Marine Professional - Second Mate

University System of Georgia, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography
Responsible for the operation and maintenance of deck equipment, including frames, winches, crane and ship’s tender.

Required to perform duties as regular crewman, standing deck watches and assisting in the deployment and the recovery of scientific equipment.

Time/effort is split between frequent cruises (usually 1-7 days duration) and on shore.
Knowledge of marine maintenance and repair.

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.

Operation and maintenance experience on commercial, military or large private vessels preferred.

Minimum high school diploma or equivalent with 1-3 years related experience.

USCG Deck License and STCW Certificate preferred.

Successful completion of a criminal background check and drug test is required.
About Employer: 
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 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.
Contact Information: 
John Bichy, Marine Superintendent, at or 912-598-2456