R/V Seawolf and Small Vessel Operator: Marine Technician

Job Details

State University of New York at Stony Brook

The Instructional Support Technician is responsible for various vessel and ships facilities maintenance tasks on board the R/V Seawolf, operated by the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences- Stony Brook University. The incumbent will share in the day-to-day operational needs of operating the R/V Seawolf, will periodically serve as small boat captain, and will have primary responsibility for helping to ensure the vessels (and vessel facilities) are maintained and in proper/optimal operating capacity. The selected candidate will have excellent written and oral communication skills, a professional, customer-service oriented demeanor, and have the ability to work independently as well as with a team.


Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or higher. In lieu of degree, four years of directly related full time experience, or a combination of higher education and experience totaling four full-time years may be considered. Two years of full-time sea-time experience operating boats, including vessel maintenance. The ability to undertake fieldwork in varying conditions and be comfortable handling sampling gear for fieldwork processes (i.e. while trawling - pulling in the sampling gear by hand, hauling sampling buckets on and off the boat, carrying needed supplies to and from the boat and/or van, etc). Prior at-sea experience with oceanographic research equipment, commercial fishing gear, and/or other at-sea operation such as dredging or towing. Must possess and retain USCG 50-Ton or higher Masters of Near Coastal Waters vessel operator’s license and valid TWIC credentials. Must pass pre-employment drug screening and routine drug screening throughout employment. Must possess and/or acquire and maintain CPR and AED Certification. Must have, keep and maintain the appropriate valid NYS Driver’s License; have a motor vehicle record which is free from major violations or a pattern of repeat violations. (***Out-of-State Applicants, see "Special Notes”).

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or higher in Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences or a related field. USCG vessel master's license for coastal vessels, 100 tons or more, and licensed to carry passengers. Additional years (3+) of full-time sea-time experience operating boats, including vessel maintenance. Two or more years of experience with the following: Metal fabrication including steel and aluminum welding, use of milling machine and lathe, mechanical experience including diesel engine and gas outboard maintenance, and hydraulic system maintenance.

About Employer: 

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed by BNL. Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.

Contact Information: 

For a full position description, or to apply online, visit: www.stonybrook.edu/jobs (Req. # 1701261) or https://stonybrooku.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1701261