Marine Chief Engineer
University of South Florida
Saint Petersburg, FL
Position Details

Dept Number/Name: 0-4710-000 Florida Institute Of Oceanography

College/Division: Academic Affairs - FL Inst Oceanography

Salary Plan: Staff

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $42,000 to $46,000 annually, overtime eligible

Position Numbers: 00007228 and 00016771

Organizational Unit Summary:
FIO operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with 30 institutions and agencies engaged in marine research, education and resources management, including all 12 public universities providing collaborating opportunities across academia, government, and private sector for educational, training, research and public outreach opportunities for students and scientists across Florida.

FIO has two major sea-going vessels, the R/V Hogarth and R/V Weatherbird II, along with the land based Keys Marine Laboratory in Layton, Florida providing science and education capabilities. These platforms have supported over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students statewide since 2009, allowing students to connect first-hand with scientific research conducted along Florida's coast.

Position Summary/Duties:
The Marine Chief Engineer(s) primary function is to perform routine and preventative maintenance and repair on all systems of research vessel(s) in port or at sea.

Repair and maintain main diesel engines and ship service generators, air compressors and various pumps, motors and equipment aboard marine vessels at sea and in port. Install, repair, maintain all equipment aboard marine vessels, including but not limited to: hydraulic, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, firefighting, fuel, pneumatic and damage control systems at sea and in port. Assists with routine shipboard maintenance in port including de-scaling and painting and operating portable hand and power tools.

Adequately train and mentor the Assistant Engineer. Properly carry out all administrative and log keeping functions related to the Engineering department. Assist with launching and recovery of over-the-side scientific equipment as needed using cranes, winches, nets, small boats, etc.

Position may assist Captain or Mate with routine tasks involved with watchkeeping during conditions of acclimate weather, may also support deck department in operation of necessary equipment to facilitate scientific mission, including line, winch, and anchor handling, small boat operation, fueling, energizing and securing machinery on a non-stable platform in all types of weather. While in-port, position will perform daily and routine maintenance of mechanical equipment and structure of vessel(s) and perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor and or designee.

Minimum Qualifications:
This position requires completion of an approved apprenticeship program in marine services technician repair or a high school diploma or equivalent, and four years of experience operating, maintaining, and repairing engines and other systems on marine vessels.

Certifications or Licensure

A valid driver’s license and U.S. passport are required. Within three months of hire, incumbent must obtain the following certifications: Standards for Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping, Basic Safety Training (STCW-95, BST); first aid; and CPR.

Preferred Qualifications:
Previous experience in the maritime industry is desired. Experience working in academia environment with students and researchers. Certifications for Standards for Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping, Basic Safety Training (STCW-95, BST); first aid; CPR and TWIC card.

Other Information for candidates:
Employment is contingent upon a successful background check and pre-employment screenings must meet university standards. FIO is a member of the APCA Drug Consortium, final candidates will also be subject to random screenings to be in compliant with 46 CFR 16.210 and university policies/regulations.

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Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 22349

Posting Date: 09/16/2019

Posting End Date: 09/23/2019

How to Claim Veteran's Preference :
This position allows eligible veterans and their spouses to claim Veterans’ Preference pursuant to Florida Statute 295.

Applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation AT THE TIME OF SUBMITTING APPLICATION; such documentation is required for eligibility determination.

Supporting documentation, in addition to the DD214, may be required based on eligibility criteria. If you are submitting a DD 214, please ensure the social security number and date of birth is redacted/removed.

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