Edison Chouest Offshore companies



Assistant Engineer (Overseas)

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 assistant engineer will monitor work environments to ensure safe operations and/or adherence to client and regulatory specifications.

Marine Functions

The 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 the company policies, USCG regulations, 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 vessels machinery, troubleshooting, and routine maintenance.
  • Perform any duty that may be required as part training.
  • Ensure 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 oil and grease 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 PPE.
  • 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 morale and discipline.
  • Hold a valid license by the US Coast Guard.
  • Be responsible for the efficient management of the engineering department and keeping the master fully informed of the state of the machinery and equipment.
  • Supervise and coordinate activities of crew engaged in operating, proper labeling, inspection and maintaining propulsion engines, deck machinery, electrical refrigeration, and sanitary equipment.
  • Report any shortcomings, inaccuracies, or conflicts in any portion of the MS to the master.

The assistant engineer may be concerned with only one phase of duties, such as maintenance of 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 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 an emergency.
  • Perform designated security duties.
  • Document and notify supervisor immediately of any accidents/illnesses/vessel incidents/near misses/etc.
  • Participate in 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.

Security Functions

The assistant engineer will perform the following security functions:

  • Vessel Security Officer (as designated by the master)
  • Vessel Security Officer

QHSE Responsibilities

The assistant engineer will:

  • Direct and muster passengers in emergencies, passing out lifejackets, controlling and operating lifesaving equipment, controlling and operating firefighting equipment.

Supervisory Functions

The assistant engineer will be responsible for the QMED/oiler and wiper.

Work Environment

The assistant engineer will work in a marine industrial environment in locations not accessible to definitive medical care.

Physical Demands

The assistant engineer will be:

  • Required to be able to read and write in English, calculate, have estimation skills, possess good verbal presentation, and be able to communicate effectively.
  • Required to be able to tolerate repetitive and prolonged postures involving standing, sitting, twisting, squatting, kneeling, stooping, bending, pushing, pulling, stretching, reaching, and reaching to full range from above head to the floor.
  • Required to be able to utilize good dexterity and frequently use one or two hands throughout the work period.
  • Required to have good balance/coordination when walking over uneven and/or slippery surfaces.
  • Required to have sufficient cardio-respiratory fitness to perform medium-heavy physical labor involving the ability to sit and/or stand for extended time frames, walk for prolonged periods, handle various tools, climb ladders, and climb stairwells.
  • Subject to adverse weather conditions including rough seas, cold and elevated temperatures, and humid conditions.
  • Required to be able to lift at least 100 pounds from floor to waist.
  • Required to be able to lift at least 75 pounds from floor to shoulder.
  • Required to be able to lift at least 25 pounds from floor to head.
  • Required to demonstrate 90 pounds of grip strength in dominant hand and 80 pounds in nondominant hand.
  • Required to demonstrate physical demand requirements during initial pre-employment physical and any future physicals while employed.
  • Able to repeatedly walk the length of the vessel.
General Physical Activities Assistant Engineer
Standing C
Sitting O
Walking C
Stooping F
Kneeling F
Squatting O
Body Twisting C
Crawling O
Reaching C
Lifting F
Carrying F
Pushing F
Pulling F
Climbing Ladders F
Climbing Stairs F
Balancing C
Manual Dexterity C
Writing C
Sense of Touch/Sense of Smell C
Hearing > 10-ft. Range C
Vision/Depth Perception C
Reading C
Speaking Clearly C
Up to 10 lb C
11-25 lb F
26-50 lb F
51-100 lb F
>100 lb O
Up to 10 lb C
11-25 lb F
26-50 lb F
51-100 lb F
>100 lb O
Up to 10 lb C
11-25 lb F
26-50 lb F
51-100 lb F
>100 lb O


O – occasionally (less than 33% of work time)

F – frequently (34-66% of work time)

C – constantly (67%-100% of work time)

N – not a significant part of the job

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Safety focus
  • Ability to maintain work environment
  • Adaptability
  • Decision-making abilities

Minimum Requirements

  • Valid Merchant Mariner Credential
  • Valid USCG Medical Certificate (STCW Date)
  • Valid TWIC Card
  • Valid passport with more than six months until expiration
  • Travel vaccinations required (and provided)
  • Assistant Engineer of Offshore Service Vessels endorsement or higher (no tonnage or HP restriction)
  • 74/46 schedule (includes required 14-day quarantine)


  • 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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