Ordinary Seaman
University of Delaware - Lewes, DE

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Ordinary Seaman - Lewes, Delaware

Pay Grade: 27N

Deadline: January 23, 2013

Under general supervision, performs basic maintenance and mobilization support aboard the University’s coastal research vessel while at sea and in port. The principal emphasis is on the maintenance of vessel’s hull and superstructure, deck machinery, hotel spaces, laboratories, and science-support equipment; independent judgment is required in evaluating what maintenance needs to be accomplished and when, determining adequate solutions using proper marine-grade materials such that proper maintenance is adequately performed.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

: The following are typical examples of work:
Performs day work aboard while underway for up to 12 hours per day depending on operational demands.

Operate deck equipment as needed including capstans, winches, windlasses, cranes, and frames.

Assists scientific party with the deployment and recovery of equipment.

Performs general maintenance, cleaning, and repairs on deck as directed including hull, superstructure, and fixed deck equipment and machinery.

Performs general maintenance, cleaning, and repairs on all ship-owned science support equipment, including portable lab vans, portable winches and capstans, small boats, buoys, and sampling devices as directed.

Assists the engineering department as directed with basic maintenance and cleaning in machinery spaces.

Assists with the general maintenance, cleaning, and upkeep of the hotel spaces and laboratories.

Assists with the loading of equipment in preparation for a scientific cruise, including operation of ship’s cranes and forklifts.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

: High school diploma or GED required. Technical or hands-on experience with painting and welding desirable.

OCCUPATIONAL/ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES

: The physical environment requires the employee to work exposed to all conditions found aboard a ship at sea. This includes heavy weather, extreme heat/cold, and all forms of precipitation. Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials (paint, solvents, etc.) and other risks during maintenance (paint chips, metal filings, etc.).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

: With or without assistance, must be able to routinely lift up to 50 pounds. Must be able to perform normal duties aboard ship such as: climbing and descending ladders, handling mooring lines, opening and closing watertight doors, wearing an emergency breathing apparatus, reaching, handling, grasping, and lifting.

How To Apply

When applying please submit a one-page cover letter and your resume as one document. Also, please remember to provide names, addresses and telephone number of at least three references in the online application.

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