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15 Dec 2022

Full-Time Marine Mechanic

Ocean Associates Inc. – Posted by oai1 Warrenton, Oregon, United States

Job Description


Ocean Associates, Inc. (OAI) is seeking a Marine Mechanic to provide support on contract to the NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service Pt. Adams Research Station in Hammond, Oregon. OAI provides personnel support services to government and industry clients for marine fisheries and protected species. The primary responsibility of this position is to provide safe, efficient operations for research efforts by maintaining and supporting research vessels and equipment to a high standard. The research station owns and operates 20 research vessels ranging from 8 to 41ft in length.

Primary duties of the marine mechanic position include:

  • Independently perform skilled work for minor maintenance and repair of marine engines, machinery, hydraulic equipment, electrical components, and other related equipment. This includes conducting preventative maintenance and assisting with the fabrication of original work.
  • Operate hand and power tools associated with the maintenance and repair of vessels and related equipment.
  • Work in a team-oriented, physically demanding shop and field environment where safety is priority.
  • Maintain accurate written and electronic records of all vessel maintenance completed, including cost estimates.

Employee expectations:

  • Possess a positive attitude and be willing to take on challenges.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to effectively communicate with managers, biologists, shop personnel, outside vendors, and the general public.
  • Be self-motivated and able to work independently without oversight.
  • Be comfortable working in a complex environment with multiple competing priorities and limited budgets.
  • Be comfortable working in a highly regulated atmosphere and comply with OSHA, EPA, DEQ and NOAA Small Boat Program policies.
  • Be solution oriented and possess creative problem solving abilities.
  • Be comfortable completing physically demanding duties outside and in inclement weather.

Work Site and Work Hours:

The primary duty station is located at the Point Adams research station NOAA shop in Hammond, Oregon. During sampling operations, the duty station may periodically change dependent on project needs. Other work sites include Tongue Point, Kerry West marina in Westport, OR, and NOAA’s Jones Beach sampling station near Clatskanie, OR. This position may be required to alter work hours to accommodate vessel repairs and emergencies.

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week).

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience; excellent employee benefits.

Required education and experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in skills necessary to perform the primary duties of this position.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and collaboratively in a team/group setting.
  • Ability to receive constructive feedback and implement appropriate action.

Preferred, but not required, education and experience:

  • USCG masters license (OUPV or greater)
  • Commercial driver’s license (CDL)
  • ABYC certifications in electrical, corrosion, and/or systems
  • OSHA training
  • Diesel engine mechanic certifications
  • Gasoline outboard engine certification

Only qualified applicants that meet minimum experience or background requirements stated above need apply. When applying for this position you will be asked to upload your resume at the end of this online application.

Applicants should submit a resume that includes the following:

  • Cover letter that briefly describes how you meet the required and preferred qualifications listed.
  • Work history for past 10 years or since last full-time education.
  • Education.
  • Previous experience or training with similar requirements.
  • Three professional references.
  • Include your name in the document file name.
  • Upload your resume in readable, not scanned, PDF or Word format (PDF is preferred).

How to Apply

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 42 days.

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