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)
ET? FT? IC? IT? EM? RM? OS? ELC? This is an excellent job opportunity for ex-military technicians, especially USN/USCG retirees.
Although there is no "one" background for a Radio/Electronics Officer in today's Merchant Marine, some form of marine experience is highly desirable, be it off-shore, shore-support, or even just a broad-based knowledge of marine electronics equipment.
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 the aforementioned skills, licenses and qualifications.
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American Radio Association, AFL-CIO has been representing seagoing radio operators, Electronic Officers and Master Electronic Officers employed on U.S. flag merchant vessels since the 1930s, when ARA was a local of the predecessor to the Communications Workers of America. More...
In 1948 the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) issued a separate charter to the ARA as an international union. ARA continues to be an affiliate of the AFL-CIO and in 2006 ARA affiliated with International Longshore and Warehouse Union as ILWU’s autonomous Electronic and Information Technology affiliate. As communications technology advanced the ARA Technology Institute for Maritime Electronics (ARA TIME) provided training for its members so they could transition from the traditional Morse Code “brass pounder” to skilled marine Electronics Officers.
ARA membership through training and recruitment over the past decade or more have transitioned from primarily communications officers and watch standers under the Safety of Life at Seas Convention (to monitor SOS calls) to skilled electronics officers. ARA members maintain and repair a wide range of technologically advanced equipment aboard modern ...merchant vessels. In addition to being the primary Operators of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (“GMDSS”) ARA Master Radio Electronics Officers/Communications and Electronics Officers are trained in computer systems, networking, software maintenance, administration, data communications, the maintenance of integrated navigation and engine control systems, the repair of instrumentation and automation systems and other related duties aboard the ship.
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Members also enjoy secure retirement and medical benefits.
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