (3) years of experience preferred
Required Licensure & Certifications
  • Requires an active and valid driver's license
  • Requires a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) or the ability to obtain one
Working Conditions
  • Work hours will be assigned based on business needs and may include overtime, after-hours, weekends, and holidays. By request from the department manager or department director. Work hours may include irregular hours to assist in completing special tasks or assignments
  • Out-of-regional travel may be required to attend training, seminars, or work-related events
  • Work will be performed in the office and in the field
Special Projects
  • Assist the management and or executive team when requested to complete special projects and complete all assignments within a negotiated time frame established by the department manager or director
  • Completion of other duties as assigned by the department manager or director as it relates to the program and position
Behavioral Competencies

Time Management
  • Candidate is comfortable with goal setting and working in a team setting
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
Teamwork
  • Candidate is autonomous, self-motivated to complete work-related tasks and solve problems, reliable, customer service oriented, and intrinsically driven to collaborate with and help the organization achieve the overall department visions and goals
  • Candidate should be comfortable working autonomously and as a team, while always maintaining professionalism
  • Candidate understands the urgency of ensuring business continuity and will set and manage reasonable expectations for stakeholders regarding the resolution of issues
Listening
  • Candidate must be able to understand and act upon verbal direction or explanation of support need
Resourcefulness
  • Candidate will not hesitate to share creative or innovative ideas that will yield efficiency or provide resolution to needs or problems.
  • Candidate will be proactive, working cross-functionally as needed to provide answers and solutions
Essential Job-Related Physical & Mental Requirements

Physical:
  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs
  • Ability to board vessels safely
  • Ability to bend, twist, kneel, stoop, and or reach for items
  • Ability to detect and write effectively
  • Ability to handle objects
  • Ability to have visual acuity to operate a motor vehicle and observe objects within the work setting
  • Ability to hear with or without aid
  • Ability to move around within an office setting and or other locations as needed
  • Ability to operate office equipment
  • Ability to push, pull, and or squat
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for long periods
  • Ability to transport, adjust, and or move items up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to have visual acuity to operate a motor vehicle and observe objects within the work setting
  • Ability to work at heights and in confined spaces
Mental:
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism
  • Ability to anticipate needs
  • Ability to cultivate a positive working environment
  • Ability to express self clearly and effectively, orally and in writing, and use ethical and professional judgment
  • Ability to deal professionally, ethically, and effectively with customers, co-workers, vendors, and the public including providing professional courtesy, tact, decision-making skills, prompt responsiveness, efficiency, and courteous customer service and assistance to all
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to be professional and use professional judgment 100% of the time
  • Ability to multi-task and plan time efficiently 100% of the time
  • Ability to perform job description and duties with minor supervision
  • Ability to reason and analyze effectively
  • Ability to solve practical problems as it relates to the position
  • Ability to understand, communicate, and comprehend information in English
  • Ability to work professionally with others 100% of the time
  • Required to pass and maintain all mandatory training
  • Requires the ability to work collaboratively in a team setting
  • Requires the ability to treat everyone professionally with courtesy, decency, and respect
Worksite Environmental Conditions
  • Ability to work alone
  • Ability to work closely with others
  • Ability to work long and or irregular hours
  • Potential exposure to tobacco products
  • May be exposed to excessive noises
  • May be subjected to both inside and outside environmental conditions, which include variations in temperature, dampness, humidity, heat, and cold
  • May be subjected to exposure to fumes, dust, gases, and or chemicals
  • May be subjected to water and or liquids
  • Travel by motor vehicle, van, bus, or plane
Salary24.50 Hour
Trade
Electrician
Per Diem
None

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