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Chief Engineer- SS Wright



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All Fleets

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Are you looking to join a company that forms long-lasting relationships, forged by trust?  

If so, come be a part of Crowley, a company committed to doing what's right!  

Crowley, founded in 1892, is a privately held, U.S.-owned and operated logistics, marine and energy solutions company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.  

About Us 

Our goal is to foster a culture that is honest to our values - one that champions inclusion, diversity of experiences of perspectives and encourages innovation to attract best talent for our culture. We foster workplaces and teams where employees feel at home in a global company that exposes them to different people and experiences. Promotion and transfer opportunities across fleets for high-performing mariner.  

A key role with the largest Jones Act employer with a diverse fleet of vesselsEmployees have an automatic membership to the Mariner Employee Resource Group ;which is focused on creating a safe, inclusive, and diverse workforce.  

About this Position

            Crowley is seeking a Chief Engineer to work onboard the SS Wright based out of Newport News, VA. This vessel is currently operating at a Reserved Operational Status (ROS) with a small crew but can be brought up to Full Operational Status at the discretion of MARAD. While in ROS status officers work Monday through Friday 0800-1700, with a rotating overnight, weekend, and holiday watch/security check schedule. Should the SS Wright be called up to FOS all ROS crew are expected to stay on with the vessel through her activation period.

This position does require the candidate to join the American Maritime Officers (AMO) Union as a condition of employment. All benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k, and pension will be provided through the union. Click here to learn more about AMO’s benefit offerings.

Desired Experience and Credentials 

Minimum Qualifications


o  International Capacities and Limitations

§   Officer Forming Part of an Engineering Watch (OICEW)

§   Basic Training (BT)

§   Personal Survival Craft (PSC)

§   Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)

o  Domestic Capacities and Limitations

§   Engineer Officer – Chief Engineer of Steam Propelled Vessels

  • Valid Passport 
  • Valid TWIC
  • USCG Medical Certificate (STCW)

Preferred Qualifications

·       Current MSC Government Vessels Training

                 Must be willing and able to go through MSC physicals and training.


Crowley is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.