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Propulsion Engineer

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You will be working as a Field Service Propulsion Engineer attending jobs with small teams or on solo projects, reporting to the Service Manager. Working on Niigata Z drives and gearboxes, experience in Ulstein/Berg/Azimuth/Rolls Royce/Brunvol VPP or CPP propellers & thrusters would be beneficial also the ability to work on gearboxes, clutches and oil distribution boxes. The successful candidate would be expected to work on diesel engines as and when required when no propulsion work is available.

Main Functions and Duties of Field Service Propulsion Engineer:
  • Support the line manager and other team leaders
  • Liaise with customers and suppliers as appropriate
  • Manage all assigned jobs according to the technical and work instructions supplied either on sole projects or leading a team
  • First line response to the job for delivery on time and quality issues
  • Maintain contact with manager to establish existing workload and spares requirements
  • Prepare for jobs by checking equipment, spares and documentation are ready
  • Ensure that all job documentation is provided on a clear and timely basis
  • Identify any areas that require remedial work or further attention and advise customer and manager as necessary, take corrective action where appropriate
  • Maintain a clean, organised and productive work area within the workshop and whilst on customers sites and also including company vehicles and equipment
  • Attend operational reviews and conduct pre-shift briefs
  • Allocate engineers to jobs and specific tasks
  • Ensure company equipment is appropriate for the job and issued and returned on time
  • Ensure that regular inspections of designated company vehicle/trailer are carried out in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and the company H&S procedures.
  • Report any defects and take appropriate action to have them rectified
  • Ensure that timesheets are submitted accurately and on time, and those of your team if necessary
  • Identify opportunities for additional work and report to management
  • Ensure that all personal and company supplied tools and equipment are calibrated according to established procedures and are fit for purpose
  • Carry out basic equipment maintenance, identify and correct faults and report to manager if required
  • Ensure a safe working environment
  • Observe established health, safety and environmental responsibilities – and comply with manufacturers guidelines when using tools and equipment
  • Maintain a working knowledge of company Quality management system as it affects the specific role and that of the team
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with company Quality Management system and customer specifications or contracts
  • Any other appropriate support to engineering function as required


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Ref KES-V/5055-JCV8

Job title Propulsion Engineer

Area Newcastle Upon Tyne

Salary Negotiable

Hours of work Working 40 hours per week.

Permanent / Temporary Permanent

Essential experience or special requirements

Essential Experience
 *  Success in this role will be judged by the following key performance indicators:
 *  Ability to lead major overhauls on medium and high speed engines
 *  Effective management of a team of engineers on a job to job basis
 *  Completion of jobs to an agreed timescale and costs
 *  Ability to investigate problems and identify solutions

Desirable Experience
 *  Medium and high speed engine and ancillary equipment knowledge
 *  Management skills including motivation, training and development
 *  Computer skills (Microsoft package minimum)
 *  Relevant industry certification
 *  Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training

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