University System of Georgia, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Operate and maintain vessel engine room and machinery space equipment. This includes, main engine propulsion, steering, power, electrical, and ventilation systems
Operate and maintain HVAC systems, marine sanitation device, pumps, marine heads, and refrigeration systems
Safely bunker fuel and conduct fuel transfers
Assist with maintenance to deck machinery including hydraulic winches, frames, and crane
Conduct meticulous record keeping on all systems using log books and vessel’s computerized maintenance program.
Serve on wheelhouse watch schedule as directed by Captain on all cruises. Duties include but not limited to lookout for watch chief and operator of deck overboard handling systems (winches/frames/crane) to safely deploy and recover science equipment.
Perform other duties as assigned on shore and at sea
Time/effort is split between frequent cruises (usually 1-30 days duration) and on shore.
Minimum of 5 year’s experience at sea on any combination of commercial, military, private and/or research vessels
Minimum high school diploma or equivalent with 1-5 years related experience required.
Minimum MMC: Qualified Member of the Engine Department (QMED)
Preferred MMC: Licensed Designated Duty Engineer (DDE),
STCW endorsement required
Extensive knowledge of marine maintenance and repair
Extensive knowledge of the operation and maintenance of diesel and gas engines, pumps, compressors, generators, and auxiliary equipment common to marine vessels
Good physical conditioning and an ability to lift and carry a minimum of 70 pounds
The University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography (SkIO) is a multidisciplinary research institution located on a 700 acre campus on Skidaway Island. The Institute’s primary goals are to further understanding of marine and environmental sciences, conduct leading edge research on marine and coastal systems, and train tomorrow’s scientists. Our campus is also a host to Georgia Southern University’s Applied Coastal Research Lab, NOAA Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, The University of Georgia’s Marine Education Center and Aquarium, and The Nature Conservancy.
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography is also home to the R/V Savannah. The R/V Savannah is operated by the Institute and is a member of the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) fleet.