Serves as a member of the Deck Department. Serves as a deck watch and safety
officer and assists the Master and senior deck officers in carrying out their
responsibilities; and in their absence may assume command of the ship.
Responsible for maintenance and management of the vessel’s damage control
and safety equipment of the vessel and performs other duties as assigned.
Customer focused, assists in providing a professional environment conducive to
meeting and exceeding research mission requirements. This is a sea-going ship’s
crew working on a rotational schedule based on operational needs (e.g., 3-4
months on, 3-4 months off).
Must possess a 3rd Mate Unlimited Tonnage OC, a valid USCG STCW Medical Certificate, current MMC and required STCW documentation of training and validity for licenses. Valid TWIC and US Passport required. Ability to pass pre-employment drug test or hold current drug testing verification letter. Must be US citizen.
SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS: Certification for Fast Rescue Boat (FRB)
operation, MED-PIC certificate or other industrial certifications in heavy equipment
operation including shore crane and forklift. Prior experience aboard
oceanographic research vessels is desirable.
RCUH / University of Hawai’i (UH) Marine Operations are coordinated by the UH School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology’s (SOEST), an operator institution in the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) and subscribes to the UNOLS Research Vessel Safety Standards.
The UH Marine Center is located at Pier 35 in Honolulu Harbor and is responsible for coordinating operations on and maintaining the R/V Kilo Moana (KM), a 186ft SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) vessel. The vessel was built in 2001 and commissioned in 2002. SOEST also owns and operates a 6000-m capable Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Lu'ukai, which is usually deployed from the KM.