Watch Engineer

Manson Construction | Jacksonville, FL

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Posted Date 6/23/2022

A Watch Engineer operates on a 4 week on and 2 week off rotating swing shift and stands watch 12 hours a day for two weeks on day watch, with a 24 hour break at the end of the two week period, and then shifting to night watch for two weeks while the Dredge is operation. This position is on non-live aboard vessels. Schedules vary when the Dredge is not in operation for maintenance or in tow. Extensive travel required in this position. Employee shall be responsible for their own transportation and housing and will receive a daily subsistence for every day worked. Employee will receive on the job training for operations, maintenance and repair of dredging equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES May complete other projects and duties as assigned.

  • Works alongside the Chief Engineer in the operation maintenance and repair of equipment, engines, pumps
  • Maintains logs of the dredge equipment by monitoring various computer devices, meters, gauges, and valves
  • Performs routine tasks such as adding oil to engines, fueling engines, hooking up hoses, cleaning up, and assisting with fuel transfer operations
  • Communicates clearly and effectively to the Chief Engineer the correct parts necessary for a repair or ongoing maintenance
  • Holds watch and delegate responsibilities to oilers
  • Starts engines , generators and pumps as needed to operate the dredge
  • Makes periodic checks and visually inspects equipment such as: engines, motors, pumps, batteries, gauges and valves
  • Services engines during routine scheduled maintenance such as changing lube oil and filters, Taking oil samples, changing hydraulic filters etc.
  • Monitors water pressure and fuel pressure and temperatures, cleans strainers, and changes filters as needed to operate the dredge
  • Ability to communicate well as part of a small team, and work cooperatively with other colleagues
  • Maintains and enforce a clean, organized, and safe working environment
  • Efficiently maintain the engine room(s) and able to work safely under pressure and within time constraints in the event of an emergency
  • Maintains standards of safety and comply with Company's Health, Safety & Environment Management System requirements for self and others
  • Responsible for writing/participating in work plans and JSA's for the safe execution of all work projects
  • Follows and maintain Company standards of Quality in accordance with Company Quality System requirements
  • Ensures compliance with Manson's Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Conduct.
  • Maintain a high standard of ethical behavior, encourages ethical behavior in others, supports ethical decisions and actively seeks appropriate resolution to potential ethical conflicts.
  • Responsible for practicing safe work standards and promoting an Incident and Injury Free (IIF) work environment as a condition of employment.


  • Supervises oiler while on watch
  • Responsible for assuring the skill sets of personnel under their direction align to the task at hand

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below

Must be able to work 8 to 12 hours shifts on non-live aboard vessels.

Basic Mechanical skills required. Knowledge of electricity and hydraulics, preferred.
A Lifeboatmen Endorsement on MMC is preferred, but not required.

Valid driver's license required

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to adverse weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. Employee must be able to wear the personal protective equipment (PPE) required of various construction work environments (hard hats, personal floatation devices, safety glasses and safety toe work boots). The employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers, to grasp, grip, handle, or feel. The employee is required to stand, walk, use stairs, ladders, and step stools and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and may occasionally lift up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Must be able to navigate stairs, ladders and gangways, board, work on and disembark floating vessels and structures.
Ability to work dredge rotation schedule required. Extensive travel will be required for this position.

Manson Construction Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and veteran status. Manson is a Drug-Free Workplace.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Recruiting, 206-762-0850, and


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