John Banister
26828 Maple Valley Hwy., PMB #257
Maple Valley, WA 98038-8379
Cellular +1 206 200 5670
email John@Banister.name
URL http://www.John.Banister.name/resume.html



DOCUMENTS


USCG License Doc #00031**02 (exp 09-Jul-2020):


Capacity Limitations Applying (If Any)
Chief Engineer (Limited) Of Motor Propelled Vessels Of Less Than 1600
Gross Register Tons (GRT) Upon Oceans, Near
Costal and Great Lakes
Chief Engineer Of Uninspected Fishing Industry Vessels
First Assistant Engineer Of Motor Propelled Vessels of Less Than 2000 HP /
1500 KW
Qualified Member of
the Engine Department (QMED)
Any Rating
Lifeboatman
Ordinary Seaman
Steward's Department (F.H.)

US Passport # 48*****31 (exp 05/Sep/2021)
BA: Physics, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, May 1986


WORK HISTORY


September 2015 - April 2016
Electrician, C/P Arctic Storm

I worked as electrician o/b this factory trawler. I solved electrical problems as they arose, did preventive maintenance tasks and learned their installation the AMOS CMMS software as it applied to the electrical department.
Supervisor: Tate Murdock, Will Felts, Chad Fullerton
Salary: ~$25/hr at dock, percentage with a guarantee of ~$385/day at sea.
Reason for leaving: They fired Will & Tate.


May 2012 - December 2013
Engineer, F/V Alaskan Lady

I worked as chief engineer onboard this H&G longliner, formerly Aleutian Spray's vessel, the F/V Pathfinder. It has two Caterpillar 3412 main engines, three Caterpillar 3406 generators, and a Caterpillar 3306 generator. It has a Mustad Autobaiter. It has Sabroe SAB110 screw freon compressors. We primarily fished for cod and a little pollock bycatch.
Supervisor: Captain John Greenway, Captain Brad Mendenhall, Captain Bruce Greenwood, - Shelford's Boat, Ltd.
Salary: Percentage based with a guaranteed minimum of $500/day
Reason for leaving: running away from commercial fishing(*)


October 2011 - December 2011
Engineer, F/V Blue Gadus

I worked as chief engineer onboard this H&G longliner. It has a Caterpillar 3512 main engine and two Caterpillar 3412 generators. It has a Mustad Autobaiter. We primarily fished for cod and a little pollock bycatch.
Supervisor: Captain Lynn Duston & Captain Boi Njardvik, Blue North Fisheries
Salary: Percentage based with a guaranteed minimum of $500/day
Reason for leaving: contract completed


April 2011 - June 2011
Engineer, F/V Alaska Warrior

I worked as chief engineer onboard this H&G trawler. It has two EMD 12-645E2 main engines, two Caterpillar 3412 generators and a Caterpillar 3508 generator. We primarily fished for yellowfin sole and varius bycatch. During fishing, the Japanese engineer was in charge of the factory equipment (except for the Marel flow scale) the refrigeration and the deck hydraulics.
Supervisor: Captain Raymond Falante & Captain Steve Tarabochia, Fishing Company of Alaska
Salary: $350/day + a case rate bonus during fishing that amounted to ~$150/day
Reason for leaving: A few reasons in combination.


July 2010 - October 2010
Engineer, F/V Alaska Victory

I worked as chief engineer onboard this H&G trawler. It has a single EMD 20-645-E7 main engine and two Yanmar S165L-EN generators. I did the late summer to fall Atka mackerel season. During fishing, the Japanese engineer was in charge of the factory equipment (except for the Marel flow scale) the refrigeration and the deck hydraulics, including a Nigata 6MG25BX engine.
Supervisor: Captain Alex Trifanov, Fishing Company of Alaska
Salary: $350/day + a case rate bonus during fishing that amounted to ~$150/day
Reason for leaving: Vacation and to spend time with my parents during my mother's chemotherapy


May 2010 - late June 2010
Engineer, F/V Alaska Spirit

I worked as chief engineer onboard this H&G trawler. It has a single EMD 20-645-E7 main engine and a pair of Yanmar S165L-EN generators. I did the last part of some fishing after the previous fill-in engineer got sick, and then some summer tie-up work. During fishing, the Japanese engineer was in charge of the factory equipment (except for the Marel flow scale) the refrigeration and the deck hydraulics, including a Hanshin 6MUH28 engine.
Supervisor: Captain Mike McAtee, Fishing Company of Alaska
Salary: $350/day + a case rate bonus during fishing
Reason for leaving: The Spirit's regular chief came back.


November 09 - December 09, March 2010 - April 2010
Engineer, F/V Alaska Warrior

I worked as chief engineer onboard this H&G trawler. It has a pair of EMD mains, a couple of Cat 3412 generator sets, and a Cat 3508 generator set. No fishing occured while I was employed onboard this vessel until April 2010. Repair work was done next to the dock in Dutch Harbor, then we crossed the Gulf of Alaska, and more repair work was done next to a dock and in drydock at Alaska Ship & Drydock in Ketchikan, Alaska. The Warrior came back across the Gulf of AK in early April & then we did a trip of mackerel + POP (pacific ocean perch) and then a trip fishing for yellowfin sole. During fishing, the Japanese engineer was in charge of the factory equipment (except for the Marel flow scale) the refrigeration and the deck hydraulics.
Supervisor: Captain Scott Krey & Captain Raymond Falante, Fishing Company of Alaska
Salary: $350/day + a case rate during fishing that amounted to ~$150/day
Reason for leaving: vacation in Jan, Assistant got his license & took over as Chief end of April

August 09 - September 09, Feb 2010, May 2010
Engineer, F/V Alaska Pioneer

I babysat / was babysat by the Pioneer (see below) tied to its home dock near OSI in Dutch Harbor, AK.
Supervisor: I was pretty unsupervised during these periods
Salary: $350/day
Reason for leaving: Fill in work on the Warrior

July 09 - August 09
Engineer, F/V Alaska Juris

I worked as chief engineer onboard this H&G trawler. We fished the Summer season of Pacific Ocean Perch and a trip or two of Yellowfin Sole afterwards. I and my assistant were responsable for a GM EMD Model L20-645-E7 main engine, three Caterpillar 353 Generator Sets, and a Marel Flow Scale. The Japanese engineer was in charge of the refrigeration, the trawl equipment (including a Nagata engine) and the rest of the factory machinery.
Supervisor: Captain John McMillen, Fishing Company of Alaska
Salary: $350/day + a case rate bonus
Reason for leaving: The Juris' regular engineer finished his family reunion


December 08 - May 09
Engineer, F/V Alaska Pioneer

I worked as chief engineer onboard this H&G longliner. We fished the 'A' season of Pacific Cod until the second week of February, and then spent the rest of the time tied to a dock at OSI, near Dutch Harbor. I and my assistant were responsable for two MWM Type TBD-441-16 main engines, two Caterpillar 3406B Generator Sets, a Detroit Diesel 8V-71 Generator Set, a Detroit Diesel 8V-71 Bowthruster, an unused Baader Wester Cut Header, and a Mustad auto-baiter. The Japanese engineer was in charge of the refrigeration and the rest of the factory machinery.
Supervisor: Captain Raymond Falante, Fishing Company of Alaska
Salary: $350/day + a case rate bonus during fishing
Reason for leaving: vacation


February 08 - April 08
Employee, Silver Bay Seafoods

I helped a little with getting their shore plant in Sitka, AK prepared for the herring season and watched a couple of (Cat) engine driven (Frick) screw compressors on night shift during that 10 day season. Afterwards, I helped take things apart and did some of the simpler aspects of low voltage wiring for the upcoming salmon season.
Supervisors: Sam Venable, Dan Glaab & Pat Glaab
Salary: $325/day to start, but Sam got me another $25/day part way through.
Reason for leaving: I left to again continue helping my sister's family with building themselves a new house.


December 06 - April 07
Engineer, F/V Pavlof

I was in charge of the operation and maintainence of this vessel's engines and systems. It has a Bergen main engines with a shaft generator and two small Caterpillar auxiliary generators, Vilter VMC reciprocating compressors on a two stage pumped ammonia system that freezes cod with plate freezers.
Supervisors:Capt Don Bersano & Port Engineer Mike Kilwein, Deep Sea Fisheries
Salary: The maximum of $350/day or 3% of the catch at sea, and $300/day in the shipyard.
Reason for leaving: I left to continue helping my sister's family with building themselves a new house.


April 05 - April 06
Engineer, F/V Pacific Venture

I was in charge of the operation and maintainence of this vessel's engines and systems. It has Cummins main engines and generators, Sabroe screw compressors on the pumped ammonia system that cools the freon 23 during production, and Copeland D6DT5 semi-hermetic reciprocating compressors for the freon 23.
Supervisor: Bob Endreson, Pacific Island Resources
Salary: starting - $300/day, ending - $400/day + any meals cooked by the Filipino crew + some reimbursement for personal food purchases + the shared offtime use of the rental car I used for getting parts.
Reason for leaving: I left to go help my sister's family with building themselves a new house.


March 05
Engineer, F/V Katmai

I did shipyard work (mostly refrigeration work) on this shrimp catcher processor (It longlines pots.) and rode it from Seattle to Hawaii.
Supervisors: Marty Morin & Rick Williams, All Alaskan Seafoods
Salary: $250/day in the yard before departing Seattle, and they paid my airfare home from Hawaii.
Reason for leaving: This is the first boat I've ever quit before my contract was completed. I had contracted for a percentage of the catch and intended to do the first, "shakedown," run of fishing in Hawaii, but on the trip across to Hawaii I found that the boat kept me so seasick that I couldn't pay sufficient attention to the things the engineer needs to pay attention to in order to, in good concience, do the job. The boat is about 97 feet long and rides like a cork. In light of four days of my time helping get the boat ready after it arrived, they generously paid my airfare home.


August 04 - February 05
Engineer, F/V Diomedes

I was in charge of the Main Engines (Caterpillar 399's), Generators (Caterpillar 3408B's & GM 8V71's), Bowthruster (GM 8V71), Referigeration System (Sabroe Screw Compressors), Hydraulics (Vickers & Denison Pumps), and all other ship's systems onboard this crab catcher-processor.
Superviosrs: Captain Craig & Jay Anderson, All Alaskan Seafoods
Salary: $250/day in the yard in Seattle. 1.85% of the gross sale of frozen processed crab for the fishing trip off the East coast of Sakhalin Island in Russia. $300/day for the trip bringing the boat back to Seattle from Busan, South Korea.
Reason for leaving: The prospects for work on this boat are slim until they get quota for it.


October 02 - November 03
Engineer, F/V Westward Wind

I was in charge of the repair and maintenance of the engines (Detroit Diesel (GM)) 12V149's & 8V92's), referigeration system (York reciprocating compressors w/ freon (R22)), hydraulics, and all other ship's systems onboard this crab catcher - processor.
Supervisor: Capt Anders Rogers, YAK Inc.
Salary: At sea: 12 out of an unknown number of crew shares, which total gets 30% of the gross sale of the crab we caught plus 17 out of a different unknown number of crew shares which total gets $0.30 per pound (processed weight) of crab we buy and process. Shipyard: starting $250/day ending $200/day
Reason for leaving: Anders cut my shipyard pay 20% just after I agreed to do a big refit that took up the Spring and Summer of 2003. I stuck out the refit and the first trip afterwards, then I raised my rate for yard work to $325/day, and he hired someone else.

February 02 - April 02
Engineer, F/V Anita J

I was in charge of the repair and maintenance of the engines (A Cat 399 & a 3406 & a 3306), referigeration system (reciprocating compressors), hydraulics, and all other ship's systems o/b this little trawler catcher boat. I troubleshot and repaired problems as they arose, and I performed maintenance tasks and ordered the necessary materials to keep this vessel fishing. I also operated the net reel and gilson winches during haulback, and cut the pulmonary arteries of a lot of cod fish, and hosed the last of the cod (& bycatch) into the sump while others finished the cutting.
Supervisor: Capt Acacio Domar, Icicle Seafoods
Salary: Starting ~ 5 - 6% of the adjusted gross sale of pollock carcases, pollock roe, and cod carcses.
Reason for leaving: The (A season) money was good, and the skipper and crew were good to work with, but I'd rather work on a boat where I'm just doing engineering, and I'm not living in a 5 man stateroom.

June 01 - December 01
Engineer, C/P MR. B

I was in charge of the repair and maintenance of the engines (Cat 399's & 3412's & a 3406), referigeration system (York reciprocating compressors), hydraulics, and all other ship's systems o/b this crab catcher/processor. I troubleshot and repaired problems as they arose, and I performed maintenance tasks and ordered the necessary materials to keep this vessel in continuous production.
Supervisors: Capt Mike Perry, Capt Kurt Henry
Salary: Starting ~ 3% of the gross sale of frozen processed crab with a guaranteed minimum of $300/day. I never made more than the minimum.
Reason for leaving: The next boat paid a lot more, and also they never asked me back.

July 99 - January 01
Engineer, C/P Atka Enterprise

I was in charge of the repair and maintenance of the engines (Cat 3508's & 3516's), referigeration system (electronically controlled Sabroe screw compressors), hydraulics, and all other ship's systems o/b this crab catcher/processor. I troubleshot and repaired problems as they arose, and I performed maintenance tasks and ordered the necessary materials to keep this vessel in continuous production.
Supervisor: Capt Wade Henley, All Alaskan Seafoods
Salary: Starting - 2% of the gross sale of frozen processed crab, Ending ~1.85%
This salary change reflects my employer's being required to treat me as an employee instead of an independant contractor. They lowered my salary so that what they spend to pay me plus what they're required to pay into the social security system in my behalf is the same as what they would have paid me as an independant contractor at 2%.
Reason for leaving: The American and Russian partners split up and the boat left town w/o any Americans onboard.

March 99 - May 99
Engineer, F/V Anita J (aka Windy Bay)

I fished king crab in the Sea of Okhotsk. On deck, I mainly sorted crab and also cut bait & worked the rail a little. As engineer I worked with the Russian engineer to maintain all of the ship's equipment. I also cooked two meals a day during days we were fishing.
Supervisor: Capt Glenn Jhanke, All Alaskan Seafoods
Salary: 11% of the gross sale of live crab to the processor, which amounted to about $470/day
Reason for leaving: On the C/P my shift is usually only 16hrs on / 8 off; I only do engineering work, and the pay has been better.


March 97 - May 97, August 97 - November 97, Jan 98 - May 98, Dec 98 - Feb 99
Liscenced Assistant Engineer, All Alaskan Seafoods: Rybak Chukotki

I stood a watch, recording readings in the engine room and making necessary repairs to the Rbyak Chukotki. I also helped with repairs to All Alaskan's Russian crab fishing fleet.
Supervisors: Chuck Petzel, Mike Horton, Tony Setara
Salary: Starting - $190/day, Ending Same
Reason for leaving: The fishing job pays better


September 95 - January 97, May97 - June 97, July 98 - September 98, May 99 - June 99
Electrician, All Alaskan Seafoods: Northern Alaskan, Rybak Chukotki

I repaired existing electrical equipment & systems and installed new ones o/b the above processors & All Alaskan's Russian crab fishing fleet.
Supervisors: James Bennet, Mike Horton, John Lewis, Chuck Petzel
Salary: Starting - $165/day, Final - $190/day
Reason for leaving: This postition did not offer valid seatime towards improving my license.


May 95 - June 95
Second Engineer, Cold Sea International: M/V Atlas

I was in charge of the Atlas's engine room on the night shift and also solved electrical problems as they arose.
Supervisors: Scott Cotell & Al Tine
Salary: $150/day + case rate bonus that didn't amount to much
Reason for leaving: The company no longer exists.


Nov 94 - Mar 95
Electrician, Cold Sea International: M/V Atlas

I did design, installation, maintenance, & troubleshooting of the Atlas's electrical system. I'm also helping out & consulting in other areas as necessity requires and time allows.
Supervisors: Scott Cotell & Al Tine
Salary: $150/day + case rate bonus of about $52/day
Reason for leaving: They made me Second Engineer.


April 94 - July 94
Engineer (forward engine room), YAK inc. : M/V Yardarm Knott

I ran and maintained the refrigeration and other equipment in the YAK's fwd e/r on dayshift. This included 5 GM 12-71 generators, 2 Sullair screw compressors, 1 Vilter screw compressor, 2 Johnston Boilers, 1 Atlas Danmark Watermaker, 3 Vilter Reciprocating compressors directly driven by GM 6-71's, Two Joy Twistair air compressors, and Several Crane-Demming Pumps.
Supervisor: Horst Seweron
Salary: $115/day
Reason for leaving: Laid off

Oct 90 - March 94
Unlicensed Assistant Engineer, Seven Seas Fishing Co: M/V Blue Wave

Did most of the ship's electrical work, and all of the electronic work that was not subcontracted out. Also worked on ammonia refrigeration, low pressure hydraulics, redesigning and refitting processing equipment, some Detroit Diesel EMD and Caterpillar D398 & D399 maintenance, some stick, MIG, and TIG welding, lots of other routine maintenance & fixing things.
Supervisors: John Brown, Steve Kimball, Sam Parmigiani
Salary, starting: $100/day leaving: $115/day
Reason for leaving: Looking for a position with more challenge and room for advancement.


April 90 - July 90
Processor, Golden Age Fisheries: F/T Michelle Irene

Sorted fish & did some work with the engineering dept during slow times and offload.
(note: Michelle Irene -> Pacific Orion -> Arctic Fjord)
Salary: was percentage based. I got 2 raises.
Reason for leaving: Contract completed, no engineering positions open.


Aug 89 - Feb 90
Assistant Electrician, Deep Sea Fisheries/Kim Hansen: C/P Olympic

Laid out & wired wireways, wired lighting fixtures, electric motors, some AC and DC control panels and breaker panels, some of the A-phone system, etc.
Supervisor: Drew Tolliver
Salary, starting: ~6.50/hr leaving: ~7.50/hr
Reason for leaving: Refit completed


March 89 - July 89
Processor, Deep Sea Fisheries: F/V Deep Sea Harvester

Butchered and packed crab, worked in the cooker/ brine system, worked in case up. During the last six weeks I replaced the assistant engineer who went on vacation and also did wheel watches.
Supervisor: Tony Setara
Salary, starting: ~.5% leaving: ~.75%
Reason for leaving: Contract completed


Sept 88 - Feb 89
Processor, Deep Sea Fisheries: M/V Deep Sea

Butchered crab, drove cranes, drove the skiff, was in charge of the freezer hold.
Supervisor: Austin
Reason for leaving: Contract completed


Sept 86 - May 87
Teaching Assistant, U of TX @ Austin Physics Dept.

Led a homework solving session, graded papers, proctored exams, and gave individual help with homework.
Supervisor: Dr. Patrick Diamond / Dr. Karl Trappe
Salary: ~$8.00/hr
Reason for leaving: No longer attending school there.


Sept 84 - May 86
Mössbauer Lab Assistant, John Hopkins University Physics Dept.

Did word processing, cleaning, phoning, moving and repairing equipment, some thermometry research and graphics programming.
Supervisor: Dr. Geoffery Sapir
Reason for leaving: No longer attending school there.


Here's a link back.