Assistant Engineer Wanted

Louisiana Universities MarineConsortium (LUMCON) located in Cocodrie, Louisiana and operates a 116 ft. oceanographic research vessel which is a member of the Universities National Oceanographic LaboratorySystem (UNOLS), is currently accepting applications for a Assistant Engineer aboard the R/V [I]Pelican.[/I] Duties and responsibilities are as follows: reports to the Chief Engineer, the Assistant Engineer ensures safe and efficient operation of the power plants on LUMCON’s vessels. Provides assistance to the Chief Engineer in the maintenance,efficient operation and safety in the engine room. Ensures the safe operation of vessels as it pertains to the mechanical functions required to perform all normal research operations. Ensures equipment is in top condition at all times. Assists in the performance of preventive maintenance and repairs on allequipment including cranes, winches, HVAC systems, etc.
Provides standby for engineroom emergencies while ship is underway, makes regular inspections of engineroom and ability to transfer fuel and ballast water. Runs mains and generators. Performs maintenance projects and watchstanding. Operate cranes, winches and deck equipment as necessary and participates in deployment and recovery of moorings, trawls, dredges, mud gabs, mud cores, AUVs, ROVs, CTD rosettes, sediment traps, etc. Performs related tasks as necessary. Assists with deck and smallboat operations as assigned.
U.S.C.G. Third AssistantEngineer or DDE (Designated Duty Engineer) 1,000 hp or higher license required. Must display proficiency in operating and maintaining a variety of mechanical,electrical, and hydraulic systems. Must exhibit some welding and cutting skills. Must have excellent communication and organizational skills. Must be able to work with diverse groups of people. Must be able to lift up to 65 lbs. Ability to step up three feet. Ability to work in hazardous marine environment and confine spaces. Ability to work up to three weeks continuously at sea between port calls.
Must have reliable transportation and live within driving distance for daily work aboard vessel when not at sea.
Address your cover letter and resume to:
Joe Malbrough – Marine Superintendent
8124 Hwy 56, Chauvin, La. 70344 or submit your cover letter and resumeby e-mail to, or by fax to (985-851-2863).
Competitive compensation andbenefits package available.