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Massachusetts Maritime Academy - Staff Assistant Marine Transportation Lab Technician Human Resources - Staff Assistant Marine Transportation Lab Technician
 A special mission college within the Massachusetts state university system

Position: Staff Assistant, Marine Transportation Laboratory Technician


Posting: March 2012 (Reposted August)

Start Date: TBD              

Position Number: FY12-23                                         

FLSA status: Exempt

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Division: Academic, Marine Transportation Dept.

Union affiliation: Association of Professional Administrators (APA)

Supervision received: Reports to VP of Academic Affairs

Supervision exercised: Supervises subordinate professional, classified, and student personnel in area of expertise


General responsibilities:

Instruct and/or assist various professional MT labs and assist MT Department in maintaining the deck labs, both at the Academy and onboard the TS KENNEDY, or other training vessels. Labs include but not limited to: Vessel Familiarization, Basic Seamanship, Advanced Seamanship, Celestial Navigation, GMDSS, Dangerous Liquid Cargoes, Piloting, Tugs & Towing, and Applied Ship I & II aboard the RANGER. During the summer term, support Marine Department in small boat maintenance, operate the RANGER, and supervise cadets engaged in maintenance aboard the TS KENNEDY. Participate in Sea Term on an annual basis supporting the Deck Training Coordinator in instruction of labs/classes (all shipboard personnel are subject to random drug testing). Act as a subject matter expert in assessing cadets for STCW requirements both ashore and afloat where appropriate. All selected candidates must comply with Massachusetts Maritime Academy military customs, uniforms and ranks as outlined in the current contractual agreement.

Qualifications and requirements:

Current USCG Master 1600 Tons license with significant at-sea experience OR Third Mate Unlimited license OR higher. Knowledge, skills and experience in safety, seamanship, and vessel operations. Minimum of five years full time experience in professional service in the maritime industry/field. Bachelor degree.

Preferred Requirements:

Current USCG Unlimited license, Towing Endorsement, Basic Safety Training qualified under STCW, small vessel (tugs, supply, research, etc.) experience, and specialized certificates.

Desired Assets:

Instructional experience at the undergraduate level. Experience working with young people in a teaching environment and ability to create a positive learning environment. Familiarity with USCG, IMO/STCW mariner training and competency assessment procedures. Experience in organizing and supervising shipboard maintenance and repairs. Familiarity with marina and yacht operations. MS degree, Train-the-Trainer certified, TOAR Designated Examiner.

Salary: $45,000 – $50,000. The Academy offers generous benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.                                                           

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a resume, an MMA application, Affirmative Action form, and the contact information of five (5) professional references.  These forms are located on the employment quick link on our website:  Application materials may be attached and sent electronically to  Alternatively, you may send your application materials by USPS to:  Human Resources, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.  Finalist must complete a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check. 

MMA is an AA/EEO employer.  Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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