First Assistant Engineer (Repost) (531835)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Maritime Academy
  • Vallejo, California
  • Sep 16, 2023
Full Time Accounting and Finance Engineering

Job Description


Working Title: 1 st Assistant Engineer (License Held)

Classification Title: Administrator II

Department Name: Training Ship Golden Bear

Time Base: Full-time

Pay Plan: 12 month

Bargaining Unit: M80 (Management/MPP)

Employment Type: MPP - this position is part of the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP). No tenure or permanent status can be achieved within the MPP.

Salary Range:
  • Hiring salary is anticipated at $10,000- $10,417 per month commensurate with education, certifications and experience.
  • CSU Salary Range: $4,583 - $14,713 per month

Benefits: Premium benefit package includes outstanding health, dental and vision plans; life and disability insurances; pension (CalPERS); tuition fee waiver; and 14 paid holidays per year. See our benefits website for additional information.

Application Deadline: Open until filled. A review of applications will begin Friday, September 29, 2023 and the review period may end at anytime thereafter.

Position Summary:

The Office of Marine Programs primary mission is to support the academic departments in the education and application of knowledge in the processes associated with all aspects of the Maritime and related industry by manning and maintaining the vessel training assets. Activities associated with Marine Programs include hands on professional development of prospective Merchant Marine Officers, Facility, and Mechanical Engineers and support of course work in those areas.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Engineer the First Assistant Engineer is responsible for maintenance, repair and upkeep of the training ship engineering equipment and spaces, and assisting in supervision of the training ship staff, students, and student workers.

About California State University Maritime Academy:

Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy, a campus of the California State University, is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located on the scenic Vallejo waterfront, the campus serves a student population of approximately 1000 undergraduates and 50 graduate students.

Cal Maritime offers seven baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Global Studies and Maritime Affairs, Facilities Engineering Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Marine Transportation and Oceanography. The undergraduate curriculum includes licensing programs for future merchant marine, coast guard and naval reserve officers. Cal Maritime also offers a Master of Science in Transportation and Engineering Management degree, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Under Chief Engineer, plan and perform all Engine and Electrical work for the maintenance and upkeep of the training ship Engineering Plant and Housing Facilities.
  • Responsible for the repair and maintenance of all vessel equipment and systems to the satisfaction of USCG and ABS regulatory standards.
  • Directly supervise all subordinate ship’s engineering staff.
  • Observe and participate in safety evaluation and reporting.
  • Assist Chief Engineer in maintaining accurate shipboard work order and maintenance records.
  • Assist in administering vessel and equipment familiarization training for marine engineering students and supervising students during coursework under guidance of assigned instructor of record.
  • Assist in planning and organizing a shipboard marine laboratory facility for the training of marine engineering students.
  • Supervise all ship’s engineering officer staff in the preparation of parts orders and repair requirements for the training ship.
  • Work with the Chief Engineer and engine officers in preparation of repair statements of work.

Required Qualifications:
  • USCG Chief Engineer or 1 st Assistant Engineer’s License - Motor unlimited.
  • STCW - 95 Endorsement
  • Thorough knowledge and abilities in the areas of Marine Engineering and vessel maintenance and repair. Specific areas include marine diesel engine maintenance and operations, pump operation and maintenance, marine electrical systems, refrigeration & air conditioning, and experience in operation of marine environmental equipment.
  • Ability to supervise the work of students (cadets) and making sure that their work is done properly, efficiently and safely.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • BS Degree in Marine or Mechanical Engineering or Technology, or a related field is preferred
  • Welding and machining experience.
  • Knowledge of Marine electronics.
  • Knowledge of Marine Automation and Control Systems.

Special Conditions:
  • The 1st Assistant Engineer will be required to participate in annual training cruises as a condition of employment. The incumbent will be required to work a variety of shifts that may include working days, evenings, weekends and/or holidays. The successful candidate will be required to complete a background investigation and pre-employment physical, including a drug test, prior to beginning work. As required by federal regulations, the candidate must be able to obtain a Merchant Mariners Document issued by the United States Coast Guard. In addition, each year the incumbent must pass a pre-cruise physical and drug screening for participation in the training cruise.
  • Abide by uniform and grooming standards.

Physical, Mental and Environmental Conditions:
  • Up to 40% of the activities involve sitting, standing, squatting, kneeling or walking; involves lifting heavy weight objects limited to 50 pounds; may involve pushing and pulling objects within the weight limits.
  • Is exposed to excessive noise
  • Is around moving machinery
  • Is exposed to marked changes in temperature and/or humidity
  • Is exposed to dust, fumes, gases, radiation, microwave (circle)
  • Drives motorized equipment
  • Ability to work in small confined spaces for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work at varying heights.
  • Ability to work and communicate in a hot, noisy environment
  • Will work with fuel, lubricants and other hazardous materials on a routine basis

Background Check: Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check, DMV records check and fingerprinting) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Mandated Reporter: The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

Eligibility to Work: Applicants must provide proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the United States within three days of the date of hire.

Title IX: Please view the Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator at:

EEO Statement: Cal Maritime is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable Accommodations will be provided to applicants with qualifying disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Benefits Coordinator at (707) 654-1146.

Application Procedure: Click "APPLY NOW" to complete the Cal Maritime Online Employment Application and attach the following documents: cover letter and resume.

Disclaimer: The provisions of this job bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained may be modified or changed.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

Vallejo, California 94590 United States View Map