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    About the Position: As a Second Engineer, PLD CL 1 assigned to the Operations Division, River Operations Branch, the incumbent will be responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of all engine room and associated machinery, refrigerating, plumbing, heating, and electric/electronic systems and attendant plant.

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    • Conducting regular and periodic inspections by visual and auditory means of all machinery to determine the operating condition and the need for maintenance and repairs.
    • Making minor adjustments and emergency repairs on own initiative and reports major defects to the Chief Engineer.
    • Operating controls to start, stop, reverse, and regulate the speed of propelling engines on signal from the pilothouse.
    • Operating dredging pumps and machinery according to signals from the mate.
    • Controlling the operation of heating, refrigeration, and plumbing systems by manipulating necessary winches, throttles, and switches.
    • Checking and controlling the quantity of fuel oil, water, etc., furnished for proper operation of the dredge machinery.
    • Observing gauges such as pressure gauges, vacuum gauges, fuel oil gauges, tachometers, pyrometers, etc., to determine the proper functioning of machinery.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - Business travel to other duty locations required approximately 50 percent of the time.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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