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Watch Engineer

Dredging – Watch Engineer

905 Pier Road Orange, TX, 77630, United States

Job Description

  • A Dredge Watch Engineer repairs and maintains hydraulic dredge machinery and mechanical equipment such as engines, motors, pneumatic tools, and other dredge support equipment.
Essential Job Functions 
  • Perform regular maintenance to pumps, motors, diesel engines, and other equipment on the dredge and attending plant as directed by the Chief Engineer.
  • Take readings and keep accurate records.
  • Remove, repair, or replaces defective parts.
  • Stand watch and delegate responsibilities to Oilers.
  • Acts as Person in Charge of fuel transfers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chief Engineer.
  • Assists the Chief Engineer and Assistant Chief Engineer as needed.
  • Follows company and work site safety policies/procedures and commits to an “Incident and Injury Free” work environment. 


  • 3+ years of experience as dredge Watch Engineer. 
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Ability to work 84-hour work week.
  • Ability to live aboard vessel for full rotation.
  • Ability to understand hand signals and verbal commands in English.

Required Certifications or Licenses

  • TWIC – Transportation Worker Identification Credential.
  • Driver’s license.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to tolerate rough seas, vibrations, heat, harsh weather conditions, confined spaces, and high noise levels.
  • Work will frequently require individuals to push, pull, bend, or stand for long periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift or carry miscellaneous equipment, supplies and parts up to 50 lbs unassisted.

Additional Duties

  • This Job Description does not cover all the required duties, activities, functions, and responsibilities of the position, any of which may change at any time according to the sole and absolute discretion of Muddy Water Dredging, LP, with or without notice.

Work Location

  • Orange, Texas (main office).
  • Orange, Texas (shipyard)
  • Lake Charles, Louisiana (satellite office).
  • Remote work locations.

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Muddy Water Dredging is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, marital or civil union or domestic partner relationship, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, pregnancy status, as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected be federal, state, local law or ordinance or regulation.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Founded in 2021, Muddy Water Dredging LP’s goal is to become the premier dredging company for operational performance, environmental quality, and safety. Our company provides diverse services from maintenance dredging to coastal marsh restoration. Excellent training, a magnificent work culture, and state-of-the-art equipment ensure that we provide market setting satisfaction while preserving the environment, economy, and community we work and live in.