Chief Engineer - Honolulu, HI

Location: Honolulu, HI

Department: Marine Operations

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

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 a Chief Engineer with the leader in the oil spill response industry.  The schedule is M-F 0700-1530 with the ability to go home nights and weekends.  The Chief Engineer would work under the direction of the Master, and be responsible for all maintenance and machinery on all engineering equipment, including but not limited to maintaining the highest standards of safety and ensuring the vessel condition is consistent with company standards.  


  • Current USCG license, DDE 4000HP (Min)
  • Valid USCG STCW medical certificate (Required)
  • TWIC card (Required)
  • Experience with Caterpillar engines, hydraulic, electrical and oil recovery equipment (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 and U.S. Passport


  • Responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of all shipboard propulsion, hydraulic, electrical and auxiliary systems.
  • Take charge of the Machinery Department, including fuel, ballast, water tanks, piping and fuel and lube oil inventory of the vessel.
  • Carry out the Preventative Maintenance program and repairs aboard the vessel, as well as, short-term and long-term Preventative Maintenance plans.
  • Communicate needs regarding supplies, spare parts, subcontractor assistance and regulatory requirements.
  • Completion of required records and reports relating to the Machinery Department.

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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