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Ship's QMED Pool 2017

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions. In order to maintain an active status within the pool, applicants will need to reapply annually. Should you no longer wish to remain an applicant for this posting please login and withdraw your application from this posting. Use caution as you will not be able to reapply until the next year. Typically, the starting salary is at the lower end of the salary range. Any required license and/or certification may be uploaded as License or Certification 1 and/or 2 and 3. The online application system will allow you to attach your license/certification if the PDF file is 9MB or less. If over 9MB in size, submit to contact person listed. The license and/or certification must be received by the closing date if not uploaded with your application. Please Note: Applicants are contacted only when a need to fill the Ship’s QMED position, on an intermittent basis, arises. For additional information please contact:Scott Clendenin, 541-867-0121, clendenf@oregonstate.edu. OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Position Details

Position Information

Department Ship Operations (OAS)
Classification Title Ship's QMED
Job Title Ship's QMED Pool 2017
Appointment Type Classified Staff
Job Location Newport
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 12
Pay Method Hourly
Min Salary $15.53
Max Salary $23.16
Employment Category Intermittent
Position Summary

This recruitment will be used to fill future full-time, Intermittent Ship’s QMED positions in the Ship Operations unit of the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. This position will be located in Newport, Oregon.

The Ship’s QMED assists the Chief Engineer and First Assistant Engineer(s) in the operation, maintenance, and repair of propulsion and auxiliary mechanical and electrical equipment in oceangoing motor vessels such as the Research Vessel (R/V) Oceanus which is used in support of research and education conducted by the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) and other educational and research institutions through the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) and sponsoring federal and state agencies.

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences is an internationally recognized leader in the study of the Earth as an integrated system. It operates numerous state-of-the art laboratories and three oceanographic research vessels, the 177-foot ocean-going Oceanus, the 84-foot coastal research vessel Pacific Storm, and the 54-foot coastal research vessel Elakha. The College has an annual budget of more than $50 million, with support coming from the National Science Foundation, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and other federal agencies. It has more than 100 faculty, 200 graduate students and 600 undergraduate students. Graduate programs include M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences; Geology; and Geography and a M.S. degree in Marine Resource Management. The college has undergraduate programs in Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences, with several minors and certificate programs.

Position Duties

60% – Stands watch as the roving engineer at sea, and daily duty engineer, in ports other than Newport on a rotating basis with other engineers. Assumes responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the engineering plant by constantly checking on pressure and temperatures, fuel consumption, fluid machinery logs, and records. Operates shipboard equipment such as pumps, winches, diesel engines, hydraulic systems, refrigeration equipment, air compressors, cranes, sewage systems, water makers, piping/tank systems, and boilers.

25% – Assists in the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of the ship’s machinery; hydraulic, pneumatic, fuel, and ballast systems; air conditioning; refrigeration; freshwater and saltwater firefighting system; winches, hoists, blocks, boats/motors, etc., under the direction of more senior engineering personnel. Assists in the change out of equipment.

5% – Updates machinery history log and other records upon overhaul or repair of ship’s machinery and equipment. Keeps inventory records, and assists in maintaining stocks of supplies and spare parts for the ship’s machinery.

5% – Assists in the installation and at-sea repair of mechanical and electrical scientific equipment under the direction of more senior engineering personnel.

5% – Actively participates in shipboard drills and emergency training including training ashore. Maintains firefighting and safety equipment, and fights fires, administering First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) when required.

Minimum Qualifications

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
High School Diploma and 6 months of ship operations experience.

LICENSING/CERTIFICATIONS:
• Qualified Member of the Engineering Department (QMED) or better license issued by the U.S. Coast Guard
STCW endorsements as appropriate for the position
• Ability to obtain a passport
• Meet Coast Guard drug testing requirements
• Ability to speak, read, and write English

Additional Required Qualifications

Mechanical aptitude and basic knowledge of engines, pumps, compressors, hydraulics and other mechanical and electrical systems commonly found on ships.

Experience using basic hand tools.

Mechanical training or experience such as high school or vocational training in machine shop, auto mechanics, etc.

Experience in a machine shop, engine repair shop or similar experience with machinery on fishing vessels or in the Navy/Coast Guard.

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).

Successful completion of Firefighting, First Aid and CPR training prior to first seagoing assignment.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

Preference given to individuals with prior research vessel experience or other similar experience.

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule

The employee in this position is required to work on board the R/V Oceanus, at sea, on research cruises that may last from 10 days to 3 weeks before returning to port. Ocean and weather conditions are highly variable. Shift and/or work assignment may change based on operational needs. Ship Operations is a seven day per week operation; therefore, weekend and holiday work is required. The employee in this position may be required to lift, carry, push, and pull objects weighing up to 75 pounds. With very few exceptions, this position shares a berth room with one other employee. For information about the Oceanus, please go to http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/oceanus/.

This position is deemed essential and the incumbent may be expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures. Yes
This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P00772CT
Number of Vacancies Varies
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 02/17/2017
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 02/14/2017
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 12/31/2017
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions.

In order to maintain an active status within the pool, applicants will need to reapply annually.

Should you no longer wish to remain an applicant for this posting please login and withdraw your application from this posting. Use caution as you will not be able to reapply until the next year.

Typically, the starting salary is at the lower end of the salary range.

Any required license and/or certification may be uploaded as License or Certification 1 and/or 2 and 3. The online application system will allow you to attach your license/certification if the PDF file is 9MB or less. If over 9MB in size, submit to contact person listed. The license and/or certification must be received by the closing date if not uploaded with your application.

Please Note: Applicants are contacted only when a need to fill the Ship’s QMED position, on an intermittent basis, arises.

For additional information please contact:Scott Clendenin, 541-867-0121, clendenf@oregonstate.edu.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a current Merchant Mariner's Certification issued by the US Coast Guard?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. License or Certification - 1
  2. License or Certification - 2
  3. License or Certification - 3