Who May Apply: US Citizens
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.
Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a(n) Assistant Engineer TUG Class I without more than normal supervision. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. Experience as a ASSISTANT ENGINEER, TUG CLASS I on a diesel powered seagoing tugboat over 65ft long with a 2000 horsepower main engine or more, along with other smaller diesel engines serving in other capacities. Responsible for planning work in accordance with standard procedures, directives, and U.S. Coast Guard regulations and marine requirements. Responsible for performing checks and inspections of seagoing tugs main engine and various other mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic systems onboard while in operation. Ensures preventative maintenance is performed on or ahead of schedule to ensure the tug is in a ready to sail, safe, clean, and in orderly condition, during the navigation season. Performs repairs to the tugs various machinery, equipment, engine rooms and all floating plant vessels. Periodically required to assist in troubleshooting problems and making repairs aboard survey vessels and the various vessels that make up the entire floating plant operations to include a tugboats, derrick boats, barges, and launches.
- PHYSICAL EFFORTS: Work requires walking, bending, reaching, standing for prolonged periods, turning or moving hands, arms, feet and legs to repair machinery, handling lines, and any other assigned duties. Moderate physical effort is exerted in accomplishing tasks. Incumbent is subject to physical strain from swaying motions and jarring movements. Frequently lifts, carries, and sets up parts and equipment that weigh up to 50 lbs.
- WORKING CONDITIONS: The majority of duties are performed in engine room aboard floating plant. The engine room, where the incumbent works is usually noisy, hot, and may be exposed to fumes from the oil and lubricants used; danger of burns, irritation from grease and oils, bruises, strains, danger from attending moving machinery and electrical shock. Space is usually limited and when making repairs and adjustments to engines and machinery may be forced to work in cramped positions. Work may be performed inside and outside subjecting employee to varying climatic conditions such as rain and or snow, temperature extremes both hot and cold, risk of falling overboard, falls on slippery decks or steep stairways, possible drowning, and crankcase explosion. PPE is always utilized while working.