Part-time Laboratory Technicians Diesel/Simulator/Welding

A special mission college within the Massachusetts state university system

Part-time Laboratory Technicians

Part-time Laboratory Technicians

Posting:    January 2020      
Deadline for application:  07 February 2020
Contract Date:  02 March 2020 through 09 June 2020 (Spring Semester 2020)

Please note, these are non-benefitted, temporary/contract positions

Simulator Lab Technician

  • Guide students in proper operation of simulators during late afternoons and early evenings when students are trying to perform homework assignments.
  • Assist with Electronics Lab set-up to include: lab preparation, inventory maintenance, supply ordering.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in the following engineering simulation systems: Hydraulic Systems, Diesel Engine Operating Systems, High Pressure Boiler Systems, Propulsion Gas Turbine Systems, and Computer Aided Design (basic understanding of 2D & 3D Autodesk software including Solid Works and REVIT software programs preferred.)   

Welding Lab Technician

  • Train students of the best practices in welding, burning, brazing and cutting safely using the “tools of the trade”.
  • Teach students the basic skills needed to understand welding theory and application, including the reading of welding specification drawings, identifications of symbols and classifications, perform SMAW, MIG & TIG welding on various metals, with various thicknesses and by using various positions (flat, horizontal, vertical, overhead).
  • Demonstrate Oxygen/Acetylene cutting, welding and brazing on various metals and explain the hot work, plasma cutting, and grinding.

Diesel Engine Technician

  • Assist the Lead Instructor in both the classroom and laboratory by providing instruction in: diesel engine theory, design basics, fundamental operation, equipment safety, parts identification, engine components, engine systems, use of equipment, repair procedures, and hands-on application.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge and prior experience with the disassembly and reassembly of a working Westerbeke 40 series four-stroke engines and Detroit 71 series two-stroke engines.


  • Bachelor of Science in a related Engineering field; Associates Degree from two-year technical college will be considered if supported by significant professional experience
  • An Engineering license applicable for the discipline, which might include a Professional Engineers license, or other active licenses granted, for example, by the U.S. Coast Guard, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or a state licensure board
  • Professional experience in marine or facilities engineering

Salary Range:  Approximately 20 hours per week at $29/hour

Application Deadline:   07 February 2020.  The review of cover letter and CV will begin immediately. Cover letter and resume materials may be 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 finalist must complete a CORI. 

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, women and veterans to apply.