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DDE 4K HP--Foss Ocean Fleet

DDE 4K HP--Foss Ocean Fleet
450 Alaskan Way South Ste 706, Seattle, Washington 98104

The Designated Duty Engineer (DDE) is responsible for the maintenance, preservation, operation, and readiness of the ship's propulsion machinery, mechanical and electrical systems, and damage control equipment. The DDE is also responsible for fueling operations, pollution control, logs and record keeping. Depending on the vessel, the DDE may act as Chief Engineer or the engineer in charge of a watch in a periodically unmanned engine room.


Vessel Maintenance

  • Troubleshoots and repairs all engines, pumps, machinery, and electrical components
  • Ensures proper implementation of maintenance schedules for all engineering equipment
  • Maintains proper markings, tags, and color coding of various systems
  • Inspects, monitors, and checks system parameters of all auxiliary systems and machinery. Checks operating procedures, temperatures, pressures, and fluid levels
  • Maintains or ensures cleanliness of engineering spaces
  • Responsible for monthly engineering reports to be submitted to management
  • Maintains vessel parts inventory levels
  • Works on deck as needed: handles lines, makes/breaks tow


  • Responsible for proper maintenance of onboard alarms and safety systems
  • Responsible for safety of personnel in engine room

Supervisory and Leadership of Direct Staff

  • Supervises and trains junior engineers on maintenance procedures
  • Trains deckhand-engineers in preventive maintenance procedures
  • Strong maritime background with a thorough understanding of vessel operations and equipment capabilities/limitations
  • Ability to independently implement all routine engineering procedures
  • Implements appropriate casualty control measures in response to engineering casualties
  • Reads/interprets technical data, specifications, and drawings
  • Basic knowledge of welding and burning procedures and hot work safety precautions
  • Ability to safely transfer fuel and oils
  • Knowledge of MARPOL regulations and pollution prevention procedures
  • Maintenance and operation of bilge, ballast, fire, fresh water and sanitary systems
  • Ability to communicate, in English, across all written, spoken and listening levels
  • Must possess a valid USCG National Designated Duty Engineer License (4000 HP)
  • Must possess valid STCW 111/1 OICEW or STCW 111/3
  • Must possess a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

Working Conditions:

Works in engine room in hot, wet, humid, noisy, and odorous conditions. Occasionally exposed to paints, solvents, thinners, and fumes.

Physical/Mental Demands:

  • Sitting: Sits to complete engineer logs and reports
  • Climbs/jumps from pier to vessel and vice versa
  • Balancing: Balances continuously on vessel in various sea and weather conditions
  • Kneels, crouches, and crawls to pick up tools and perform checks, repairs, and general maintenance of machinery
  • Twists and reaches around equipment to perform checks and repairs
  • Stands/walks while performing engine checks and repairs
  • Handles/fingers hand tools, hand-held power tools, and parts
  • Coordinates movements to perform engineer and general maintenance duties
  • 20/40 correctable vision in each eye to work with equipment and machinery.
  • Color vision is required to distinguish color-coded systems and liquid chemicals
  • Pushes, pulls, lifts, and carries machinery up to 50 pounds.

Foss Maritime Company is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We are committed to a diverse workforce and taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Foss is a drug-free employer and a participant of the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.


Candidate under the direct supervision of the Port Captain and assigned vessel Captain will gain experience through training of the intricacies of Vessel maneuvering, Port Operations, Customer Service, Engineering, Lines of Business understanding, and Safety. Candidates will receive training and experience on VSP and ASD propulsion systems, various towing configurations, and Ship Assist methods. Candidate will receive training and experience in rigging, synthetic line care and utilization, ISM, SMS, VMS and Leadership Development.



  • Develop the necessary techniques to work towards common objectives using effective directing, motivating and development skills for maximum employee performance.
  • Using coaching and delegation to empower employees and take corrective action when needed.
  • Encourage career development and job skills training.
  • Plans, organizes information, defines and prioritizes tasks and develops resources to meet organizational goals.
  • Develop excellent communication skills in order to communicate effectively with contractors and customers.
  • This includes the ability to translate information received from contractors and customers into Marine Operations using sound decisions.
  • Knowledge of equipment - what is the job at hand and what equipment is best suited to handle the job.
  • Assist with inspection of Tugs; ensure compliances and learning the Foss SMS/ ISM/VMS.
  • Understand and comply with Foss policies and procedures.
  • Pay attention to the schedule and learn how to make decisions that will ultimately complete jobs, as per customers request and on time.
  • Being aware of crewing issues and dealing with continuous change.
  • Proper procedures for dealing with emergency situations, the decisions that need to be made based on what needs to be done, including the notifications that are essential and must be completed.
  • Carry out all required drills.
  • Learn tug line handling skills by working with the experienced deckhands on deck as directed by the vessel Master.


  • Learn how to change fuel filters while underway.
  • Learn how to start generators, put online and switch power.
  • Learn how to start and stop main engines.
  • Learn how to line up firefighting pumps.
  • Learn how to line up bilge pumps.
  • Learn and observe fuel transfer procedures.
  • Learn how to request and receive supplies.

ASD & VSP Propulsion Systems:

  • Complete a vessel orientation Foss form 009 for all vessels he /she is assigned to.
  • The candidate must complete all aspects of maneuvering qualifications on ASD and VSP boat.
  • Must complete and be signed off on the appropriate sections of Foss form 23.
  • Upon completion of qualifications the candidate must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Port Captain and at least one Foss out of region Coast Guard authorized Towing Officer Designated Examiner his/her abilities of any or all of the maneuvering qualifications.
  • Must have ability to deviate from established routines on short notice and be able to recognize the level of importance of new assignments.
  • Ability wo work a varied work schedule.
  • Market conditions change continually and without warning; as a result, demands on the vessel and crew can range from intermittently high requiring around the clock operations to relatively passive.
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks accordingly to meet deadlines without sacrificing operational quality.
  • Must be a team player but at the same time be willing to exercise authority when required.
  • Must have the ability to motivate employees and to earn and obtain their committed effort.
  • Strong decision making and problem solving abilities are a must.
  • Should have good negotiating skills to deal with regulators, customers, vendors and labor union personnel.
  • Must possess strong written and oral communicative skills.
  • Knowledge of computers, office equipment, navigation instruments and vessel machinery.
  • Ability to use navigational methods and techniques.
  • Minimum of two years vessel experience as a Deckhand, Deckhand/Engineer or licensed deck officer experience.
  • Must possess a valid Merchant Mariners Document (MMD) or Merchant Mariners Credential (MMC).
  • Must possess any AB rating (able seaman) with Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW) and Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat with Life Boatman.
  • Must possess Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
  • Must possess and maintain valid state driver's license.
  • Must possess and maintain valid passport.
  • STCW Basic Safety Training with Certificate.
  • Upon next license renewal must obtain "Master of Towing Vessels upon Oceans" endorsement.
  • Must complete the TOAR during qualification period.


  • Must be physically fit enough to climb aboard tugs and barges, ascend and descend ladders and balance while aboard vessels in a seaway.
  • Must be able to kneel, stoop, use stairs, reach overhead, and stand for long periods of time.
  • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, etc.).
  • Must have the ability and flexibility to work a variety of schedules and hours including overtime, weekend work, night work, and holiday work.
  • Must not be afraid of heights or narrow walkways.
  • Noise level may be loud requiring ear protection.
  • Surface may be slopping and slippery.

Foss Maritime Company is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We are committed to a diverse workforce and taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Foss is a drug-free employer and a participant of the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

As part of the Company's continuing efforts to prioritize the health and wellbeing of its employees and those it serves, the Company will require that the individual who fills this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious accommodation exempting the individual from the requirement.

Marine Engineers
Salary Range
$49,000.00 - $88,000.00
per Year
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Seattle, WA, 98104, US