Port Engineer

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Classification:Marine Engineering 7
Grade:Grade 81
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:School of Fisheries & Ocean Science
Location: Seward
Categories: Marine Worker

Position Summary:

The ice-capable research vessel Sikuliaq is looking for a Port Engineer to plan maintenance, repairs, and regulatory compliance. Sikuliaq, one of the most advanced university research vessels in the world, is able to break ice up to 2.5 feet thick. Sikuliaq is home ported in Seward, Alaska, at UAF's Seward Marine Center and has conducted research throughout the North Pacific Ocean and Arctic Ocean.


10Assist with hiring of the ship engineering department and training for the engineers.Essential
10Periodically sail aboard SIKULIAQ as a relief engineer (depending upon licensing). Conduct on-site surveys of SIKULIAQ and equipment and work with the crew to determine maintenance and repair needs as part of depot level maintenance planning.Essential
25Assist in developing specifications for a post-delivery shipyard and dry-dock period for warranty inspection and completion of post-delivery modifications. Manage the development of work lists and specifications for depot level maintenance to support regulatory and class society requirements as well as emerging ship needs. Involves development of dry-dock and dockside maintenance packages, vendor bid packages, and evaluation of of bid responses. Monitor the contractor and/or shipyard during depot level maintenance and repair contracts.Essential
25Support the Seward Marine Center office for engineering aspects of regulatory requirements/compliance. Investigate machinery casualties to determine cause/corrective measures. Work with the regulatory bodies to ensure the requirements for changes, repairs, modifications are done in accordance with applicable regulations. Is the 1st alternate as the Designated Person Ashore per the requirements of the safety management system.Essential
30Lead for SIKULIAQ sustainment planning. Monitor and update routine maintenance plans, manage the maintenance management system data base, update onboard and depot level sparing needs based on usage and lead time. Assists in the development and adherence to the annual and depot level maintenance budgets. Maintain the machinery history records and technical documentation for SIKULIAQ including managing the ship weight/stability changes because of alterations.Essential


Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Ability to develop and implement various shipboard plans. Ability to interpret and enforce regulations.  Knowledge of American Bureau of Shipping classification requirements, Coast Guard COI requirements, and IMS requirements.  In-depth knowledge of ship repairs, maintenance and installation planning and procedures. Knowledge of ac/ac diesel electric propulsion and azimuth thrusters.  Skill in management of budgets. Ability to travel and go to sea. Must be computer literate.  Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical by meeting the USCG medical certification standards for Demonstration of Physical Activity, General Medical Exam, and Vision & Hearing Standards.

Required Experience:

Ten years experience as a marine engineer, 3-5 years experience with planning and overseeing shipyard repair availabilities, and 3-5 years in maintenance, repairs and installation on vessels.

Typical Education or Training:

US Coast Guard Engineer Unlimited horsepower credential, or an equivalent combination of education and experience to perform the duties. Valid driver's license.

This position is a Grade 81, Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Interested applicants must apply online.  If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact UAF Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7700. 

Please attach a comprehensive resume, cover letter, names and contact information (address, email and phone number) for three (3) professional references, and a USCG MMC.

Review Date:

Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time on October 8, 2017 to be considered.  Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position. 

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Term Position:

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.


Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/

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UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/ http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


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