We are currently looking for a Field Service Technician to work for our Portsmouth, Virginia office and globally as required. The position will report to the Operations Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct services, participate in testing, commissioning, and annual & 5-year inspections on lifeboats and davit/winch systems globally.
  • Complete service reports and delivers them to the Service Coordinator.
  • Perform Safe Job Analysis according to the procedures and as advised by the Service Coordinator.
  • Communicate with the Service Coordinator/Service Manager and the customer regarding the progress of the service job.
  • Satisfactorily complete Marine In-house courses related to position/service missions.
  • Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul cranes and/ or Life Saving Equipment (LSE).
  • Annual inspections on cranes.
  • Assist Production Manager in Assembly/Productions when required.
  • Apply electronically, hydraulically and mechanical theory and related knowledge to test and modify operational electrical machinery.
  • Apply electronically control equipment and circuitry, hydraulically circuits and components, mechanical equipment
  • Operate machine for test, inspection, diagnoses, and troubleshooting.
  • Test mechanical products and equipment after repair or modification to ensure proper performance and compliance with the manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Repair and replace damaged or worn parts with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) spare parts and OEM repaired parts.
  • Dismantle and reassemble heavy equipment using hoists and hand tools.
  • Clean, lubricate and perform other routine maintenance work on machines.
  • Examine parts for damage or excessive wear using relevant measuring devices.
  • Read, understand and interpret operation manuals, parts manuals, blueprints, and technical drawings.
  • Overhaul and test machines or equipment to ensure operating efficiency and safety integrity of the machine.
  • Inspect and verify dimensions and clearances of parts to ensure conformance to factory specifications.
  • Understand and be able to communicate the basic SOLAS regulations that are applicable to the LSE and the processes the FSR is working with.
  • Demonstrate the ability to take control of the job and able to communicate clearly with the client.
  • Complete assigned paperwork as to procedures. Fill out all forms properly, including the customer’s signature where applicable.
  • Work in accordance with the company’s latest Strategy, Quality Manual, HSE Policy, and applicable laws and regulations.
  • Be willing to travel globally as required.
  • Superior may delegate other tasks.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Technical background, with proven experience in hydraulic construction
  • Marine/offshore experience
  • Experience in Service Engineering
  • Have sound theoretical knowledge of cranes/hydraulics/electrical knowledge in the marine/fishing industry environment and with 1 year of experience in hydraulics.
  • Be able to support other product divisions.
  • English is written and verbally
  • The ability to communicate orally with management and other co-workers is important
  • Passport with no travel restrictions
  • Computer skills
  • Clean driver’s abstract

Physical Demands

  • Regular use of a variety of measuring tools, the telephone and e-mail for communication is essential
  • Standing or sitting for extended periods is common
  • Hearing and vision within normal ranges are important to conversations
  • Must be physically and mentally fit and prepared to travel away from home for periods to time
  • Heavy lifting is expected. Exertion of up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally may be required
  • Have the ability to climb stairs into the boats and must not be afraid of heights.

Preferred Skills

  • Personal Qualities: Organized / Structured

Company Information

Tidewater Staffing Offers:

  • Weekly Pay
  • Full-Time Employment
  • Insurance Benefits
  • Referral Bonus Program
  • Temp-to-Hire Job Opportunities
  • Free Training Programs
  • Direct Deposit | Money Network Cards
Tidewater Staffing is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

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