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    REPORTS TO: Director Homeport Operations – SDCA

    SUPERVISES: Assistant Dock Master, Dock crew and support staff


    • Responsible for oversight of day-to-day floating dry dock operations; inclusive of docking of vessels under construction, maintenance or repair.
    • Maintains Facility and Mobile equipment repair routine, maintenance and recommends requirements to meet environmental and safety requirements.
    • Operates assigned areas within budget forecasts.
    • Responsible for safety performance and conforming to company policies.
    • Performs routine inspection of the facilities, works with crew to manage general repair and maintenance of the docks, piers & facility.
    • Responsible to maintain dock certification and recertification when required;
    • Responsible to oversee the safe docking and undocking operations of all vessels
    • Responsible for docking and undocking calculations and block plan and building for safe operations
    • Manages dock crew for the dock build, the haul in and out of vessels and the maintenance and repair of the dock.
    • Manages assigned Dry Dock & facilities personnel.
    • Responsible to maintain safety and cleanliness standards and to identify issues requiring maintenance, repair, or replacement.
    • Monitor weather at all times and take appropriate action to ensure safety of personnel, dock, and vessels on dock.
    • Establishes and provides training and qualifies personnel in safe equipment operations of Dry Dock & components, Mobile equipment and lifting equipment.
    • Establishes plans and manages planned maintenance for all Austal San Diego facility assets within approved system/database.
    • Responsible to maintain ASD equipment within maintenance periodicity.



    • Successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Naval Architecture or related field; or 10 plus years of direct experience as a Dock Master
    • Certified Dock Master –US Navy approved Certification or Certification from commercial authority, preferred.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
    • Understanding of scheduling and an ability to adhere to strict deadlines
    • Experienced in interacting with Production, Customer Representatives, and Equipment Manufacturers;
    • Computer literate and familiar with standard Microsoft Office products;
    • Thorough knowledge of vessel structural design;
    • Thorough knowledge of vessel trim & stability calculations;
    • Thorough knowledge of ship and propulsion systems;
    • Knowledgeable in Maritime Regulatory Authorities (i.e. ABS, DNV, GL, NAVSEA, MIL, USCG, IMO, etc.)
    • US Citizenship required.
    Apply at: https://austalusa.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/austal/login?redirect=%2Faustal%2Fjob%2FSan-Diego-CA%2FDock-Operations-Manager-SDCA_R0007387%2Fapply

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