Reporting to the Captain of CRV Tioga, responsible for assisting the Captain as directed.
the Captain in the operation of the vessel, including: steering,
maneuvering; piloting and navigation; maintenance of navigational chart
inventory; equipment handling and stowage; line handling for docking
and undocking; operation of deck machinery and equipment; over-boarding
operations of scientific equipment, checking for watertight integrity;
checking machinery for normal functioning; launching and operation of
the vessel's utility boat, ensuring that the vessel's inventory of
required safety equipment and instructions are up to date; ensuring the
safety and comfort of the science party.
familiarity with the operation of the ship's extensive suite of
electronics, including: radars, differential GPS receiver, electronic
plotters, VHF radios, HF single side band radio, and fathometers. In
addition to navigational electronics, the vessel has a dedicated
computer system which can continuously collect and record data from the
GPS, Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, weather station, and a sea
water conductivity and temperature sensor.
the scientific party with their activities including repairing broken
equipment, SCUBA diving, the deployment and retrieval of instrumented
moorings, nets, pens, the preparation and lowering of electronic
sensors, water samplers, benthic samplers of various types, etc.
in support, installation, operation, or repair of computer, data
communication, or peripheral equipment with specific instructions and
review of work upon completion.
- Assists Captain in keeping logs and records in accordance with Institution and U.S. Coast Guard directives.
- Stands watch underway and in port as directed by the Captain.
the Captain with maintenance activities including oil changes on the
main engines and auxiliary generator; for ensuring that the schedule is
maintained for checking and cleaning sea strainers and heat exchangers,
changing all fuel filters, auxiliary filters, zincs, etc.; for
maintaining the required inventory of spare parts and filters; for
equipment repairs, cleaning, preserving, painting and lubricating deck
machinery, blocks, tackle, piping, etc.; for keeping the bilges clean
- Performs such other duties as the supervisor may deem necessary.
Desired Education/Experience for Hiring
Licensed by the
U.S. Coast Guard for at least Master, near Coastal, 100 gross tons.
Candidate must also possess a thorough knowledge of local waters plus
5-8 years experience in small vessel oceanographic research operations
including seagoing position. Must be at least 18 years old. Some work
on weekends and holidays will be required. Must be able to perform
physical labor, climb and handle moderate weights and equipment over 50
pounds. A pre-employment physical is required.
Last updated: February 25, 2013