If you are interested in the opportunity to work aboard one of the most advanced university research vessels in the world, apply today! The R/V Sikulaiq 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. We are currently accepting applications for temporary marine engineering positions including 2nd Assistant Engineer, 3rd Assistant Engineer and QMED.
- 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. Sikuliaq 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 watches 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.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.Essential
- 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.Essential
All marine engineering positions require strong mechanical problem solving skills. Ability to be at sea for extended periods. Operational understanding of fuel oil bunkering procedures and emergency response, safe usage of basic machine and hand tools, basic math and computer skills. Knowledge of basic good seamanship practices (knots, line-handling, general shipboard maintenance and care, preparation/preservation of steel surfaces, operation of deck equipment, winches, etc). Ability to work with a diverse group of people including scientists, ship's crew and technicians.
QMED- Experience working in the engine room of a ship, at least 6 months while holding a MMC with QMED endorsement or higher. Experience with a wide range of vessel systems and their proper operation. Experience with and practice of good safety procedures. Preferred: Prefer experience on newer vessel propulsion systems and equipment. Mechanical operational and maintenance decisions, as required to safely and efficiently operate modern marine mechanical systems and equipment.
3AE - Adequate experience to have the required level of MMC. Preferred: Prefer experience on newer vessel propulsion systems and equipment. Mechanical operational and maintenance decisions, as required to safely and efficiently operate modern marine mechanical systems and equipment.
2AE - Basic operational understanding and experience working with shipboard systems, understanding of shipboard electrical systems, basic machine & hand tool safe use; basic math and computer skills. Preferred: Prefer experience on newer vessel propulsion systems and equipment. Mechanical operational and maintenance decisions, as required to safely and efficiently operate modern marine mechanical systems and equipment.
REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:
Please click here for a list of required credentials for each position.
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),
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.
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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 Sarah Walters at 907-224-4310
Reasonable Accommodation Statement:
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination
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.
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It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.
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