PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the University of Connecticut this class is accountable for assisting in the operation, maintenance and repair of assigned research vessels and for acting as pilot and/or engineer as required.
Works under the general supervision of the Research Vessel Captain or other employee of higher grade.
May lead crew members, trades workers, and maintenance personnel as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
On large research vessels, assumes responsibility for the inspection, maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems; diagnoses and troubleshoots electronic navigations systems including global positioning systems and radar; maintains adequate stock of supplies for emergency repairs; on smaller research vessels, acts as ship's pilot, navigating and commanding assigned ships; constructs and repairs research apparatus; keeps records and prepares reports; performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Considerable knowledge of the operation, repair, and maintenance of engines and ancillary equipment of powered vessels; knowledge of all types of navigational equipment; skill in operating machine shop equipment; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to repair and construct equipment as needed; some ability to utilize computer software. .
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Four (4) years of experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of gasoline and diesel engine inboard motor vessels operating both in offshore and coastal waters.
Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications including a U.S. Coast Guard license.
1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility, and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.
Incumbents may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights; may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment and to discomfort from extreme weather conditions, noise and fumes.
JOB CLASS DESIGNATION
This replaces the existing title of and specification for the class of Research Ship Engineer in Salary Group TC 18 approved effective July 17, 2012. (2013 SCOPE Review)