Marine Engineer

University of Delaware
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Marine Engineer/AB – RV HUGH R SHARP
The University of Delaware is seeking a mid-level engineer for a position in Lewes, Delaware aboard a state of the art oceanographic research ship. The SHARP is a 146’ vessel with diesel electric azimuth drive propulsion and oceanographic systems.
Engineers monitor, maintain, and repair ship’s systems and operate winches and cranes to deploy scientific equipment. Great team atmosphere and interesting missions. Missions are typically 10-18 days in the mid-Atlantic. Ship maintenance is performed alongside during the off season Mon-Fri.

On the job training provided. QMED or DDE preferred. Experienced Relief Engineer for fill in work also desirable.
- Must hold a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential with a “Qualified Member of the Engineering Department” (QMED) endorsement. A Designated Duty Engineer (DDE) endorsement is preferred.
- High school diploma or GED and at least three years’ experience performing engineering and deck operations on research, fishing, or towing vessels.
- Knowledge of the operation, trouble shooting, and repair of marine systems and auxiliary equipment.
- Knowledge of safety procedures and precautions relating to engine room and deck work.
- Knowledge and experience with deck operations with cranes, frames, or winches.
- Welding and machinist experience preferred.
- Experience with maintenance and repair of typical ship’s systems, including propulsion, diesel engines, electrical, hydraulics, HVAC, pneumatic, piping/pumps, sanitary, and potable water; diesel-electric experience preferred.
- Experience with deployment and recovery of equipment at sea, such as oceanographic, fishing, supply, or towing vessel operations.
- Must maintain other required certifications and training for the vessel’s size and class including but not limited to STCW, PIC Tankerman, Marine Fire Fighting, First Aid, and CPR.
About Employer: 
The University of Delaware owns and operates the 146’ state of the art Research Vessel Hugh R. Sharp. The Sharp is part of the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) Academic Research Fleet, and performs scientific missions primarily along the Atlantic Coast. Crew members operate and maintain the vessel to support science at sea. Marine Operations has a great team atmosphere and full time positions have outstanding benefits. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Contact Information: 
Jon Swallow
Director, Marine Operations