Job title: Fishing vessel superintendent
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Industry: Agriculture Fishing and Forestry
Expertise: Aquaculture & Fisheries
Skills: Maintenance Maintenance of equipment Management Technical Support
Job published: 16/08/2019
Job ID: 32048

Job Description

The position reports directly to Head of technical maintenance and fleet repairs department and reports ultimately to Technical director.

Key goals

  • Ensure quality of daily maintenance procedures and ship repairs;
  • Ensure that all maintenance and repair deadlines are met, including both onboard repairs during voyages and scheduled repairs and refurbishments at port;
  • Maintain the budget for repairs and maintenance, act towards optimizing the costs, while applying highest quality standards towards all technical operations onboard the vessels.

Key responsibilities

  • Planning and overseeing maintenance and repairs onboard of fishing and transportation vessels: hull, engines, machinery, electric and electronics, technological and refrigeration machinery, fish processing plant, winches and the rest of the onboard machinery, to keep all abovementioned in a working condition within planned period. Schedule both crew and onshore plant operations.
  • Developing new and updating the existing documentation for technical, technological procedures, writing instructions to enforce application of company policies for all necessary maintenance and repairs operations.
  • Conduct analysis of the annual requirements for financing of all maintenance procedures, repairs, spare parts, equipment, supplies, services (RMRS included). Present data and participate in annual budgeting procedures and budget correction meetings for the abovementioned subsections.
  • Setting up the process and controlling purchase requisitions for the spare parts and materials according to the Company policies, controlling the vessel stores for the spare parts in hand, ensuring that repair documents contain correct measurements and data for machinery parts that are subject to repair, verification of the spare parts purchase requisitions for the Supply department.
  • Drafting the materials for company tendering procedures, regarding choosing contractors for repair works in a timely and responsible manner according to company policies.
  • Drafting Protocols of agreement for the Repairs contract volume with the contractors, discussing schedules for repairs and maintenance of the vessels.
  • Proofreading, pricing, formalizing via Company data exchange systems of the additional repair lists drafted during the ship evaluation procedures upon the vessel return from voyage, spare parts commissioning, getting agreement with contractors on the addendums to the basic contracts 
  • Compiling weekly Superintendent financial and operational reports, controlling the finances, making sure that the funds spend is within approved limits for maintenance & repairs of the serviced vessels.
  • Making sure appropriateness of the contractual work performed in terms of the volume, quality and timing
  • Evaluate and control vessel preparations for RMRS, sanitary, fire, quarantine and other state service checks and surveillance. Ensure implementation of Company policies on labor conditions, safety and security.
  • Prepare for and conduct test runs and all necessary commissioning procedures of all types of machinery and equipment, filing acceptance reports and all the required documentation.
  • Filing reclamation acts in case of defect detection for the repaired machinery, running technical expertise procedures, inviting vessel repair contractors for investigation of the vessel machinery failures.

Main requirements

Professional experience and knowledge

  • Primary candidate possesses proved professional experience of 5+years in maintenance and repairs at sea and onshore, including planning the yearly vessel repairs, docking repairs, maintenance and repairs in between voyages. He possesses expertise in spare parts for repairs.
  • Knows the routine operations and participated in large vessels (preferably trawlers) repairs and refitting (including Russian, German, Poland and Spanish build vessels of the BATM, BMRT, MRKT types), experience as an engineer aboard fishing vessels, constructed after 2012 is an advantage.
  • Acquaintance with Johnson Controls (ref plant), Seaonics (deck machinery), Haarslev (fishmeal plant), MAN main engines (propulsion), Parat (gas boilers) is an advantage.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the National Register rules and regulations required.
  • Chief engineer (or 2nd engineer) diploma, without limitations (3000 kW+), accepted by Russian Port authorities due to STSW convention is an advantage.
  • Certificates from the major machinery vendors are welcome.
  • Skills of planning, project management, contractors negotiations are required.
  • Cases of successful repairs operations both at sea and at the shipbuilding/repairing plants and facilities required.
  • Knowledge of pricing mechanisms and worldwide practice is an advantage.
  • Good writing skills, normal operational Russian language proficiency is a requirement.
  • Experienced PC user with skills in electronic documentation, proficient with MS Project and MS Office.


  • Candidate holds a technical university diploma, preferably from a maritime university or academy, vessel engineer diploma (propulsion, electrical).

Personal qualities

  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, planning skills, capable of making fast and responsible decision.
  • Result achievement-oriented type of person. Capable of following both quality and deadline type of goals.
  • Strong communication skills, capable of negotiating with contractors, lead people by example and motivation.
  • Active, dedicated, open for new opportunities and innovations. Ready to learn and teach others.

Competitive package. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and skills of a candidate.