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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The SHIP'S QMED assists the Chief Engineer and First Assistant Engineer(s) in the operation, maintenance and repair of propulsion and auxiliary mechanical and electrical equipment in ocean going motor vessels.
This is an entry-level position intended as an opportunity to provide training and experience toward a Qualified Member of the Engineering Department (QMED) endorsement or an Engineering License. This class is distinguished from the Assistant Engineer level by a higher level of supervision and the training that will be provided to the incumbent. The position is temporary with the expectation that the incumbent will progress after earning appropriate USCG endorsements or licenses.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties below are not inclusive but characteristic of the type of work associated with the class. Individual positions may do all or some combination of the duties listed below as well as other related duties.
RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class have regular contact with research scientists and students while at sea. All other contact is with the ship's crew or Ship Operations personnel. Duties are assigned and completed on board the ship.
Employees in this class receive general supervision and training from the Chief Engineer or the Port Engineer. Repair and maintenance work is directed by senior engineering personnel and checked upon completion. Engineering logs are reviewed daily to assure that assigned checks and inspections are completed and scheduled maintenance is conducted. Work is evaluated frequently for adherence to direction provided, written procedures and generally accepted marine engineering practices.
Positions in the class are found on oceangoing vessels conducting research at sea for extended periods of time. They require the willingness and ability to work within the environment associated with the position's location. Environmental factors include the motion of the vessel; wearing of safety equipment including ear and eye protection, exposure to noise, heat, cold and weather; and working with fuels, lubricants, cleaners and other chemicals.