Edison Chouest Offshore companies



First Assistant Engineer

Status: Now Accepting Applications

Company: Galliano Marine Service

16201 East Main Street

Cut Off, LA 70345

Recruiter: Clint Shicksnider


Applicants should submit resume and copy of credentials to .

Interviews will be completed virtually with selected candidates through Google Meet or FaceTime.

The first assistant engineer is responsible for monitoring work environments to ensure safe operations and/or adherence to client and regulatory specifications.

Essential Functions

The first assistant engineer will:

  • Ensure paperwork requirements are met.
  • Understand procedures and be able to receive and pump all fluids and cargo.
  • Adhere to and comply with company policies and USCG and environmental regulations.
  • Work a rotation watch involving 12 hours in a 24-hour period with occasional hours not to exceed 14 consecutive hours.
  • Overhaul lifeboats and lifeboat gear and lower or raise lifeboats with winch or falls.
  • Participate in safety and rescue drills for emergency situations.
  • Provide and/or assist with training.
  • Lubricate deck machinery and equipment.
  • Be knowledgeable of all the vessel's machinery, troubleshooting, and routine maintenance.
  • Perform any duty that may be required as part of training.
  • Ensure the cleanliness of the engine room, bilges, rudder room, and void spaces; maintain engine-room watch when underway; examine machinery for specified pressures and flow of lubricants; and oils and greases moving parts.
  • Remain alert at all times for potential hazards.
  • Be responsible for imparting knowledge about the specific features, characteristics, and procedures of the vessel operations to crew members and the orientation of all new personnel aboard the vessel.
  • Provide on-the-job training.
  • Be responsible for ongoing safety programs aboard the vessel, emergency drills, and emphasizing the use of PE.
  • Ensure that he/she is capable of navigating through and communicating the requirements and contents of the MS to company representatives, regulatory personnel, and vessel crew members.
  • Perform any other additional duties that may be required or assigned.
  • Instruct and assist in maintenance and repair.
  • Ensure moral and discipline.
  • Hold a valid license by the US Coast Guard.
  • Be responsible for the efficient management of the engineering department and to keep the master fully informed of the state of the machinery and equipment. The first assistant engineer will supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating, proper labeling, inspecting, and/or maintaining propulsion engines, deck machinery, electrical refrigeration, and/or sanitary equipment.
  • Report any shortcomings, inaccuracies, or conflicts in any portion of the MS to the master.

The first assistant engineer may be concerned with only one phase of duties, such as maintenance of the ship's gear and decks or watch duties.

Emergency Response Functions

Safety-sensitive duties include, but are not limited to: directing and mustering passengers in emergencies, passing out lifejackets, controlling and operating lifesaving equipment, and controlling and operating firefighting equipment.

A safety-sensitive position is any position on board a vessel that requires the person filling that position to perform one or more safety-sensitive duties on either a routine or emergency-only basis.

Any person filling a safety-sensitive position is subject to U.S Coast Guard drug and alcohol testing.

All crew members are considered to be filling safety-sensitive positions as well.

The first assistant engineer will:

  • Ensure first aid is provided to victims.
  • Launch lifeboats/life rafts.
  • Perform firefighting and damage control.
  • Be responsible for securing the water-tight or gas-tight integrity of the vessel.
  • Perform emergency repairs.
  • Operate fixed firefighting equipment.
  • Assist on deck for a man-overboard crisis.
  • Be directed by the master/mate to take appropriate actions at the scene of any emergency.

Security Functions

The first assistant engineer will perform designated security duties.

HSE Responsibilities

The first assistant engineer will:

  • Document and notify supervisor immediately of any accidents/illnesses/vessel incidents/near misses/etc.
  • Participate and supervise the company's safety programs (i.e., Safety Observations, Toolbox Talks, Permit to Work, Near Miss, Risk Assessments, etc.)
  • Utilize the "Stop Work Authority" if any personal safety, environmental risk, property damage or company reputation are at risk.
  • Be responsible for ensuring the maintenance and use of all necessary PPE.
  • Perform all duties while wearing protective equipment to include foul-weather gear, PFDs, gloves, boots, eye protection, hearing protection, etc.
  • Be responsible for ensuring and supervising the elimination of at-risk behaviors by reducing unsafe conditions and unsafe acts on and around the work site.

Minimum Qualifications/Competency Testing

  • Basic 5-day training
  • Proficiency in survival craft
  • Advanced firefighting
  • Decision driving if needed
  • Safe Gulf/PEC Basic
  • Environmental awareness
  • Leadership and managerial skills
  • Bridge/engine-room resource management
  • Management of electrical and electronic control equipment

Minimum Requirements

  • Valid Merchant Mariner Credential
  • Valid USCG Medical Certificate (STCW Date)
  • First Assistant Engineer of Motor Propelled Vessels
  • Endorsements required: III/1, III/4, VI/1, VI/2, VI/3, VI/4, and VI/6
  • Valid TWIC Card


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • 401(k)
  • Company-paid short-term disability

EOE AA M/F/VET/Disability

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