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Communications Electronics Technician

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Communications Electronics Technician




Communications Electronics Technician (COMET)



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Job Summary
This position is a seagoing position aboard the R/V Atlantis. Reporting to the ship's Master and the Marine Electronics Supervisor at the Port Office, operates and maintains the ship's communication equipment; maintains records of all forms of message traffic.

Major Duties
Supervises and maintains operation of all shipboard communications systems, including GMDSS equipment, Inmarsat "C", telephone PABX Equipment, intercom or sound-powered phone systems and satellite data equipment.

Is responsible for the proper operation, maintenance, and repair of all shipboard navigation electronic systems, including GPS, navigation computers, Dynamic Positioning systems, Gyros, radars, echo sounders, wind indicators and Doppler speed logs.

Is responsible for proper operation, maintenance and repair of all other shipboard electronics, including winch monitoring systems, entertainment systems, ship management computer systems and other networked computers.

Assists Engine Department personnel and shore side technicians, as necessary.

Maintains logs and charges appropriate accounts for radio calls, phone logs, and satellite use, maintains NS5 database of electronic equipment and parts, and prepares monthly report for Master and Port Office on equipment status and usage.

As safety and weather permits, may be required to work aloft for purposes of maintenance and repair of shipboard electronics.

Desired Education/Experience for Hiring
High school diploma or equivalent plus three years directly applicable service at sea or in a similar capacity; in the absence of a diploma, six years related work experience. Must possess GMDSS Operator and Maintainer License with radar endorsement and have all applicable training as required by the Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW 95) and possess a valid U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Credential and Transportation Workers Identification Credentials (TWIC) and hold an unexpired Passport

Last updated: September 5, 2017