The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The many research activities of the School advance our knowledge of the oceans and contribute to the understanding of societal concerns. Research programs span small projects involving a faculty member and student, to large coordinated international thematic research efforts. The School occupies modern facilities located on the southwest edge of the University of Washington campus overlooking Portage Bay and operates the research vessel, the 274-foot R/V Thomas G. Thompson. Commissioned in 1991, this ocean-going research vessel is intended for use in sponsored oceanographic research projects by investigators from institutions around the country and can accommodate 36 scientists during cruises, which typically last 40-50 days, with an endurance of 12,000 miles and 60 days. The R/V Thomas G. Thompson is owned by the Office of Naval Research and operated under a Charter Party agreement by the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington as part of the UNOLS fleet.
The School of Oceanography, within the College of the Environment, has an outstanding opportunity for a Chief Mate.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as chief mate aboard ship.
With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, conduct training, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action;
Under general supervision, serve as chief officer and second in command of an ocean research ship of approximately 3000 gross tons.
Stand bridge watches operating and navigating the ship;
Supervise the foc'sle crew when entering and leaving port or anchorage;
Conduct boat drills, fire drills, and other emergency procedures;
Supervise the work of junior mates and the deck crew; assign maintenance and repair duties;
Maintain adequate inventory of deck department equipment and consumable supplies;
Prepare work requests for repairs to be accomplished by shipyards;
Supervise personnel in the loading, stowage, securing and unloading of equipment and heavy stores;
Prepare watch lists;
Perform related duties as required.
A U.S. Coast Guard Chief Mate's license valid for operation of an inspected motor vessel of unlimited tonnage, upon ocean waters.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
- MMC must be STCW, GMDSS and Radar/ARPA endorsed
Condition of Employment:
- MMC endorsed as Medical Person in Charge (MEDPIC)
- 5 years of ocean research vessel experience
- U.S. Coast Guard Master's license valid for operation of an inspected vessel of unlimited tonnage, upon ocean waters
- Experienced in Dynamic Positioning
- Possess basic computer skills: word processing, spreadsheets, email
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.
- Must possess a US Passport
- Base pay does not include the marine premium paid while at sea
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