ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS – Are you interested in earning upwards of $20K/month?WANTED: RADIO/ELECTRONICS OFFICERS TO WORK ON SHIPS IN THE U.S. MERCHANT MARINE. EXCELLENT PAY, BENEFITS AND PENSION.HOW DOES SIX MONTHS OF VACATION EACH YEAR SOUND?REQUIRED: a career background in marine electronics. In general, we are looking for 10+ years of EXPERIENCE in marine electronics that is directly relevant to ships. A specific knowledge of radar M&R is preferred, as well as a broad-based knowledge of the installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of communications, navigation and control systems.BEFORE any applicant applies, they MUST have the following: 1) FCC GMDSS Operator/Maintainer License, with radar endorsement.In addition to this license, an applicant must also have a certificate from a USCG-approved, 70-hour GMDSS Operator course.2) Possess a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Credential (MMC) and a U.S. passport. For those candidates that are in possession of the above credentials in GMDSS, electronics and seamanship, certifiable knowledge in the following areas also will be highly regarded: 1) Strong I.T. skills, which include a proficiency in MS applications and hands-on technical knowledge of LAN management, cabling and database management.2) Microsoft, Comptia, NMEA, and/or ET-A certifications.3) Knowledge of government and/or U.S. Navy high-side communications procedures and equipment.4) Possession of an ETO endorsement in your MMC.5) Verifiable work experience with automation, instrumentation, sensor systems, motors, motor controllers, high voltage systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechatronics and/or engine room operations. NOTE: The position of Radio/Electronics Officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine is a SENIOR technical position and all candidates MUST be capable of working independently.Will be deploying on U.S. merchant ships for extended periods (ie. months)MILITARY Technicians:ET? IC? IT? OS? This is an excellent job opportunity for ex-military technicians, especially USN/USCG retirees. NON-MILITARY Technicians:Although there is no "one" background for a Radio/Electronics Officer in today's Merchant Marine, some form of marine electronics experience is highly desirable, be it off-shore, shore-support, or even just a broad-based knowledge of marine electronics equipment. BACKGROUND INFORMATION:Although the historical role of the Radio/Electronics Officer in the Merchant was grounded in Morse code and basic electronics repair, in a highly technical and evolving environment, the American Radio Association is working to build "the Radio/Electronics Officer of the Twenty-First Century". Anyone wishing to become a part of this diverse, exciting and lucrative profession must possess a significant percentage of the aforementioned skills, licenses and qualifications. If you would like further information, please inquire at the following address:Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgAlternatively, you can also 'connect' to "Barry Basel" on Linked-in and find a detailed description of the job and several recently published articles. Barry BaselMaster Radio/Electronics OfficerAmerican Radio AssociationU.S. Merchant Marine
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