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Port Engineer

Class Specification – G.45
Port Engineer – 8328

April, 1976

Class Concept

Under direction, Port Engineers supervise and coordinate the overhaul, maintenance and upkeep of engineering equipment in all Scripps Institution qf Oceanography (SIO ) vessels; write specifications for overhaul; maintain various engineering reports for all SIO vessels; and perform other related duties as required.

Incumbents serve as assistants to the Manager and the Assistant Manager of Marine Operations; and, in addition to administrative and supervisory duties, are assigned responsibility for the operation functions of the General and Electric shops.

In addition, incumbents assist with formulation of policy in matters regarding maintenance and/or repair of ships’ engineering systems; act as coordinators between SIO ships and repair activities ashore (which include shipyards, repair contractors and the Marine Facilities Shops); assist in preparation of plans and specifications for re?airs and alterations to ships to be accomplished-by shipyards; conduct informal inspections to determine the effectiveness of ships’ maintenance; direct attention of Ca?tains and Chief Engineers to discrepancies in material conditions; maintain a file of periodic (monthly) reports which reflect the condition of ships and principal equipment; exercise direct supervision of Marine Facilities Shops; plan work schedules and take action to assure economical procurement of materials; act as relief Chief Engineers for any SIO vessel; supervise major repair work to ships and equipment in foreign ports; coordinate use of local personnel and facilities with ship’s personnel in accomplishment of repairs; assist in design and fabrication of specialized equipment to facilitate accomplishment of unusual scientific programs; review all ship requisitions for engineering and electrical equipment and parts; maintain record of usage of engineering materials; and maintain record of parts and materials “on order”, and shipping data after receipt.

Minimum Qualifications

Ability to read, write and perform mathematical calculations; six years of experience as Chief Engineer of a major research vessel, and a thorough knowledge of various types of engineering plants used in SIO vessels; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position. License Requirement: incumbents shall have such valid U.S. Coast Guard license to enable them to relieve Chief Engineers in any SIO vessel in an emergency.