Casual Ship Engineer in Nassau at PAE

Date Posted: 7/22/2020

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Job Description

Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Casual Ship Engineer

The Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) Mission is to provide Naval Warfare Centers, the Fleet, and other customers with accurate undersea, surface, and in-air three-dimensional tracking data and other unique Atlantic test facilities.  In support of Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E), and Fleet readiness assessment and training. AUTEC is a Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB) and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport's largest single team project, providing both deep and shallow water test and training environments.

The Ship Engineer works independently as engineer in charge while maintaining, operating and repairing propulsion engines plus other machinery on the AUTEC vessels Hammerhead I, Hammerhead II, and LCM-6775 for the AUTEC Project.


  • Operates all vessel machinery in day to day operations.
  • Performs required preventative maintenance.
  • Performs all vessel fuel, potable water and ballast water pumping operations.
  • Maintains engineering logs on vessel.
  • Assists with deck operations and duties as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School graduate or equivalent and graduate of a maritime academy, technical
  • Institute or trade school with a specialty in power mechanics required.
  • Five years direct experience aboard diesel powered vessels may be substituted for the technical education requirement.
  • Three years related experience aboard diesel powered vessels.
  • A demonstrated capacity for serving in a self-directed, unsupervised fashion aboard diesel powered marine vessels is required USCG QMED or DDE preferred. 
  • Must meet the requirements to obtain and hold certification in Explosive Weapons Certification within 6 months. 
  • Must meet eligibility requirements to obtain and maintain the required government security clearance
  • Must show professional ability to operate with no onboard supervision
  • Must have demonstrated ability to carry out operational and maintenance activities associated with high and medium speed diesel engines, electrical power generation and distribution, hydraulic and pneumatic pumping and power systems, and misc. electrical control systems typically found on vessels up to 125 feet long
  • Must meet physical examination requirements of BUMED Inst. 6270.7 series and OCD (RS) 22-05-1 for occupational exposure to OTTO Fuel II
  • Must be able to push, pull and lift 50 pounds
  • Must pass standard pre-employment physical
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to reside in remote location with limited medical facilities.
  • This position requires the individual to be eligible to obtain a US Government security clearance; US Citizenship is required
  • Must be able to reside in remote location with limited medical facilities.
  • A valid US Passport and Driver’s License is required

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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