If you are interested in the opportunity to work aboard one of the most advanced university research vessels in the world, please apply today! The R/V SIKULIAQ is a 261-foot oceanographic research ship capable of bringing scientists to the ice- choked waters of Alaska and the polar regions. We are currently accepting applications for temporary marine engineering positions including 2nd Assistant Engineer, 3rd Assistant Engineer and unlimited QMED.
The QMED will perform general Oiler duties and/or those of the QMED watchstander, may stand security watches in port or other duties as directed by the Senior Engineering Staff. Cleaning of engine department areas as directed.Essential
The QMED will perform other duties as defined by a ship''s senior officer during emergency situations and drills, facilitate and support the scientific mission of each voyage, and comply with, participate in, and promote the vessel''s safety management program.Essential
Under general supervision of the Engineering Department Staff, the QMED will assist with watch standing, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of shipboard equipment and systems.Essential
Under the general supervision of the Chief or First Engineer, the 2nd Assistant Engineer will assist in the operation, maintenance & repair of shipboard machinery and electrical equipment as directed. The 2nd Assistant Engineer will also perform as a watchstander both at sea and in port or other duties as directed by the Chief Engineer. The 2nd Assistant Engineer will perform other duties as defined by a ship''s senior officer during emergency situations and drills; facilitate and support the scientific mission of each voyage and comply with, participate in and promote the vessel''s safety management program.Essential
Under the general supervision of the Chief or First Engineer, the 3rd Assistant Engineer will assist in the operation, maintenance & repair of shipboard machinery and electrical equipment as directed. The 3rd Assistant Engineer will also perform as a watch stander both at sea and in port or other duties as directed by the Chief Engineer. The 3rd Assistant Engineer will perform other duties as defined by a ship''s senior officer during emergency situations and drills; facilitate and support the scientific mission of each voyage and comply with, participate in and promote the vessel''s safety management program.Essential
- The 2AE, Grade 79, primarily assists in the maintenance, repair and operation of vessel fuel systems, compressed air systems, oil fired water heating systems, incinerator maintenance, fresh water cooling & heating loop systems, as well as watch-standing or otherwise as directed. Other duties and responsibilities of this position include: Record pertinent & required data records in the official engine room log and in the continuous machinery management system database including work performed and inventory updates; have effective knowledge of the Engine Room Standard Operating Procedures plan and can follow the instructions of the plan; Monitors machinery and auxiliary systems & equipment throughout the vessel with an eye toward early identification of problems; Assist with loading of fuel & lube oil onto the vessel in accordance with the vessel fueling plan; Assist with maintaining the vessel machinery & systems and reporting abnormalities; Perform routine maintenance of machinery and systems; Help diagnose malfunctions and provide recommendations on course of action to the supervising Engineer; Assist with maintaining & ensuring the cleanliness of vessel engine room and other machinery spaces.
- The 3AE, Grade 78, under the direction of the Chief Engineer/1st Asst. Eng. will assist in the operation, maintenance and repair of the vessel's propulsion system and its many auxiliary systems aboard a global-class, ice-capable, unlimited tonnage oceanographic research vessel of the UNOLS fleet. The 3AE will primarily assist in the maintenance, repair and operation of vessel water systems, bilge systems, lube and waste oil systems, deck boats maintenance, sewage and gray water treatment systems, as well as watch-standing or otherwise as directed. Assist with maintaining the vessel machinery & systems and reporting abnormalities.
- QMED, grade 75, under supervision of the Engineering Department Staff, will assist in the engineering department of the global class, ice-capable oceanographic research vessel's propulsion and power plant machinery including all scientific and auxiliary machinery. It is powered by a diesel-electric propulsion system utilizing an integrated power plant concept providing 5,750 bhp of propulsion power through A/C frequency drives and two main motors to two fully azimuthing drives. The R/V SIKULIAQ is operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Seward Marine Center with a home port in Seward, Alaska. It is owned by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is a member of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) fleet. This non-exempt position QMED will perform those standard and traditional duties incumbent to the position of Oiler watch stander and may stand security w atches in port. The QMED will perform other duties as defined by a ship's senior officer during emergency situations, facilitate and support the scientific mission of each cruise, and comply with, participate in, and promote the vessel's safety management program. Strong interpersonal and communication skills with diverse shipboard personnel.
Each applicant must submit legible copies of the following documents to be considered for the position:
USCG MMC with Qualified Member Engine Department (QMED) endorsement
Valid state driver's license
Valid TWIC card
Valid U.S. Passport
Valid IMO Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW95) (BST/RFPEW),
2nd AE and 3rd AE VPDSD documents required.
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.
THIS IS A POOLED POSTING AND SUCCESSFUL SUBMISSION OF AN APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE REVIEW OF YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS OR EMPLOYMENT.
If you have questions regarding the relief positions or qualifications, please contact Ed DeCastro, Port Captain, at 907-224-4391.
If you need any assistance applying to this posting, please contact Jennifer Elhard at 907-224-5261.
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
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27 Sep 2019 Alaskan Daylight Time