Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$36.55 - $43.68 / Hour
Point Loma
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
B6 Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, Variable, Variable at Sea

#120499 Electrician

Extended Deadline: Wed 2/1/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 12/13/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 12/22/2022 Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.

This position has recently been accreted by IBU union, and will be a part of that union moving forward.



The Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for ocean and earth science research, education, and public service in the world. SIO operates three major seagoing research vessels, which conduct physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of oceans worldwide. Scripps oceanographic research vessels make up one of the largest academic fleets in the world. Scripps ships have state-of-the-art research instruments to study marine life, the oceans, the seafloor, and the atmosphere. Cruises vary from local trips to expeditions for as long as six years. Scripps research ships, available to scientists worldwide, have steamed more than six million nautical miles in support of science and the academic community.


Under the general supervision of the Chief Engineer, the electrician is responsible for installing, maintaining, and repairing shipboard electrical and electronic equipment. The electrician may perform Oiler duties and/or those of Oiler watchstanders and stand security watches in port. The electrician will perform other duties as defined by a ship's senior officer during emergencies, facilitate and support the scientific mission of each cruise, and comply with, participate in, and promote the vessel’s safety management program.

Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is also eligible for full:
1) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
2) Vacation/Holidays
3) Life Insurance
4) UC Retirement Plan

You are encouraged to review additional information about our organization at the following:

About Scripps



  • High school education and/or equivalent such as a GED.

  • Proven skills as an electrician, especially in areas of troubleshooting, new installations, and upkeep of existing equipment. Demonstrated knowledge and experience to identify all marine electrical/electronic equipment and its condition to justify maintenance or replacement.

  • Proven ability to use standard office software applications, inventory and database management systems to maintain records.

  • Experience reading blueprints and electrical/electronic schematics of all electrical and electronic equipment on board.

  • Thorough knowledge of seamanship practices, general shipboard maintenance, and care, and operation of deck equipment. Includes, but is not limited to: knots, line handling, preparation/preservation of steel surfaces, operation of winches, etc.

  • Demonstrated skills as an Oiler, including familiarity with various engine room-related equipment, including experience accurately reading gauges for oil, fuel, and water levels, temperatures, and pressures.

  • Demonstrated basic math skills that include adding, subtracting, multiplying, and performing percentage calculations, fractions, and decimals with or without a calculator or computer.


  • Ability and willingness to go to sea for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to pass physical examination and U.S. Coast Guard (DOT) regulations for Chemical Drug and Alcohol testing.
  • U.S. Passport required.
  • Must be able to maintain a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's Document (MMD) or Credential (MMC) with Oiler and Electrician endorsement.
  • Must be able to obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) issued by Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $77,841 - $113,378 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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