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This position has recently been accreted by IBU union, and will be a part of that union moving forward.
Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.
UNDERSTANDING AND PROTECTING THE PLANET SINCE 1903.
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for ocean and earth science research, education, and public service in the world. SIO operates three major seagoing research vessels, which conduct physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of oceans worldwide. Scripps oceanographic research vessels make up one of the largest academic fleets in the world. Scripps ships have state-of-the-art research instruments to study marine life, the oceans, the seafloor, and the atmosphere. Cruises vary from local trips to expeditions as long as six years. Scripps research ships, available to scientists around the world, have steamed more than six million nautical miles in support of science and the academic community.
Under direct supervision, the Third Assistant Engineer (3rd AE) is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all main and auxiliary engine room machinery and plant equipment while on duty and is expected to complete any routine service, minor repair work as necessary during the watch. The 3rd AE provides work direction for Oilers, Wipers, and unlicensed day workers in the maintenance, repair and proper operation of machinery and engine equipment in engineering spaces.
Traditionally they stand two 4-hour underway watches daily and security watches in port. Third Assistant Engineers maintain logs on all operating machinery while on watch. On SIO ships they are generally responsible for the marine sanitation device, associated sewage systems, oily water separator, bilge/oily waste pumps, and valves and air compressors. They assist in loading stores, and parts, and bunkering the ship, and they perform other duties as defined by a ship's senior officer during emergency situations. Provides work direction for other Operational and Technical Marine Engineering staff.
Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.
This position is also eligible for full: 1) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance 2) Vacation/Holidays 3) Life Insurance 4) UC Retirement Plan
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Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and work experience.
Proficiency in properly operating and maintaining diesel engines for propulsion and auxiliary power and related shipboard equipment and systems.
Proficiency in operating and maintaining ancillary engine room equipment and systems (including water makers, sewage treatment plant, fuel / oil transfer, and purification system, ballast system, HVAC, electrical, etc.).
Demonstrated knowledge of university, state, federal, and international maritime practices for ship operation and maintenance.
Demonstrated knowledge of federal regulations relevant to maritime operations.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written, to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with diverse groups, and to provide work direction to junior crew.
Proven computer skills with good working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Demonstrated ability to interpret and use technical drawings and documentation.
Demonstrated basic math skills.
Demonstrated seamanship skills (knots, line handling, general shipboard maintenance and care, preparation/preservation of steel surfaces, operation of deck equipment, winches, etc.).
Demonstrated critical thinking skills using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
U.S. Coast Guard Third Assistant Engineer license for the related vessel
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