Shaver Transportation
  • 12-Feb-2018 to 28-Feb-2018 (PST)
  • Maintenance
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • 18.00 - 25.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time



Shaver Transportation is a tugboat company located in Portland, Oregon. We are looking for a Welder/Mechanic to join our Maintenance Department that repairs and maintains our tugboats, barges and facilities.

Hourly Rate: $18.00 - 25.00 (depending on experience) To Apply: visit; click on the "Careers" link; then click on "Search for a Job"; select the job and click on "Apply Now".

No phone calls please.

Successful candidate will work primarily with our Maintenance group to troubleshoot and repair systems, but will be frequently called upon to assist with a wide variety of other maintenance duties. Candidate must be willing to learn and assist as needed with mechanical repairs, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, etc. On the job training available for improvement in maintenance related tasks. Training rate may apply, depending upon experience. This position is not a "stepping stone" to positions aboard our tugs. It should not be pursued by persons interested in crew (Captain or Deckhand) positions.



Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  1. Welding/Fitting.
  2. Perform highly diversified duties to repair and maintain tugboat, barge and facility equipment.
  3. Provide emergency/unscheduled repairs of equipment and performs scheduled maintenance repairs.
  4. Perform mechanic skills including, but not limited to, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, troubleshooting and repair.
  5. Read and interpret equipment manuals, blueprints, specifications and work orders to perform required maintenance and service. 
  6. Perform a variety of plumbing maintenance and carpentry functions.
  7. Use a variety of hand and power tools, electric meters and material handling equipment in performing duties.
  8. Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned or needed.


3 + years of welding, mechanical, electrical, or industrial maintenance experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must be highly motivated and able to work independently or with a crew. This position will involve occasional overtime.

COMPETENCIES: 1) Technical Capacity

2) Problem solving/analysis

3) Leadership

4) Discretion


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, and moving mechanical parts and vibrations. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of conditions. The noise level in the work environment can be loud at times. Personal Protective Equipment will be provided.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus. Successful candidate must be able to speak, read, and write in the English language. 


This is a full-time position. Successful candidate must be willing and able to work ten-twelve-hour shifts. Hours of work are Monday through Thursday 0600 - 1630, or Tuesday through Friday 0600 - 1630. This position will involve occasional overtime 


Occasionally, employee may be expected to travel for this position. 


After hire, candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Workers Transportation Identity Credential (TWIC), and have and maintain a valid driver's license. 


Please note, this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time. 


Shaver Transportation Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all of its employment practices. Decisions involving every aspect of the employment relationship are made with regard to an employee's race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, identity, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable local, state, or federal laws. 


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