Port Technician, Moran Baltimore

Are you looking to join one of the most well-known companies within the Maritime industry? If so, consider joining Moran Towing Corporation as a Port Technician for Moran Baltimore. Moran Towing Corporation – www.morantug.com – has survived and prospered by continuously reinventing itself for over 160 years. From our beginnings in 1860 as a tugboat company, we have grown from those roots to become a dominant provider of towing services, bulk marine transportation, LNG support operations, and environmental recovery services along the eastern seaboard and into the Gulf. While economies, cultures, markets, and technology will always continue to evolve, our steadfast commitment to partnering with our employees and customers to solve our customers’ marine transportation needs has enabled us to stay the course year after year. 

Reporting to the Port Engineer, Moran Baltimore, this position is full-time, salaried, non-exempt, and works the hours of Moran Baltimore business hours Monday through Friday, and as necessary during off-hours, weekends, and holidays. 

Position Summary
This position is responsible for: 

  • Demonstrate, promote, and oversee safe working practices in accordance with Moran’s safety Management System. 
  • Identify, promote, and oversee safe work practices in the work environment with all employees. 
  • Perform safety compliance checks aboard vessels. 
  • Manage and oversee safety compliance when vendors are aboard. 

Specific Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to: 

  • Troubleshoot and evaluate mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic problems, and repair as needed. 
  • Assist with vessel maintenance relating to engineering, including monitoring work in progress for planned and unplanned maintenance. 
  • Serve as primary local point of contact for repair contractors and parts suppliers when outside assistance is required. 
  • Assist in scheduling and attending ABS surveys and USCG inspections as required. 
  • Review, input, and update Moran’s Operating Management System (OMS). 
  •  Review maintenance software usage, including timely completion of daily logs and scheduled maintenance tasks. 
  • Monitor tug engineering daily reports, fuel, and ballast quantity. 
  • Manage/purchase critical spares and consumables as applicable. 
  • Coordinate purchasing and distribution of engine/deck supplies. 
  • Assist in the evaluation and corrective action for emergency or casualty repairs as needed. 
  • Teach/illustrate fleet engineers new or unfamiliar tasks to assist in personnel development. 
  • Obtain a Person-In-Charge (PIC) qualification to manage and instruct engineers for fuel transfer to/from a vessel as necessary. 
  • Assist with tug shipyard periods/drydockings as necessary. 
  • Communicate and collaborate with regional port engineering staff as necessary for updates and guidance. 
  • Assist Operating Unit Manager with miscellaneous tasks as needed for optimal divisional and asset performance. 

Physical Abilities include the ability to: 

  • Sit or stand for long periods of time. 
  • Frequently reach, bend, stoop, and crawl. 
  • Frequent walking and navigating stairs, ladders, and uneven surfaces. 
  • Occasional tool use to include wide range of combined physical motions. 
  • Occasionally lift 75lbs. 
  • Speak, hear, and see (color vision required). 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Minimum High School diploma required; maritime degree and/or education preferred. 
  • At least 2-3 years relevant work experience required; maritime industry experience preferred. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs. 
  • Valid driver’s license. 
  • Ability to obtain MMD and TWIC documentation. 
  • Past work experience that demonstrates good judgment, work flexibility, high level of initiative and organization. 

Moran offers competitive pay and excellent benefits, including a stellar 401(k) Plan. To be considered, apply online at Tugboat Jobs & Marine Transportation Careers | Moran Towing (morantug.com) by submitting a cover letter and resume with the subject line Port Technician, Moran Baltimore. 

Moran Towing Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. 

By Kim Norton