Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a temporary relief First Assistant Engineer to join the Ship Operations Department. This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt position, and is eligible for casual benefits. The position has the potential to develop into a regular relief position with full benefits.
Reporting to the Chief Engineer and assisting with duties, the First Assistant Engineer is responsible for the proper operation, maintenance, and safety of all engine department machinery, equipment, and spaces; for the conduct and performance of engine personnel; and for economical use of consumable supplies and stores.
All marine crew, including this position, must provide proof of COVID vaccination in order to begin your employment.
Example of Essential Function
Work in confined and unstable areas.
Bend, kneel, squat
Clean, maintain, and inspect equipment.
Reach work areas, equipment and stores by ladder and stairs.
Crawl through bilge pockets, and under ladders and winch beds.
Touch objects: where sight is limited.
Manipulate nuts, bolts, tools, and cleaning gear.
Handle equipment and stores with sure grip.
Communicate with people.
Load stores over 50 pounds.
Move equipment over 50 pounds.
Up, over, and under equipment and stores.
Read labels, menus, logs, charts, and gauges in poor lighting.
Operate crane, Avon, lifeboat, and life raft.
Work on equipment.
Perform rounds at sea.
Example of Hazardous Area/Duty
Store rooms, engine spaces, and tanks
Potential allergens and irritants
Fuels, solvents, cleaners, dust, fumes, smoke, and gases
On deck in rough seas during equipment maintenance
On deck in tropics and high latitudes; in engine room
Being at sea; slippery and uneven surfaces; moving parts and objects; climbing ladders; and working aloft
Constant and loud engine room noise, blowers, exhaust fans
Protracted and irregular working hours
Ship's engines and chipping hammer