Website American Radio Association
National labor union representing Radio/Electronics Officers
Electronics Technicians – Are you interested in earning upwards of $25K/month?
WANTED: Radio/Electronics Officers to work on ships in the U.S. Merchant Marine.
EXCELLENT pay, benefits and pension.
How does six months of vacation each year sound?
GENERAL: The ARA is actively seeking technicians who have a broad knowledge of radio, electronics, IT, electricity, engineering, instrumentation, automation, etc, and preferably some background in marine electronics.
The ideal candidate would have 7+ years of EXPERIENCE in marine electronics that is related to ships.
BEFORE any applicant can be placed on a ship, they MUST have the following:
1) FCC GMDSS Operator/Maintainer License, with radar endorsement.
2) Possess a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Credential (MMC) with BST, VPDSD, and GMDSS Operator endorsements, a U.S. Passport and a TWIC card.
For those candidates that are in possession of the above credentials in GMDSS, electronics and seamanship, certifiable knowledge in the following areas also will be highly regarded:
1) I.T. skills, which include a proficiency in MS applications and hands-on technical knowledge of LAN management, cabling and database management.
2) Comptia, NMEA, and/or ETA certifications.
3) Knowledge of government and/or U.S. Navy high-side communications procedures and equipment.
4) Possession of an ETO endorsement in your MMC.
5) Verifiable work experience with automation, instrumentation, sensor systems, motors, motor controllers, high voltage systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechatronics and/or engine room operations.
NOTE: The position of Radio/Electronics Officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine is a SENIOR technical position and all candidates MUST be capable of working independently.
Will be deploying on U.S. merchant ships for extended periods (ie. months)
Although there is no “one” background for a Radio/Electronics Officer in today’s Merchant Marine, some form of marine experience is highly desirable, be it military, off-shore, shore-support, or even just a broad-based knowledge of marine electronics equipment.
Although the historical role of the Radio/Electronics Officer in the Merchant was grounded in Morse code and basic electronics repair, in a highly technical and evolving environment, the American Radio Association is working to build the Radio/Electronics Officer of the Twenty-First Century. Anyone wishing to become a part of this diverse, exciting and lucrative profession must possess the aforementioned skills, licenses and qualifications.
If you would like further information, please inquire at the following address:
Master Radio/Electronics Officer (ret)
American Radio Association
U.S. Merchant Marine
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