The R/V SIKULIAQ, pronounced [see-KOO-lee-auk], is a 261-foot oceanographic research ship capable of bringing scientists to the ice-choked waters of Alaska and the polar regions. This is a recruitment pool for temporary relief positions for Marine Deck roles on the ship, specifically, for 2nd Mate, 3rd Mate, and AB unlimited. The Sikuliaq, one of the most advanced university research vessels in the world, is able to break ice up to 2.5 feet thick. Constructed at Marinette Marine Corporation, a shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin, the Sikuliaq is home ported in Alaska, at UAF's Seward Marine Center in Seward Alaska.
- Bridge Operations-2nd Mate Normally stands 8 hours of navigational bridge watch, continuously monitoring the vessel''s position, plotting ship''s position, using and following chart plots, tracking ship''s movement using GPS, radar, celestial or terrestrial fixes, navigational aids; ; maintain logs and other records tracking the ships movements; supervises qualified and alert lookouts during watch at sea to ensure a properly maintained and efficient watch; checks to the helm steers correct courses, maneuvers ship, monitors communication and operational safety, under Master''s supervision, transits and facilitates and supports the efficient scientific operations of each voyage. Ensure that the proper procedures and safety practices are followed, check that bridge and navigation related machinery and equipment are in good working order. *Bridge Operations-3rd Mate Normally stands 8 hours of navigational bridge watch, plotting ship''s position, following chart plots, tracking ship''s movement using GPS, radar, celestial or terrestrial fixes; posts qualified and alert lookouts during watch at sea to ensure a properly maintained and efficient watch; maintains required logs and records; checks that helm steers correct courses, maneuvers ship, under Master''s supervision, communicates and coordinates mission support with departments and research personnel to ensure operational readiness and efficient scientific operations of each voyage. Follows safety policies, procedures, and guidelines of ship''s safety management. *Deck Operations-AB Unlimited As directed by the Chief Mate and Boatswain, this unlicensed Deck Department position is responsible for: maintenance of deck department spaces, decks, tools, equipment, machinery, small crafts, and associated gear; operation of all non-engineering area deck machinery, crafts adheres to safety guidelines, policies, and procedures; operating deck equipment including winches, A-frames, cranes, davits, and windlass; adhering to safe and proper operation of anchor windlass, capstans, cranes, winches and other deck machinery; loading and stowing stores, scientific equipment; handling lines, operating capstans, when mooring or unmooring from berth; operating windlass when anchoring; rigging of gangway and setting associated safety; properly lashing deck cargo and securing hatches. Able to work non-standard flexible watch hours; stand watch as look-out, helm as part of a bridge navigation watch; operate small boats.Essential
Cleaning and Maintenance-AB Unlimited Performs routine preventative general maintenance of all Deck Department assigned interior and exterior areas including ship''s hull, deck, bulkheads, and superstructure; maintain sanitary cleanliness of ship; operating and maintaining deck machinery such as the cranes, davits, handling systems, A-frame, windlass and winches; care and protection of deck equipment and rigging.Essential
Navigation and duties assigned-2nd Mate Maintains all navigational equipment, publications, and charts. Maintains accurate navigational chart inventories and publication supply inventories and recommends orders. As Navigator, responsible for updating and correcting charts and publications, passage plans, science cruise plan entry of mission stations into Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS). Ensures that all standard navigation day''s work is performed by all watches and that operational checklists are maintained. Plots voyage tracks for the Master''s approval using up-to-date Sailing Directions, Coast Pilot, Light List, Tide and Current Tables. Ensures all required flags are aboard in good condition. Weather Officer: Responsible for gathering weather information, general maintenance of all weather related equipment assigned and adequate supplies are on board at all times. Review consumables, track service to prevent unnecessary duplication. Responsible for radio and GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) radio. Routine inspections of bridge and navigation related machinery and equipment. Ensures bridge electronics, alarms systems and lights are in good working order; provides training to all watch personnel on the bridge in safe navigational practices and in the proper use of navigational equipment to include deck alarm systems, fixed fire, smoke, flooding systems, security rounds and systems, and gangway watch procedures. Ability to operate small boats. Assists the deck when tying up the vessel. Actively serve in duties as defined by the Master, as part of ship''s safety management and emergency preparedness. Actively participate in all emergency drills and situations and performs other duties as assigned. Member of firefighting and emergency response teams. Perform other related duties as required. Prepares and maintains turnover notes for reliefs. Perform and assist with other related duties as required or directed.Essential
Safety Officer, Small Boat Officer, and Duties Assigned-3rd Mate Responsible under supervision of the Chief Mate, for the condition and repair of the lifeboats, life rafts, life rings, life jackets, and other lifesaving equipment, all fire fighting, damage control and other safety or emergency equipment, that is not delegated to other departments. Prepares reports and submits requisitions to the Chief Mate for approval. Advises crew as to their emergency stations and duties during emergencies and emergency drills; if assigned to command a life raft or rescue boat, musters the crew, instructing them in their duties and in proper handling of survival gear EPIRBS, SARTS, immersion suits, and thermal protection. Maintains accurate and orderly damage control locker, emergency supply inventories, service records, and order status. Follows and maintains historical and current documentation requirements and regulations for inspections. Performs inspection, maintenance, and inventories of all lifesaving, emergency, damage control, and designated personal protective equipment. Follows safety policies and procedures. Operate small boats. Assists deck with vessel mooring, loading and stowage. Actively serve in duties as defined by the Master, as part of ship''s safety management and emergency preparedness. Actively participate in all emergency drills and situations and performs other duties as assigned. Member of firefighting and emergency response teams. Prepares and maintains turnover notes for reliefs. Perform and assist with other related duties as required or directed.Essential
Safety-AB Unlimited Adheres to safe working practices ensuring safety of all hands involved in deck related operations through training, use proper safety equipment, and following safety procedures and guidelines. Understands pertinent safety, environmental, regulatory rules and regulations. Keeps Chief Mate and Boatswain well informed on a daily basis. Member of firefighting and emergency response teams. Able to assume the duties of the cox''n or man in charge of the life raft or rescue boat. Perform other related duties as required.Essential
The 261' global class, ice-capable research vessel R/V SIKULIAQ will have a crew of 22 (9 deck, 8 engineer, 3 steward) along with 2 shipboard science system technicians. The Seward Marine Center (SMC) campus is a 13 acre field station under the School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences on the waterfront of Resurrection Bay (www.Seward.com). The job is as a crew member on board SIKULIAQ and there is no need to live in Seward.
This is a temporary relief position for Marine Deck positions on the ship. This Job listing is for 2nd Mate, 3rd Mate, and AB unlimited.
- Reporting to the Master, the Second Mate is a deck watch officer aboard SIKULIAQ at sea and in port in the Deck Department and assists the Master and Chief Mate with duties; designated the ship's navigation officer; maintains all navigation, GMDSS weather, equipment, publications, charts, flags, inventories, and prepares information for the bridge. Plots voyage tracks for Master's approval.
- Reporting to the Master, the Third Mate is a Deck Watch Officer and assists the Master and senior deck officers with duties as assigned. As designated the ship's Safety Officer, maintains lifesaving, fire fighting, damage control and other emergency equipment. Is vessel's small boat safety officer and assists in training the crew in emergency drill procedures. Stands inport security watch. Assists deck when tying up the vessel. Follows and ensures safety policies and procedures.
- Able-Bodied Seaman Unlimited (AB) general shipboard duties include: operating and maintaining deck machinery such as the cranes, windlass or winches, over the side science gear; rigging and cargo stowage & handling; assist in handling science equipment on deck for deployment and retrieval of science packages; overhaul and install any running or standing rigging on the ship, splice wire or fiber line, to work aloft and over the side of the ship, and to be able to sew, repair, and mend canvas; prepare surfaces, properly mixing and applying paint; helmsman and competent lookout as a member of the navigational bridge watch; maintain the bridge in a clean and shipshape condition; handle mooring and operate equipment for mooring the ship; maintain assigned passageways; work with small boats; member of emergency and lifesaving teams.
Each applicant must submit copies of the following legible documents to be considered for the position:
2) Three professional work references with complete contact information
3) Copy of USCG MMC, unlimited oceans submit all pages TWIC card
4) MMC STCW Medical certificate
5) Copy of valid state driver's license front and back
6) Copy of valid TWIC card front and back
7) Copy of U.S. Passport
- In addition, the 2nd Mate and 3rd Mate must submit ECDIS & GMDSS (in MMC) Documentation and VPDSD or VSO Documents (either in MMC or proof of completion).
Applicants will be required to provide documentation of participation in random drug testing program for at least 60 of the preceding 185 days, did not have any positive test results, and did not refuse to take a required test. If not under employment, where a random drug testing program exists, the applicant shall provide a completed test indicating they are free of illegal substance abuse, when requested by Seward Marine Center, prior to employment. Testing will be for the presence of cocaine, opiates, marijuana (THC), amphetamines and PCP (phencyclidine). Testing will be in accordance with the Department of Transportation Program and testing shall be in accordance with United States Coast Guard Drug and Alcohol Testing guidelines outlined in the Federal Register 46 C.F.R. 4, 5, and 16.
- If you have questions regarding the relief positions or qualifications, please contact Ed DeCastro, Port Captain, at 907-224-4391.
- If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact Jenn Elhard at 907-224-5261.
The successful applicant may be required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.
It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action:
The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy or parenthood, genetic code or retaliation.
Pursuant to Board of Regent’ Policy 04.02.040, the University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. This prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use by an employee of a controlled substance in any workplace of the university.
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