Shaver Transportation
  • 08-May-2018 to 25-May-2018 (PST)
  • Maintenance
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • 28.00 - 32.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Health Care, Retirement, Vacation

Marine Transportation Mechanic

Salary Grade/Level/Family/Range $28.00 $32.00 per hour (depending on experience)

Shaver Transportation is a tugboat company located in Portland, Oregon. We are looking for a Mechanic to join our Maintenance Department to repair and maintain our tugs, barges and facilities.

Job Description

Successful candidate will work to provide preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and repairs, primarily on Shaver Transportations fleet of tugboats. There may be times when they are asked to assist with a wide variety of other maintenance duties. Candidate must be willing to learn and assist as needed with mechanical repairs, plumbing, carpentry, metal fabrication, etc. This position is not a stepping stone to positions aboard our tugs. It should not be pursued by persons interested in crew (Captain / Deckhand) positions.

Summary/Objective Under limited supervision, the mechanic position performs work of considerable difficulty in the repair and maintenance of tugs, barges and equipment; performs related work as assigned; and has the competence and experience to work independently.   

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

  • Diagnoses, rebuilds and repairs tugs, barges and equipment.
  • Performs inspections and preventive maintenance of tugs, barges and equipment.
  • Prepares and maintains records and reports.
  • Perform unscheduled emergency repairs.
  • Perform scheduled repairs.
  • Work within time lines for fast repairs.
  • Use a variety of power hand tools, and air powered tools.
  • Comply with safety regulations and maintain clean and orderly work areas.
  • Perform all other duties assigned or needed.
  • Display professional conduct in the workplace.
  • Perform all work with proper PPE, including respirator as needed.


  • Technical Capacity.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.

Supervisory Responsibility This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities. 

Work Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions. The noise level in the work environment can be loud. 

 Physical Demands 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 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Candidate must be able to speak, read, and write, in English.  

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time position. Candidate must be willing to work ten-hour shifts. Hours of work days will be Monday through Thursday 0600 1600, or Tuesday through Friday 0600 1600. 


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

 Required Education and Experience Candidate must have five years of experience and/or training in vehicle/construction, equipment repair and maintenance, shop or any combination of education training, or experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.

 Work Authorization/Security Clearance  Candidate must pass a DOT drug screen and criminal background check and must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Workers Transportation Identity Credential (TWIC). Candidate must have a valid Driver's License.

 Other Duties 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, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

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 without 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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