1st Mate/Engineer Ft Lauderdale/Miami area

Date posted:
March 24, 2020
Deck Jobs, Engineering Jobs
Miami Beach or Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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This position is currently located in Miami Beach, moving to Fort Lauderdale in spring. We are offering a unique opportunity for a full-time First Mate/Engineer to oversee and manage charters on our 70’ yacht located in Fort Lauderdale/Miami Beach, FL. This position requires strong business skills to effectively document all operations and a diverse set of knowledge in general, preventative, and corrective maintenance.

What We Offer:

  • Employer-sponsored insurance, including Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Company shirts
  • 401(k) and Profit Sharing
  • Strong team environment in a family-owned business
  • Use of Company truck for business

Specifically, you are responsible for:

  • Manage day-to-day operations
  • Maintenance and repairs, including preventative, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual
  • Cleaning, including interior and exterior
  • Documentation, including reports, logs, safety, checklists and inventory
  • Contractor, Vendor and yard Work Management
  • Hire crew and manage
  • Charter Management, including marketing, relationship building, and revenue generation
  • Hurricane prep
  • Following procedures regarding budgeting, purchasing and financials


  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience as a Mate/Engineer
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Dependable
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Knowledge of tide, wind, and wave conditions
  • Experience with mechanical and electrical maintenance
  • Experience with diesel and outboard engines
  • Must be in good standing with established safety record
  • Must be eligible for required insurance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Hands on problem solver
  • Must be flexible, able to respond quickly to various situations, and solve problems
  • Must be able to lift 40 lbs. or more
  • Must have 100 ton or higher offshore master’s certificate
  • Certified in First Aid & CPR
  • Must have a Valid Driver’s License
  • Non-smoker

We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.