Reporting to Chief Engineer/First Assistant, assists with the proper operation, maintenance, and repair of electrical equipment and systems on the R/V Knorr, and R/V Atlantis; and assists scientific personnel in using shipboard power.
Able to work with minimum supervision.
Maintains and repairs electrical power generating and distribution systems; voltage regulators, engine governors, and equipment; machinery monitoring and remote control systems; power, control, and display systems of deck and science-related equipment, and DC propulsion generators, motors, and control circuits. Assists with repairs in port.
Performs routine checks of electrical equipment, and maintains records in SafeNet. Anticipates, plans and schedules maintenance. Writes technical specifications for maintenance, repair and upgrades of electrical equipment. The equipment includes, but is not limited to: lighting, indicators, motor controllers, wiring, batteries of auxiliary and emergency generators, general alarm, and bridge lighting; mast and sound-powered telephone. Insulation test readings; maintains all moving parts of windlass, winches, and related deck machinery; and inspects secure connections. main and emergency boards, and masthead lights.
Advises scientific crew on most suitable use of electrical power; maintains science winch displays and power circuits in labs; helps determine electrical requirements; and supervises adapting and connecting of scientific equipment to shipboard power.
Performs day work and other duties as required.
Desired Education/Experience for Hiring
College Degree or equivalent education. Requires Merchant Mariners' Document endorsed as an Electrician. 6 years sea Duty as Electrician, Electrical Engineer or Watchstanding Engineer.
Candidates must have good communication skills, familiarity with a variety of engine room and ship's electrical systems, the ability to discern and help repair equipment malfunctions and to perform basic mathematical calculations, and demonstrate good safety practices and procedures.
Basic computer literacy required. In addition all personnel must have all applicable training as required by the Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW-95) and a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) and hold an unexpired Passport.