3rd Assistant Engineer

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Seward, NEBRASKA

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Classification:Marine Engineering 4
Grade:Grade 78
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:College of Fisheries&Ocean Sciences

The 3AE, Grade 78, under the direction of the Chief Engineer/1st Asst. Eng. will assist in the operation, maintenance and repair of the vessel's propulsion system and its many auxiliary systems aboard a global-class, ice-capable, unlimited tonnage oceanographic research vessel of the UNOLS fleet. The 3AE will primarily assist in the maintenance, repair and operation of vessel water systems, bilge systems, lube and waste oil systems, deck boats maintenance, sewage and greywater treatment systems, as well as watch-standing or otherwise as directed. Assist with maintaining the vessel machinery & systems and reporting abnormalities.

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 ).

Qualified applicants must possess a valid U.S. Coast Guard Unlimited Oceans Horsepower Motor 3rd Assistant Engineer license, Merchant Mariner credential, STCW-95 endorsement, and U.S. Passport.Passport. and experience to perform the duties expected aboard an ocean going research vessel.

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.

If you have questions regarding this position or qualifications, please contact Edward Decastro, Port Captain, at 907-224-5261.

This is a Grade 78. Placement will be DOE.  This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

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 Chief Mate Unlimited Oceans STCW license & Merchant Mariners credential, TWIC and STCW Medical Certificate
f) copy of USA Passport

Applicant must submit ECDIS, BST, VSO, & GMDSS (in MMC) Documentation (either in MMC or proof of completion).

Review Date

Early applications are welcome but must be received no later than Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 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 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 applicant to create a user name & password and to complete a UA application form. Once this step is completed, apply to the Chief Steward posting.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact the UAF Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7700.


Background Check:

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


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

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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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.

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