Wiper

Job ID
2021-1554
Category
Marine Crew
Type
temporary
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole

Job Summary

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for an Engine room Wiper to join the Ship Operations Department. This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt position, and is eligible for casual benefits. This position requires you to provide proof that you are fully COVID vaccinated. Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after your second shot.  The Moderna, Pfizer and J&J/Janssen COVID-19 vaccines are accepted.

 

Reporting to the Engineering Officer on Watch, assists engineers with the proper operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment, and performs general engine room duties.

Essential Functions

  • Performs general duties, including wiping oil; maintaining tools; and cleaning, preparing, and painting of machinery, equipment, and related spaces.
  • Under supervision assist with lubricating moving parts of propulsion engines and auxiliary equipment. Pumps bilges, and cleans strainers, filters, and centrifuges.
  • Assists engineers, while in port, with maintenance and repair of engine room equipment and spaces; loading freshwater, stores, and bunkers; connecting to shore side power and water, and maintenance and inventory of spare parts.
  • May stand engine room watch while in port or at sea.
  • May stand security watch while in port.
  • May be assigned day work and performs other duties as required.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

As deemed necessary by supervisor

 

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent education and one year sea duty as an Wiper; in the absence of a diploma, equivalent work experience.
  • Prefer Wiper experience on similar vessel.
  • Require a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's Credential endorsed as OS/Wiper/FH.
  • Candidates must be familiar with a variety of engine room equipment and tools, have the ability to discern and help repair equipment malfunctions and demonstrate good safety practices and procedures.
  • All unlicensed personnel must have all applicable training as required by the Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW 95) and a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) and hold an unexpired Passport
  • Must be able to pass a DOT Pre-employment drug screen
  • Must hold an Unexpired (STCW Expiration date) USCG med Certificate

Physical Requirements

 

  • All marine positions have essential functions that personnel must be able to perform, minimum physical capacities and requirements that all personnel must meet, and working conditions that may be considered hazardous.
  • Work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week.
  • Work at sea for three to five months continuously.
  • Live and work in cramped quarters, frequently in bad weather and with violent ship motion.
  • Pass examinations for visual acuity, color sense, and hearing as established in Title 46 CFR Parts 10 and 12, and pass a physical evaluation as described in the enclosed Navigation and Vessel Inspection Articles 6-89.
  • Climb steep and vertical ladders, and enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills up to two feet high.
  • Participate in emergency drills and in launching lifeboats and life rafts.
  • Perform physical labor, climb and handle moderate weights and equipment over 50 pounds.

 

Physical Capability

Example of Essential Function

Balance

Work in confined and unstable areas.

Bend, kneel, squat

Clean, maintain, and inspect equipment.

Climb

Reach work areas, equipment and stores by ladder and stairs.

Crawl

Crawl through bilge pockets, and under ladders and winch beds.

Feel

Touch objects: where sight is limited.

Finger

Manipulate nuts, bolts, tools, and cleaning gear.

Handle

Handle equipment and stores with sure grip.

Hear, talk

Communicate with people.

Lift, carry

Load stores over 50 pounds.

Push, pull

Move equipment over 50 pounds.

Reach

Up, over, and under equipment and stores.

See

Read labels, menus, logs, charts, and gauges in poor lighting.

Sit

Operate crane, Avon, lifeboat, and life raft.

Stand

Work on equipment.

Walk

Perform rounds at sea.

Write

Maintain logs.

 

 

Work Condition

Example of Hazardous Area/Duty

Confined areas

Store rooms, engine spaces, and tanks

Potential allergens and irritants

Fuels, solvents, cleaners, dust, fumes, smoke, and gases

Adverse weather

On deck in rough seas during equipment maintenance

Extreme temperatures

On deck in tropics and high latitudes; in engine room

Potential hazards

Being at sea; slippery and uneven surfaces; moving parts and objects; climbing ladders; and working aloft

Noise

Constant and loud engine room noise, blowers, exhaust fans

Schedule

Protracted and irregular working hours

Vibrations

Ship's engines and chipping hammer

 

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