Watch Officer - Cruise 3rd Engineer

MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY   castine, ME   Temporary     Ship Building / Ship Repair
Posted on January 25, 2023
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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. At a minimum must possess all USCG Certificates and Licenses, and all STCW endorsements required of a 3rd Engineer Unlimited Horsepower - Motor. Must possess a valid 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.
 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.

 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.
 Excellent physical health and evidence of a positive mental attitude.
 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.

QUALIFICATIONS (must be valid for duration of the cruise)
 Valid MMC and USCG Third Engineer’s License – Motor unlimited
o Note: Second Engineer’s License preferred
 Valid STCW and lifeboatmen endorsement
 Valid USCG Medical Certificate for STCW and National waters
 Valid US Passport
 Valid Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
 Candidate must pass a pre-employment physical examination, drug test, and be deemed fit for duty at sea.
 Computer proficiency is required.

While performing the duties of this job, this employee may:
 Be exposed 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 with arms and hands;
 Lift and move up to 40 pounds;
 Work in areas of high noise levels.

Tobacco-Free Notice
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.