Florida Institute of Oceanography
Assistant Engineer on the R/V Weatherbird II. Position will be responsible for perform routine and preventative maintenance, repair, replace and overhaul mechanical, electrical, hydraulic equipment as needed in port and at sea under the supervision of the Chief Marine Engineer. Monitor and maintain all main propulsion and auxiliary machinery/machinery systems on the R/V Weatherbird while in port and at sea .Good working knowledge of damage control, shipboard safety and trouble shooting ability required. Experience in maintaining all necessary engineering record keeping, inventories and other programs. Involved in pre and post cruise assignments (loading/unloading and etc...) Underway involved with deployment/recovery of scientific equipment. Respond and render shipboard emergencies (ie. fires, man overboard, life rafts) as necessary Position requires physical demands in order to perform the essential functions. Will be required to work on weekends and holidays, when at sea, is required to be available on a 24-hour basis. Work conditions include outdoor and non-stable environment, hot/confined spaces; exposure to toxic substances and fumes; elevated areas; moving, lifting, and carrying heavy objects.
- Maintain and repair main engines, generator sets, bow thruster, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, in port and at sea. Service and repair marine sanitation system (all toilets, sinks, showers, potable water system) gray water system and AC&R systems. Maintain a preventative maintenance log and keep a list of inventory for as appropriate for the engine room. Keep engineering spaces clean and painted.
- Participate in all deployment and recovery of scientific equipment as needed using crane, winches, trawl, nets, etc. Assist in watch keeping, navigation and all deck handling operations.
- Load and unload scientific gear, set up equipment, take on fuel, water and food stuff. Check and secure all scientific gear prior to departure. Respond to all shipboard emergency such as fire, man overboard, launch life rafts and lifeboat and assist scientific group (students/faculty/staff).
- Fill in as Chief Engineer when appropriate. Render first aid and CPR as needed. Perform other duties as assigned.