QMED

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Classification:Marine Engineering 2
Grade:Grade 75
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF College of Fish & Ocean Science
Location: Seward
Categories: Facilities/Skilled Trades, Other

Position Summary:

The 261' global class RV SIKULIAQ is recruiting for a QMED. The ship has a full load displacement of 4,215 LT's. The diesel electric propulsion system operation utilizes an integrated power plant concept, providing 5750hp of propulsion power through frequency drives and a/c main motors to two fully azimuthing z-drives. R/V SIKULIAQ information: https://www.sikuliaq.alaska.edu/ This position requires at-sea experience and familiarity with oceanographic research ship operations in support of ocean research, with a primary emphasis in high latitudes. This recruitment is open internal to current UA employees as a promotional opportunity or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

Duties:

25The QMED will perform general Oiler duties and/or those of the QMED watchstander, may stand security watches in port or other duties as directed by the Senior Engineering Staff. Cleaning of engine department areas as directed.Essential
25The QMED will perform other duties as defined by a ship's senior officer during emergency situations and drills, facilitate and support the scientific mission of each voyage, and comply with, participate in, and promote the vessel's safety management program.Essential
50Under general supervision of the Engineering Department Staff, the QMED will assist with watch standing, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of shipboard equipment and systems.Essential

If you are interested in the opportunity to work aboard one of the most advanced university research vessels in the world, please apply today! The R/V SIKULIAQ is a 261-foot oceanographic research ship capable of bringing scientists to the ice- choked waters of Alaska and the polar regions. We are currently accepting applications for a QMED.

The 261' global class research vessel will have a full load displacement of 4,215 LT's. The diesel electric propulsion system operation utilizes an integrated power plant concept, providing 5750hp of propulsion power through frequency drives and a/c main motors to two fully azimuthing z-drives. R/V SIKULIAQ information:  https://www.sikuliaq.alaska.edu/

The R/V SIKULIAQ is operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks - Seward Marine Center with home port Seward, Alaska. The Seward Marine Center (SMC) campus is a 13 acre field station under the College of Fisheries & Ocean Sciences on the waterfront of Resurrection Bay (see www.seward.com).

This position requires at-sea experience and familiarity with oceanographic research ship operations in support of ocean research, with a primary emphasis in high latitudes. 

Job Overview:

The QMED (Oiler) will assist with watch standing, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of shipboard equipment and systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under general supervision of the Engineering Department Staff, the QMED will assist with watch standing, installation, operation, maintenance and repair of shipboard equipment and systems.

  • The QMED will perform other duties as defined by a ship's senior officer during emergency situations and drills, facilitate and support the scientific mission of each voyage, and comply with, participate in, and promote the vessel's safety management program.

  • The QMED will perform general Oiler duties and/or those of the QMED watchstander, may stand security watches in port or other duties as directed by the Senior Engineering Staff. Cleaning of engine department areas as directed.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Strong skills as a QMED. Knowledge of typical QMED duties and ability to perform accordingly.

  • Ability to be at sea for extended periods. Ability to travel from home to ports of call, both domestic and foreign.

  • Operational understanding of fuel oil bunkering procedures and emergency response, safe usage of basic machine and hand tools, basic math and computer skills.

  • Two years of experience working in the engine room of a ship, at least one year while holding a MMC with QMED endorsement or higher.

  • Experience with a wide range of vessel systems and their proper operation.

  • Experience with and practice of good safety procedures.
    Knowledge of basic good seamanship practices (knots, line-handling, general shipboard maintenance and care,
    preparation/preservation of steel surfaces, operation of deck equipment, winches, etc.)

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people including scientists, ship's crew and technicians.

  • There will be times when there is no internet or phone service available; person must be able to function without.

  • Prefer experience on newer vessel propulsion systems and equipment.

  • Mechanical operational and maintenance decisions, as required to safely and efficiently operate modern marine mechanical systems and equipment.

  • Must possess the following: US Passport, US Coast Guard MMC with Qualified Member Engine Department (QMED) endorsement, IMO STCW-95 with AIII/4 Rating, Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) issued by Transportation Security Administration (TSA), valid state driver's license.

Qualified applicants must possess the following: U.S. Passport; U.S. Coast Guard Qualified Member Engine Department (QMED), Able Seafarer Engine, Basic Safety Training, Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) issued by Transportation Security Administration (TSA)  and experience to perform the duties expected aboard an ocean going research vessel. 

 

If you have questions regarding this position or qualifications, please contact Edward deCastro, Port Captain, at 907-224-4391.

This is a full-time, Grade 75, minimum $19.17/hr, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.

Applicant instructions:

Internal Posting: This recruitment is open internal to current UA employees as a promotional opportunity or those otherwise eligible to apply to internal postings.

Each applicant must submit the following legible documents to be considered for the position: 

a) UA application

b) Resume

c) Three professional work references with complete contact information

d) Copy of valid driver's license

e) Copy of all pages of USCG, Merchant Mariners credential, TWIC, and STCW Medical Certificate

f) Copy of US Passport

Review Date

Early applications are welcome but must be received no later than Sunday, December 6th, 2020 by 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time for full consideration. This position will remain open until filled.

Applicants will be required to provide documentation of participation in a random drug testing program for at least 60 of the preceding 185 days, did not have any positive test results, and did not refuse to take a required test. If not under employment, where a random drug testing program exists, the applicant shall provide a completed test indicating they are free of illegal substance abuse, when requested by Seward Marine Center, prior to employment. Testing will be for the presence of cocaine, opiates, marijuana (THC), amphetamines and PCP (phencyclidine). Testing will be in accordance with the Department of Transportation Program and testing shall be in accordance with United States Coast Guard Drug and Alcohol Testing guidelines outlined in the Federal Register 46 C.F.R. 4, 5, and 16. 

TO APPLY, please go to www.careers.alaska.edu. This link directs applicants to create a user name & password and to complete a UA application form. Once this step is completed, apply to the  QMED  posting.

Term Position:

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

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

Background Check:

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

Probationary Period:

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.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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