Start date for tendering position: ASAP
End date for tendering position: 10 May 2023
During the tendering time frame we will collect CVs.
Interviews for the shortlisted candidates will be held in the week after the tendering end date.

What we offer:
● Position: AV/IT Engineer
● Permanent Position
● Work Place: Research Vessel “FALKOR (too)” – www.schmidtocean.org
● Salary: Industry standard salary
● Rotation: Approximately 2 months on/off (+/- two weeks dependent on vessel schedule) – The first rotation may be a bit longer due to the initial handover/training period
● Paid leave: 1 day paid leave accrued per 1 day worked
● Medical Insurance: Yes, while aboard the vessel and while on leave
● Flights: Economy flight from home airport to vessel and return paid by Company
● Accommodation: Single occupancy cabin
● Contract: Seafarers Employment Agreement as per Maritime Labor Convention
● Employment Company: SPS Maritime Ltd – a Cayman Islands company
● Vessel’s Flag: Cayman Islands
● Probation period: 3 months
● Training: The Company provides training based on position, vessel requirements and other factors
● A good team spirit
● Ever-changing challenges in varying scientific cruises with international teams of scientists
● A high quality of life onboard with a wide variety of food and recreational facilities
● Interesting deep sea ocean science work on a 110 m length research vessel (worldwide operations)
● Working with an international and enthusiastic crew
● Start date: 28 June 2023
What we look for:
● Team Player
● Positive attitude to other crewmembers / scientists / guests (it is extremely important that the candidate will fit in with the crew) and an overall appreciation of the objectives of other shipboard departments
● Positive attitude to the marine environment and global health
● Enthusiastic
● Thinking outside the box; meaning that new ideas and good initiatives are very welcome given that they are realistic and sensible
● Doesn’t mind working long hours and being at sea on science expeditions for one to two months in length in remote locations
● Interest in oceanographic science
● Safety consciousness
● Social people who share the team spirit on board
● People who wish to invest themselves into and commit to the organization for a longer time
● People who are willing to go the extra mile to adapt to special demands of a research vessel on every single expedition
● Organizational skills to conduct tasks independently to a high professional standard
● A high degree of flexibility
● Nonsmokers preferred
● Good communication and managerial skills

Job Description:

The AV/IT Engineer reports aboard to the Chief Engineer and the shoreside Company IT Manager.
The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
● AV: Responsible for all audio & video distribution around the vessel including CCTV, Video Router, Video Modulation, Video over IP, Audio Over IP, conference systems, video broadcasting, Audio Routing, Entertainment systems, Sat TV, AV control systems.
● IT: In charge of the ship’s IT infrastructure, virtualization ESXi, cybersecurity, networking, wireless, data management, backups, domain controllers. Firewall and networking, monitoring, UPS and PDUs, fiber optics, WIFI, Supports multiple OS, servers, workstations and mobile devices, Cloud computing. Assist all crewmembers and scientists at all times.
● Communications: Responsible for UHF, DAS, Duplex voice systems, PBX.
● VSAT and LEO: Knowledge on satellite systems is required. Valid certifications for VSAT antennas is highly desired.
● Knowledge in Bridge equipment (IBS integrated bridge systems, NMEA, GMDSS, GPS/AIS, Steering and autopilot etc.) and ship’s electrical systems (electrical systems including switch boards, electrical cabinets, wiring, UPS, freq drives, motors, inverters) are beneficial.
● Technical documentation: Be capable of reading technical drawings and keep the documentation up to date. AutoCAD.
● Reporting skills and good track of daily tasks in an open and collaborative manner.
● The AV/IT Engineer will work together with the ship’s Electro Technical Officer and form the electrical team within the ship’s Engine Department. The ETO and AV/IT Engineer are required to assist each other if necessary, and to make sure they each know the basics of the other crewmember’s job and what is going on in their part of the electrical team.
● Assist the ETO as required by the Chief Engineer or IT Manager.
● Assist the visiting scientists and the ship’s Science Department Marine Technicians during expeditions to achieve common goals.
● Be familiar with all assigned security duties, both at sea and in port.
● Maintain records and stocks of spares and consumable stores
● All other duties as assigned by the Chief Engineer.
● Works as Helpdesk agent.
● Provide training to the crew in regards to cybersecurity and ship’s architecture.

General Requirements for all crew:
● Valid STCW95 Basic Safety Training
● Valid seafarers medical fitness certificate (ENG1 or equivalent)
● Proficiency Designated with Security Duties Certificate
● Good written and verbal knowledge of the English language
● Drug test will be done on first few days of employment
● Clean criminal record; Background check will be done prior to employment