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Chief Engineer – American Queen Steamboat Company


This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted April 8, 2021.

NOW GATHERING APPLICATIONS FOR AQSC 2021 SEASON START UPSIn addition to the application process please copy and paste the link below into a separate browser window for consideration. Chief Engineer is responsible for supervising and coordinating the work activities of officers and crew engaged in operating and maintaining paddlewheel, engines, boilers, deck machinery and electrical refrigeration and sanitary equipment aboard the vessel.

This position oversees the installation and repair of systems and equipment onboard by outside contractors.

The Chief Engineer directs, coordinates and exercises functional authority for the planning, organization, control, integration and completion of engineering projects.Essential Duties & Responsibilities* Inspect engines and other equipment and instruct crew on the repair or replacement of defective parts* Plan and formulate engineering programs and prioritize staff assignments according to project requirements* Review department operations for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, passenger requirements and those requirements of the USCG and other regulatory bodies* Calculate and monitor daily fuel and feed water consumption of the vessel* Arrange fuel schedules and orders* Maintain departmental work/overtime records and prepare engine department payroll* Prepare and review recommendations for repair work to the vessel* Review and approve departmental requisitions for stores* Responsible for informing the Captain of any pertinent information for reporting needs including, but not limited to, mechanical, medical, damage, large preventable issues, etc.* Overall safe operation of the vessel as carried out through the orders of the captain* Perform any duties and tasks as deemed necessary by the Port Engineer* Ensure behavior and performance supports the company’s Mission; promotes year-round success of system* Solicits feedback; takes action to continuously improve success of team* Comply with safety and operating procedures* Participate in all safety drills and training* Performs other duties if required since above stated describe only a regular working day and may not be inclusive of every task needed to achieve resultsRequirements & QualificationsEducation:* HS Diploma or Equivalent Required* Bachelor’s degree preferred in a related fieldProfessional Certification(s) or License:* USCG License as an unlimited Chief Engineer* DDE 4000+ Engineer’s License (AE only)* Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
– ability to obtain and maintain* Valid Driver’s License* Copy of DD214, if Veteran statusSkills & Abilities:* Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must be fluent in English* Ability to interact with individuals at all levels in a pleasant and professional mannerExperience:* At least five years of experience required in a position with duties and responsibilities directly related to this position* Cruise industry experience preferredOther:* Must be at least 21 years of age* Submit to and pass alcohol and drug tests as mandated by the USCG including but not limited to pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident/incident testing.*Additional requirements may be required depending on the physical needs of the roleOur Values-RESPECTAt Hornblower Group and American Queen Steamboat Company, our mission is to create amazing experiences
– not only for our guests, but our employees.

Our company values (RESPECT) and operating principles (Hornblower 12) allow us to live out our mission of creating amazing experiences.RESPECT stands for: Respect, Environment, Safety First, Professionalism, Exceed, Communication and Teamwork.

Our Operating Principles, known as the Hornblower 12 demonstrate the ways we promise to engage to live those values:* We treat others
– guests and fellow crew members alike
– with Respect, by fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.* We are stewards of the Environment through practicing conservation, protection and education.* We believe in Safety First by creating and maintaining a safe and secure workplace.* We are Professional, and will demonstrate that in the following ways:* We are on time
– to start and stop
– and we come prepared.* We make objective data
– and logic-based decisions with limited emotion.* We prioritize by making difficult trade-offs and fast, quality decisions.

We follow the 80:100 rule, making decisions that are at least 80% right, but 100% actionable.* We Exceed expectations, embracing these principles:* As employees, we expect to win, but always prepare and passionately compete like an underdog.* We strive to innovate and reinvent, always looking forward and not stuck in the past.* We value Communication, by following guiding principles:* We listen to each other
– fellow crew members and guests
– and are responsive, vehemently following the 24-hour rule.* We are transparent and efficient in our processes and do not entertain politics and bureaucracy.* Teamwork helps drive us towards success, and together we embody teamwork by:* We function as a team, playing our role and trusting our teammates.* We work hard but have fun and don’t take ourselves too seriously.* And most importantly, we take the time to recognize and celebrate our successes together under the Hornblower family!EEOAmerican Queen Steamboat Company is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We prohibit discrimination and or/harassment of any type, including but not limited to discrimination and or harassment based upon race, religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, pregnancy or relation medical conditions, childbirth, breastfeeding, parental status, veteran and/or military statue, disability (physical or mental) medical condition, genetic information or characteristics, political affiliation, domestic violence survivor status, marital status, or other characteristics prohibited by federal, state, or local law.

Additionally, the Company participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations.

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