The Ship Operations unit in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University (OSU) is seeking a Port Captain. This is a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Dean.
The Port Captain supports the research portion of Oregon State University's mission as a member of the Ship Operations group in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS). Faculty, staff, and students of CEOAS advance the frontiers of knowledge about the ocean, atmosphere, and earth system. Ship Operations is responsible for the scheduling, operation, maintenance, and repair of three oceanographic research vessels (R/V), the R/V OCEANUS, R/V PACIFICSTORM and the R/V ELAKHA. These vessels are used in support of research and education being conducted by the College and other educational and research institutions through the University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS). Our success is based on an interdisciplinary approach and state-of-the-art technology and facilities. CEOAS is a national leader in the study of coastal zones and ocean processes. Through field experiments, theoretical investigations, and numerical modeling and simulations, we study all aspects of ocean, land, and atmosphere processes and interactions. This position contributes to broadening the knowledge of the marine and atmospheric environments through education and research.
The primary duty of the Port Captain is managing the operational readiness of the Research Vessels OCEANUS, PACIFICSTORM and ELAKHA, as well as the Oregon State University (OSU) Ship Operations Facility in Newport, Oregon. The Port Captain is a critical part of a small, dedicated team in Newport Oregon. A portion of the incumbent's time is spent out of the office, in hands-on activities such as crane operations and troubleshooting vessel-based issues. The Port Captain will perform a variety of tasks including assisting with the recruiting and selection of vessel and shore-based employees; specifying major vessel equipment for purchase; assisting in the preparation of budgets and proposals; implementing procedures and maintaining documentation to meet a variety of regulatory requirements, including ship safety management systems (SMS) and maintenance management systems (MMS).
Typically requiresBachelor’s degree in a technical field (engineering preferred) from maritime or military academy, college, or university. 4 years' experience with vessel management or an equivalent combination of education and experience. May require valid Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) with licensing issued by the United State (US) Coast Guard. Current Passport, or the ability to obtain one.
Bachelor's degree in a technical field (engineering preferred) from maritime or military academy, college, or university. A minimum of 4 years experience with vessel management as a Port Captain (or equivalent) at another facility may be substituted for a degree. Equivalent military service may also substitute for degree. Position requires a technical knowledge of ships and related equipment, maintenance, operations, overhaul, design, and regulations.
Familiarity with applicable international and US regulations pertaining to the operation and maintenance of sea-going research vessels.
Competency with word processing, spreadsheets, computerized maintenance management systems, and other standard computing skills.
Ability to move about in small and confined shipboard spaces and to conduct light facility tasks including crane and forklift operations when required.
Work in a sea port/dock environment operating forklift and lift equipment. Work performed in or over water and where lock-out/tag out is required. May be exposed to high noise levels, or perform painting or paint preparation. Use of protective equipment including safety eyewear, hearing protection and respirator or dust mask is required. Required to lift, carry, push and pull equipment weighing up to 25 lbs.
Work schedule is generally 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM weekdays but may require out-of-hours or on-call work as determined by vessel schedules.
Salary (Minimum): $67,620
Salary (Maximum): $118,404
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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