The Electronics Technician must be able to work independently and be proficient and able to interpret test results from a variety of electrical and electronic test equipment. This test equipment includes, but is not limited to, oscilloscopes, function generators, I-P calibrators, power harmonic analyzers, analog and digital mulit-meters and other diagnostic instruments. The Electronics Technician must be proficient in the operation, testing and demonstration for regulatory bodies, troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing of a wide variety of electrical and electronic equipment aboard ship. This may include, but is not limited to:
- Engine Room control consoles & monitoring systems
- Engine, auxiliary machinery, and boiler automation, monitoring, and boiler
- Electrical generation, conversion, and distribution electronics and automated controls
- Ship control systems and console
- Main propulsion controls and console
- Network Data Systems
- Bridge equipment: RADARS, ECDIS, GPS, FATHOMETER, SPEED LOG
- CBR-D, fire, safety and security systems
- Telephone system and exchange programming
- Cargo handling equipment systems, and monitoring
- Aviation support systems and monitoring
- Motor operated valves
The Electronics Technician must be versed in standard marine engineering and understand the basic relationships between various systems and equipment. The Electronics Technician must be knowledgeable of marine as well as commercial electronics practice and procedures. The Electronics Technician must be capable of effectively communicating with a variety of technical representatives and provide goo quality assurance. The incumbent must be adept as researching material requirements, creating work lists, utilizing the Naval Supply System and prioritizing tasks based on vessel operation requirements.
- Must be a valid United States citizen of at least 18 years of age and possess and maintain valid:
- U.S. Passport with a minimum of seven (7) months remaining before expiration date; AND
- United States Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC), with a minimum of ten (10) months remaining before expiration date.
- MMC endorsement(s): Wiper.
- Meet one (1) of the following requirements:
- Hold a professional certification such as “Certified Industrial Electronics Technician” provided by the International Society of Certified Technicians (ISCET);
- Has documented military time as a Gas Turbine Systems Technician-Electricial (GSE) or equivalent and has documented commercial electronics technician work history with related industrial electronics experience;
- Holds USCG endorsement of Electrician, has sailed as Chief Electrician/Electrician or Second Electrician, and has documented work history in assisting the ship’s Electronics Technician or in performing electronic troubleshooting, maintenance, and repairs;
- Holds an Associate’s Degree or higher from a fully accredited institution in an electrical, electronics or process/control discipline.
NOTE: Due to often strenuous shipboard duties and extended periods at sea, all applicants must meet MSC medical requirements. Any applicants applying for positions that would require them to work aloft will be required to meet specific weight restrictions in order to be considered for employment as a civil service mariner. (Human Resources Advisory 2013 – 3 Physical Requirements for Personnel in Connection with the use FPAS.)