SUMMARY As in a practical on-the-job training role - responsible for operating and maintaining the engine room and other mechanical systems and equipment aboard the vessel to which he/she is assigned for the safe and efficient operation of that vessel. This position’s direct mentor is the vessel’s Chief Engineer.
SCOPE OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Becomes proficient at safe vessel operations. • Holds Engineering look-out watches while vessel is underway. • Assists Chief Engineer with Engineering responsibilities.
DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Incumbents must be able to: • Lift and move equipment that weighs up to 50 pounds or more • Move equipment that is heavy, large, and awkward, sometimes from one level to another. • Ascend and descend stairs and ladders, sometimes while transporting tools or objects. • Use portable ladders or stools to allow them to work on systems that are located in the overhead section of machinery spaces. Repairs may require that incumbents reach into small, poorly accessible areas of machinery. • Work on equipment that has pressurized or hot components; secure or segregate systems to provide an adequate safety margin; • Troubleshoot equipment that is difficult to reach • Work in areas that have high noise levels • Work below decks in an area that may experience periods of darkness in unusual situations; and work in confined and restricted spaces. • Demonstrate sufficient physical dexterity to enable them to manipulate small items in restricted spaces or large objects when using mechanical lifting devices. Performing assigned emergency duties without undue danger to himself /herself or the vessel.
QUALIFICATIONS Possess the following valid certifications or licenses: • Merchant Mariners Credentials (MMC) with QMED rating • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC -- minimum six (6) months prior to renewal) • Valid Driver’s License (minimum six (6) months prior to renewal) • Valid Passport (minimum six (6)months prior to renewal) • Chief OSV (or Chief Limited Oceans, Chief Limited Near Coastal) • Third Assistant Engineer
Preferred Experience: Two (2) years of vessel experience as an Engineer or graduate of an accredited merchant marine academy.