Small Boat Captain

Cardinal Point Captains, Inc. (CPC) is seeking an experienced and well-qualified small boat captain to provide vessel support to the Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) at Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Michigan.  The GLRC provides state-of-the-art laboratories to support research on a broad array of topics, ranging from air–water interactions to biogeochemistry to food web relationships. The GLRC also contains a lake-level marine facility and convenient deep-water docking, providing a year-round home for Michigan Tech’s small boats, ranging from 22’ to 36’, including the USCG commercially inspected R/V Agassiz. 

A qualified person is required to safely and efficiently operate and maintain these research vessels and GLRC shore and supporting facilities. When not operating a GLRC vessel, the employee will support other GLRC field work or shop work as needed. Vessel personnel assignments, and cruise requirements are detailed by the GLRC management team based upon mission requirements, and vessel maintenance.

CPC is looking for a captain with experience with missions in the field of marine sciences (oceanographic missions, hydrographic missions, general research missions, etc.). Our ideal candidate will not only be a capable boat handler but also versed in maintenance of small boats.

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