Fleet Manager - Baltimore, MD

T. Parker Host

By The Maritime Executive 2018-07-17 11:28:39

Experience required Yes
Work Schedule Full Time

Position Summary:

Overall in charge of operations for a fleet of tug boats, push boats and barges,
oversee the technical, operational, compliance, crewing, safety and development of the fleet. Manage the
fleet's operating expenses and budgets. Ensure Compliance with Class and Customer. Overseeing
Repairs, Engineering Projects, and preventive maintenance undertaken by ship’s crew and or contractors.
Manage the performance of the Fleet, ensure vessels are adequately staffed by quality crew to meet
operational needs.

Core Principles:

All employees must demonstrate an ability to adhere and understand the core
principles of the company. This team member must be able to provide value and depth to the Core
Principles of Host Terminals.
• Our PEOPLE are our greatest assets
• Their SAFETY is our top priority
• We provide exceptional SERVICE
• We believe every RELATIONSHIP is important
• We build on our LEGACY
• We conduct all business with INTEGRITY
• We know today's OPPORTUNITIES are tomorrow's growth
• We are DETECTIVES, understanding all activities within our markets

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:
• Supervise all fleet team members including boat crew and shore-side staff
• Critical role in Emergency Response Organization responding to any vessel casualty to ensure
preservation of life and to maximum extent vessel and cargo under crisis conditions
• On call 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days per year to respond to vessel casualties or other
• Responsible for maintaining budget and operating costs
• Manage technical requirements for a fleet of tugs and barges
• Act as primary point of contact for the customer
• Prepare specifications for vessel repair and maintenance activities
• Schedule routine maintenance on an ongoing basis
• Coordinate special projects such system upgrades, installations, refurbishments, refits, and hull
• Attend dockside and shipyard repair projects
• Keep accurate records of all maintenance performed using in-house software program, HELM.
• Responsible for assigned vessel performance metrics including budget, operating costs, reliability,
and planning.
• Other duties as may be assigned

Education, Knowledge, Experience, Skills and Abilities Required:
• College degree preferred, not required
• USCG Merchant Mariner’s License
• Previous sailing experience on tug/barge is preferred
• Previous shore side experience managing ship repair and maintenance projects preferred, dry
dock experience a plus.
• Knowledge of current USCG and ABS rules/regulations is required
• Ability to multi task and manage projects with little supervision
• Must be able to work out of town, especially for shipyard attendance
Physical Requirements:
• Must meet “fit for duty” requirements upon job offer (pre-employment physical and drug test)
• The employee must meet physical requirements including but not limited to, walking, stooping,
kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing up/down ladders and stairs, negotiating uneven and
moving surfaces
• Must be physically fit enough to pull heavy lines/hoses, lift, carry heavy items, climb onto barges
and up and down ladders.
• Must be able to work in difficult conditions with exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice,
snow, wind, heat, etc.)
• Must be comfortable working aboard boats and barges using heavy lines, winches, and
mechanical tools for repairs
• Ability to lift up to 75 pounds and work at protected heights up to 160 feet.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception, and ability to adjust focus