Second Assistant Engineer
Company: Texas A&M University
Posted on: March 12, 2023
Second Assistant Engineer
Texas A&M University at Galveston
10151904 Ship Operations (Milton Korn)
Proposed Minimum Salary
Job Description Summary
The Second Assistant Engineer operate and maintain ship's propulsion machinery and related systems. Perform maintenance and repair support to the engine department and perform other duties as required by Chief Engineer/First Engineer, Master, and TAMMA Superintendent. Instruct students in ZOPT and during training sea terms.
Graduation from accredited Maritime Academy (or three years at-sea experience and satisfactory completion of US Coast Guard exam)
Two years of experience as Third Assistant Engineer.
Master's degree or upper level professional engineering certification credentials.
--- Experience working with Caterpillar diesel generators, vapor boilers, AC&R purifiers, Alfa Laval evaporators, electrical
--- Shipyard experience with new build construction project management and acceptance testing
--- Prior teaching experience
--- Experience with NS 5 (ENTERPRISE) or similar shipboard inventory/maintenance system
Required Licenses and Certifications:
US Merchant Marine License - Engineering, 2nd Assistant (Motor, Unlimited); 3rd Assistant (Steam) current, valid STCW certificate; valid passport.
Preferred Licenses and Certifications:
US Merchant Marine License of 2nd Assistant Motor or Steam
Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
--- Practical and theoretical knowledge of main and auxiliary engines.--- Excellent oral and written communication skills--- Must demonstrate a good level of competency in office-related applications--- Ability to work in a student-oriented training environment--- Working knowledge and experience with ISM code vessel safety management systems--- Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to rebuild pumps and align motors to the shaft, HVAC and Plumbing Experience
Serves as a mentor to engineering cadets in the engine license program. Instructs and oversees cadets performing engine maintenance, at ZOPT, and during training sea terms or shipyard periods. Assists in the training and development of cadets aboard the training ship. Actively participate in Cadet Training during sea term and school term. Assists in coordinating with the Engineering Academic Department all aspects of engine cadet training during summer sea term.
75% 2nd Assistant Engineer Duties
Operates and maintains ship's propulsion and auxiliary equipment. Maintaining all machinery, equipment, auxiliary systems and spaces in an operation and orderly state at all times and to an acceptable industry standard with due regard to safety. Repairing, as required, all machinery and equipment through use of ship's staff and cadet work force or if required through outside contractor. Performing general vessel maintenance and repair, both while alongside and while underway on the sea terms.Assists in compiling and maintaining complete records/logs of all engineering departmental activities and work, including machinery logs and annual voyage report as required. Assists in developing and implementing the annual vessel maintenance plan that includes outside contractor or assigned third party work, ship's work force and cadet maintenance. Maintaining the ship's spare parts system (NS 5/ENTERPRISE) in support of the maintenance & repair plan and MARAD stated requirements.Assists as part of the newbuild team for the NSMV (new training ship) in conjunction with Vessel Construction management team and MARAD.Gives direction to crew members in the engine department. Stands watch as assistant engineer in the engine room during training sea terms or at other times when the ship is underway or a necessary.
5% Other Duties
Performs other duties as assigned.
Restrictions and Other
Restricted by Patriot Act:
Does this employee customarily and regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment and have the authority to make important decisions?
If Yes, give percentage of time spent in this capacity:
Is this a supervisory position that has the authority to hire employees or whose recommendations for hiring, termination or other change of employment status are given strong consideration?
Machines or equipment used in the performance of essential duties:
Lathe 2 hours, computer 2 hours, drill press 2 hours, cutting torch 4 hours
Miscellaneous ship equipment such as:
Super-Heated Marine Boilers and related equipment, High and Low Pressure Steam Turbines and reduction gear, Diesel Engines, Electric Generators, Fuel Oil Purifier, Distribution Utilization Monitoring and Control, Bow Thruster and Other Propulsion Motors, Chillers, Refrigeration Units, Air Handlers, Compressors, Distillers, Fan Coils, MSD Units and Associated Lift Stations, Drill Presses, Lathes, Galley and Laundry Equipment, Deck Machinery, Communication Equipment and Other Auxiliary Equipment- 30 hours
Other Requirements or Other Factors:
Must be present and participate during sea terms and shipyard periods or other periods ship is away from Galveston. Pre-employment and random testing for drugs and alcohol required by TAMU System and University Rule (34.02.99 M1, 8.6.1) Position is exempt from overtime. Duties may require you to work in excess of 40 hours per week. Must have own transportation when ship is in ROS status.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check. Must pass USCG/DOT drug test prior to employment and participate in the University's random drug testing plan for drugs and Alcohol required by TAMU System and University Rule (34.02.99 M1, 8.6.1). Must be able to sail during all designated underway periods, including training crises aboard the training ship and present for shipyard periods or other periods ship is away from Galveston.
Preferred Other Factors:
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
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