Pinnacle Services, LLC

Marine Engineer



This position is responsible for assisting in the maintenance and repair of a fleet of American Bureau of Shipping classed tugs. The position holder prepares repair specifications, provides supervision as owner’s representative at shipyards and maintains close working contact with American Bureau of Shipping, USCG, and Flag State to ensure that all certificates are current.



  • Manage and perform daily maintenance, repair, and operation of fleet tugs.
  • Specify, order and maintain an adequate supply of spare parts for planned maintenance and emergency repair to equipment and systems.
  • Maintain close working contact with American Bureau of Shipping, USCG, and Flag State to ensure that all certificates are current.
  • Maintain documentation covering maintenance repair and preventative maintenance schedule for each system aboard subject vessel.
  • Prepare repair specifications and provide supervision as owner’s representative at shipyards.
  • Prepare maintenance and repair budget and present to department manager. Coordinate training for Marine Engineers with Manufacturer’s Representatives.
  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance, i.e. take lube oil samples, change oil and filters, fuel filters, and lubricate moving parts.
  • Perform repairs to diesel engines including to overhauls; change heads, turbo chargers, etc. without technical assistance.
  • Maintain and repair: (a) Air compressors and associated control valves and systems. (b) Clutches – mechanical and air operated. (c) Hydraulic systems including pumps, control valves and motors. (d) Stern drive and related equipment.
  • Communicate with: (a) Machine shop, Fab shop and various maintenance shops. (b) Warehouse Dept. – To obtain parts for the units.

The above is a summary of responsibilities for this position and there may be other responsibilities and duties assigned by management.




  • High school diploma or GED. Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering preferred.
  • USCG Engineer License preferred.


  • Minimum 10 years experience in the maintenance and repair of diesel engines, reduction gears, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical equipment on vessels.
  • Certified, or direct work experience, on Caterpillar and General Motors engines and equipment.
  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.




  • Advanced knowledge of shipyard repairs, specifications and working with ABS, USCG, and International Regulations. Ability to write shipyard repair specifications for tugs.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power Point. Familiarity with automatic requisitioning and inventory control systems.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, with all levels of the organization and outside government agencies.
  • Results driven with strong planning and organization skills.
  • Highly motivated self-starter who takes initiative with minimum supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion in making recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to empower the workforce and develop alignment with numerous department groups.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects up to $2 million.


Applicable Additional Requirements


  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds, climb ladders, push and pull, reach overhead, operate hand tools, stoop and squat, wear breathing apparatus, enter marine confined spaces and utilize all necessary personal protective equipment.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50 % (domestic and international), work extended hours, nights, rotating shifts, and holidays when required.
  • Ability to obtain, or currently possess, a valid Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC).

Class: Exempt

Salary - $90,000.00 and up DOE


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