University of Alaska Fairbanks
We are seeking a 3rd Assistant Engineer (3AE) to fill a hitch beginning on July 29, 2022 and ending on September 12, 2022).
The 3AE, 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 greywater treatment systems, as well as watch-standing or otherwise as directed. Assist with maintaining the vessel machinery & systems and reporting abnormalities.
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.
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.
REQUIRED EDUCATION OR TRAINING:
Qualified applicants must possess the following documents: Merchant Mariners Credential with endorsements of 3rd Assistant Engineer or 2nd Assistant Engineer and Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch. USCG Health Certificate, U.S. Passport, TWIC, and Driver's License.
Legible copies of these credentials must be submitted with this application, along with your resume, cover letter, and 3 professional references.