The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.The School of Oceanography has a unique opportunity for a Temporary First Assistant Engineer.The position of First Assistant Engineering Officer is aboard the Research Vessel Thomas G. Thompson, a global oceanographic research ship of approximately 3100 gross tons. This position is given delegated authority under the Chief Engineer and oversees the day-to-day operations of the engineering department. This position is temporary with the option to become permanent under the recommendation of the Marine Operations Department. Responsibilities include:ManagerialReport to the Chief Engineer.Follow the Chief's Standing Orders.Conduct training.Assign and schedule work for engineering personnel.Supervise engineering personnel. Stand engine room watches.Responsible for inventory of replacement and spare parts, fuels, lubricants and other provisions necessary for the operation of the machinery of the vessel;Provide administrative support to the chief engineer in the compilation of reports or gathering of data.TechnicalOperate and maintain AC-to-DC propulsion systems.Operate and maintain auxiliary machinery.Responsible for the maintenance of machine shop and equipment.Responsible for the maintenance and readiness of various plants.Direct routine maintenance and emergency repair of propulsion and auxiliary machinery and electrical systems.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.