Marine Technician - R/V Sikuliaq (Temporary)

Marine Technician - R/V Sikuliaq (Temporary)

  • 528678
  • Seward, Alaska, United States
  • Marine Worker
  • Temporary
  • Closing on: Jun 30 2025
  • Temporary Staff Grade 79
  • UAF College of Fish & Ocean Science

R/V Sikuliaq, pronounced [see-KOO-lee-auk], is a 261-foot oceanographic research ship capable of bringing scientists to the ice-choked waters of Alaska and the polar regions. Sikuliaq, one of the most advanced university research vessels in the world, is able to break ice up to 2.5 feet thick. Constructed in Marinette, Wisconsin, Sikuliaq is homeported in Seward, Alaska, at UAF's Seward Marine Center.

As a Marine Technician, you'll work closely with scientists from varying institutions and backgrounds to ensure that their research needs are met. Your responsibilities will include the development, installation, operation, and maintenance of shipboard scientific instrumentation, as well as providing technical and liaison support to multidisciplinary and multi institutional oceanographic research projects.

The work location for this position is aboard the Research Vessel Sikuliaq. Travel arrangements to/from the vessel are covered by the Seward Marine Center. Applicants from any geographic area within the United States are encouraged to apply, and relocation will not be required.

This position is open on a rolling basis, and will remain open indefinitely. Successful applicants may be offered temporary contracts between 1-3 months in duration, depending on scheduling and operational needs.

The ideal candidate will have familiarity and experience with scientific instrumentation and shipboard support systems. As this role involves collaboration with many different groups, strong interpersonal skills are necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor degree from an accredited college in a related discipline and two years of professional experience*, or equivalent experience/combined education. The hiring manager’s assessment of adequate skill level may be accepted in lieu of the degree or experience requirement.
*Experience includes the installation, operation, and maintenance of electronic systems, with a focus on problem solving and quality control.

Research vessel or field work experience preferred, but not required.


Position Details:

This position is open on a rolling basis, and will remain open indefinitely. Successful applicants may be offered temporary contracts between 1-3 months in duration, depending on scheduling and operational needs. New Hires will be placed on the UA temporary staff salary schedule, grade 79, based on education and experience.

 

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

All employees at the University of Alaska are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism when conducting or engaged in university business.

Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus.  The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.  

 

Access to the reports is available at:

 

UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: https://www.uaa.alaska.edu/students/safety. Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or police@uaa.alaska.edu / 907-786-1214 or uaa_deanofstudents@alaska.edu. 

 

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: https://www.uaf.edu/orca/files/ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or uaf-orca@alaska.edu.

 

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: https://uas.alaska.edu/equity-and-compliance/docs/clery/UAS_ASFSR.pdf. Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing uas.clery@alaska.edu.

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.

 


 

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.


 

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

 


 

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

 


 

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Sarah Walters, R/V Sikuliaq HR Coordinator, at skwalters@alaska.edu.

 


 

 

 

 

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