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 including Daily Check of lighting, indicators, motor controllers, and wiring, Monthly Checks of test batteries of auxiliary and emergency generators, general alarm, and bridge lighting; mast and sound-powered telephone inspection and maintenance. Quarterly check of insulation test readings; maintains all moving parts of windlass, winches, and related deck machinery; and inspects secure connections. Yearly check of 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
High school diploma or equivalent education, two years sea duty as an Engineer or Electrician on a similar vessel; in the absence of a diploma, equivalent work experience. Require U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's credential endorsed as an Electrician.
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.