Job Details

University of Hawaii
RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the University of Hawai‘i Marine Center (UHMC), located at Pier 35 in Honolulu Harbor, Oahu, Hawai‘i. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.
Works under supervision of the Chief Engineer or as delegated to the First Assistant Engineer, as a qualified member of the Engineering Department (QMED). Responsible for upkeep and maintenance of the vessel’s engineering plant as directed by ship’s Engineers. Work assignments include but not limited to assists in the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of shipboard equipment and systems, properly process and pump sewage and oily water tanks, make emergency repairs, perform daily/weekly/monthly preventative maintenance, and performs all other duties and responsibilities normally expected of a vessel’s Oiler/QMED. Works on a rotational schedule based on operational needs (e.g. 3-4 months on, 3-4 months off).
This is a sea-going ship’s crew position, assigned to R/V Kilo Moana. Under general supervision of the Ship’s Engineering Department Staff. Expected to present a neat and alert personal appearance. Complies with current Safety and Quality (SQ) Management System Manual and applicable International Safety Management (ISM) Code. Must read, sign, and adhere to the University of Hawai’i Marine Center Code of Conduct for employees.

A. Education/Training: High School Diploma or G.E.D equivalent with additional training and certifications.
B. Experience: At least two (2) years of experience working in the engine room of a ship, at least one year while holding an MMC with QMED endorsement or higher. Experience with a wide range of vessel systems and their proper operation.
C. Knowledge: Working knowledge of ship engineering safety rules/procedures, tools, equipment, miscellaneous engineering systems, auxiliary systems, propulsion systems as required to perform Oiler/QMED duties on a vessel such as the R/V Kilo Moana.
D. Abilities and Skills: Must be a U. S. Citizen and possess a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), which must be current (minimum six (6) months prior to expiration). Must possess a valid U. S. Passport, which has is at least six (6) months prior to expiration for possible foreign travel/deployments. Requires US Coast Guard MMC with Qualified Member Engine Department (QMED) endorsement, IMO STCW-95 with AIII/4 Rating. Possess necessary skills to perform engineering work as a QMED. Ability to be at sea for extended periods. Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Ability to meet high standards of performance.

Post Offer/Employment Condition: Must be able to pass USCG Physical Exam for Merchant Mariners. Submit to and pass drug tests as mandated by the USCG including but not limited to pre-employment, random, post-accident testing. Must complete the online Hazard Communication training immediately after hire or no later than employee’s initial exposure to hazardous chemicals. Must read and sign University of Hawai‘i Marine Center Code of Conduct for employees.

E. Physical and/or Medical Demands: Requires spending extended periods at sea, typically three (3) to four (4) months per voyage. Works on a rotational schedule based on operational needs (e.g. 3-4 months on, 3-4 months off). Ability to travel from home to ports of call, both domestic and foreign. Must be physically able to move about the vessel – climb ladders, enter tight spaces, use SCBA/firefighting gear and respirators without breathing difficulties. Medical and physical fitness must be adequate for working continuously at sea for up to four (0-4) months, and outdoors in tropical conditions for daily shifts of 4-8 hours. Able to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted.
About Employer: 
University of Hawai’i (UH) Marine Operations are coordinated by the UH School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology’s (SOEST), an operator institution in the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) and subscribes to the UNOLS Research Vessel Safety Standards.

The UH Marine Center is located at Pier 35 in Honolulu Harbor and is responsible for coordinating operations on and maintaining the R/V Kilo Moana (KM), a 186′ SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) vessel. The vessel was built in 2001 and commissioned in 2002. SOEST also owns and operates a 6000-m capable Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Luʻukai, which is usually deployed from the KM.
Contact Information: 
To apply, please send the following documents to the Marine Operations Superintendent at maropsup@hawaii.edu:

Cover letter
Current resume
Merchant Mariner Credential
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
Medical Certificate
A copy of your passport
COVID vaccination card