The Great Lakes Group

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Purchasing Manager

General Description

The Purchasing Manager (PM) is responsible for all Company procurement activities, including purchasing all materials, equipment and subcontractors to support the Engineering, Operations, and Administrative departments of the Company and its various lines of business, including in-house and commercial vessel ship maintenance and repair, tugboat operations, and new vessel construction.

Position Requirements Duties & Responsibilities

  • Implementation, use, and future modification of the computerized purchasing system;
  • Negotiating with all vendors, suppliers and subcontractors in order to obtain best pricing, vendor sourcing and delivery;
  • Coordination and support of the purchasing requirements of the Company, as directed by the Shipyard General Manager, Superintendents, Engineers and Operations staff;
  • Coordination and support of the purchasing requirements for the Operations and Engineering Departments, and the Company’s Port Representatives in our ports, as well as support for the operating affiliates of The Great Lakes Group;
  • Providing reports and analysis by line of business or project, as applicable, on purchasing history, forecasts, and variances from budget, including weekly or monthly progress meetings for tug and barge construction projects;
  • Creation and management of inventories;
  • Planning and purchasing of all components necessary to support the various lines of business and projects;
  • Providing input for the development of estimates, progress tracking, and cost control management for all shipyard new construction and repair projects, commercial contracts, and routine fleet maintenance, repairs, and programs;
  • Negotiating subcontracts and major purchases of equipment and systems in accordance with vessel specifications and other requirements for all new construction and repair projects;
  • Developing material take-offs and Bills of Material from engineering drawings as required. The PM will maintain a communication link and coordinate between engineering and project management;
  • Material control, shipping and receiving, inventory management, and verification that materials and equipment meet the as-ordered specifications;
  • Soliciting bids, generating purchase orders, maintaining a purchasing data base, and performing varied assignments, as directed by the Company.
  • Supervising Purchasing Assistant(s).

Knowledge, Education, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Completion of four years of college level course work equivalent to a B.S. in related field and experience in a manufacturing environment combined with supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which results in the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office software in addition to utilization of the Company’s Purchase Order software system, after completion of training.
  • Marine experience is desirable.

Other

  • Occasional assignments may require travel; however, the position is based in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • 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.

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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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Safety and Environmental Manager

General Description

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

Position Requirements Duties & Responsibilities

Safety and Environment

  • Reviews current policies and develops new procedures to improve safety standards;
  • Maintains key metrics, including certifications, and permitting, and general inventory of key shipyard equipment;
  • Documents a formal Health & Safety (H&S) annual plan to capture initiatives, summary training plans, reporting and KPIs to be achieved;
  • Ensures all activities conform to H&S regulations and legislation. A working knowledge of EPA and OSHA Regulations and shipyard and construction CFRs is required;
  • For safety incidents, ensures investigations take place and provides input and advice as required, documents findings and recommendations;
  • Maintains library of applicable quality, H&S rules and regulations, including all training certificates and welders’ qualification certifications;
  • Enforces all Company policies regarding personal protective equipment (PPE), as required by OSHA and as stipulated in the Company’s Responsible Carrier Program Manual;
  • Provides guidance and support for personnel hiring initiatives, including employee performance, growth, training and retention and other human resource initiatives;
  • Conducts weekly “Tool Box” Safety training and conducts safety orientations;
  • Conducts environmental inspections and lead environmental trainings.
  • Sets the tone and vision for H&S for the shipyard;

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 related field and experience in a manufacturing environment combined with 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*

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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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*

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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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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The Great Lakes Towing Company is an Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity Employer M|F|Vets|Disabled.

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Shipfitter

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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 Welder & Pipefitter

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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

 

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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Outside Machinist

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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

 

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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