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Entry-Level Offshore Mechanical Systems Technician

ThayerMahan

ThayerMahan

Groton, CT, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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Entry-Level Offshore Mechanical Systems Technician2024-02-21T18:40:14-05:00

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Entry-Level Offshore Mechanical Systems Technician

January 1, 2024
Category: Offshore Energy

We are looking for entry-level Offshore Mechanical Systems Technicians to join the ThayerMahan team. An Offshore Mechanical Systems Technician is a physically demanding position requiring hard work and determination. The keys to success are a strong work ethic, excellent teamwork, and a positive “can do” attitude as you learn from experienced crew members aboard offshore vessels.

Overview:

  • Interested in serving an essential role in shielding marine animals from harmful loud construction noise?
  • Have a passion for technology, innovation, and the ocean?
  • Looking to gain in-demand skills in a work environment that’s fast-paced, collaborative, and on the cutting edge of autonomous maritime solutions?

We are looking for Offshore Mechanical System Technicians to join the ThayerMahan team.

The Offshore Mechanical Systems Technician is responsible for the inspecting, servicing, and operating of underwater acoustic mitigation systems; this includes diesel fuel systems supplying generators, marine diesel generators, onboard vessel deck, and winch systems, hose deployment systems, and air compressor. The Offshore Mechanical Systems Technician will perform onshore mobilization of the equipment, conduct mobilization on the vessel, conduct deployment, operation, and recovery of acoustic mitigation system hoses, inspecting and servicing engine equipment, troubleshooting, and making minor repairs. The Offshore Mechanical Systems Technician will be responsible for expertly diagnosing and fixing problems with marine electrical and mechanical systems of any size.

The Offshore Mechanical Systems Technician is expected to be deployed 40% of the year on offshore structures, and 60% of the year preparing for the next deployment. Deployments will typically be for 2 to 3 weeks and will require living onboard offshore vessels during those deployments. Position requires frequent use of vertical or inclined ladders and periods of kneeling, stooping, or maneuvering in close quarters. May be exposed to moving objects, high elevations, sharp edges, poor illumination, inclement weather, and other potentially hazardous conditions.

Looking to gain in-demand skills in a work environment that’s fast-paced, collaborative, and on the cutting edge of autonomous maritime solutions?

Have a passion for technology, innovation, and the ocean?

Your Tasks & Responsibilities:

As an entry-level Offshore Mechanical Systems Technician, you will be responsible for:

  • Securing cargo on deck
  • Cleaning the deck of a ship and equipment.
  • Connect power cables, start & stop generators
  • Connect hydraulic lines, start & stop hydraulic power pack
  • Connect air supply, start & stop compressors
  • Deploy/retrieve clump weights and buoys
  • Safely operate the reel
  • Safely operate the compressors
  • Move, place and connect manifold piping
  • Refueling of generators and compressors
  • Document and log all activities
  • Carry out basic maintenance on the acoustic mitigation (“Bubble Curtain”) spread

You will train and qualify as an Offshore Mechanical Systems Technician that reports to an Offshore Mechanical Systems Leader. As a qualified Offshore Mechanical Systems Technician, you will be responsible for:

  • Conducting inspections, service, troubleshooting, and repairs on:
    • Diesel Fuel Systems, including values, filters, pumps, etc.
    • Marine Diesel Generators, including alternator, voltage regulator, cooling/exhaust systems, lubrication systems, battery chargers, and control panel
    • Deck Crane Systems, including boom, jib, gear, outriggers, counterweights, re-enforced steel cables, hook, and control systems.
    • A-frame and davit systems
    • Air Compressor Systems
  • Assemble & attach functional hardware to assemblies using mechanical hand tools and power tools.
  • Perform functional/continuity tests on completed assemblies per procedures.
  • Perform the startup and function test of equipment systems.
  • Perform visual inspection of components to verify quality and correctness to the drawing.
  • Troubleshoot systems and make necessary repairs or corrections to system or processes.
  • Completing service records and repair documents.
  • Leading other technicians and trades to accomplish maintenance tasks
  • Adhering to all corporate core values, policies, and procedures in the execution of all responsibilities.
  • As required and as time permits, providing maintenance services to ThayerMahan facilities as request from other divisions

Your Skills & Attributes:

Eager to learn, thrive in a physically challenging fast-paced environment.

  • Strong work ethic
  • Positive “can do” attitude
  • Proactively seeks additional opportunities to learn and expand knowledge
  • Ability to work in a team to accomplish a mission
  • Ability to be flexible in extreme conditions and harsh working environments

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Due to our work with the U.S. Government, this role legally requires that you are a U.S. citizen.
  • Ability to lift heavy equipment and work in confined spaces.
  • Ability to work at sea.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, ability to work safely on own initiative with self-imposed quality control standards and with time constraints.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt is essential.
  • Ability to be flexible in extreme conditions and harsh working environments
  • Ability to work to prearranged deadlines, embrace change, and continual improvement.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license from state of residence and valid proof of vehicle insurance.
  • Must be able to obtain TWIC card and pass any required safety and drug testing to include classes such as Basic Plus, OSHA 10 hour, etc.

Desired Experience:

  • Experience conducting maintenance on shipboard or offshore equipment
  • Maritime experience (military, commercial, etc.)
  • Proven work experience as a Compressor Mechanic
  • Knowledge of marine engine and electrical auxiliary systems.
  • Knowledge of marine hydraulic systems and related parts.
  • Proficient in reading schematics and work plans.

Entry-level Offshore Mechanical Systems Technicians receive extensive training on operating specialized noise mitigation equipment. Training and certification include:

  • Offshore Basic Training (Sea Survival, First Aid, Manual Handling, and Basic Fire Fighting)
  • Work & Rescue at Height
  • Boat handling
  • OSHA
  • Minimum 14-day Deployment as entry-level Technician

ThayerMahan is an Equal Opportunity Employer and doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status, or other non-merit factor.

Hiring Contact: Frank Morneau, Director, UXO and Special Operations

Information Contact: David Doyle, Director, Acoustic Monitoring and Mitigation Systems

Hiring Contact Email Address: fmorneau@thayermahan.com,ddoyle@thayermahan.com

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