Oiler/Assitant Engineer - Perth Amboy, NJ

Location: Perth Amboy, NJ

Department: Marine Operations

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

Marine Spill Response Corporation is a not-for-profit, U.S. Coast Guard Classified Oil Spill Removal Organization. MSRC was formed in 1990 to offer oil spill response services and mitigate damage to the environment. MSRC offers a full range of oil spill response capabilities intended to help meet the planning criteria of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.

MSRC is offering an excellent career opportunity for an Oiler / Assistant Engineer with the leader in the oil spill response industry.  The Oiler/Assistant Engineer will assists the Chief Engineer in the day-to-day operations, maintenance, and repair of all equipment and systems.


  • Current USCG license, Oiler/QMED (minimum), Assistant Engineer (preferred)
  • License endorsements must list endorsements specific to; STCW, lifeboatman, and RFPEW
  • Valid USCG medical certificate (STCW) required
  • Capable of prolonged, strenuous work onboard vessels at sea
  • Effective leadership and written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to operate industrial equipment and their systems safely
  • Ability to operate a personal computer
  • 40-Hour Hazwoper is desired
  • Employment is contingent upon:
    • completion of a successful background check,
    • pre-hire medical exam and drug screen;
    • ability to obtain a valid drivers license, TWIC, and U.S. Passport


  • Stand engine room watches as required at sea and during maneuvering.
  • Operate systems and equipment in accordance with procedures or as otherwise directed by the Chief Engineer.
  • Be familiar with normal and emergency operating procedures for the steering gear, generators, bilge pump, and fire pump.
  • Become familiar with system and equipment emergency operating procedures.
  • Assist with preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and repair, approved modifications, and record keeping.
  • Conduct routine tests and inspections (i.e., lube oil testing, cooling water testing).

Physical Requirements Include, Among Others:

  • Requires standing, lifting up to 45lbs
  • Requires the ability to wear the personnel protective equipment prescribed by posted signs and written instruction
  • Able to work in various temperatures indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions including heat, cold, rain or dry environments
  • Ability to perform work in various sea conditions, under all environmental conditions, often wet/oily decks


Internal Applicants:
To facilitate process, internal applicants are encouraged to speak with their supervisor and/or their HRA about their interest in, and application for, this position.

Marine Spill Response Corporation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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