Port of New Orleans

Dredge Engineer

Port of New Orleans - Posted 1 year ago
$3k-5k/month  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Maintenance Engineer salary records


New Orleans, LA

Maintenance Engineer
Mid-Level, Senior
Company size
168 employees

Port:  New Orleans

Maintenance Engineer Job description

The Port of New Orleans (PORTNOLA) is a diverse deepwater port uniquely located on the Mississippi River near the Gulf of Mexico. PORTNOLA is seeking a Dredge Engineer who is mechanically inclined and with good organizational skills. 

The Engineer will report to the Dredge Chief Engineer and will work together on a collaborative basis. The dredge engineer will be responsible for the daily maintenance of the dredge, including any repair issues as well as the inventory of dredge tools and supplies. The engineer will be required to monitor and document temperature and fluid levels as well.

*The location of this vacancy is at The Port of New Orleans.*

The position currently consists of working a forty (40) hour work week (Monday –Wednesday) with overtime as necessary.



Port NOLA offers competitive benefits that prioritize safety, health and wellness for our employees.

Employees have access to the following benefits: 

  • Medical / Dental / Vision Insurance 
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Medical and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Life Insurance options
  • Long-Term Disability Plan
  • State of Louisiana LASERS state pension program
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 plan) with employer match
  • Paid Louisiana State Holidays, and paid Annual and Sick Leave 
  • Wellness Center located in the Port Administration Building
  • Ship Shape Wellness Program

 No Civil Service test score is required in order to be considered for this vacancy. 

To apply for this vacancy, click on the “Apply” link above and complete an electronic application, which can be used for this vacancy as well as future job opportunities. Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their application to determine where they are in the recruitment process. Further status message information is located under the Information section of the Current Job Opportunities page.

*Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of completed education and experience sections on your application. Applications may be rejected if incomplete.*

For further information about this vacancy contact:

April McKnight

Port of New Orleans / Human Resources 

P.O. Box 60046

New Orleans, LA 70160




One year of marine engine room experience on vessels powered by internal combustion inboard engines or one year of experience as an operator, mate, or deckhand in dredging operations

Job Concepts

The function of Work:

To service and maintain dredge engines.

Level of Work:


Supervision Received:

General from Dredge Master and/or Dredge Captain.

Supervision Exercised:

Line over Marine Oiler and Marine Deckhand.

Location of Work:

Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans.

Job Distinctions:

Differs from Dredge Master by lack of full supervisory responsibility over engine maintenance operations and subordinate Dredge Engineers.

Differs from Dredge Mate by primary responsibility for engine maintenance and operation.

Differs from Marine Oiler and Marine Deckhand by the independent performance of engine operation and maintenance and overseeing work of Oiler and Deckhand.

Examples of Work

Operates main propulsion engines, stopping, starting and controlling speeds.

Inspects and adjusts engines; cleans engine room.

Operates generating plant, air compressor, water and fuel pumps; charges batteries.

Maintains engine room equipment.

Receives and stores advise supervisor of supply levels.

Checks all engines for water and oil.

Orders parts for the dredge.

Oversees work of oiler and deckhand.

Changes oil in the engine.

Checks fire pumps for proper operation.

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