APPROVED BY: Assistant Vice Chancellor JoAnn Goedert EFFECTIVE DATE: 03/07/2013
Under general supervision, performs duties and tasks associated with
the operation, maintenance and repair of a 78 gross ton, 2,410
horsepower inland/near coastal oceanographic research vessel.
1. Uses electronic navigation equipment and dead reckoning to navigate vessel
in relationship to bottom, land, shoals, aids to navigation and other vessels.
2. Operates winches and A-frames to anchor vessel or to deploy scientific sampling gear.
3. Rigs trawls, dredges, submersible pumps and other scientific sampling gear for
over-the side deployment. Loads and unloads gear.
4. Helps to maintain interior and exterior of vessel in a clean and sanitary condition.
5. Purchases food, minor equipment and supplies. Plans, prepares and serves simple
meals to crew and science party.
6. Performs routine maintenance and minor repairs to diesel engines, generators,
winches, and other shipboard auxiliary machinery and equipment.
7. Ensures that adequate supplies, spare parts, lube oil and preventative
maintenance items are maintained.
8. Maintains cleanliness of engine room, auxiliary machinery room and jet space.
9. Dispenses diesel fuel into vessel's fuel tanks. Fills potable water and toilet
flush tanks. Pumps sewage holding tanks.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED
EXPERIENCE: Five years in the operation, maintenance, and repair of
vessels of at least 50 feet in length.
OTHER: LICENSE: Current USCG License as "Master of Inland Motor Vessels of not
more than 50 Gross Tons".
Current Transportation Worker's Identification Credential (TWIC)
Current Federal Communications Commission "Marine Radio Operator's Permit"
General knowledge of inland and coastal vessels and related propulsion,
auxiliary equipment and safety/emergency gear; of the operation, navigation,
and maintenance of such vessels. Ability to use electronic navigation
instruments to safely navigate a vessel on inland and coastal waters;
general knowledge of Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Must have
knowledge of boat construction, diesel engines, generators, marine
HVAC, marine sanitation, AC and DC electrical circuits and carpentry.
Skilled in the use of hand and power tools necessary to perform job.
Ability to plan, prepare and serve simple meals; to purchase provisions
and other minor equipment and supplies. Must be able to operate and
maintain winches, A-frames and other hoisting mechanisms. Ability to
provide instruction to scientific party; to oversee the maintenance of
logs and other records; to understand and follow oral and written
instructions; to communicate effectively. Ability to work in, on,
around, over and under fixed equipment or machinery; to work at
heights up to 35 feet; manipulation of heavy equipment, tools,
supplies and/or exertion of force up to 70 pounds; to concurrently
manipulate multiple controls on machinery and equipment; to work
in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces and under
adverse weather or temperature conditions; to wear and work in
personal protective equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations and drug test (per U.S. Coast Guard
requirements) to determine physical ability to perform the job.
Weekend, holiday, shift work, on-call and overnight travel will be
required. Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent drivers
license is required.