Requisition Number: Oiler
Job Title: Oiler
City: Port Jefferson
State: NY


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Description/Job Summary

Reports to:

  • The Oiler is responsible to the Chief Engineer on duty for routine matters and ultimately accountable to the Captain of the vessel


  • None

Description of Duties:

  • Maintain the cleanliness and sanitary condition of the engine room.
  • Lubricate, clean and paint machinery spaces such as steering space, boiler room, generator room, bow thruster engine room and engine.
  • Assist the engineer on duty with daily maintenance of main and auxiliary machinery.
  • Assist in overhauling of engines and their components.
  • Assist with safety and security duties as assigned.
  • Other duties as may be assigned by the Mate, Captain or Engineer.

Required Skills

Physical Requirements:

The unpredictable, ever-changing and inherently dangerous nature of vessel operations require the Oiler to be physically qualified to ensure his/her own safety, as well as that of the vessel and crew.  Specific physical requirements include:

  • Adequate vision (i.e., absent any color blindness or impairment that cannot be corrected with prescription lenses).
  • Adequate hearing.
  • Capable of walking and standing on wet surfaces for extended periods of time.
  • Able to handle heavy lines and operate heavy machinery.
  • Ability to climb a 12-foot ladder without assistance.
  • Ability to hoist oneself up and over a 12-inch wide, 6 foot high barrier.
  • Sufficient strength to:
    • Lift 100 lbs. from deck to waist level;
    • Lift 50 lbs. from deck to shoulder level;
    • Lift 35 lbs. from deck to overhead; and
    • Pull (drag) 120 lbs. at least 20 feet.

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential
  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC).
  • Pass pre-employment drug test.
  • Pass pre-employment physical.
  • Entry Level position

Required Education

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.


Training Requirements:

  • Vessel Familiarization Checklist
  • Security Qualification Checklist

FLSA Status:

  • Exempt

*This position description does not promise or imply that the functions listed are the only duties to be performed or that the position may not change or be eliminated. Employees are always expected to follow their supervisor’s instructions and to perform the tasks requested by their supervisors.

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