First Assistant Engineer (Per Diem)

Job Details

University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Under limited supervision, responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all engine room machinery and equipment aboard the research vessel. Stands underway watches and security watches in port. Maintains specialized fuel and water systems. Maintains logs. Provides work direction for all other Marine Engineering staff. Assists with the loading of stores and the bunkering of the ship. Performs other duties as defined by a ship's senior officer during emergency situations.
U.S. Coast Guard First Assistant Engineer license for related vessel.
U.S. Coast Guard Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW95) and lifeboat endorsement.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD).
Other endorsements may be required.

Ability and willingness to go to sea for extended periods of time.
Ability to pass physical examination and U.S. Coast Guard (DOT) regulations for Chemical Drug and Alcohol pre-employment screening and post-employment random testing.
U.S. Passport
About Employer: 
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for ocean and earth science research, education, and public service in the world. SIO operates three major seagoing research vessels, which conduct physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of oceans worldwide. Scripps oceanographic research vessels and research platform FLIP make up one of the largest academic fleets in the world. Scripps ships have state-of-the-art research instruments to study marine life, the oceans, the seafloor, and the atmosphere. Cruises vary from local trips to expeditions as long as two and one-half years. Scripps research ships, available to scientists around the world, have steamed more than six million nautical miles in support of science and the academic community.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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Contact Information: 
For more information, please send your resume, a copy of your MMC with medical card, a copy of your passport, and a copy of your TWIC to NMFHR@UCSD.EDU.