Relief 1st Assistant Engineer- R/V Sikuliaq (Temporary)

Relief 1st Assistant Engineer- R/V Sikuliaq (Temporary)

  • 525182
  • Seward, Alaska, United States
  • Marine Worker
  • Temporary
  • Temporary Staff Grade 82
  • UAF College of Fish & Ocean Science
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Ability to perform heavy labor and lifting. Ability to lubricate machinery and take readings of machinery and keep appropriate records. Advanced knowledge of basic and routine maintenance of vessels and equipment. Ability to make minor repairs to vessel mechanical equipment and hull. Ability to track and document engineering activities and parts and supplies. Ability to repair or replaces broken parts using precision and hand tools and arc or gas welders. Moderate knowledge in troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of vessel equipment to include electrical equipment and controllers. Knowledge and experience in operating cranes, winches, and use of various portable and fixed machine and hand tools. Expert knowledge and operation of main propulsion and auxiliary mechanical and electrical equipment. Advanced knowledge of a variety of electronic, electrical, computers and equipment. Knowledge of fuel and other consumables management. Knowledge of current U.S. Coast Guard rules and regulations, ISM, American Bureau of Shipping requirements and vessel stability; Maritime Laws; Current with all applicable laws, regulations, treaties, 33 CFR; 46 CFR; OSHA regulations. Preferred Experience & Education:
Prefer at least one year as 1st Assistant Engineer with an Unlimited Horsepower Motor Oceans credential is preferred. Experience with azimuthing propulsion such as z-drives or azipods; a/c diesel electrical experience. Experience aboard Oceanographic research ships is preferred.
Required Experience & Education:

U.S. Coast Guard Unlimited Horsepower Motor 1st Assistant Engineer Merchant Mariner credential required. Certified in STCW, Survival Craft, HAZWOPER, advanced marine firefighting, universal refrigerant technician, first aid, and CPR certification and a valid US Passport. Additional license or certification may be required.

Salary Information:

This is a temporary position, grade 82. Pay includes overtime and cruise leave cash out at end of contract.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. Resume

  2. Cover letter

  3. The names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references

  4. Copy of your MMC (all pages)

  5. Copy of your TWIC card

  6. Copy of your USCG Medical Certificate

  7. Copy of your passport

This is a pooled position, which means that the position remains open over the entire year. Submitting an application does not guarantee employment. Applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

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.

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.

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 AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:



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, Sikuliaq HR Coordinator, at or Ed deCastro, Sikuliaq Port Captain, at

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