Marine Electrician in Unalaska AK

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North Star Fishing Company
Marine Electrician
Job ID: 
Unalaska AK
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Job Types:
Electrician/Elec. Supervisor, Maintenance Technician, Mechanic/Mechanical Supervisor

Position:Marine Electrician

Location: Bering Sea; Pacific Ocean; Gulf of Alaska; Aleutian Islands

Reports To: Chief Engineer and Port Engineer

License:U.S. Coast Guard License is not required but is considered a plus.


The position is responsible for all electrical systems onboard including but not limited to; power generation systems, power distribution systems, engine room systems, fish processing systems, hotel systems, bridge systems and deck systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoots electrical issues with equipment, gives recommendation for resolution
  • Repairs or replaces wiring equipment or fixtures, using hand and power tools.
  • Examines electrical system of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, or fixtures using testing devices like ohmmeters, voltmeters or oscilloscopes to confirm compatibility and safety of system.
  • Demonstrates competency working with and troubleshooting PLC systems
  • Works directly with Chief Engineer to ensure that all electrical systems are operational and safe for all personnel.
  • Inspects electrical systems, equipment or parts to spot hazards, defects or the necessity for adjustment or repair and to confirm compliance with applicable codes.
  • Diagnoses faulty systems, apparatus or parts using equipment and hand tools to find the reason for a breakdown and correct the problem.
  • Places conduit within selected partitions, walls or alternative areas and pull insulated wires or cables through to finish circuits between boxes.
  • Demonstrates competence in managing Lock Out/Tags Plus and energy isolation procedures
  • Works with the Chief Engineer in order to keep the electrical systems in compliance with all regulatory and classification regulations. This includes U.S.C.G., DNV, FCC, OSHA.
  • Performs routine and annual maintenance of all electrical systems based on manufacture recommendations.
  • Directs and trains other engineering staff to put in, maintain or repair electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures.
  • Ensures compliance with applicable sections of the Safety Management System. Is knowledgeable and conversant on applicable policies and procedures contained in the SMS
  • Maintains electrical parts list and inventory, orders supplies through Chief Engineer.
  • Maintains workshop, work areas and supplies in orderly fashion in compliance with regulatory standards.


  • Associates or technical degree preferred.
  • Journeyman or Master Electrician license preferred.
  • 3+ year&##39;s experience as a Marine Electrician on a vessel or in a shipyard environment preferred.
  • 1+ year of experience as journeyman level electrician
  • Experience operating and troubleshooting electrical systems.

Work Hours:

Regularly scheduled for 12 hour shifts, may be required to work additional hours due to occasional urgent vessel needs. Shipyard duties to be fulfilled as required or assigned.


  • Free Room and Board
  • Eligible for 401K
  • Health/Dental benefits once eligibility requirements are met
  • Crew Share based

North Star Fishing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority / Women / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age.

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