Relief Engineer - Nautilus Explorer

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Relief Engineer - Nautilus Explorer

Postby Nautilus Explorer » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:16 pm

Company Background
Icarus Aviation operates the Nautilus Explorer and the Nautilus Swell boats, luxury liveaboard scuba diving vessels specializing in pampering small groups of scuba divers on unique diving adventures up and down the west coast of North America from Alaska to Mexico and beyond. All of our trips offer world class luxury liveaboard diving and a friendly professional crew dedicated to excellence in guest services on a SOLAS certified Canadian flag dive boat.
Position Summary
The position is Mexico based out of Cabo San Lucas on the Nautilus Explorer. The Engineering team ensures that the vessel is operated safely and according to company policy and procedures at all times. The first and second engineers ensure that all equipment is in working order and follows all the service manual recommendations and are responsible for repairs and maintenance of all systems on the boat, such as engine, generators, water-makers, compressors & nitrox system, showers, kitchen equipment, bathroom utilities, lighting and air con, etc. The chief engineer supervises the second engineer and any other crewmembers that are called to assist with repairs or maintenance projects. This is a perfect position for someone who enjoys being on the water. Being a scuba diver would be even better.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
All duties and responsibilities are to be performed in accordance with Icarus Aviation’s standards, guidelines, policies and procedures.

Each employee conducts oneself in a professional and courteous manner at all times. This consists of physical and verbal interactions with guests or fellow shipboard employees and/or in the presence of guest contact and crew areas.
The engineer is responsible for the following:

1. Conduct all required checks such as: pre-cruise checks, maintenance checks, emergency pump checks, etc.
2. Complete all relevant documentation, such as repair logs, engine logs, etc.
3. Manage parts and levels of stock, such as oil, consumables, spare/replacement parts and complete relevant documentation.
4. Manage and maintain water making systems as per manufacturers guidelines.
5. Ensure all tools and equipment are in sound condition and stored correctly.
6. Keep the engine room clean and orderly at all times.
7. Enforce rules regarding the wearing of personal protective equipment, no smoking in the engine room, and general standards for all crew working in the engine room or engaged in repairs and maintenance activity.
8. Ensure all procedures related to engineering, repairs and maintenance are followed. These procedures are detailed in the company operational procedures manual.
9. Inspect, monitor and maintain critical equipment such as (but not limited to) stopcocks, strainers, heat exchangers, pumps, engines, generators, emergency pumps, etc.
10. Performs related duties as required. This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the shipboard employee occupying this position. Shipboard employees will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.

Preferred Qualities
For recruitment and HR purposes, ideal candidate will have the following qualities.
• Possesses 2nd class engineering certificate – yacht or MCA (750HP) and all legally required documents and qualifications
• Knowledge of the areas where the vessel operates is an asset
• A solid record of successful professional experience in maintaining and safely operating similar vessels
• Able to supervise other crew who may help on various maintenance projects
• Able to mentor and train other staff
• A good command of written and spoken English is preferred
• Good team leader
• Clean smart appearance
• Friendly personality
• Non-smoker

Compensation Package
• $6,000 - $8,000 a month considering qualifications, skills and experience, will be negotiated with the successful candidate.
• Share of tip pool averaging $2000 – 2500 per month
• Round trip airfare
• Meals and a shared accommodation

We are looking for a relief engineer for a 1 – 3 month contract on board the Nautilus Explorer sailing out of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Teamwork is the name of the game! Each crew member is central to creating the experience of a lifetime for all our guests—be a strong and positive part of that team. Help to create a positive social environment on the vessel for our guests. Remember to carry out your tasks with due care and attention as people’s lives are in your hands.

All shipboard employees must be physically able to participate in emergency life saving procedures and drills. Full use and range of arms and legs as well as full visual, verbal and hearing abilities are required to receive and give instructions in the event of an emergency. Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to

We thank everyone for their applications but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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