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.
As deemed necessary by supervisor
Example of Essential Function
Work in confined and unstable areas.
Bend, kneel, squat
Clean, maintain, and inspect equipment.
Reach work areas, equipment and stores by ladder and stairs.
Crawl through bilge pockets, and under ladders and winch beds.
Touch objects: where sight is limited.
Manipulate nuts, bolts, tools, and cleaning gear.
Handle equipment and stores with sure grip.
Communicate with people.
Load stores over 50 pounds.
Move equipment over 50 pounds.
Up, over, and under equipment and stores.
Read labels, menus, logs, charts, and gauges in poor lighting.
Operate crane, Avon, lifeboat, and life raft.
Work on equipment.
Perform rounds at sea.
Example of Hazardous Area/Duty
Store rooms, engine spaces, and tanks
Potential allergens and irritants
Fuels, solvents, cleaners, dust, fumes, smoke, and gases
On deck in rough seas during equipment maintenance
On deck in tropics and high latitudes; in engine room
Being at sea; slippery and uneven surfaces; moving parts and objects; climbing ladders; and working aloft
Constant and loud engine room noise, blowers, exhaust fans
Protracted and irregular working hours
Ship's engines and chipping hammer