DRBA Marine Department has Job Opportunities

The Delaware River & Bay Authority has multiple job opportunities in their marine department that could be a good fit for you. They have six open positions, all located in Cape May, NJ. First off, they are looking for a Marine Mechanic 1st Class. The job involves diagnosing and making necessary repairs to any machinery or mechanical equipment onboard Authority vessels, work boat, and ashore. The closing date for applications is June 21.

DRBA also needs a Senior Manager, Marine Mechanics who serves as the independent leader of the Marine Mechanics department for the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The person is responsible for determining priorities for the department as well as a clear action plan to deliver on those priorities. The closing date is May 29.

An Assistant Port Engineer is also needed. This position is responsible for assisting the Port Engineer in project planning, and management and maintenance of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry fleet. The closing date is May 30.

A Lead Mechanic is another position in need of a qualified member. The job requires hands-on repairs to all machinery or mechanical equipment on board Authority vessels. The closing date is June 1.

There is an opening for a Mechanic Assistant for the night shift. They will perform any and all duties assigned by the Port Engineer, Senior Manager Marine Mechanics or Marine Mechanics Manager. The closing date is June 21. Finally, DRBA is looking for an Oiler who has the responsibility of overseeing vessel equipment operation, making log entries and reporting problems to the Chief Engineer. The closing date is June 17.

If you are interested in applying for any of these positions please complete the online application at You should be prepared to attach a current resume when you complete the application process online.

6-Week Paid Internship with Seattle-Area Labor Organizations

Do you know someone interested in working for social change? “Union Summer” is a paid ($15/hour) summer internship program for people interested in getting involved in the labor movement. Union Summer participants will spend six weeks, from June 20 to July 29, working full-time and hands-on with different campaigns - talking to the community, marching for justice, and gaining first-hand experience in the movement. The positions are based in and around Seattle, but campaigns may take place throughout the region. To apply, go to

NOAA 1st A/E Needed

NOAA is accepting applications for a 1st assistant engineer. Check out this link  where interested candidates can view the OMAO/NOAA website and find the info about applying for this federal employment opportunity. The M.E.B.A. represents marine engineers aboard the 16 NOAA research vessels as part of the M.E.B.A. Government Fleet.

Members, Applicants Sought for Stationary Engineer 

Positions in Pacific Northwest

M.E.B.A.’s new contract with Commercial Transcontinental Services (CTS) will put members to work in shoreside positions as soon as early March. CTS is now accepting resumes for members to serve as temporary facilities engineers in the Seattle, Portland and Spokane areas.

Jobs will range from 1–90 days in duration, and generally run from 8-5 each day. This is covered employment for medical, training and pension purposes.

M.E.B.A.’s Executive V.P. Adam Vokac is the point of contact and is accepting resumes. This deal was crafted some months back but the company needed to complete preparations to accommodate this new arrangement.

We are now ready to go to the next phase and interested members and applicants in the Pacific Northwest are encouraged to submit a current resume along with copies of their USCG officer’s license and current M.E.B.A. drug test to Adam at

If this arrangement proves successful, there could be additional opportunities in other West Coast locations including Oakland and Los Angeles.

ITF Seeking East Coast Inspector

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has put out a notice seeking to fill an ITF inspector position based in the Charleston, SC/Savannah, GA. Area.  The position was formerly held by Tony Sacco of the Seafarers International Union before his untimely passing last year.

ITF notes that this is a full-time position. The job description was forwarded to each of the M.E.B.A. Union halls and is available from the ITF. The post-holder will remain an employee of the affiliated union during their time as an ITF Inspector and when taking up the position they will not hold any official union standing. If you would like to propose yourself or someone else for this position please send a covering letter, a copy of the applicant’s resume and a completed ITF Inspector application form to Steve Trowsdale (Inspectorate Coordinator) ( to be received no later than March 10, 2017. The application form is also available at the M.E.B.A. Union halls and through the ITF. Once all of the applications have been considered, ITF will firm up the venue and date of the interviews. Members interested in the position can also seek further guidance about the job from M.E.B.A. ITF Inspector Tony Sasso who is based in Cocoa Beach, FL.

Great Opportunity for 1st A/E on Lamont-Doherty Research Vessel

Lamont-Doherty is seeking a permanent 1st Assistant Engineer of motor vessels any horsepower to sail on board the R/V MARCUS G. LANGSETH. The LANGSETH is a general purpose oceanographic research vessel with a specialized seismic capability to support marine geology and geophysics research programs. Additional information can be obtained at or by calling Paul Ljunggren at 845-365-8845. Send cover letters and resumes to Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory P. O. Box 1000 Palisades, NY 10964. Attn: OMO or email PWL@LDEO.COLUMBIA.EDU.

Aker Seeks Testing Personnel – Deck & Engine Officers

Aker Shipyard in Philadelphia, PA is seeking résumés for multiple testing personnel positions.  The number of jobs has yet to be determined.  They are in need of both mates and engineers with a valid USCG license who will be testing equipment aboard ships under construction at the yard.

The jobs start as soon as possible and are expected to last for at least one to two years. American Crewing can be contacted for additional information and will be accepting résumés by email:

Interested members should forward their résumés right away. This is covered employment for pension purposes and includes 5% MPB.