The Great Lakes Group


Electrical Superintendent

Great Lakes Shipyard, an affiliate of The Great Lakes Group and The Great Lakes Towing Company, is a full-service shipyard for new construction, fabrication, and repairs in a state-of-the-art facility.  The Shipyard specializes in all types of commercial and government vessels and barges, as well as both on-site and off-site topside work, steel fabrication and emergency repairs of every kind. The company has been in continuous business for 117 years.

General Description

The position requires the ability to install, maintain and repair electrical systems and equipment on board ships.  Must perform marine facility and production electrical projects while ensuring the safety of all personnel and perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others.


Position Requirements Duties & Responsibilities

  • Able to install and repair motor controllers, motors, alarm systems, navigation equipment and other marine related components;
  • Troubleshoot electrical equipment and circuits using appropriate test equipment to detect and effect required maintenance, repairs, or replacement requirements;
  • Conducts insulation resistance measurements of electrical cables to determine condition and effects repairs or replacements as required;
  • Maintain and repair electrical power generating and distribution systems; voltage regulators engine governors, and equipment; machinery monitoring and remote control systems; power, control and display systems of shipboard equipment and DC propulsion generators, motors and control circuits;
  • Provide supervision, direction and oversight to sub contract and shipyard employees relative to electrical installation and testing.


Knowledge, Education, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • High school diploma or equivalent and 10 years of experience in electrical and electromechanical systems maintenance and repair on marine electrical systems;
  • Considerable knowledge of marine electrical systems and required maintenance and repair needs;
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, techniques, and practices involved in the installation,
  • maintenance, repair and alteration of marine electrical and electro-mechanical systems;
  • Skill in the detection, diagnoses, maintenance and repair of marine electrical systems;
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing complex marine electrical systems problems.
  • Effectively interface with Design and Engineering personnel and agencies.


Minimum Work Environment Requirements 

  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) appropriate to current or daily job duties
  • Be fit for a respirator
  • Carry up to 50 pounds
  • Repetitive climbing stairs and ladders on a daily basis
  • Access confined spaces
  • Repetitive bending, twisting, kneeling and reaching
  • Work outdoors year round
  • Work overtime and weekends as needed to meet production demands



We offer an excellent benefits package that includes healthcare, dental, vision, short-term and long-term insurance, 401(k) profit sharing plan, vacation time, sick time and company paid holidays.


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Attn: Human Resources
The Great Lakes Towing Company
4500 Division Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102



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The Great Lakes Group is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; M/F/V/D.