Company:      UnCruise Adventures
Location :      Seattle, WA 98119 (Queen Anne area)
Post Date:      Feb 14,2020

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Job Description

Now interviewing for the Alaska summer 2020 sailing season with positions starting early spring.


At UnCruise, we work together to support and build a brand that provides an enriching adventure travel experience that inspires an appreciation of local cultures and the natural world. Sometimes that means we kayak among icebergs, travel to hidden waterfalls with a local guide or snorkel with sea lions, dive with manta rays and share air with whales. Our destinations include Alaska, Columbia & Snake Rivers, Costa Rica & Panama, Belize, Colombia, Galapagos, Hawaiian Islands, Mexico’s Sea of Cortes, and Pacific Northwest. Every employee plays a major role in bringing the adventure to life. When you join our team, you become an important part of our uniqueness.


The Assistant Engineer is responsible for assisting the Chief Engineer in the maintenance, operation, and repair of all vessel electrical and mechanical systems onboard. The Assistant Engineer reports to the Chief Engineer and will assist the Master in communicating and enforcing all company policies and procedures.



Repair and Maintenance:

  • Perform routine maintenance checks and keeps records of jobs performed. Keeps the Chief Engineer informed of all maintenance and repairs that have been done.
  • Help with engineering, deck, and hotel preventative maintenance programs on daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • Complete maintenance and repair tasks as requested by Chief Engineer or Master.
  • Perform hotel maintenance tasks as directed by Chief Engineer or Master.
  • Participate in yearly shipyards.
  • Assist Chief Engineer in all bunkering operations and other duties as assigned by the Chief Engineer.


  • Update vessel maintenance records for weekly and monthly work items. Assists the Chief Engineer with inventories.

Safety and Security:

  • Follow company safety and pollution prevention policies and procedures and request guidance when necessary.
  • Assist in the preparation of the vessel for all U.S. Coast Guard annual dry docks and other inspections.
  • Participate in shore side training as required by the company.
  • Familiar with all duties under the company Safety Management System including Emergency Response Activities.


  • Working knowledge of diesel propulsion and electricity generation systems. Knowledge of support systems such as fuel centrifuges, air compressors, pumps, hydraulics, water makers, hotel systems, plumbing, refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning also preferred.
  • Personal computer experience: spreadsheet experience (Lotus or Excel) and Windows applications (including Word) is preferred.
  • Maintain professional demeanor at all time.
  • Must be a self-starter, able to handle multiple tasks, work with little supervision, and work in confined spaces.
  • Crisis management: work well under pressure, act quickly and decisively using sound judgment.

Communication Skills:

The Assistant Engineer will have some guest contact and must be professional and have the ability to present information and respond to questions. Able to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Must be able to provide clear and concise reports as required.

Required Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Valid Passport
  • CPR / First Aid / AED
  • Valid TWIC (1)
  • STCW Basic Training (1)
  • STCW Crowd Management (1)
  • VPDSD (1)
  • STCW Advanced Firefighting (2)
  • QMED (2)
  • Shipyard Competent Person (2)

(1) Required for Safari Endeavour, preferred on other vessels. Company provided if needed by employee.

(2) Company preferred


During shipyard and dockside maintenance periods, works hours are assigned by the vessel Master or Chief Engineer; these are typically Monday to Friday, 0700-1530. All crew members work 12 hours per day during the sailing season.


  • Length of Work Shift- Physically able to work 12 hours per day, 7 days a week for 6 to 8 weeks at a time. Rotations off the vessel are usually 2-3 weeks.
  • Mobility- Frequent bending, reaching, twisting, kneeling, crawling, and pushing/pulling. Must ascend and descend stairs and ladders, sometimes while carrying tools or objects. Able to stand or sit for long periods of time.
  • Handling/Strength- Able to handle, lift, and lower objects totaling 50 pounds between the ground/deck level to a height of about 4 to 6 feet, and able to repeat these movements. Able to carry these objects up to 100 feet continuously for 20 minutes.
  • Environmental Conditions- Able to work in all weather conditions, around loud noise, in small spaces, and fit through a 28-inch wide hatch.


Department: Engineering | Job Type: Seasonal | Exemption Type: Seaman Exempt


This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required or persons so classified or assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

It is the policy of UnCruise Adventures not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, religion, marital status, citizenship, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, or veteran status in its educational programs, activities, or employment as required by law.


Job Type: Full-time

Additional Compensation:

  • Tips

Work Location:

  • Fully Remote

Visa Sponsorship Potentially Available:

  • No: Not providing sponsorship for this job

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment

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