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QMED Oiler Job ID 2022-1769 38 views

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a temporary relief QMED Oiler to join the Ship Operations Department. This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt position, and is eligible for casual benefits. This assignment date range is between 8/13/2022 and 11/30/2022,  embarking in Reykjavík, Iceland and disembarking in Woods, Hole MA aboard R/V Armstrong.

Reporting to the Engineering Officer on Watch, assists engineers with the proper operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment, performs general engine room duties, and stands watches.

Essential Functions

  • Performs general duties, including wiping oil; maintaining tools; and cleaning, preparing, and painting of machinery, equipment, and related spaces.
  • Lubricates moving parts of propulsion engines and auxiliary equipment. Pumps bilges, and cleans strainers, filters, and centrifuges
  • Checks, during scheduled rounds, the proper operation of machinery; maintains proper temperatures and pressures; and records data in engineering log.
  • Assists engineers, while in port, with maintenance and repair of engine room equipment and spaces; loading freshwater, stores, and bunkers; connecting to shore side power and water, and maintenance and inventory of spare parts.
  • Keeps a log of all watch operations and conditions, including unusual occurrences and emergency signals.
  • May stand engine room watch, and generator watch in port.
  • May be assigned day work and performs other duties as required.

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent education and one year sea duty as an Oiler; in the absence of a diploma, equivalent work experience.
  • Prefer Oiler experience on similar vessel.
  • Require a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner’s Credential endorsed as an QMED Oiler.
  • Candidates must be familiar with a variety of engine room equipment and tools, have the ability to discern and help repair equipment malfunctions and to perform basic mathematical calculations, and demonstrate good safety practices and procedures.
  • All unlicensed personnel must have all applicable training as required by the Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers and a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) and hold an unexpired Passport.
  • Must be able to pass a Pre-employment DOT drug screen
  • Must hold an Unexpired (STCW Expiration date) USCG med Certificate.

Special Requirements

All marine crew, including this position, must provide proof of COVID vaccination in order to begin your employment. The definition of “fully” vaccinated for purposes of shipboard personnel is the original double/single dose vaccination, depending on which vaccine was used (Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J), plus a booster and a period of two weeks after the booster. Boosters are mandatory if 6 months has lapsed since completing 2 dose series of Pfizer or Moderna, or 2 months since 1 dose of J+J.

Physical Requirements

  • All marine positions have essential functions that personnel must be able to perform, minimum physical capacities and requirements that all personnel must meet, and working conditions that may be considered hazardous.
  • Essential Functions
  • Work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week.
  • Work at sea for three to five months continuously.
  • Live and work in cramped quarters, frequently in bad weather and with violent ship motion.
  • Pass examinations for visual acuity, color sense, and hearing as established in Title 46 CFR Parts 10 and 12, and pass a physical evaluation as described in the enclosed Navigation and Vessel Inspection Articles 6-89.
  • Climb steep and vertical ladders, and enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills up to two feet high.
  • Participate in emergency drills and in launching lifeboats and life rafts.
  • Perform physical labor, climb and handle moderate weights and equipment over 50 pounds.

 

Physical Capability Example of Essential Function
Balance Work in confined and unstable areas.
Bend, kneel, squat Clean, maintain, and inspect equipment.
Climb Reach work areas, equipment and stores by ladder and stairs.
Crawl Crawl through bilge pockets, and under ladders and winch beds.
Feel Touch objects: where sight is limited.
Finger Manipulate nuts, bolts, tools, and cleaning gear.
Handle Handle equipment and stores with sure grip.
Hear, talk Communicate with people.
Lift, carry Load stores over 50 pounds.
Push, pull Move equipment over 50 pounds.
Reach Up, over, and under equipment and stores.
See Read labels, menus, logs, charts, and gauges in poor lighting.
Sit Operate crane, Avon, lifeboat, and life raft.
Stand Work on equipment.
Walk Perform rounds at sea.
Write Maintain logs.
   
Work Condition Example of Hazardous Area/Duty
Confined areas Store rooms, engine spaces, and tanks
Potential allergens and irritants Fuels, solvents, cleaners, dust, fumes, smoke, and gases
Adverse weather On deck in rough seas during equipment maintenance
Extreme temperatures On deck in tropics and high latitudes; in engine room
Potential hazards Being at sea; slippery and uneven surfaces; moving parts and objects; climbing ladders; and working aloft
Noise Constant and loud engine room noise, blowers, exhaust fans
Schedule Protracted and irregular working hours
Vibrations Ship’s engines and chipping hammer

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  • Company Address 266 Woods Hole Road Woods Hole, MA 02543
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