Job Opportunity: Tote Services – SQE Manager

SQE Manager

TOTE Services is one of the major third party ship management companies in the United States. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, TOTE Services provides an unequaled opportunity to participate in an organization dedicated to the success of its customers and the provision of quality service…come join our team!

• Assists in the supervision and operation of both the active and deactivated fleet with specific attention to safety, performance, and adherence to the laws and regulations of the countries in which documented, as well as areas where vessels trade. Performs any and all such duties as may be assigned by the Company, and specifically by the Director, Fleet Safety. Incumbent will frequently interface with upper levels of management and must be able to make sound business decisions, both administrative and technical, affecting vast resources of material and manpower by performing the following duties.

• As representative of Fleet Safety, ensures vessel compliance with company standards and policies. Prepares policy changes/additions for management review.

• Monitors and enforces drug and alcohol policy for shipboard personnel.

• Formulates general safety policies and procedures to be followed by company and vessel personnel in compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations, and in the implementation of preventive safety measures and the development of the TSI Safety Program.

• Implements and administers the shipboard Quality System program. Conducts shipboard ISM training and internal audits. Recommends revisions to Quality System documentation pertaining to shipboard operations, as appropriate. Issues revisions to vessel personnel.

• Conducts shipboard security and safety assessments as necessary to meet SMS and regulatory obligations. Identifies risks to personnel, the environment and the ships and recommends corrective actions to sr. mgt.

• Develops and implements various company policies, security and response plans.

• Monitors safety meetings held aboard vessels. Implements suggestions promulgated by the safety meeting. Participates in the corporate quarterly safety meeting to review vessel safety standards, new equipment, regulations, etc.

• Participates in the investigation of accidents and injurers and cooperates in the preparation of material and evidence for organization use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations.

• Compiles and submits accident reports required by regulatory agencies.

• Serves as an ISM Designated Person alternate.

• Serves as an Emergency Response Team member.

• Coordinates with Crewing Department on training program for all seagoing officers. Represents Company on various industry committees or safety groups and programs as required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree from maritime academy; or seagoing experience in a licensed capacity. Port Captain experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


USCG Chief Mate or Master Unlimited license preferred. Must be able to possess DOD SECRET security clearance and eligible for TOP SECRET security clearance.

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