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Texas A&M University - Galveston 1st Assistant Engineer - Temporary in Galveston, Texas

Job Title

1st Assistant Engineer - Temporary

Agency

Texas A&M University at Galveston

Department

Ship Operations

Proposed Minimum Salary

$37.87 hourly

Job Location

Galveston, Texas

Job Type

Temporary/Casual Staff (Fixed Term)

Job Description

THIS IS A TEMPORARY POSITION FOR SUMMER CRUISE 2019

The First Assistant Engineer – Mariner (1AE) is responsible for: operating and maintaining ships propulsion machinery and related systems; performing maintenance and repair support to the engine department and perform other duties as required by Chief Engineer/First Engineer; providing shipboard practical instruction and oversight of cadets in the routine operation and maintenance of the vessel.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Required Education:

Bachelor’s degree in maritime engineering or any equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Experience:

2 years experience as a Second Assistant Engineer or higher

Preferred Education:

Graduate of a US Maritime Academy.

Preferred Experience:

Underway First Assistant Engineer Watch-Standing experience. Underway Watch-Standing experience on Diesel Electric Propelled Vessels. Shipyard Dry Dock /Overhaul experience.

Required Licenses and Certifications:

First Engineer’s license with proper propulsion endorsement for training vessel and valid STCW 2010 certificate, MMC, TWIC, and valid passport; proof of US eligibility for employment. USCG Endorsement as Chief Engineer of Gas Turbine Vessels – Unlimited Horsepower. EPA Certification as Universal Refrigeration Technician.

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

USCG Endorsement as Chief Engineer of Gas Turbine Vessels – Unlimited Horsepower. EPA Certification as Universal Refrigeration Technician.

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Must Be Proficient in All Underway Engineering Watch-Standing duties. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of Integrated Diesel Electric Power System Operation and Maintenance. Knowledge of Operation and Maintenance of TAGOS Vessel Equipment and Systems. Proficient in the use of Desk-Top and Personal Computers. Possess good Managerial and Organizational skills.

Job Responsibilities

General Summary:

The First Assistant Engineer (1AE) is responsible for: operate and maintain ships 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; provides shipboard practical instruction and oversight of cadets in the routine operation and maintenance of the vessel.

65% First Assistant Engineer:

The 1st Assistant Engineer is the Engineering Officer responsible for supervising the daily maintenance and operation of the Engine Department. The 1st A/E is responsible for maintaining the Engine room in a state of readiness at all times; maintaining up to date logs for all equipment, communicating with Port Engineers / Office Support and overseeing all accounting reports, inventory and regulation regarding equipment maintenance. The 1st A/E reports directly to the Chief Engineer and is the second in command of the Engine department. The 1st A/E is responsible for the maintenance, safe operation and repair of all vessel electrical and mechanical onboard systems, for the refrigeration systems, main engines and any other equipment not assigned to the 2nd or 3rd Assistant Engineer. The 1st A/E forms a part of the Engine Room Resource Management Team and directly supervises the other Assistant Engineers as well as directs the training of any new Assistants. Additional responsibilities include: Follows the preventative maintenance program and verifies and records the daily, weekly and monthly required inspections. Makes proposals for maintenance and repair projects. Maintains up to date logs for all equipment and oversees all accounting reports and requisitions regarding equipment maintenance and repair. Must verify and follow all company safety and pollution prevention policies and procedures as well as conduct periodic inspections to ensure that the Engine room crew observes regulations. Ensures and verifies that the Engine room crew receives up to date training on safe vessel operations and pollution prevention / environmental policies. Prepares the Engine room and all engineering related equipment for periodic US Coast Guard inspections. Must be present for all dry docking / undocking evolutions as well as prepare and plan for such events. Maintains and records inventory and planning in the MARAD NS-E system.

20% Watch Standing:

Stands Engineering Watches Underway and Shore-Side as directed.

10% Supervision and Direction:

Responsible for serving as a role model for Cadets. Will assist in the training and professional development of the engine crew and engineering cadets; provides shipboard practical instruction and oversight of cadets in the routine operation and maintenance of the vessel.

5%: Other Duties

Performs other duties as assigned

Restrictions and Other

Restricted by Patriot Act:

No

D.O.T. regulated:

No, but regulated by US Coast Guard

Does this employee customarily and regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment and have the authority to make important decisions?

Yes

If Yes, give percentage of time spent in this capacity:

85%

Machines or equipment used in the performance of essential duties:

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 as defined - 35 hours

Other Requirements or Other Factors

Ability to repeatedly ascend / descend steeply inclined stairs and vertical ladders – day and night and in inclement conditions. Ability to crawl above, below, and around obstructions and interferences in order to access equipment and systems for operation and maintenance. Ability to read and understand information displayed on various types of pressure gauges, flow meters, and other engineering equipment. 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).

Preferred Other Factors

NA

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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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Texas A&M University at Galveston is a special-purpose institution of higher education for undergraduate and graduate instruction in marine and maritime studies in science, engineering and business and for research and public service related to the general field of marine resources. The institution is under the management and control of the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System, with degrees offered under the name and authority of Texas A&M University at College Station.

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