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Marine Systems Engineer

Job Description

Job Title:Marine Systems Engineer 
Reports To:Program Manager
Location:Holland, Michigan
FLSA:Exempt
Travel Required:Occasionally
Supervisory Position:No

General Summary

Marine Systems Engineers are specialist technical professionals who design, develop, build, install, inspect, and maintain the propulsion systems, engines, pumps and other pieces of technical equipment that make boats and other maritime vessels function effectively. These guys work on all kinds of ships, from ferries, cargo ships and hovercraft to cruise liners and military vessels, such as frigates, warships, and submarines. In this role, you will oversee the research, design and construction of marine vessels, infrastructure, and equipment. You will also conduct tests to inform the maintenance and repair of marine vehicles.

Marine Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Conducting research and tests to inform the design and construction of marine vehicles and equipment.
  • Preparing technical reports such as research, systems diagnostics, and design analysis documentation.
  • Presenting layout and engineering designs to clients and team members for analysis and feedback.
  • Supervising all aspects of the design process for structural, mechanical, and electrical systems.
  • Overseeing the construction of marine vessels and equipment to ensure their quality and integrity.
  • Performing quality control inspections and tests on all systems and equipment and installing upgrades, as needed.
  • Ensuring adherence to safety precautions and project timelines.
  • Training and supervising engineering teams including designers, mechanics, and construction staff.
  • Performing maintenance on marine vehicles and equipment.
  • Investigating and diagnosing technical issues and implementing effective repairs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in marine engineering or similar.
  • Relevant USCG engineer license.
  • Professional engineer (PE) certification preferred.
  • A minimum of four years’ experience as a marine engineer or similar.
  • Experience with engineering design software such as AutoCAD, Rhino 3D, and SOLIDWORKS.
  • Sound knowledge of maritime software such as HMI and PLC control systems.
  • Familiarity with maritime HM&E systems and naval construction processes.
  • Experience with a variety of engineering processes including mechanical, electrical, and software.
  • Excellent analytical thinking and problem-solving abilities.
  • Physically fit and able to work in strenuous circumstances and harsh weather conditions.