Purpose

    To have hands-on responsibility for Maher’s electrical infrastructure, maintenance, environmental, health, safety, energy, controls/instrumentation, civil engineering, and HVAC needs.  Support the Facility Manager by addressing the maintenance needs of the marine terminal facility through inspections of the terminal’s grounds, buildings and various other structures and provide supervision and project management support for construction and maintenance / repair activities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead/analyze projects and technical responsibilities that a typical facility would have on a day-to-day basis.  Assist the Facility Manager in the implementation of the facility maintenance program and assist with the responsibilities of the Facility Maintenance Department.
  • Responsible for the supervision of a facility maintenance team, including supervision of workorders, payroll, parts and materials stores and requisitions, safety, quality standards, and productivity.  Directly supervise and work with a department of ILA longshore mechanics to ensure that daily tasks related to the facilities systems are conducted, as well as establish a recurring program of more comprehensive maintenance.
  • Assist the Facility Manager is the implementation of the annual paving inspection and repair program.  Inspect, classify and document pavement deficiencies throughout the facility.  Prioritize and coordinate pavement repair with the various contractors and Maher stakeholders, and supervise the paving repair activities.
  • Perform scheduled and periodic inspections of facility condition and infrastructure, including pavement, drainage system, mooring systems, buildings, etc.  Document and report any deficiencies and make recommendations to remedy.  Manage projects to remedy deficiencies.
  • Propose and develop designs for the improvement of terminal facilities considering operating performance and safety.  Prepare, schedule, and manage assigned engineering and construction projects while effectively coordinating with all stakeholders.  Assist with and prepare designs and specifications.  Assist in the development of project budgets and track costs and progress against budgets and schedules.
  • Liaise with various terminal labor unions and insure safety, productivity, and harmony in the workforce.

Essential Qualifications and Skills

  • BS degree in Facilities Engineering, or equivalent engineering discipline
  • Must be able to obtain Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Must be able to obtain a Pier Superintendent’s License from the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor.
  • Applicable work experience in facility, civil/structural or mechanical engineering with relevant hands-on field inspection and project management experience
  • Experience with structural and mechanical engineering principles, codes, best practices and designs
  • Must have strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills and is equally comfortable working independently and as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with safety rules, regulations, fire safety codes, best practices and performance standards associated with operation and maintenance of buildings, facilities, and an industrial environment
  • Project management and onsite project supervision skills
  • Must be able to communicate effectively to all levels of the organization through verbal and written skills.
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills. Must be able to collaborate with key persons to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the company.

Other Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • Professional Engineering License preferred but not required
  • Achievement of a Facilities Engineer / Management related credential.  For example:
    • Facilities Management Professional (FMP)
    • Certified Professional Maintenance Manager (CPMM)
    • Certified Plant Engineer (CPE)
  • Proficiency in 2D Computer Aided Design Systems
  • Advanced MS Office skills including Excel, Word and Project
  • Technical report writing and presentation skills

Interested candidates should apply to:
Facilities Engineer