Lead Marine Mechanic - Washington, Bremerton

Lead Marine MechanicPermanent

Washington, Bremerton - 98337
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  • Post Date: 2022-10-22
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  • Job Categories:Engineering
  • Job Type:Permanent
  • Published Date:2022-10-22
  • Salary Period:Annual
  • Company Name:Kitsap Transit
  • Company Type:Agency

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Job Overview

CLOSING DATE: Friday, October 28, 2022

4:00 PM


Lead Marine Mechanic

Position Summary: We are looking for a qualified and experienced individual to join our Marine Services team who under general supervision, will perform journey-level diagnostic repair and maintenance work on a diverse fleet of passenger ferries, including a wide spectrum of marine engines, equipment, facilities, and supporting systems.

This position reports to the Marine Maintenance Manager and will serve as a Lead for Marine Mechanics and Marine Mechanic Helpers.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities are as follows:

Directly supports the Marine Services Department s goal to provide safe, secure, reliable, regulatory compliant, environmentally sound, and customer-friendly passenger-only ferry services. In this regard, this position s duties and responsibilities include the following:

Perform routine preventative maintenance and repair on a wide array of passenger-only ferry high-speed marine diesel engines and generators, hybrid diesel-electric propulsion, waterjet and propeller propulsion, and related marine systems.

Install, maintain, evaluate, and repair marine electronics, primary and auxiliary vessel systems. Ensure that machinery and machinery spaces are maintained in a safe, orderly fashion compliant with applicable requirements and following sound marine practice.

Inspect, diagnose, and repair mechanical defects in diesel-powered vessels, including engines, steering and propulsion, fuel, lubricating, electrical, water cooling, hydraulic, sewage, water, electronic, heating/air conditioning, and related marine systems.

Diagnose, dismantle, and troubleshoot as necessary to determine need for overhauls or repairs on vessel engines, motors, pumps, generators, and related equipment, and perform identified equipment repairs and overhauls.

Maintain appropriate records of work performed, parts used, and time worked in support of a robust maintenance program that is used to sustain system reliability.

As necessary, sail on vessels to assist in diagnosing and determining maintenance or repair needs; coordinate and conduct at sea trial runs after completing major repairs to check for proper operation of completed work and make adjustments to the repaired equipment during and after sea trials.

Prioritize maintenance needs, coordinate as necessary with operating schedules, and assign work to maintenance staff. Review completed work to ensure maintenance and repair work is accurate and complete.

When appropriate, ensure that regulatory agencies are notified and kept apprised of vessel conditions consistent with regulatory expectations and mandates.

Directly support prompt, timely, and targeted response to vessel mechanical issues, initiating thorough troubleshooting, assigning resources to resolve problems and/or take corrective actions, and support research and delivery of appropriate parts and/or support services.

Facilitate the timely and accurate submission of required reports of marine casualty to management and/or the U.S. Coast Guard. In cooperation with the Marine Maintenance Manager, coordinate applicable notifications to the USCG regarding vessel repairs and inspections.

Provide shipyard project oversight in conjunction with the Marine Maintenance Manager. Assist the Marine Maintenance Manager with developing the work scope for shipyard work projects. Act as the shipyard owner s representative before, during and after shipyard availabilities, ensuring that appropriate work is scheduled, work is completed using sound marine practices, and appropriate follow up is completed to ensure warranties and payments are accomplished appropriately.

Prioritize, assign, and review work completed by marine maintenance staff. Report personnel and mechanical problems to, and coordinate remedial actions with, the Marine Maintenance Manager. Provide instruction and mentoring to maintenance staff, as needed to ensure procedural compliance with applicable regulatory and organizational standards.

Provide engineering instruction, technical assistance, and mentoring as needed to marine maintenance staff, consistent with operating in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner, with vessels that are seaworthy in all aspects.

Report maintenance issues or concerns and personnel problems or challenges to the Marine Maintenance Manager.

Follow applicable security plan protocols; consistently use proper safety equipment and applicable personal protective equipment or gear and enforce the same for all maintenance staff.

Perform a wide spectrum of administrative functions and other duties as assigned in support of Kitsap Transit s Marine Services Department and ferry program.

Salary Range: The range for this position is $47.20 - $63.48 per hour, commensurate with experience. With rare exception, initial appointments are usually made at Step 1 ( $ 47.20). Employees typically progress from Step 1 to Step 2 at six-months from their hire date and annually thereafter with satisfactory job performance. Step increases are based on a seven-step progression in each pay range with each step being approximately 5% higher than the previous step. Kitsap Transit additionally pays longevity pay at 15 years, 20 years and 25 years.

Benefits: Full-time employees receive a generous benefits package including subsidized medical insurance and fully paid dental insurance for employee and dependents, as well as disability insurance and life insurance. This position participates in the Washington State Public Employees Retirement Plan with the option of participating in a state administered deferred compensation plan. Employees receive a generous general leave accrual and 11 holidays pro-rated based on the number of hours worked per pay period up to a maximum of 80 hours per pay period. Kitsap Transit also provides employees and certain dependents with a free transportation pass on Kitsap Transit.

Hours of Work: Work will be performed on vessels after service hours during the week and on weekends. These hours may vary depending on the business needs of the agency. As the business needs of the agency change, applicants must also be available to work any and all hours of operation including weekends and all holidays. The schedule for this position may vary from week to week and may include weekend and holiday work on a permanent basis.


Kitsap Transit employees who wish to apply must have a satisfactory performance and attendance record. Kitsap Transit Operators with any of the following criteria in the last twelve months are excluded from recruitment opportunities:
  • a current Decision-Making Leave or higher in the Safety category
  • more than two held customer complaints
  • more than four unscheduled absences
  • more than two late reports
Education and Experience: High school diploma/GED and three years of increasingly responsible marine maintenance experience in the servicing and repair of marine engines and related marine equipment. Shipboard experience in marine engineering is desirable. Previous lead experience is a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Following are some highlights of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to be successful in this position.

Knowledge of:
  • Techniques and methods of maintaining and repairing diesel and electrical-powered and ancillary marine equipment.
  • Methods, materials, tools, equipment, and standard practices and protocols used in the full spectrum of marine maintenance and repair functions.
  • Marine, environmental and operating hazards and the full suite of applicable state and federal regulations governing the maintenance and operation of a passenger ferry services, in particular U.S. Coast Guard-promulgated marine regulations governing ferry operations.
  • The use and application of pertinent safety equipment and appropriate safe working practices.
Skills in:
  • Assigning and monitoring work and instructing others on the maintenance and repair of marine systems and equipment.
  • Diagnosing malfunctions and determining appropriate repairs.
  • Providing instruction, technical assistance and training to other marine employees.
  • Using logical, persuasive, and effective communications.
  • Keeping accurate and detailed records,
  • Working across the organizational hierarchy, as well as with other agencies and regulators.
  • Motivating diverse and geographically dispersed individuals in a team environment.
  • Handling multiple competing priorities in a timely, effective manner.
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing.
  • Using computers and software in a Windows-based operating environment.
  • Working cooperatively with others and discerning when technical and personnel issues need to be elevated within the Marine Services Department.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other Kitsap Transit employees, vendors and the public.
Licenses and Certifications:
  • A valid Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) within thirty days of hire is required
  • A valid Driver s License is required
  • Possession of a US Coast Guard issued Engineer s License is desired.
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Kitsap Transit

Washington, Bremerton - 98337
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