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Chief Marine Electrician
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of
Columbia University
The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, located in Rockland County, NY, is seeking a
Chief Marine Electrician to join our shipboard team on the R/V Marcus G. Langseth
We invite applications for our Chief Marine Electrician position to support our Chief Engineer and Science
Officers with the following primary responsibilities:
Responsible for the entire electrical system and associated electronics. Must be
familiar with the operation and maintenance of a wide range of oceanographic
and ship related equipment.
Responsible for electrical spares, inventory and record keeping for all
associated equipment.
Troubleshoots and does preventive maintenance to all spaces on board the
vessel in which electrical equipment exists.
HS Diploma or its equivalent required.
A minimum of 1-3 years technical school or college in Electrical Engineering or
Electronics with a minimum of 5-10 years of experience as a Marine Electrician
aboard various types of vessels, required.
Possess current Merchant Mariner Credentials (MMC) as an Electrician, Health
Certificate in MMC, an unexpired U.S. passport, Transportation Worker
Identification Credential (TWIC), and have completed all the training required
by Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeeper (STCW) to serve as
a member of the engineering department.
Must be physically able to work a minimum of eight hours per day 7 days per
week and at times in excess of twelve hours per day..
Must be prepared to work onboard the ship in foreign waters three to four
months continuously, with approximately 90 percent of the time at sea.
Must be capable of living and working in cramped quarters, frequently in
adverse weather conditions..
Must meet minimum physical evaluation guidelines for this position as
contained in Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) # 04-08.
Must be able to climb steep or vertical ladders and enter or exit enclosed
compartments through hatches or doors with sills up to 2 feet.
Must be able to participate in emergency evolutions and launching of rescue
boat or life rafts.
Please visit our online application site at:
for further information about this position and to submit your application and resume.
We only accept online applications.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran