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City DOT is hiring marine oilers for ferry operations starting at $61,555

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The city's Department of Transportation is accepting applications for marine oilers, ferry operations, to work out of Staten Island Bay Street terminal. The starting salary is $61,555.

The work

Under direct supervision, marine oilers assist the marine engineer in the operation, maintenance and repair of motor ferry operation, auxiliary, and related equipment at the Staten Island Ferry.

For example, they maintain appropriate levels of oil, lubricant in all main engines, ship service diesel generators, main propulsion equipment, shaft bearings, reduction gears and pumps as needed to properly safeguard vessel equipment. 

They also maintain and clean lube oil stores, operate and clean oil filtration and centrifuge equipment, grease/lubricate bearings, pumps and couplings, and adjusts steam burning boiler drafts. 

Marine oilers maintain proper combustion, pressure and water levels in boilers, read gauges and other indicators such as fuel oil pressure and temperature, and steam pressure on heating boilers.

They also assist the marine engineer in the operation, maintenance and repair of motor ferry operation, auxiliary and related equipment, and make manual repairs on boilers and boiler auxiliaries under supervision of the marine engineer. They clean, scrape and/or paint compartments, bulkheads, auxiliary machinery, boiler room plates and bilges and boilers as needed. 

In the ferry terminals, they operate heating boilers; clean and adjust burners; maintain boiler feed pumps; secure and clean strainers; and maintain proper temperature and pressure in fuel oil system. They also inspect below-deck emergency and rescue equipment and perform required duties at fire drills in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard and department regulations. They take required actions in the event of an actual fire, rescue or other emergency, pump sludge tanks to drums on deck and supervise their removal. 

They make periodic inspections of all auxiliary machinery in engineering spaces, examine hull for water leakage and bulkheads for water seepage and look for structural damage in all below deck compartments. 

They perform other maintenance and report on routine findings to supervisors after making inspections. 

Minimum requirements

Successful candidates will have either 1) two years of full-time, satisfactory experience as a designated duty engineer or qualified member of the engine department, serving as a junior engineer, oiler, or fireman/watertender, or a combination thereof. They must have a valid Merchant Mariner’s Credential issued by the United States Coast Guard with endorsement as a DDE of motor vessels of any horsepower or QMED with the following ratings: any rating, junior engineer, oiler or fireman/watertender; or

2. Eighteen months of full-time satisfactory marine experience in a position or a combination of positions described in "1" above and possession of a valid Merchant Mariner’s Credential issued by the United States Coast Guard with endorsement as a DDE of motor vessels of any horsepower or QMED with the following ratings: any rating, junior engineer, oiler, or fireman/watertender; plus sufficient training of a relevant nature acquired in an approved trade or vocational high school to make up the equivalent of the remaining six months of required experience. Six months of acceptable experience will be credited for each year of approved trade or vocational high school; or

3) A baccalaureate degree in marine engineering, marine technology or related field from an accredited college and possession of a valid engineer license or Merchant Mariner’s Credential with endorsement for third assistant engineer or higher of motor vessels issued by the Coast Guard.

Other requirements

Candidates will be required to undergo a medical examination prior to appointment and thereafter, pursuant to Coast Guard regulations. Candidates must also pass a drug screening to be appointed. Marine oilers are subject to random drug and alcohol testing during their employment.

Incumbents’ Merchant Mariner credential with endorsement and medical certificate must be maintained for the duration of their employment.

At the time of appointment, candidates must possess a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential issued by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, which must must be maintained for the duration of employment.

This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a program.  Please indicate in your resume or cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a program.

To apply

Please visit www.nyc.gov/careers/search and search for job ID number: 467397. For current city employees, please log into Employee Self Service at hrb.nycaps.nycnet and follow the careers link.

For more information, go to www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/about/employ.shtml.

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