• Relief Crew, Blue Heron Research Vessel - UMD Large Lakes... Duluth
  • University of Minnesota in Duluth, MN, United States
  • jobs
  • 3 weeks ago

jobs description

Job ID: 347074

About the Job...


Duties and responsibilities involve performing a variety of maintenance, repair and cleaning aboard the research vessel, assisting in the launch and retrieval of over-the-side scientific equipment, rigging and ensuring safe usage of deck and over-the-side apparatus, operating winches, assisting in watch standing, doing engine-room walk-through, housekeeping, and other duties as assigned.

The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

Review of complete applications will start immediately, and continue until the position is filled. The appointment begins May 16, 2022.


Required Qualifications:

Must have or be in the process of obtaining maritime certification: Ordinary Seaman or Able-bodied Certificates or 50 ton master/mate license. The license you have must be listed on the application. Must be physically capable of performing the duties of the position. Must be willing to be part of a drug testing program and be willing and able to get a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) card.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience planning and preparing meals for large groups of approximately 10 people. Must possess communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to live and work with others in a tight working/living environment. Must be able to be away from home for periods of up to 3 weeks. Must reside within a reasonable distance from the Duluth-Superior area. Must possess a positive, customer-oriented attitude, be responsible and well organized, and display attention to personal grooming and hygiene.

About the Department

The Large Lakes Observatory is part of the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Duluth Campus. The R/V Blue Heron is the largest university-owned research vessel in the Great Lakes and is part of the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS) - an organization of academic institutions and national laboratories involved in oceanographic research. The R/V Blue Heron is available for use by research scientists on any of the Great Lakes for limnological, geophysical, geochemical, meteorological and other research.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. First, submit the application with cover letter and resume in pdf format. A complete application includes the application, cover letter and resume.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the United States at the University of Minnesota-Duluth by the start date. Final candidates may be asked to provide additional information.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact a University of Minnesota Access Consultant at 612-624-3316.

If you have started receiving retirement annuity payments from the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS) or Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) your eligibility for this position may be impacted. Please contact MSRS or PERA for any eligibility limitations.


The University of Minnesota Duluth values diversity and inclusion and believes they are essential to achieving excellence. We have a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourage women, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, Black, Latinx, Asian American, Hawaiian/Island Pacific, mixed race and disabled scholars to apply. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College's distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Veterans and individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment physical and successful complete a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to report complete vaccination against COVID-19 or submit documentation requesting a medical or religious exemption on their first day of employment. To learn more, please visit the University's COVID-19 Response webpage.

About the U of M

University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD)

The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's" America's Best Colleges" issue. UMD is part of the University of Minnesota public university system and is the second largest research university within the U of M system. The Duluth Campus is affiliated with the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and School of Medicine, and is home to the Natural Resources Research Institute, the Large Lakes Observatory, and the Advanced Materials Center. Duluth is also the site of a major US EPA Research Laboratory. UMD is considered a "mid-sized Masters intensive" regional comprehensive public university.

Overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research and small liberal arts environments and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university. A firm liberal arts foundation anchors a variety of traditional degree programs, as well as professional and graduate students that draw on UMD's many research institutes and labs.

UMD is a regional comprehensive land- and sea-grant state university, one of five coordinate campuses within the State of Minnesota system and with a total enrollment of approximately 11,000 students. SCSE is the largest college at UMD comprising approximately 3200 undergraduate students, 240 graduate students, 180 faculty, and 80 permanent staff. The college includes the science departments of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Physics and Astronomy, and Mathematics and Statistics, as well as the ABET-accredited departments of Computer Science, Electrical, Chemical, Civil and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. There are significant opportunities for fostering existing and creating new ties with local, regional, and national industry stakeholders.

Situated at the western tip of Lake Superior, the city of Duluth offers an enticing selection of adventures for four season outdoor enthusiasts as well as a rich variety of cultural opportunities. Metropolitan Minneapolis/St. Paul is less than three hours south of Duluth.

A dynamic city on a hill situated at the western tip of Lake Superior, Duluth was named Outdoor magazine's Best Outdoors Town in 2014, celebrating its access to the outdoors and to Lake Superior -- the largest freshwater lake on earth by area. Duluth is home to hundreds of miles of biking, hiking, and skiing trails, including the Superior Hiking Trail, a 300+ mile trail intersecting Duluth, and the Duluth Traverse, an 85-mile multi-use biking and hiking trail stretching across town. In addition to the outdoors, the Twin Ports area has vibrant music, arts, crafts and craft brewing scenes, and a variety of award-winning restaurants. Duluth is a truly wonderful place to live, with great schools, health care, and affordable housing. It mixes its historic small-town feel with a dynamic urban economy and many cultural offerings.

Duluth, with a population of approximately 85,000 people, is located at the head of beautiful Lake Superior. As a major shipping port, over 1,000 vessels from around the world pass under its iconic Aerial Lift Bridge, annually. Duluth is a popular tourist destination, with 3.5 million people visiting the city annually, for a $780 million economic impact. More information about Duluth can be found at www.visitduluth.com.

Smoking, chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes prohibited on all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds and University vehicles
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