Watch Officer - Cruise 3rd Mate

MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY   castine, ME   Temporary     Other
Posted on January 25, 2023
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POSITION OVERVIEW
The 3rd Mate acts as 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 Deck Department, reports to the Chief Mate as Deck Department head. At a minimum must possess all USCG Certificates and Licenses, and all STCW endorsements required of a 3 rd Mate/ OICNW. Must possess a valid passport.

DUTIES
 Performs all duties normally associated with a 3rd Mate’s position.
 Will supervise and train students of varying experience levels in practical operation of all deck department: deck machinery, tools, and safety equipment.
 Work closely with the Ship’s Bos’n and 2nd Mate 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 Deck 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.

SKILLS
 Thorough knowledge and familiarity with all shipboard systems and equipment.
 Experience as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch.
 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 Celestial Navigation, voyage planning, and proper use of Safety Management Systems.
 ECDIS voyage planning, weather reporting, and basic proficiency in MS Word and Excel

QUALIFICATIONS
 USCG Third Mate’s License – Motor unlimited (Second Mate’s License preferred)
 STCW 2010 Endorsement
 Valid US Passport
 Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
 Candidate must pass a pre-employment physical examination, drug test, and be deemed fit for duty at sea.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
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