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

Position: Staff Assistant, Marine Transportation Laboratory Technician

 October 2013

Start Date: January 1, 2014              

Position Number: FY14-9                                      

Application Deadline: Extended to November 29, 2013

Division: Academic, Marine Transportation Dept.

Union affiliation: Association of Professional Administrators (APA)

Supervision received: Reports to Asst. Director STCW Compliance

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

General responsibilities:

Fall and Spring Semesters: 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:  Basic Training, STCW Survival Craft, Basic Seamanship, Advanced Seamanship, Celestial Navigation, GMDSS, Dangerous Liquid Cargoes, Piloting, Tugs & Towing, and Applied Ship I & II aboard the RANGER.

Summer Term: Support Marine Department in small boat maintenance, operate the RANGER, and supervise cadets engaged in maintenance aboard the TS KENNEDY and RANGER as required.

Winter Term: 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. Provide at sea and in-port watch standing as directed.

All selected candidates must comply with MMA military customs, uniforms and ranks as outlined in the current contractual agreement. May work Marine Transportation information booth at Academy Open House weekends.

Qualifications and requirements:

Third Mate Unlimited license OR higher with valid STCW credentials. Knowledge, skills and experience in safety, seamanship, and vessel operations. Minimum of five years full time experience in professional service supporting the maritime industry/field. Bachelor degree.

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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