Website Great Lakes Maritime Academy at Northwestern Michigan College
Engineering Officer — Training Ship State of Michigan (Great Lakes Maritime Academy)
Job Title: GLMA Engineering Officer
Department: Great Lakes Maritime Academy
Date of Posting: 3/22/2022
FLSA Status: Exempt
Supervisor: Chief Engineer – T/S State of Michigan – GLMA
Grade 15, Level 1 on the Staff Salary Schedule: $63,198 plus an annual market differential stipend of $6,424 divided over 26 pay periods per year.
BENEFITS: Excellent benefits package, including 4 weeks paid vacation, medical, dental, paid sick leave, and tuition benefits. For more details about benefits, go to https://www.nmc.edu/hr/ and click on Salaries and Benefits, or request a copy from the Office of Human Resources. This position is eligible for an additional relocation bonus (5% of starting salary).
The position is responsible for serving as a key member of the team that ensures the overall safe operation of the Training Ship State of Michigan, an unlimited tonnage U.S. flag merchant vessel, in accordance with US regulations and MARAD directives. This person will also be critical to ensuring the best use of the vessel is made in an effort to make certain cadets have the ability to graduate per their model schedule and all engine cadets can sit for their USCG license during their senior year.
This person will normally be working under the direction of the vessel’s Chief Engineer and 1st Assistant Engineer. When the vessel is underway and he/ she is not sailing on vessel, and not on vacation, this person will work with the Academy Superintendent as needed in a port engineer capacity.
Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential Card obtained in the first 6 months of employment
U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner’s Credential endorsed as 3rd Assistant Engineer (motor), unlimited horsepower, or the ability to sit for this license based on military transcript of sea service
STCW endorsement as Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch Qualifications
Experience serving in a watchstanding position onboard a vessel greater than 4,000 horsepower
Experience sailing as an engineering officer on a MARAD owned training vessel
Completion of a USCG approved STCW “train the trainer” course
Bachelor’s degree from a maritime academy
(Critical) Works with Vessel Chief Engineer and MARAD to plan vessel upgrades and shipyard availability periods.
(Critical) Works closely with the Chief Engineer on ensuring the vessel is in compliance with USCG and ABS standards.
(Critical) Works with the vessel crew and the Great Lakes Maritime Academy Superintendent scheduling the annual training cruise. Focus is ensuring all cadets have the ability to stand an engineering watch on an unlimited horsepower vessel operating on the Great Lakes.
(Critical) Maintains compliance and positive working relationship with MARAD.
(Critical) Manages engine department “in port sea days.”
(Critical) Responsible for standing two 4 hour watches (daily) when the vessel is underway during the annual training cruise, supervising and training academy engine cadets.
(Critical) Assists with maintenance of GLMA small vessels and leased tow vessel.
(Very Important) Ability to become proficient in the use of the NSE shipboard management system used by MARAD.
(Very Important) Represents Northwestern Michigan College/Great Lakes Maritime Academy and is available to press and public officials, especially during visits to other ports.
Ethical Behavior and Integrity
Displays honesty, trustworthiness, and ethical behavior. Earns respect. Behaves in a straightforward manner with others with no hidden agendas. Builds trust and credibility through reliability and authenticity. Leads by example; words and actions are consistently aligned.
Commitment to Lifelong Learning
Actively pursues learning and development. Stays current in content area, acquiring and refining technical and professional skills.
Commitment to Quality Service, Responsible Stewardship, Continuous Improvement
Displays a commitment to excellence and to providing quality service to learners, coworkers, or others they serve. Consistently seeks feedback and looks for ways to improve service, promote quality, and make effective use of college resources.
Creating/Contributing to a Culture of Innovation and Thoughtful Risk-taking
Creates/contributes to an environment of safety and trust. Seeks to solve problems rather than affix blame. Willing to experiment and learn.
Agility/ Adaptability/Tolerance for Ambiguity
Easily adjusts to organizational and environmental changes; adapts responses and tactics to shifting or evolving situations; deals effectively with ambiguity and uncertainty.
Valuing All People
Genuinely interested in others. Shows concern and empathy for others. Shows patience, understanding, and acceptance of people with varied backgrounds and perspectives. Treats learners, coworkers, and direct reports respectfully and fairly.
Actively and enthusiastically works with others to achieve a shared common goal. Gives credit and recognition to those who have contributed. Shares information and own expertise with others to enable them to accomplish group goals. Creates a sense of belonging in the team and a culture of inclusion. Collaborates across boundaries. Looks at problem solving at the institutional level (not just in own area or department). Open to sharing resources, working with other departments and organizations.
Meets commitments and keeps promises; gets things done. Acknowledges and learns from mistakes. Holds self and others accountable. Takes responsibility for achieving goals.
Building Effective Relationships — Proficient
Importance: Very Important
Relates well with all kinds of people in a variety of situations. Develops and maintains effective communication and relationships. Demonstrates understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, and empathy to others. Is approachable; makes time for others. Is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences. Excellent interpersonal skills; understands how he/she is perceived by others; reads a social situation and responds appropriately; adjusts own behavior in response to others’ nonverbal cues; understands why people and groups behave the way they do; gives constructive feedback in a way that produces positive change rather than resentment or anger; provides direct, specific feedback respectfully and in a timely manner.
Communications / Active Listening — Basic+
Importance: Very Important
Has good sense of who needs to know what and keeps others informed. Communicates in a clear, concise, organized, and compelling manner. Gives others their full attention; listens without interrupting. Seeks to understand others’ points of view. Interprets both the words spoken and the nonverbal cues used by others. Listens attentively without interrupting; able to restate verbal communications in own words; gets point across when speaking; composes routine written communications following established guidelines and using appropriate grammar.
Global Awareness / Internationally Skilled — Basic+
Understands the complexities and interdependency of world events and issues. Understands one’s own culture and history in relationship to others. Is open to new opportunities, ideas and ways of thinking. Is self-aware about identity and culture; demonstrates sensitivity and respect for differences. Demonstrates sensitivity and respect for cultural differences.
Strategic Understanding / Leadership — Basic
Explains how their role supports NMC’s mission and vision. Recognizes opportunities to help the organization accomplish its goals. Considers a broad range of internal and external factors in establishing goals and priorities. Consistently ensures a fit between individual or group actions and the organizational mission/strategy. Understands the mission and vision of the organization and works to implement this within the context of individual role and immediate work group; understands personal contribution to the department and the department’s role in the organization.
Analytical Skills (Generic) — Proficient
Frames issues and problems; collects information, identifies options; weighs the pros and cons, and recommends a course of action. Applies basic problem solving techniques to gain greater understanding of a problem and potential solutions.
Arithmetic (Generic) — Proficient
Performs computations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division correctly using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percentages. Identifies and performs calculations required by day-to-day tasks efficiently and correctly; performs arithmetic conversions correctly.
Decision Making (Generic) — Proficient
Importance: Very Important
Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions. Perceives the impact and implications of decisions. Commits to action, even in uncertain situations, to accomplish organizational goals. Applies general rules and guidelines to make sound decisions in ambiguous situations; adjusts decisions when changes indicate the need to rethink a situation; provides well-thought-out rationale for decisions; can make quick decisions when necessary.
Developing Others (Generic) — Proficient
Importance: Very Important
Enables, empowers people to perform at their highest levels. Builds on people’s strengths. Recognizes different kinds of contributions. Makes people feel valued. Has a genuine affection for people they lead; has empathy, compassion. Trusts people who work for them. Motivates, inspires others. Believes people are capable of learning and change. Coaches, trains, mentors, and guides rather than dictates. Develops leaders, not followers. Shares their knowledge. Creates opportunities for others to lead, take on new responsibilities. Ensures each employee has a compelling professional development plan aligned with organizational goals. Gives honest feedback on performance, strengths and opportunities; understands the team member’s career aspirations; provides regular coaching; recognizes accomplishments at every opportunity; motivates team members to excel; provides resources for career growth.
Engineering Practices Knowledge (Engineering) — Proficient+
Demonstrates a working knowledge of engineering practices and standards; possesses the capability to explain these practices and standards to others. Demonstrates a working knowledge of engineering practices and standards; performs routine engineering functions independently.
Mechanical Maintenance (Engineering) — Proficient
Demonstrates good mechanical aptitude; is capable of training team members on mechanical equipment. Demonstrates a thorough understanding of mechanical maintenance; knows and uses appropriate systems and procedures to maintain most equipment; shows others how to perform typical mechanical maintenance.
Presentation Skills (Generic) — Proficient
Importance: Very Important
Makes clear and effective formal presentations. Uses audiovisual aids, technology tools, and other supporting material effectively. Adapts communication for different audiences. Handles questions and answer sessions well. Presents facts and ideas clearly and concisely in a well-organized sequence; speaks formally with confidence and ease when presenting new topics; uses visual aids effectively to emphasize points; fields spontaneous questions effectively.
Problem Solving (Generic) — Proficient
Diagnoses a situation and determines what relevant information and/or procedure to use; uses reason to generate and evaluate alternatives and to determine a course of action. Identifies and investigates moderately complex problems; collaborates with others to resolve problems using sound problem-solving methodology.
Supervises a single work unit within a department, or is an intermediate-level professional individual contributor.
Establish work schedules
Instruct and train others
Provide guidance and stability
Share special or technical information with others
Guide or facilitate projects
Lead by example
Assign work activities
Serve as a role model
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Lap Top Computer
MS Power Point
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and smell. Walking and standing are required and sitting for long periods of time. Lifting up to 50 pounds and periodic heavy exertion may be required. Specific hearing and vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Most frequently lifted object: 10-19 lbs. lifted to waist level; carried 10-19 feet (Several times per day)
Heaviest object lifted: 40-49 lbs. lifted waist level; carried 20-29 feet (Occasionally)
Non-lifting Repetitive Activities
Arm Movement (Several times per day)
Bending (Several times per day)
Climbing (Several times per day)
Crouching (Several times per day)
Ducking (Several times per day)
Gripping (Several times per day)
Kneeling (Several times per week)
Sitting (Several times per day)
Standing (Several times per day)
Typing (Several times per day)
Walking (Several times per day)
Writing (Several times per day)
Other Physical Demands
Close visual work
Cramped work space
Exposure to chemicals
Exposure to cold
Exposure to dust
Exposure to environmental hazards
Exposure to explosion
Exposure to health and safety hazards
Exposure to heat
Exposure to heights
Exposure to humidity
Exposure to noise
Exposure to radiation
Exposure to smoke
Exposure to toxic substances
Exposure to wind
Extended work hours
Irregular working hours
Lower body strength
Restricted movement within work area
Risk of electrical shock
Upper body strength
Exercising Independent Judgment
Minimal Guidance or Direction
Performing Multiple Functions/Activities
Rapid Decision Making
Precise accuracy requirements
Protecting the physical safety of others
Risk of life
Safeguarding organization assets and property
CONTACTS WITH OTHERS
Employees in your own work unit or department — Purpose: Direct Activities (Daily)
Employees in your function — Purpose: Interact with or advise (Daily)
Managers in your function — Purpose: Interact with or advise (Several times per week)
Senior executives in your function — Purpose: Interact with or advise (Once per week)
Employees in departments outside your function — Purpose: Interact with or advise (Once per week)
Managers in departments outside your function — None/very little contact
Senior executives outside your function — Purpose: Share information (Quarterly)
Vendors, Suppliers, Subcontractors — Purpose: Interact with or advise (Several times per week)
Federal/State Regulatory and Compliance Authorities — Purpose: Interact with or advise (Monthly)
Customers — Purpose: Direct Activities (Several times per week)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this job description 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.
To perform this job successfully, an individual will have computer skills, including knowledge of and the ability to use the Internet, email, calendaring software, and word processing software.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to effectively present lectures and information to students and academic area leadership in a clear and understandable manner.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions and percentages. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions when traveling between campus buildings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY NOTICE
Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities and admissions. Read more at nmc.edu/nondiscrimination.
Michigan Law requires that a person with a disability or handicap requiring accommodation for employment must notify the employer in writing within 182 days after the need is known.
This is a full-time 40+ hour per week position. Some nights and weekends may be required. Up to 75% travel including time spent on training ship (minimum of 90 days but opportunity to sail more).
HOW TO APPLY
Applications must be submitted online at http://www.nmc.edu/jobs. The application deadline is 8 am Wednesday, April 13, 2022.
This position will remain open until filled. For assistance call 231-995-2612 or 1-800-748-0566 x52612 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please submit a cover letter with your application. Official transcripts will be required of all finalists. Please email to email@example.com or mail to: Northwestern Michigan College Attention: Human Resources 1701 E Front Street Traverse City, MI 49686
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