Watch Officer - Cruise 3rd Mate
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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