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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Work with the Senior Engine Training Officer to develop and present material to Cadets.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred
- USCG Third Engineer’s License – Motor unlimited
- STCW 2010 Endorsement
- Valid US Passport
- Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
- Candidate must pass a drug test, and be deemed fit for duty at sea.
- Computer proficiency is required: knowledge of Windows Microsoft Office Suite
- Positive Attitude.
- The physical requirements as outlined in the NVIC 04-08, as updated periodically by the U.S. Coast Guard, are herein incorporated.
- Exposure to extremes in weather onboard ship, including rain, sleet, snow, rough seas;
- Regularly sit, walk through narrow passages, climb ladders;
- Use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls;
- Reach overheadwith arms and hands;
- Lift and move up to 40 pounds;
- Work in areas of high noise levels.
How to Apply
For application instructions and forms, please visit https://mainemaritime.edu/employment-at-mma/. 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
- 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)
*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.
For the health and wellbeing of our community, the Maine Maritime Academy campus and vessels (ashore and afloat) are smoke- and tobacco-free as of August 1, 2016.
Equal Employment Opportunities
The Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, marital status, sex, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, genetic information, or physical or mental disabilities. The Academy provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals upon request.
Women, minorities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
Location/Region: Castine, ME (US - 04420)