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Temporary Part-time Engineer (Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute)

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Work type: TEMP - Temporary Hourly
Location: Muskegon
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Essential Functions:
Engineer will crew the University’s passenger/education vessel W. G. Jackson located in Muskegon, MI. Work hours will vary depending on the vessel schedule and crew rotation.  Vessel season runs 1 April -31 Oct. The vessel operates approx. 500 hrs. per season.

Required Qualification’s:
Individual must be able to perform able seaman and engineer duties which include but are not limited to general ship's maintenance, line handling, operation of deck machinery, general troubleshooting and maintenance of engines and machinery, standing watch and act as relief mate. Duties also include assisting scientists with handling, rigging, and operation of research equipment, and working with students on educational cruises.  Will be expected to perform record keeping and help manage ship's stores. Individual must have a minimum of five years’ experience aboard vessels. Required to participate in Random Drug Testing Program and complete CPR/First Aid certification, employer provided.

Location: Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute, Muskegon, Michigan

Salary: $20.00 hour, no benefits.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately, underway training and qualification will take place during Sept-Oct of 2019 for the 1 April 2020 season start date.

How to Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume.  The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references.  If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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