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Second Mate


The Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) Mission is to provide Naval Warfare Centers, the Fleet, and other customers with accurate undersea, surface, and in-air three-dimensional tracking data and other unique Atlantic test facilities. In support of Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E), and Fleet readiness assessment and training. AUTEC is a Major Range and Test Facility Base (MRTFB) and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Division Newport's largest single team project, providing both deep and shallow water test and training environments.

Member of the ships crew. Performs a variety of functions under direct supervision of the ships Captain for the AUTEC project.


  • Operates vessel under direction of ships Captain.

  • Stands navigational bridge watches.

  • Supervises crew and plans in-port work assignments.

  • Administers ships administrative functions including ordering supplies, obtaining proper paperwork for customs clearance for international voyages.

  • Conducts drills under direction of the Captain.

  • Operates deck machinery as required.

  • Coordinates ship services such as stevedoring, heavy lift services.

  • Insures required test equipment is aboard and serviceable to support range test operations.

  • Maintains navigational equipment up to date and serviceable, including chart corrections.

  • Cross trains and certifies to operate smaller vessels such as rendezvous and logistics craft as needed.Marlinspike seamanship, Navigation to include piloting, DR, and electronic navigation.

  • General deck knowledge required.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma.

  • Graduate of a maritime training or seamanship school preferred.

  • Five (5) years marine experience.

  • Must meet physical examination requirements of BUMED Inst. 6270.7 series and OCD (RS) 22 05 1 for occupational exposure to OTTO Fuel II.

  • Good working knowledge of Marlinspike Seamanship

  • Knowledge of life raft equipment and operation

  • STCW, Firefighting, preferred

  • Able to swim

  • Must be able to push, pull and lift 50 lbs.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • This position requires the individual to be eligible to obtain a US Government security clearance; US Citizenship is required

  • Must be able to reside in remote location with limited medical facilities.

  • A valid US Passport and Driver’s License is required.

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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