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Mechanical Engineering Director

Water Taxi
Palm Beach, FL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The Director of Engineering is responsible for planning, and executing daily engineering projects, project planning, supervising activity of other mechanics, shipwrights, and boat cleaners parts and contractor procurement, operation, upkeep and repair of all vessels and shore side facilities, to a state of readiness at all times.



  • Oversee and maintain systems including engine machinery spaces, deck, concessions following preventive maintenance program on daily, weekly and monthly basis with the support of the Management
  • Coordinate resources for flawless execution of projects on time, within budget
  • Oversees the operation of the computerized vessel maintenance system
  • Schedule Engineering staff for maximum efficiency
  • Maintain up to date logs and maintenance program for all equipment and inventory.
  • Oversee Interior / Exterior cleaning and upkeep of vessels to a top quality standard.
  • Diesel maintenance OEM/ oil changes/injectors/fuel pumps/transmissions/ assist in engine change outs
  • Maintain tools, filters and replacement parts.
  • Required to follow the company safety and pollution prevention policies and procedures
  • Prepare the vessels for all USCG annual inspections and dry docks
  • Participate in shore side training as required by the company
  • Direct maintenance on-shore side facilities including docks, building, and grounds
  • Familiar with all company policies, procedures and Emergency Response Activities.
  • Required to be available after hours when needed
  • Ability to read, write and converse in the English language
  • Strong knowledge of diesel propulsion and electricity generation systems, and support systems such as fuel, air compressors, pumps, hydraulics, concession equipment, plumbing, refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning
  • Professional demeanor-the Engineering Supervisor will have some passenger contact and must be professional and have the ability to present information and respond to questions.
  • Perform duties as assigned by management


  • Required to be on call as scheduled
  • Ability to define problem, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Multitask, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Valid drivers license
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Have ability to obtain a TWIC card

Director of Engineering

Water Taxi of Fort Lauderdale has been an icon in South Florida for over 20 years with year-round service in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood. Water Taxi takes pride in acting as the premier attraction in South Florida offering exceptional service to locals and tourists alike with our tremendous staff enabling us to provide this top-notch experience year-round. We boast a fleet of 13 boats varying in size from 26’ launch style boats to 64’ high speed catamarans and a staff of over 100 employees.


  • Maintain fleet systems including mechanical, electrical, and cosmetic.
  • Plan and execute engineering projects
  • Coordinate resources to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget
  • Manage schedule of engineering staff
  • Manage activity of mechanics, shipwrights, and boat cleaners.
  • Oversee interior and exterior cleaning of vessels
  • Maintain shore-side facilities including docks, building, and grounds
  • Prepare vessels for all USCG annual inspections and dry docks


  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of diesel propulsion, electric generators, and support systems such as fuel, air compressors, pumps, and hydraulics
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Possess or be able to obtain a TWIC card
  • Multitask, set priorities and meet deadlines
Company Description
Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Venice of America” because of its many beautiful waterways. One of the best ways to Explore our city is from the water. The Water Taxi is more than just a boat ride.

Our Captains and Crew are well versed in the city and the many attractions that can be viewed from the water. As such, they provide a narrated excursion that includes historical information as well as fun and interesting information about the many Mansions and Mega Yachts that line the waterways.

Water Taxi


413 sw 3rd ave Fort Lauderdale florida 33315

Palm Beach, FL



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