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.