Marine Electrician/Engineer (103222)

  • Maritime Academy
  • Vallejo, California
  • Apr 23, 2020
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Engineering

Job Description

This position maintains and repairs a wide range of onboard electrical and electronic equipment, electrical installations and communication systems. Specific areas of responsibility include electrical maintenance, electrical installation, and electronic equipment systems maintenance and repair.

• Help plan and perform work for the maintenance and upkeep of the training ship. Assist First and Chief Engineer in maintaining accurate shipboard work order and maintenance records.
• Electrical, electronic and automation equipment and electrical installations: Maintain and repair vessel's equipment and installations to support housing, training and operational needs including automation controls. Responsibilities include:
o Electrical installation and repair to USCG/ABS standard.
o Work independently and/or supervise student workers in the maintenance and repair of all electric motors, main and emergency switchboards, ventilation, fire detection system, ships general alarm, all vessel lighting systems, all batteries, deck equipment including cranes, winches and windless, and all other electrical related systems.
• Assist in administering vessel and equipment familiarization training for marine engineering students and supervising students during coursework under guidance of assigned instructor of record. Assist in planning and organizing a shipboard marine laboratory facility for the training of marine engineering students.
• Work with and assist Chief Engineer and First Engineer in the preparation of parts orders and repair requirements for the training ship. Work with the Chief Engineer, First Engineer, and engine officers in preparation of MARAD work requests.
• Incumbent may be assigned as the department tag out/lock out coordinator.

• A bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering, Electronic Engineering Technology, or Facilities Engineering Technology OR equivalent relevant professional experience may be substituted on a year for year basis.
• Three years of relevant professional experience.
• Applicable maritime certification for a Marine Electrician, Marine Engineer, or Electro-Technical Officer (ETO).
• TWIC Card
• Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, and tools used in building, installing, maintenance and repair of shipboard electrical, automation and communication equipment.
• Ability to observe, analyze and perform troubleshooting on various equipment. Ability to review, plan, and modify installations to meet the operational needs of the vessel. Ability to communicate and cooperate with vessel's crew and students in handling of these tasks.
• Knowledge of information technology systems and/or applications.
• Working knowledge of shipboard electronics, network systems, IT installations and satellite communications.
• Knowledge of electrical theory and ability to perform all required equipment inspection, evaluation of performance, troubleshooting, preventive and corrective maintenance, and minor repairs to shipboard electrical equipment.
• Proficient in the proper use of a wide variety of diagnostic programs, electrical and electronic test equipment and tools. Skilled in diagnosing problems and determining appropriate corrective action.
• Knowledge of the Electrical Safety Program and safety requirements of the equipment worked on.
• Ability to observe all safety rules and take appropriate precautions to ensure personal safety and safety of co-workers.
• Proficient in the performance of shipboard emergency drills.
• Skilled in interpretation of electrical and electronics technical manuals, drawings, specifications and schematic drawings.
• Proficient in the proper use of a wide variety of diagnostic programs and electrical and electronics test equipment and tools.
• Skilled in diagnosing problems determining appropriate corrective action.
• Knowledge of marine electrical equipment installation, maintenance and repair.
• Knowledge of marine and electronics equipment installation, maintenance and repair.
• Knowledge of marine and automation equipment installation, maintenance and repair.


PHYSICAL, MENTAL and ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Up to 40% of the activities involve sitting, standing, squatting, kneeling or walking; involves lifting heavy weight objects limited to 50 pounds; may involve pushing and pulling objects within the weight limits. Activities occasionally involve climbing and working aloft. On the job, the employee is exposed to excessive noise, is around moving machinery, and is exposed to marked changes in temperature and/or humidity. Must have the ability to function successfully in limited living and working spaces, climb ship ladders and stairs and transit narrow hallways, and to perform assigned duties maintaining balance while occasionally experiencing rolling motion aboard ship.

HOURS OF WORK/TRAVEL: The incumbent will be required to participate in the Academy's annual training cruise of approximately 65 days as a condition of employment. The candidate will be required to work a variety of shifts that may include working days, evenings, weekends and/or holidays. The successful candidate will be subject to the Academy's random drug testing program, be required to complete a background investigation and pre-employment physical, including a drug test prior to beginning work. As required by Federal regulations, the candidate must be able to obtain a Merchant Mariners Document issued by the US Coast Guard, and a TWIC card issued by the Transportation Safety Administration. In addition, each year the candidate must satisfactorily complete a physical and drug screening for participation in the training cruise.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background check (including a criminal records check) must be satisfactorily completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

MANDATED REPORTER: The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: Applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days of the date of hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with a Disability
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Vallejo, California 94590 United States View Map