The Marine Technician – Vessel Operations, under general supervision, is responsible for overseeing and organizing the preventative maintenance program as well as coordinating with and scheduling repairs with vendors. Performs trade work at the high-skilled level and serves as a working leader of a maintenance crew of student workers. Provides skill training and quality assurance on the work performed. Documents and maintains records of maintenance and repair performed.
50% - MAINTENANCE:
Schedules and performs maintenance to vessels and associated equipment. Plans and performs preventative maintenance on deck and engine machinery and equipment. Runs, operates, and maintains deck and engine machinery and equipment. Receives and loads vessel supplies. Moves heavy objects up and down ladders. Coordinates with vendors for repairs to vessels and to other departmental equipment. Troubleshoots and makes recommendations. Supervises deckhands. Ensures proper cleaning and painting of vessels and equipment. Requires operating a motor vehicle, towing trailers for moving boats to other locations, and operating a golf cart.
20% - ADMINISTRATION:
Prepares worklists and timely evaluations for student employees. Manages budget for areas of responsibility and submits monthly expense reports. Reviews departmental manuals and emergency plans annually. Inputs data into computerized maintenance tracking system. Prepares reports on work activities as needed.
15% - VESSEL OPERATOR/DECKHAND:
Serves as a Vessel Operator and navigates vessels safely in inland waters. Ensures the overall safety of the vessel and all persons onboard. Ensures readiness and maintenance of vessels. Supervises the completion of maintenance tasks. Ensures that the vessels and safety equipment onboard meet inspection criteria (federal, state, and local laws/regulations), policies and procedures of the Texas A&M System, and perform the inspection with the USCG and/or TPWD. Serves as a deckhand when needed.
10% - TRAINING:
Instructs US Powerboating courses and training required for TAMUG Vessel Operator certification. Trains deckhands on safety and maintenance procedures.
5% - OTHER DUTIES:
Performs other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma
Four Years Experience in deck, structural, or equipment maintenance onboard ship or in boat yard
Must have or be able to obtain Transportation Identification Card (TWIC) within 90 days. Must have or be able to obtain a Texas class “C” vehicle driver license within 30 days of employment. Must have or able to obtain US Powerboat Instructor within 6 months of employment.
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Ability to operate motor vehicles and tow trailers. Ability to troubleshoot and maintain diesel engines and transmissions.
Preferred: Bachelor's Degree, Prior experience on underway vessels, Ability to obtain Merchant Marine Credential (MMC). ABYC certification in marine electrical, diesel engines, and/or gasoline engines. Knowledge of outboard engines, ability to operate small, diesel and outboard vessels