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Kekaha, Hawaii, United States

USCG Licensed Engineer
Kekaha, Hawaii, United States

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USCG Licensed Engineer


***This position is not rotational and requires relocation to Kauai ***

Amentum is seeking a USCG Licensed Engineer is a Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) crew position aboard US NAVY owned Range Support Craft for the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) at Barking Sands, HI. The MM3 is the chief engineer mechanic holding a current US Coast Guard Designated Duty Engineer (DDE) 4000 HP (NOTE: will accept candidates holding an MMC endorsed as QMED with willingness to attain the DDE license). The MM3 works as the lead mechanic under the direction of a USCG licensed captain and the Koa Lani Marine Systems Supervisor, primarily off the west coast of Kauai within the PMRF Barking Sands Submarine Training Range. When in port, the MM3 performs preventive and corrective maintenance, conducting and supervising repairs to vessel machinery, engines, generators, shipboard systems, HVAC systems, electrical systems, etc. Additional tasks performed by the MM3 are on shore-side equipment, assigned small boats, shop equipment and special projects.


Performs as a Chief Engineer and Mechanic in a crew of 6 (+/-) team members on 95-foot NAVY Range Training Support Craft
Works in team environment under immediate supervision of vessel captain, providing technical assistance as required
Stands bridge, helm, lookout, and vessel security watches while vessel is underway
Assists with cargo and equipment loading, launching and recovery of weapons and targets
Assists with launch and recovery of oceanographic equipment, small boats, targets, torpedoes and various mission essential equipment or devices
Repairs/overhauls main diesel propulsion systems, engines, electrical generators, hydraulic systems, HVAC and other auxiliary systems. May also perform repairs and maintenance on outboard engines and shop machines and equipment
Supervises other crew members in completing daily work tasks, scheduled dry-dock periods and preventive maintenance
Effectively interprets and utilizes vessel system design drawings, schematics, NAVY preventive maintenance procedures and technical manuals
Prepares work assignments, developing new procedures, procedural changes, vessel modification proposals and dry-dock maintenance plans
Properly manages reoccurring stock items necessary for maintaining engineering equipment and vessel components
Performs repairs and approved modifications to engineering systems and other mechanical systems associated with marine vessels
Performs periodic inspections and maintenance tasks in accordance with NAVY and company maintenance procedures and/or OEM guidelines
Maintains all required engineering logs and submits monthly reports to the Supervisor in a timely manner
Maintains engineering spaces and equipment of assigned vessels in a clean, orderly and safe manner
Manages subordinate engineering crew members in their assigned duties and daily shipboard tasks
Replenishes fuel and water tanks when necessary to meet operational requirements and in accordance with NAVY and EPA guidelines
Operates fuel tanker trucks, shop equipment, welding equipment, plasma cutter, lathe, mill, drill press, grinders, band saws, sand blaster, etc.
Maintains and repairs equipment, fabricates parts and maintains inventory of stock materials
Performs duties as a hazardous material (HAZMAT) custodian to transport, issue, and store HAZMAT materials in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations
Operates and maintains shipboard hydraulic knuckle-boom crane
Participates as qualified rigger and/or crane operator during crane lifts or weight handling events
Trains new personnel on essential vessel machinery, equipment and shore side equipment and tools
Must be able to work temporarily at other assigned ports and retain Government Travel credit card privileges
Periodically accesses computer network systems to complete logs, conduct online training, research products, supplies or equipment
Performs other duties as assigned

Additional Responsibilities

Must pass required annual medical evaluations and required US Coast Guard medical  examinations
Must pass periodic random drug test
Must be able to climb and descend shipboard ladders and masts safely and efficiently
Must be strong swimmer and comfortable swimming in ocean environment
Must be able to lift common deck equipment and recovery gear
Able to lift, push and pull 25-50lbs
Work requires excessive walking, standing, crawling, kneeling or repeated stooping
Must be capable of remaining at sea for up to 48 or more hours without excessive motion sickness
Must be physically fit and capable of spending extensive hours/days at sea in all weather conditions including performing emergency duties listed in the vessel Station Bill     
Must be able to complete company specific training within 120 days of hire
Must be proficient in written and verbal English language skills
Must be competent in using computers and typical office equipment with good working knowledge of  MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access)

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent
3 to 5 years of experience in marine engineering systems
Can efficiently repair/overhaul diesel engines, electrical generators & hydraulic systems
Can efficiently repair equipment, design and fabricate parts and manage stocks of material

Preferred Qualifications

CAT-1 crane operator
Welding and fabrication
Must currently possess and maintain: Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) Designated Duty Engineer (DDE) 4000HP Merchant Mariner Credential (NOTE: will accept candidates holding an MMC endorsed as QMED with willingness to attain the DDE license)
Valid State of Hawaii Driver’s License
Will be required after hire to acquire and maintain Hawaii State Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and operate a 3-ton capacity forklift
Highly desire NCCCO Mobile Crane Operator Certification as CAT-1 crane operator
Current DoD Secret clearance

Security Clearance

Secret security clearance is required. Applicants selected must be a US Citizen in order to apply for a Secret security clearance. Applicants selected either must currently possess a Secret clearance or will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance for access to classified information or Closed/Restricted Areas throughout duration of employment.


Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.


Security Clearance Required: Yes

Amentum / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBAMN 42495 2023.02.10

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