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EXEMPT__________________________________ No
SHIFT___________________________________  Day
REPORTS TO___________________  Dock Master

SALARY LEVEL_______________________________ Hourly
DEPARTMENT____________________________ Production
POSITION____________________________________ Skilled


Assists in Supervising all drydocking and undocking operations while ensuring the safety of personnel, ship being docked, and the safe operation of the dry docks at all times. 


  • Ensures compliance with appropriate Company, EPA, OSHA, and USCG regulations.

  • Ensures maintenance and associated record keeping of the floating dry dock and marine railways.

  • Plans and executes safe drydocking evolutions and vessel launchings.

  • Maintains positive stability of all vessels under company control.

  • Plans and schedules manpower, material, and equipment.

  • Trains personnel in the various aspects of dry dock operation and maintenance.

  • Supervises personnel assigned during vessel drydocking evolutions, vessel launching, vessel movements, dry dock maintenance, and preparations for aforementioned.



Minimum Education & Certifications Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 6 years work experience or equivalent experience.

  • Skilled in mechanical engineering or equivalent experience.

  • Successfully completed a drydocking training course by DM Consulting, or similar.



  • Knowledge of MIL-STD 1625 series, NAVSHIPS Technical Manual, Chapter 997, and Facility Certification Reports.
    Knowledge of docking procedures, ship handling, and ship design
    Proficient in computer applications such as MS Word, Excel, and ability to read AutoCAD

  • Must be able to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
    Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

  • Able to work with mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of plane and solid
    geometry, trigonometry and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
    Must have the ability to work with metric system conversions.


The physical demands described here are those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to tour all vessels, piers, docks, & work sites. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, & ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme heat; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Employer Rights:

This job description does not list all the duties of the job.  You may be asked by your foreman, supervisor, or manager to perform other duties.  You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.  The employer, in conjunction with MEA representation, has the right to revise this job description at any time.  The employer also reserves the right to restructure the company organization.  This job description is not a contract for employment.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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