Electrical Inspector

Location: Philadelphia

Company: TOTE Services

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Other

Job Category: Operations

Publish Date: April 25, 2021

Company Description: Since 1975, TOTE Services has provided full technical management and partial management/ crewing services for nearly one-hundred vessels of various sizes and configurations. We know that great companies are built by great people who embody our company’s values and vision. Whether we’re hiring for a shoreside or seagoing position, we look for people who can help us provide the world’s best ship management, marine operations, and vessel services. TOTE Services strives to lead the industry in safety, quality, and operational excellence and the TOTE Services team is critical to our success. www.toteservices.com


  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

TOTE Services

TOTE Services is seeking a qualified individual to serve as Electrical Inspector under TOTE Services’ Vessel Construction Management VCM) contract to build, outfit, and deploy up to five (5) National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMV) for the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD). This position is located in Philadelphia, PA at the Philly Shipyard, Inc (PSI).  This position reports directly to the TOTE Services NSMV Chief Inspector.

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Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Electrical Inspector will represent TOTE Services, LLC in the oversight of the installation and testing operations processes during vessel fabrication. She/he will demonstrate broad knowledge of marine electrical and electronic systems and coordinate with a team of fellow subject matter experts and program managers to carry out the following fundamental duties:

  • Promote the TOTE Services safety culture and adhere to all safety guidelines while conducting daily inspection activities.  Make safety a priority in everything we do.
  • Attend regular inspections to verify and record shipyard adherence to their internal quality and industry electrical installation standards during fabrication and testing.
  • Perform both formal inspections and spot-checking throughout the build period to validate and record that all electrical system equipment installations and the power requirements of the contract are met and focus on other key aspects required to ensure the application of a high-quality electrical system.
  • Become knowledgeable about the shipyard electrical outfitting processes pertaining to electric cables, distribution transformers, switchboards, switchgear and other general power and control and monitoring systems to identify deficiencies and highlight key areas of improvement to promote adherence to the contract and the manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Conduct technical evaluations of any proposed changes to the electrical systems or procedures and assist with the resolution of technical issues.
  • Provide recurring status updates to the Program Manager and Chief Inspector, which may include quality findings, key metrics, performance trends, preventive/corrective actions, and other information.
  • Conduct oversight of the GEPC Single Source Vendor Propulsion and Control installation with expertise in diesel electric propulsion and its control systems.
  • Other Critical Systems requiring close inspection support include, but are not limited to,

Bow and Stern Thruster Propulsion System

Power Management System

Command and Control systems

Navigation and Electronics systems

  • Oversee and verify Dockside and Sea Trial operational tests
  • Cooperate with regulatory bodies, especially ABS and USCG.


  • Working Conditions:
  • Must be able to access all work locations, including government and private shipyards and/or vessels.
  • Daily inspections require entering confined spaces, climbing ladders, working at heights, walking on scaffolding, observing use of tools and equipment/machinery.
  • Physical agility must allow for bending, reaching, climbing, crawling, and working on ladders and scaffolding. Must be physically able to walk to all shipyard locations.
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds of weight.
  • Visual parameters require the ability to see up close, at a distance and peripherally, with excellent depth perception and color recognition.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to vapors, gases, dust, welding/burning fumes, and smoke.
  • Must be able to spend up to 80% of time in an outdoor shipyard environment in all climates.
  • The noise level is usually moderate to extremely noisy 90% of the time, which may include sirens, horns, chipping, and hammering.
  • Skills:
  • Minimum Qualifications:

Seven (7) years of related marine experience with at least three (3) years of direct experience in new construction shipbuilding.

Proficient in marine electrical systems best-practices, techniques, the ability to read and interpret ship construction electrical drawings.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English language

A keen attention to detail

Proficient with Microsoft Office Programs

  • Education:

Associates or Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Technology, Marine Engineering, or similar field preferred. High School diploma or GED minimum. Additional certifications in Electrical and Automation Systems, Electrical Equipment for Hazardous areas, High Voltage Plants, NFPA 70E and OSHA Medium Voltage training are preferred.