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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 653E
Category: Marine-Ferry & Aircraft
Salary Range: 39G
Abolished Effective: 05-15-2009

Class Series Concept

Marine engineering officers operate and maintain machinery and engineering systems aboard ship.


Serve as third assistant engineering officer aboard an ocean research ship of approximately 2000 gross tons.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Under general supervision, serve as third assistant engineering officer in the operation and maintenance of propulsion and auxiliary machinery of a diesel electric powered ocean research ship, 6000 HP.

Typical Work

Stands engine room watch as operating engineer of propulsion or auxiliary machinery;

Directs operation of engineering department personnel as assigned;

Directs routine maintenance of deck machinery, refrigeration and air conditioning;

Maintains operating and maintenance logs and records;

Performs related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

A U.S. Coast Guard Third Assistant Engineer's license valid for operation of a 2000 HP inspected ocean motor vessel.

Class Specification History

New Class:  1-3-73
Revise Class:  6-27-88
Revise Class:  2-15-91
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 4922), adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007; general revision revises typical work; effective July 1, 2007.
Abolished; adopted May 14, 2009, effective May 15, 2009.