Cape Fear Community College
- To perform a variety of general ship maintenance and shipboard electronic work to ensure the safety of college sea vessels; to perform a variety of duties involved in assisting with preparation of instructional materials and at-sea demonstrations; and to perform various instructional support services directly related to academic programs.
- Receives general supervision from the Ship Captain and from higher level academic staff
- Supervises students in deck operations, securing, deployment and recovery of gear
A. At Sea:
- Assist with ship docking and departing; manuever ship-mooring lines and tie knots; operate deck machinery.
- Circulate throughout the vessel and assist students with work; explain and clarify cruise assignments; verify the accuracy of work; answer questions as appropriate.
- Operate, demonstrate and instruct the proper and safe deployment and use of equipment; describe equipment maintenance procedures. Oversee the use of safety procedures by students.
- Review and assist with student cruise assignments. Maintain accurate student records.
- Maintain bridge navigation software, electronics and troubleshoot problems with communications equipment.
- Act as liasion between Lead Instructor and ship's crew and in the event of independent charter act as liasion between Chief Scientist and crew.
- Be responsible for collecting underway data for Lead Instructor or Chief Scientist.
- Collaborate with cruising facility to insure ship is ready for scientific operaitons for all student cruises.
- Serve as lead on ship deak for scientific operations for all student cruises and independent charters.
- Ensures safety of all involved in scientific operations.
B. In Port:
- Be responsible for ship's training equipment, such as CTD, Otter Trawl and Live Wells and making sure training equipment is in good condition and calibrated to standards.
- Maintain inventory of training supplies and spare parts.
- Maintain communications with Chief Scientist if needed pertaining to special equipment needs.
- Be responsible for installing and improving new shipboard electronic and training equipment.
C. Both at Sea and in Port:
- Assist with a wide variety of maintenance and repair activities, including emergency maintenance and repair as necessary.
- Participate in safety drills and firefighting activities; test safety equipment and maintain in proper operating order.
- Inspect and repair deck equipment; test all gear and equipment to maintain proper operating condition.
- Maintain ship cleanliness.
- Inspect and maintain ship's standing and running rigging.
Other Important Functions
- Assist in ordering and maintaining inventories of supplies, materials and equipment; maintain proper rotation and storage of materials.
- May assist with completion of maintenance and repair records.
- Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
- Perform other related duties and responsisibilites as assigned.
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- Training Certification
Special Instructions to Applicants
- Applicants who have obtained their education outside of the US and its territories must have their academic degree(s) validated, at their own expense, by an outside credential evaluation service as equivalent to the Baccalaureate or Master's degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.