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    About the Position: This position requires service aboard the Class 1 Hopper Dredge McFarland (Operations Division, Physical Support Branch) which is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and is home ported at the Fort Mifflin Dock in Philadelphia, PA. More information regarding service on the McFarland can be found under "Additional Information."

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    • You will serve as a Marine Machinery Mechanic and Drag Tender in the Deck Department of the Hopper Dredge McFarland, performing maintenance on the equipment and machines in the Deck Department and operational duties of the ship's drag arms.
    • Services, adjusts, and repairs deck machinery including anchor windless, drag winches, boat winches, hopper door latches, hopper jetting valves, dredge pump and direct pump out equipment and mooring equipment and dredge launch.
    • Uses mechanical, electrical and pneumatic hand tools and various types of measuring devices (micrometers, calipers, dial indicators and tachometers) in the maintenance or repair of equipment.
    • Performs carpentry work in connection with the fabrication, fitting and installation of staging and temporary supports used for equipment repairs.
    • Performs carpentry work in connection with the fabrication, fitting installation and repair of wooden parts of the ship's interior fittings such as: berths, cabinets, bookcases, etc.
    • Operates controls for hoisting and lowering drag arms, which regulate depth at which dredging suction drag operates. Observes depth, vacuum, flow gauges.
    • Prevents clogging of pipes, breakage due to sideways set from wind, tide, or course change. Removes obstructions from drag heads, pipes, and pumps.
    • During direct pump out (DPO), operates forward and aft hydraulic powered winches, controlling cables used to secure dredge alongside mooring barge.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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