Second Assistant Engineer (Per Diem)

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University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Under supervision, the Second Assistant Engineer is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all main and auxiliary engine room machinery and plant equipment while on duty and is expected to complete any routine service, or minor repair work as necessary during the watch. Second Assistant Engineers provide work direction for Oilers, Wipers, and unlicensed day workers in the maintenance, repair and proper operation of machinery and engine equipment in engineering spaces.

Traditionally they stand two 4-hour underway watches daily and security watches in port. Second Assistant Engineers maintain logs on all operating machinery while on watch. On SIO ships they generally serve as "Fuel King" with primary responsibility for maintenance of all fuel oil purifying and transfer equipment, water-makers/evaporators, potable water and ballasting pumps and valves, bunkering the ship, and maintaining fuel / lube oil, water and tank sounding reports. They assist in loading stores, and parts, and they perform other duties as defined by a ship’s senior officer during emergency situations.
U.S. Coast Guard Second Assistant Engineer license for related vessel.
U.S. Coast Guard Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW95) and lifeboat endorsement.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) issued by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Document (MMD) or Credential (MMC) with 2nd Asst Engineer License.
Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD).
Other endorsements may be required.

Ability and willingness to go to sea for extended periods of time.
Ability to pass physical examination and U.S. Coast Guard (DOT) regulations for Chemical Drug and Alcohol pre-employment screening and post-employment random testing.
U.S. Passport
About Employer: 
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for ocean and earth science research, education, and public service in the world. SIO operates three major seagoing research vessels, which conduct physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of oceans worldwide. Scripps oceanographic research vessels and research platform FLIP make up one of the largest academic fleets in the world. Scripps ships have state-of-the-art research instruments to study marine life, the oceans, the seafloor, and the atmosphere. Cruises vary from local trips to expeditions as long as two and one-half years. Scripps research ships, available to scientists around the world, have steamed more than six million nautical miles in support of science and the academic community.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
Contact Information: 
For more information, please send your resume, a copy of your MMC with medical card, a copy of your passport, and a copy of your TWIC to NMFHR@UCSD.EDU.