Weeks Dredging - Mechanical Engineer


Covington, LA, US

Requisition ID: 171194 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Weeks Marine - Dredging 

Department: Design Engineering 

Market: Marine 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Mechanical Engineer conducts research, plans and designs mechanical and electromechanical products and systems, and directs and coordinates activities involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, maintenance and repair of structural, mechanical and electromechanical products and systems.

District Overview

Weeks Marine’s vast reach and deep expertise, combined with the sheer size and diversity of its equipment fleet, enables the company to serve as a one-stop shop for clients in both the private and governmental sectors, providing exceptional customer service, environmental sensitivity, operational efficiency, and a long-standing commitment to safety. Weeks Marine is headquartered in Cranford, New Jersey, and manages a network of regional offices in Louisiana, Texas, Hawaii, Guam, Ontario, and Nova Scotia


This position is located at the Dredging Divisional Office in Covington, Louisiana.


  • Researches and analyzes data, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application 
  • Designs products or systems such as instruments, controls, machines, and mechanical, thermal, and hydraulic systems
  • Plans and directs engineering personnel in fabrication of test control apparatus and equipment, and development of methods and procedures for testing products or systems
  • Directs and coordinates fabrication and installation activities to ensure products and systems conform to engineering design and company specifications
  • Coordinates operation, maintenance, and repair activities to obtain optimum utilization of machines and equipment
  • Designs products and systems to interface machines, hardware, and software
  • Evaluates field installations and recommends design modifications to eliminate machine or system malfunctions
  • Provides Engineering services including advice, information, and drawings to various supervisors in maintenance and repair departments as well as on board personnel
  • Frequent equipment and jobsite visits and inspections




  • A minimum of 3 years of experience preferred, ideally in Marine Services or Construction industry 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Technical understanding of construction and maintenance of marine vessels
  • Strong knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Ability to read and understand technical manuals and drawings
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common specific and technical journals
  • Proficient skills in standard office software packages
  • Ability to work a 50-hour work week, additional hours as needed
  • Willingness and ability to travel required
  • This position requires fluent use of the verbal and written English language


  • Valid Driver’s license 
  • PE license preferred

Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance 
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Weeks Marine. With marine construction and dredging projects across North America, you’ll be challenged and have more opportunities to grow from Day One.

At Weeks Marine, you'll develop multidiscipline capabilities to grow your knowledge of marine infrastructure construction, waterway maintenance and creation, tunneling and other environmental coastal protection projects — all while helping people across the globe live better.

If you're looking for a career that can take you places, look no further.

Nearest Major Market: New Orleans

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