University of Alaska Fairbanks
The 2AE 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.
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.
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:
Qualified applicants must possess the following documents: Merchant Mariners Credential with endorsements of 2nd Assistant Engineer and Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch. USCG Health Certificate, U.S. Passport, TWIC, and Driver's License.