Submitted by kjacang on Mon, 12/05/2022 - 19:02
Hawaii Marine Operations and Vessel Maintenance Lead

In conjunction with the ASU School of Ocean Futures and the Hawai'i Marine Education and Research Center, the ASU Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science (GDCS) is searching for a Hawai'i Marine Operations and Vessel Maintenance Lead.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leading regularly scheduled preventative maintenance to all vessels:
    • Armstrong 42 motor catamaran with water quality and mixed-gas diving systems, based at Honokohau Harbor
    • Willard SeaForce 27 dive vessel, based in Miloli'i
    • SAFE Boat Defender 25 research and Patrol Vessel, based in Puako
    • RIBCraft 21 Interceptor research and patrol vessel, based in Miloli'i
  • Serving as Captain of the Armstrong 42 vessel
  • Managing day-boat vessel captains and crews in Miloli'i and Kawaihae
  • Coordinating with local vendors for periodic boat engine maintenance
  • Maintaining vessel trailers and towing vehicles to a high level of material readiness
  • Providing regular upkeep of Honokohau Harbor vessel slip, Puako vessel hangar, and Miloli'i small boat facility.

Minimum Qualification:

  • 3 years experience in vessel operations
  • 3 years experience in vessel preventative maintenance

The position is headquartered at the ASU Ridge-to-Reef Restoration Center at NELHA in Kailua-Kona, with day-to-day operations spanning West Hawaiʻi from Kawaihae to Miloliʻi. The position has been approved at ASU with a competitive salary, full benefits, and a work-day vehicle. Questions about the position can be directed to GDCS director Greg Asner ( Prospective candidates should send a resume describing at least three years of experience in both vessel operations and vessel preventative maintenance to This position will remain open until filled.