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Part-time Instructor Sea Term Engineering Training Instructor

Shipboard Officer / Personnel / Crew
Employment type
Part Time

Posting:    November 2022

Deadline for application:  Application Review begins 19 November; open until filled.

Position begins:  03 January 2023


Please note that this is a non-benefitted, temporary/contract position


Engineering Training Officer- The Training Ship Kennedy offers a unique opportunity to sail a training cruise with cadets during Sea Term 2023 from January 3 to February 19.  Following a week of alongside training, TS Kennedy departs Buzzards Bay on January 8th to support the teaching and training of freshmen, sophomore, and senior cadets in shipboard engineering systems. All personnel

aboard the ship will be required to have a COVID-19 vaccine and one booster; the Academy will provide a vaccine for any successful applicant who is not otherwise vaccinated. All sailing aboard TS Kennedy must hold a T.W.I.C. card; the Academy will assist in the attainment of the credential for those who are eligible, but do not hold a current T.W.I.C.  Anticipated port calls are Barbados, Aruba, St. Thomas and Fort Lauderdale.


The successful candidate will instruct students in the “hands-on” laboratory and lecture components of the cadet engineering, and possess excellent knowledge of steam engineering.  Conducted six days a week during daytime hours, training includes the evaluation of cadet S.T.C.W. assessments and evaluation. Preferred areas of specialization include: combustion engines, machine and hand tools, hydronic heating systems, brazing and soldering, marine sanitation, instrumentation, hydraulics, fresh water distillation, steam generators, electrical motors, heat exchangers, pumps, and variable frequency drives.



  • Second Assistant Engineer’s Unlimited U.S.C.G. credential, for Steam, Motor or both with current S.T.C.W. Certifications
  • Prior engineering training experience preferred.
  • The ideal candidate enjoys mentoring and working with young people.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively both written and verbally and possess computer skills.


Additional duties may be assigned as necessary. All chosen applicants will required to interview for

the position.

Apply Instructions

Application Deadline: Open until filled. Please provide an application, a comprehensive resume and cover letter to  Alternatively, submit application materials by USPS to:  Human Resources Department, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.  The finalist must complete a pre-employment drug screening, CORI, and COVID-19 vaccine and booster verification.


Massachusetts Maritime Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, women and veterans to apply.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy


101 Academy Drive
Buzzard Bay, MA, 02532 USA