Chief Engineer/Motor Equipment Operator IV Schooner Ernestina Morrissey
Chief Engineer/Motor Equipment Operator IV Schooner Ernestina Morrissey
Start Date
Union Affiliation
American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees
Position Number
Application Deadline
Supervision Received
Captain and Director, Schooner Ernestina Morrissey
Supervision Exercised
Supervises subordinate professional, classified and student personnel in area of responsibility as assigned.

General Responsibilities

The Chief Engineer / Motor Equipment Operator IV position will fulfill long term needs with a focus on continuity and ship board safety. SSV Ernestina Morrissey is a mechanically complex vessel. This position will support the mission and ongoing mechanical maintenance of the Schooner Ernestina Morrissey whether the ship is underway or at the dock. The Engineer has a key role in emergency preparedness, including, bringing emergency pumps online, securing necessary electrical systems and assisting in the rescue vessel with the Chief Mate for persons over board emergencies. The engineer will conduct routine maintenance, develop inspection protocols and develop maintenance procedure manuals for the weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly required maintenance. Also, the engineer will be required to conduct the monthly safety inspections and drills with the ship's crew. This position may also assist in the engineering maintenance of MMA's other vessels but with the priority of Ernestina Morrissey's requirements first.

Qualifications and Requirements

knowledge and use of maintenance, repair and operation of internal combustion engines, diesel engines, 2 and 4 cycle engines, hydraulic lifts, bumper jacks, grinders, buffers, welding equipment, and air tools.  Skill in the use of hand held tools and heavy equipment, precision measuring equipment, and oxy-acetylene gas welding equipment.  Knowledge of storage of hazardous materials. 


Biweekly $1,799.63 (Grade 16/Step 1) Annual: $46,790.38 (Grade 16-/Step 1)

How to Apply

Application deadline:   06 May 2022 (revised). To apply, please submit the following documents: cover letter, resume, MMA application, Affirmative Action form, and contact information of three (3) professional references. These forms are located on the employment opportunities under Human Resources on the MMA website: Application materials may be saved, attached, and sent electronically to Alternatively, submit application materials by USPS to: Human Resources Department, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532. The Academy is not sponsoring immigration visas at this time.  Finalist must complete a pre-employment physical, drug screening, background check, and COVID-19 Vaccination verification.


MMA is an AA/EEO, Veteran, and Individuals with Disabilities Employer. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.