Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Employment

Third Assistant Engineer

This position is not currently open.

Salary: $61,016


The Third Assistant Engineer is a Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) employed by the Navy to serve the Military Sealift Command (MSC) onboard naval auxiliaries and hybrid-manned warships worldwide, in peace and war. MSC exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC provides on-time logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, in contested or uncontested environments.

The Third Assistant Engineer is a member of the Engine Department. Ensures all personnel assigned to a watch are aware of their duties to support the watch team. Monitors the safe and efficient operation of engineering machinery, equipment, spaces, enters data in logs, and reports special events in the appropriate logs. Performs routine maintenance and repairs of engine room machinery and auxiliary equipment; observes all engineering space repairs and work being done by shipyard or other shore side facilities. Must have the ability to perform assigned duties, carry out instructions safely and efficiently, and take the initiative to perform emergency duties without specific orders or instructions. Assigned duties may include the management of the Cooling Water Systems, Lubricating Systems, Fuel Systems, and the treatment of same. Incumbent shall be familiar with Compressed Air Systems, Propulsion Auxiliary Support Systems, and Electrical Power Generation and Distribution Equipment. Reports to the Chief Engineer and First Assistant Engineer.

Responsible for the safe and correct operation of all engineering machinery and equipment. This includes starting, securing and placing into service the following equipment and systems: main propulsion engine(s), boilers and generators; fuels and lube oils treatment and transfer systems, evaporators, centrifugal separators, low and high pressure air compressors, main switchboard electrical equipment, refrigeration systems, vacuum pumps, pump and piping systems. Operates oily water separators, oil content monitor(s) and properly maintains the oil record book in accordance with the MSC Safety Management System, Marine Pollution environment protection policies and U.S. Coast Guard regulations.

Participates in machinery overhauls, dismantles machinery and equipment, effect repairs to same by replacing or fabricating components, perform subsequent reassembly. Performs operational testing of controls, safeties, and shutdowns. Shall be able to perform cleaning of purifiers, strainers, filters, and supervise boiler burner change outs.

May be assigned as a Firefighting, Damage Control, Abandon Ship, and Emergency Response Team Leader. Ensures that all assigned personnel are aware of their duties.

Ensures continuing application of the compliance with EEO laws, regulations and policies. Carries out EEO policies and communicates support of these policies to subordinates.

May be called upon to assist in deceptively adjusting the ship’s electromagnetic and acoustic signature, as well as its lighting configuration during naval operations.

Everything in this position description is considered to be an essential function of this position. Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Eligibility Requirements: Must be a United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain:

  1. U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven months of expiration date.
  2. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) and/or Department of Defense (DOD) Common Access Card (CAC) with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining of expiration.
  3. United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten months remaining of expiration date.

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