Relief Marine Engineer - QMED Oiler - R/V Sikuliaq (Temporary)

Relief Marine Engineer - QMED Oiler - R/V Sikuliaq (Temporary)

  • 525134
  • Seward, Alaska, United States
  • Marine Worker
  • Temporary
  • Temporary Staff Grade 77
  • UAF College of Fish & Ocean Science
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Strong mechanical problem solving skills and the ability to be at sea for extended periods of time are required. Operational understanding of fuel oil bunkering procedures and emergency response, safe usage of basic machine and hand tools, basic math and computer skills. 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. Preferred Experience & Education:
Prefer experience working in the engine room of a ship, at least 6 months 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. Preferred: 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.
Required Experience & Education:

Qualified applicants must possess the following documents: Merchant Mariners Credential with endorsements of QMED, Basic Training and Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch. USCG Health Certificate, U.S. Passport, TWIC, and Driver's License.

Legible copies of these credentials must be submitted with this application.

Salary Information:

This is a temporary position, grade 77. Including overtime and cruise leave cash out, starting pay averages about $350/day. 

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 academic 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: 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, Sikuliaq HR Coordinator, at skwalters@alaska.edu or Ed deCastro, Sikuliaq Port Captain, at erdecastro@alaska.edu.

 

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