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Accounting Specialist

General Description

The Accounting Specialist issues payments and billings for the company; ensures that the organization receives payments for services provided to our customers; payments to our vendors are accurately and timely dispersed; and properly records the transactions according to established policies and procedures.

Position Requirements Duties & Responsibilities

Accounts Payable

  • Enter a high volume of PO related invoices accurately within 5 days of receipt
  • Process discount invoices within terms to capture maximum discounts available
  • Obtain necessary approvals for all non-PO related invoices
  • Assign GL codes to non-PO invoices
  • Research past due amounts on current invoices to ensure they have been paid
  • Identify and resolve invoice discrepancies and enter within two weeks of invoice date
  • Reconcile vendor statements
  • Request invoice copies and credit memos from vendors
  • Process credit memos for PO and non-PO related invoice discrepancies
  • Scan daily batches into imaging software
  • Assist with audit requests
  • Respond to inquiries from internal and external customers within 24 hours

Accounts Receivable

  • Keeps track and processes accounts and incoming payments
  • Performs day-to-day financial transactions including verifying, classifying, computing, posting and recording accounts receivable data
  • Prepares bills, invoices and bank deposits
  • Reconciles the accounts receivable ledger to ensure that all payments are accounted for and properly posted
  • Verifies discrepancies by and resolves clients’ billing issues
  • Facilitates swift payment of invoices due to the organization by sending bill reminders and contacting clients with outstanding accounts
  • Generates financial statements and reports detailing accounts receivable status

Other Duties

  • Process payroll and timeclock entries and job & cost code administration
  • Receptionist duties to include greeting visitors, answering main switchboard and distributing mail
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • College level course work in Accounting, Finance or other business field;
  • Proven working experience in accounts payable and receivables;
  • Solid understanding of basic accounting principles, fair credit practices and collection regulations;
  • Proven ability to calculate, post and manage accounting figures and financial records;
  • Proficient data entry and math skills;
  • Hands-on experience in operating spreadsheets and accounting software. Experience in Microsoft Navision preferred;
  • Proficiency in MS Office;
  • Customer service orientation and negotiation skills;
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • High degree of professionalism

Highlights

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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The Great Lakes Towing Company
4500 Division Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102

Miscellaneous

Candidates must be able to pass background check and have E-verify authorization.

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

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Naval Architect/Project Engineer

General Description

Great Lakes Shipyard is currently seeking a Naval Architect/Project Engineer. The Naval Architect/Project Engineer(NA/PE) reports to the Director of Engineering, and works with other project management personnel as necessary to take a leading role in the performance of any production support functions, including vessel design and marine engineering, computer activities including the use of Excel and AutoCad, estimating, planning, scheduling, logistics, safety, purchasing, material controls, interpretation of drawings and specs, change orders and more – solving problems and helping to ensure that projects are completed in a quality manner, in accordance with contract specifications, on time and within budget.

The NA/PE is responsible for providing engineering support as directed for development of estimates, progress monitoring and tracking, and budget adherence for all construction and maintenance & repair projects, government & commercial contracts, and routine fleet engineering programs or such other projects as assigned.

Additional responsibilities include multiple and varied engineering-related assignments, as directed. Assignments may require travel or supervision of work aboard tugs or other vessels; however the position is shoreside and based in Cleveland, Ohio.

Proficient use of AutoCad and Microsofit Office software is required in addition to utilization of the Company’s job cost and purchasing software system after completion of training provided either in-house or by the Company’s software vendor as needed.

Highlights

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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The Great Lakes Towing Company
4500 Division Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102

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Candidates must be able to pass background check and have E-verify authorization.

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

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Estimator / Project Manager (Ship Repair)

General Description

The Estimator/Project Manager manages and analyzes bid opportunities, completes estimates for assigned projects, performing detailed cost estimates for ship repair and other marine projects.

Position Requirements Duties & Responsibilities

  • Completes proposals, submittals, estimates and bid summary sheets.
  • Identifies and communicates all special requirements on estimates to owners.
  • Thoroughly reviews all customer specifications, drawings and technical data.
  • Develops detailed itemized listing of required work tasks based on review of bid request.
  • Produces labor, material and subcontractor price estimates for all required work.
  • Produces craft hours and subcontractor estimates on projects.
  • Develops long lead and critical material list as required.
  • Prepares estimates for Change Orders on new and existing projects.
  • Develops craft labor budgets for planning and scheduling of project work.
  • Analyzes subcontractor quotes to determine the best choices for sourcing.
  • Compares subcontractor to in-house costs in order to make outsourcing decisions.
  • Works with Production Managers to develop repair or new-build production plans.
  • Conducts turnover meeting for transfer of bid package to Production Managers.
  • Analyzes work sequencing and durations to produce the project production schedule.
  • Utilizes historical cost data in order to develop accurate bid standards.
  • Researches and develops new cost standards for work where no historical data exists.
  • Identifies and resolves ambiguities in specifications or bid packages.
  • Maintains time and production records.
  • Demonstrates teamwork and cooperation with other departments and employees.
  • Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget.
  • Manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance.
  • Provide leadership to all team members in accordance with company policy and procedures during the project development.
  • Monitor and report on activities and provide relevant management information to customers and upper management.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a suitable field and a minimum of five (5) years of marine and engineering experience, or an Associate’s Degree with at least 10 years of experience.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Excel, Word, Outlook and Project.
  • Basic knowledge of AutoCAD is required.
  • Able to read and understand ship blue prints.
  • Strong communication skills-written and verbal. Must be able to communicate with employees of varying education levels and maintain positive employee relations.
  • Must be a highly organized person who can monitor numerous projects at once and can prioritize the workloads of reporting employees. Effective time management skills are a must.

Knowledge, Education, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Strong background, skill, knowledge and experience in marine design and engineering and knowledge of materials used in marine construction.
  • Excellent communication skills with clients and able to communicate well on technical subjects.
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills with domestic and international clientele.
  • Proficient with MS Office, MS Project and MS Excel.
  • General knowledge of a wide range of commercial marine vessels.
  • Ability to develop detailed specifications and estimates for marine projects.
  • Understanding of marine classification society rules, USCG and regulatory requirements.
  • Observe safety and security procedures; report potentially unsafe conditions.
  • Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; remains open to others ideas and tries new things.

Work Conditions

  • Work is performed in both offices and customer facilities, shipyards and vessels.
  • Must be able to access all areas of shipyard and company property including shipyard and shipyard offices, dry-docks and terminals in all types of weather conditions.
  • Use of safety equipment, such as hard hat and safety glasses and steel toed shoes is required.
  • Some overtime and on-call status is required and employee may be required to work more than normal 40 hour week, including weekends.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required of this position.

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit/stand, walk, climb and kneel, use hands or fingers, handle and feel; talk, hear and see with close vision.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Must have the ability to move easily between buildings, ascend/descend stairs and go outdoors in construction sites in all kinds of weather, and be able to climb ladders and over bulwarks for vessel site visits.

Highlights

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.

Apply Online

Upload cover letter and resume with salary requirements here:






First Name*

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Apply by Mail

Submit cover letter and resume with salary requirements to:

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

Miscellaneous

Candidates must be able to pass background check and have E-verify authorization.

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

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Quality Manager

General Description

Responsible for effective implementation, improvement and management of all shipyard Quality programs, policies and procedures.

Position Requirements Duties & Responsibilities

General QA/QC Requirements

  • Develops and maintains key metrics, control systems and recordkeeping criteria for all quality testing, procedures and protocols;
  • Maintains library of applicable quality reference materials, including all training certificates and welders’ qualification certification of shipyard employees and other qualifications;
  • Reviews applicable contractual requirements (technical standard, specifications, etc.);
  • Defines and reviews QA/QC files and develops and assigns inspection techniques, documentation, and milestones in association with the relevant project manager;
  • Executes or supervises inspections according to QA/QC plan and the established inspection procedures/techniques;
  • Ensures vessels are built in accordance with contract and regulatory standards and maintains documentation of compliance.
  • Coordinates with customers and regulating bodies to obtain approvals as required during construction;

Knowledge, Education, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office and other project management software is required.
  • Completion of four years of college level course work equivalent to a B.S. in production management or engineering and extensive experience managing multiple areas within a manufacturing facility combined with considerable supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which results in the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Marine experience is desirable.

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
  • Constantly climb stairs and ladders on daily basis
  • Bend, twist, kneel and reach constantly
  • Endure noise, fumes, dust and inclement weather

Other

  • Any additional duties as required by management.
  • The first ninety (90) days of employment will be an introductory period including on-the-job training. Successful completion of the introductory period is required for continued “at-will” employment.

Highlights

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.

Apply Online

Upload cover letter and resume with salary requirements here:






First Name*

Last Name*

Email Address*

Phone Number*

Are you a U.S. citizen? Please note, U.S. citizenship is required for this position*

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Resume/CV

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Apply by Mail

Submit cover letter and resume with salary requirements to:

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

Miscellaneous

Candidates must be able to pass background check and have E-verify authorization.

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

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Painter/Blaster

General Description

Must have the ability to perform the essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posting a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others.

 

Position Requirements Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepares parts for blasting by performing inspection for oil, grease or other contaminants.
  • Operates sandblasting equipment to apply various abrasives to clean, remove corrosion or other contaminants on materials. May operate blasting equipment in booth or walk-in cabinet.
  • Blasts coatings off ship hull and tanks to prepare steel surfaces for painting.
  • Mixes colors or oils to obtain desired color or consistency
  • Performs surface prop on tanks, shipboard piping systems, interior and exterior surface areas utilizing grinders and sandblasters.
  • Preps, taps, brushes, rolls and sprays using either conventional or airless sprayers.
  • Maintains sandblasting and other painting equipment: hoses, pumps, pressure tanks, spray guns and tips.

Knowledge, Education, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Necessary proficiency with abrasive blasting, Airless and HVLP painting, including required environmental precautions and laws
  • NACE or SSPC-QP-1 paint inspector certified
  • Must be proficient with all required: DFT, WFT, Humidity, Soluble Salts, Anchor Profile and Dew Point readings and associated documentation
  • Must have a through working knowledge of marine coating application and surface preparation for various surfaces; various types of spray painting machines and equipment used in coating application.
  • Prefer marine experience but not required

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.
  • Constantly climb stairs and ladders on daily basis.
  • Access confined spaces.
  • Bend, twist, kneel, and reach constantly.
  • Endure noise, fumes, dust and inclement weather.
  • Work overtime and weekends as needed to meet production demands.

Other

The first ninety (90) days of employment will be an introductory period including on the job training. Successful completion of the introductory period is required for continued employment.

Highlights

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.

Apply Online

Upload cover letter and resume with salary requirements here:






First Name*

Last Name*

Email Address*

Phone Number*

Are you a U.S. citizen? Please note, U.S. citizenship is required for this position*

YesNo

Resume/CV

Cover Letter

Application

Message

*Required fields.

Apply by Mail

Submit cover letter and resume with salary requirements to:

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

Miscellaneous

Candidates must be able to pass background check and have E-verify authorization.

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

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Apply by Mail

Submit cover letter and resume with salary requirements to:

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

 

Miscellaneous

Candidates must be able to pass background check and have E-verify authorization.

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

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Shipyard Foreman

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Submit cover letter and resume with salary requirements to:

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

Miscellaneous

Candidates must be able to pass background check and have E-verify authorization.

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

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Shipfitter

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

 

Miscellaneous

Candidates must be able to pass background check and have E-verify authorization.

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

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Shipyard Welder & Pipefitter

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

 

Benefits

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

Candidates must be able to pass background check and have E-verify authorization.

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

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