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This position requires a valid U.S. Passport and ability to go to sea for extended periods of time, typically 8-12 weeks at a time.
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 two and one-half 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 supervision, the Second Assistant Engineer 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, or minor repair work as necessary during the watch. Second Assistant Engineers provide 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. Second Assistant Engineers maintain logs on all operating machinery while on watch. On SIO ships they generally serve as "Fuel King" with primary responsibility for maintenance of all fuel oil purifying and transfer equipment, water-makers/evaporators, potable water and ballasting pumps and valves, bunkering the ship, and maintaining fuel / lube oil, water and tank sounding reports. They assist in loading stores, and parts, and they perform other duties as defined by a ship's senior officer during emergency situations.
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
3) Life Insurance
4) UC Retirement Plan.
Thorough knowledge of proper operation and maintenance of diesel engines for propulsion and auxiliary power and related shipboard equipment and systems.
Experience in the operation and maintenance of ancillary engine room equipment and systems (including water makers, sewage treatment plant, fuel / oil transfer and purification system, ballast system, HVAC, electrical, etc.).
Strong seamanship skills (knots, line-handling, general shipboard maintenance and care, preparation / preservation of steel surfaces, operation of deck equipment, winches, etc.).
Thorough knowledge of university, state, federal and international maritime practices for ship operation and maintenance.
Thorough knowledge of federal regulations relevant to maritime operations.
Strong 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.
Strong computer skills with good working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.
Strong critical thinking skills using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Proven ability to interpret and use technical drawings and documentation.
Strong mathematical skills
Must have unexpired U.S. Passport
Ability to pass physical examination and U.S. Coast Guard (DOT) regulations for Chemical Drug and Alcohol pre-employment screening and post-employment random testing.
Job offer is contingent upon successful completion of a background
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