2 Full-time positions: First Assistant Engineer and Third Assistant Engineer

Company: Maine Maritime Academy
Job Title: 2 Full-time positions: First Assistant Engineer and Third Assistant Engineer
Location: Castine, Maine

Position Summary:
1ST ASSISTANT ENGINEER FOR TRAINING SHIP STATE OF MAINE (TSSOM)

POSITION OVERVIEW
Employee reports to the Chief Engineer of the Training Ship – State of Maine (TSSOM) and assumes duties as assigned by the Chief Engineer. Employee will supervise other ship’s engineers and unlicensed ship engineering personnel. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the education and training of license program students as assigned. This includes cooperating with the Chief Mate in the running of the student maintenance program. The successful candidate must possess a B. S. Degree and U. S. Coast Guard First Assistant Engineer’s License (unlimited H.P., motor) with applicable STCW certificates. The successful candidate should have recent experience with propulsion diesel engines, waste heat recovery systems, and related auxiliary machinery.

DUTIES
• Report to the Chief Engineer concerning areas of responsibility.
• Assists the Chief Engineer with implementation and administration of planned maintenance program.
• May be required to participate on relevant faculty and Academy committees as assigned by the Dean of Maritime Training and the Provost.
• Responsible to the Chief Engineer for compliance with all Environmental Health and Safety, and vessel Safety Management Systems.
• Participates in Academy committees as assigned.
• Conducts training and practical drills in emergency operations including engine room evacuation, engine room firefighting, and machinery casualties.
• Recommend action in case of personnel or equipment problems.
• Carry out various administrative functions.
• Coordinate all training vessel engine department personnel assignments, leaves and working schedules.
• Assist the Chief Engineer in analyzing needs and plan preventive maintenance programs and upgrades for systems, and successfully implement and administer the ship’s planned maintenance system.
• Assists in overseeing cadet engine training, including “hands on” instruction, as coordinated by the Chief Engineer.
• Available for call-ins while training vessel is in Castine.
• Position includes mandatory annual training cruise(s) and other sea duty including shipyard periods away from Castine.
• First Assistant Engineer is expected to be actively onboard while the ship is in port.
• Supervises both student and regular Academy employees (Engineering crew).
• Other duties may be assigned.

SKILLS
• Excellent organization skills
• Ability to prioritize and to handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Good written, verbal and interpersonal skills required; ability to interact with all levels of staff including management
• Recent operational experience with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
• Strong supervisory skills to manage both staff and students
• Strong customer service skills in dealing with students, co-workers, and outside contractors
• Professional presentation, appearance and work ethic
• Ability to work irregular / extended hours/weeks, including night and weekend duties as required
• Sufficient computer skills to operate shipboard and other automated systems
• Knowledge of Windows Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to work in a student-oriented training environment

This job description reflects the general duties of the job but is not a detailed description of all duties which may be inherent to the position. The Academy may assign reasonably related additional duties to individual employees consistent with policy and collective bargaining agreements.

REQUIREMENTS
• Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree
• U.S. Coast Guard Unlimited Horsepower/Motor Chief Engineer license with STCW endorsement
• 2 years of maritime experience as First Assistant Engineer or military equivalent preferred
• Experience with maintenance tracking software such as NS5 or similar databases
• Prior teaching experience a plus
• Current Drug-Free screening certificate and proof of current USCG physical (within last 12 months)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• The physical requirements as outlined in the NVIC 04-08, as updated periodically by the U.S. Coast Guard, are herein incorporated.
• Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
• Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
• Tolerate exposure to extreme weather conditions including, rain, snow, sleet and high winds and extremes of temperatures.
• Use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls.
• Reach and work overhead with arms and hands.
• Open and close water tight doors of 55 pounds or more.
• Work in areas of highs noise and or low light.
• Work aloft at heights above 6 ft.
• Work in confined spaces.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
• Must participate in USCG drug testing program
• Tobacco-free employer
• Criminal background check required

3RD ASSISTANT ENGINEER FOR TRAINING SHIP STATE OF MAINE (TSSOM)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The 3rd Engineer acts as Engineer Officer of the Watch, assists in the oversight of shipboard maintenance, and provides Cadet training during the annual training cruise. As a junior officer in the Engine Department, reports to the Chief Engineer. A Bachelor’s degree preferred, and at a minimum must possess all USCG Certificates and Licenses, and all STCW endorsements required of a 3rd Assistant Engineer/ OICEW. Must possess a valid US passport.

DUTIES
• Performs all duties normally associated with a 3rd Engineer’s position.
• Will supervise and train students of varying experience levels in practical operation of all engineering space machinery, tools, and safety equipment.
• Work closely with the Ship’s 2nd Assistant Engineer and 1st Assistant Engineer conducting training cruise maintenance on the training ship.
• Is assigned to the vessel and as such participates in all deployments, participation in annual training cruise required.
• As a member of a damage control team, responsible for training students in firefighting, damage control, rescue, and evacuation techniques.
• Frequently act as a safety observer during any evolution involving groups of students; working knowledge of/experience with Safety Management Systems is recommended.
• Responsible for objectively evaluating student performance as well as work and training processes.
• As a uniformed officer will comply with the regimental uniform regulations as modified by the Commandant for staff officers.
• Responsible for knowledge of and compliance with all Academy rules, regulations and safety policies.
• Other duties as assigned.

This job description reflects the general duties of the job but is not a detailed description of all duties which may be inherent to the position. The Academy may assign reasonably related additional duties to individual employees consistent with policy and collective bargaining agreements.

SKILLS
• Thorough knowledge and familiarity with all shipboard systems and equipment.
• Experience as Engineer Watch Officer.
• Experience as or willingness to learn teaching and objective evaluation of Cadets.
• Ability to work with people in a closed, intense environment while providing effective leadership.
• Ability to teach automation and controls, fuel transfer procedures, diesel operations and preventive maintenance, and proper use of Safety Management Systems.
• Professional presentation, appearance and work ethic.
• Ability to work irregular / extended hours/weeks, including night and weekend duties as required.
• Sufficient computer skills to operate shipboard and other automated systems.
• Ability to work in a student-oriented training environment.

REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred
• USCG Third Engineer’s License – Motor unlimited
• STCW 2010 Endorsement
• Valid US Passport
• Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
• Computer proficiency is required: knowledge of Windows Microsoft Office Suite
• Positive Attitude.
• Prior teaching experience is a plus
• Current Drug-Free screening certificate and proof of current USCG Medical Certificate

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• The physical requirements as outlined in the NVIC 04-08, as updated periodically by the U.S. Coast Guard, are herein incorporated.
• Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
• Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and reaching overhead with arms and hands.
• Requires lifting, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, and pulling are required frequently
• Yearly underway periods consisting of 2-3 month training cruises requiring time away from the Academy.
• This work includes sailing and maintenance work in outside areas, hot and cold weather, and exposure to elements such as the ocean, rain, salt spray, dirt, fumes, rough seas and loud noises.
• Requires color vision: ability to identify and distinguish colors and depth perception. Vision requirements as set forth and covered under USCG requirements.
• Work involves wet or humid conditions, frequent exposure to moving mechanical equipment, fumes, vibration and occasional high and precarious places. Work environment noise is moderate to loud.
• Use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS
• Must participate in USCG drug testing program
• Tobacco-free employer
• Criminal background check required

For the health and well-being of our community, the Maine Maritime Academy campus and vessels (ashore and afloat) are smoke- and tobacco-free as of August 1, 2016.

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About the Company:
About Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) is a public, fully accredited college located in the quintessentially New England coastal village of Castine, Maine. The college is one of six state-supported maritime colleges in the United States.

MMA is a college of engineering, management, science, and transportation with a community of approximately 950 students and 200 faculty and staff. Maine Maritime is a NCAA Division III institution that competes in the North Atlantic Conference, and is a New England Football Conference member.

MMA is a remarkable place to work and grow in a career, rich in opportunity, experiences and rewards. MMA offers a feeling of “family” that is unique. Our goal is to create and sustain a community where all are appreciated and respected for their individual and collective contributions.

The Area

Maine Maritime Academy is situated on a picturesque peninsula in the Penobscot Bay, a renowned sailing destination and home to more than 200 islands.

The Academy is only 40 miles from Bangor, Maine’s third largest city and home to Bangor International Airport. It is less than 50 miles from Acadia National Park, where opportunities for outdoor exploration and adventure abound.

Hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, sailing, skiing, snowmobiling – all right at your front door!

Benefits

Maine Maritime staff members enjoy competitive wages and some of the best benefits in the state of Maine, including
• health, dental, and vision insurance
• employer paid life and long-term disability insurance
• retirement plan with generous employer match
• generous paid vacation, sick, and holiday time
• tuition waiver for eligible dependents

How to Apply:
How to Apply

Please visit https://mainemaritime.edu/employment-at-mma/ for application forms. Interested individuals should submit the following documents in a single email to HR@mma.edu (in the subject line of your email, please write your name and the position for which you are applying):

Cover Letter
CV/Résumé
Completed MMA Application*
Copies of applicable professional certifications and/or licenses
Contact information for at least three professional references
Completed MMA Application Checklist
MMA Self-Identification Form (attach as separate document)

Do Not Send Personally Identifiable Information (PII) by email.

*Pages 2 and 3 of the MMA Application must be signed and dated by hand or signed electronically using an electronic signature verification service. Electronic signatures, to include images of hand-written signature, will not be accepted unless so verified.

PLEASE NOTE THAT INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

All offers are made contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation. Individuals cruising onboard our ships are also required to undergo a pre-employment drug-screening.

Equal Employment Opportunities
Maine Maritime Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy complies with federal and/or state law that prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, marital status, disability, age, genetic information or veteran status. The Academy provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals upon request. Women, minorities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

MMA is unable at this time to sponsor visas. We welcome foreign nationals with valid U.S. work authorization to apply.

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