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EXEMPT__________________________________ No
SHIFT___________________________________  Day
REPORTS TO___________________  Dock Master

SALARY LEVEL_______________________________ Hourly
DEPARTMENT____________________________ Production
POSITION____________________________________ Skilled


The Dock Maintenance Tech is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all facilities' dry docks under the direction of the Dock Master to develop integral dry dock operations/production team geared towards creating highly efficient dry dock repair periods. Candidate must have a strong work ethic and possess an aptitude for mechanical, electrical, and structural systems.


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

  • Executing the maintenance work done on all dry docks

  • Assists in the vessel movements at the facility.

  • Able to assist read and interpret dry dock plans

  • Installs conduit to bulkheads with brackets and screws, using hand tools, and threads wires through conduit to terminals, for example connection boxes, circuit breakers, voltage regulators, and switch panels.

  • Strips insulation from wire ends and solders ends to terminals, using stripping pliers and soldering iron. Connects power-supply circuits to radio, radar, sonar, fire control, and other electronic equipment.

  • Tests electrical characteristics, for example, voltage, resistance, and phase angle, in circuits, using voltmeters, ohmmeters, and phase rotation indicators.

  • Troubleshoots electrical equipment and circuits using appropriate test equipment to detect and effect required maintenance, repairs, or replacement requirements.

  • Performs maintenance and repair of generators, switchboards, controllers, circuit breakers, electrical motors, distribution panels, alarm and lighting circuits.

  • Conducts insulation resistance measurements of electrical cables to determine condition and effects repairs or replacements as required.

  • Supervises and participates in the installation and/or alteration to electrical systems aboard ships.

  • Maintains adequate inventories of electrical spare parts and requisitions replacements as required.




  • Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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



  • Knowledge of docking procedures, ship handling, and ship design 

  • Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

  • Hands-on approach in maintenance operations, specifically in the areas of mechanical, electrical, structural, and preservation

  • Knowledge of vessel's characteristics, terminology & handling such as types of configurations of dry dock blocks, and materials used, and stability and effects of vessels

  • Ability to perform long term maintenance and repair plans

  • Possess the aptitude for mechanical, electrical, and structural systems
    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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