Requisition Number: CHElectrician
Job Title: Chief Electrician
City: Staten Island
State: NY

Chief Electrician

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Description/Job Summary

The Chief Electrician analyzes and corrects electrical problems and repairs and overhauls electrical equipment and controls.


  • Works with vessel Port Engineers to determine electrical/ electronic problems and develops a plan to correct the same. 
  • Plans details of working procedure by determining replacement needs or new material required and develops a logical approach to correct the problem.
  • Analyzes circuits, wiring diagrams, and drawings to install, repair, calibrate, service, or replace electronic devices and systems.
  • Performs work requiring a thorough knowledge of electrical theory and principles, statutory codes, properties of materials, and principles of operation of electrical equipment.
  • Starts up and shuts down equipment in accordance with company safety procedures for machine activation and shutdown in line with OSHA requirements.
  • Services electronic equipment by checking, testing, and replacing faulty components, circuits, printed circuit boards, and similar electronic devices.
  • Fabricates parts if not commercially available, using machine and hand tools common to the trade.
  • Advises and cautions operators and mechanics about potential electrical problems and inherent dangers involved.
  • Notifies Captain of potentially dangerous electrical equipment noted and corrective action is taken.
  • Help train other electricians in the correct operation of tools, equipment, safe working practices, and electrical principles.
  • Works with Marine Superintendent to troubleshoot and correct electrical issues on the property, docks, and office building. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Experience

  • Minimum of five years of recent expertise as a marine electrician
  • Vocational school or junior college training in marine electronics, or satisfactory completion of in-house apprenticeship training.
  • Knowledge of A/C – D/C controls, motors, generators, and switchboards.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use hand tools and instruments associated with the position
  • Must possess a high degree of precision working with minimum tolerances. 
  • Possess a high degree of attention and care required to prevent injury to others when responsible for the flow of electrical power. 
  • Marine/industrial experience.
  • Valid TWIC Card or must have applied for a TWIC Card by completing the enrollment process with TSA.

Required Qualifications

  • Capable of climbing ladders and safely embarking/disembarking moored vessels.
  • Ability to work in overhead structures or beneath machines and in close quarters; Frequent stooping and bending required. 
  • Exposure to high voltage electricity – ability to perform all work in accordance with established safety measures


We are an EEO Employer.
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We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at or by phone at 757-342-6844 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this e-mail address.

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