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Vessel Job Duties and Requirements

Bridge and Deck

Position: Master, Relief Master, Chief Mate 2nd Mate 3rd Mate.

Fleet:  OSV and MSC.

Duties:  Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the vessel, including, but not limited to:

  • Safe navigation and piloting.
  • Management and Supervision of crew and passengers.
  • Protection of the environment.
  • Protection of cargo or property of the charterer.
  • Charter relations.
  • Bridge administration/paperwork.
  • Cost control.
  • On-the-job training.

Minimum Requirements:  Possess the following valid certifications and/or licenses:

  • Merchant Mariners Credentials (MMC) – Minimum USCG Master of Motor Vessels of at least 1600 GRT, Mate OSV, or 3rd Mate Unlimited
  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC -- minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • Valid Passport (minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • Valid Drivers’ License (minimum 6 months prior to renewal).
  • Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) operator endorsement.
  • Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) endorsement.
  • Dynamic Position (DP) Advanced (DP Simulator – minimum requirement).
  • For MSC:
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
    • Copy of DD214 (if veteran).

Preferred Experience:

  • Three (3) years of experience as Master/Mate for a non-trade restricted 1600 GRT vessel.
  • One (1) year of experience as Master or Mate aboard OSV’s.
  • Dynamic Positioning Experience.
  • GMDSS Operator.

Physical Demands of the Job:

Personnel must be capable of:

  • Ascending/descending stairs or ladders safely, Performing their emergency duties as listed in the vessel’s Station Bill, and
  • Possibly lift and carry objects of up to 50 pounds or more with assistance.

Billets that can be filled:

  • Master
  • Relief Master
  • Chief Mate
  • First Mate
  • Second Mate
  • Third Mate
  • Dynamic Positioning Officer (DPO)

 

Position:  Able Seaman (AB)

Fleet:  OSV

Duties:  Responsible for routine deck operations aboard the vessel, including but not limited to:

  • Performs necessary routine maintenance, repairs, and handles ship’s business under the direction of the Officer of the Watch. 
  • Prepares for trip and load cargo and ship’s shores.
  • Stands watch while vessel is underway as required in order to reach destination safely and expeditiously.
  • Maintains the cleanliness of the vessel.

Minimum Requirements:  Possess the following valid certifications or licenses:

  • Merchant Mariners Credentials (MMC) – USCG rating of AB (OSV) and Rating Performing Part of a Navigation Watch endorsed on STCW.
  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC -- minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • Valid Passport (minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • Valid Drivers’ License (minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous vessel experience.

Physical Demands of the Job:

  • Applicants will be tested to ensure they can meet the physical demands while performing the tasks required for; transferring rigging, laying rigging, handling lines, moving and operating portable pumps, routine housekeeping duties, general maintenance, and assisting in the navigation of the boat. These duties will be performed during all types of weather, night and day, and while the vessel is underway.
  • Incumbents are required to use hand tools, power tools, painting equipment, and personal protective gear.
  • Incumbents are frequently required to move equipment that is heavy or awkward and must meet a 100 lb. lifting requirement.

Billets that can be filled:

  • AB Unlimited
  • AB Limited
  • AB Special
  • AB OSV

 

Position:  Ordinary Seaman/Deckhand (OS)

Fleet:  OSV and MSC

Duties:  The position of Ordinary Seaman (OS or Deckhand) is an entry-level position on the vessel, and is responsible for routine deck operations aboard the vessel, including but not limited to:

  • Maintains the cleanliness of the vessel.
  • Performs necessary routine maintenance, repairs, and handle ship’s business under the direction of the Mate.
  • Prepares for trip and load cargo and ship’s stores.
  • Stands watch while vessel is underway as required in order to reach destination safely and expeditiously.

Minimum Requirements:  Possess the following valid certifications and/or licenses:

  • US Coast Guard Merchant Mariners Credentials - Minimum rating of OS/Wiper.
  • STCW training and certification booklet.
  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC -- minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • Valid Driver’s license (minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • Valid Passport (minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • For MSC:
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
    • Copy of DD214 (if veteran).

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous vessel experience.

Physical Demands of the Job:

  • Applicants will be tested to ensure they can meet the physical demands while performing the tasks required for; transferring rigging, laying rigging, handling lines, moving and operating portable pumps, routine housekeeping duties, general maintenance, and assisting in the navigation of the boat. These duties will be performed during all types of weather, night and day, and while the vessel is underway.
  • Incumbents are required to use hand tools, power tools, painting equipment, and personal protective gear.
  • Incumbents are frequently required to move equipment that is heavy or awkward and must meet a 100 lb. lifting requirement.

Billets that can be filled:

  • Ordinary Seaman
  • “Green hand” Deckhand (after Master’s/ Operations Manager’s evaluations upon completion of initial hitch)

 

Position:  Cargo Mate

Fleet:  OSV and MSC

Duties:  Designated by the company as an officer of the vessel and is responsible for all aspects of cargo operations and deck stores management as directed by the Master. In addition the Cargo Mate performs the following duties, including but not limited to:

  • Safe navigation and piloting of the vessel. Holds navigational look-out watches while the vessel is underway.
  • Supervision of the deck crew and on the job training.
  • Assists the vessel master with administration responsibilities.
  • Seamanship duties as instructed by the vessel Master.
  • Supervision and coordination of safe and efficient cargo operations.

Minimum Requirements:  Possess the following valid certifications and/or licenses:

  • Merchant Mariners Credentials (MMC) – Minimum rating of 1600 GRT Master.
  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC -- minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • Valid Driver’s license (minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • Valid Passport (minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • For MSC:
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
    • Copy of DD214 (if veteran).
  • DP Experience with at least Induction (Basic).
  • Three (3) years of small vessel navigation experience (Preferably commercial experience on OSV’s, Mini-supply vessels, utility boats, crew boats, ATB’s or towing vessels).

Preferred Experience:

  • Unlimited Radar Operator License.
  • Global Maritime Distress Safety System (GMDSS) Operator’s license.
  • Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA) endorsement.

Physical Demands of the Job:

Personnel must be capable of:

  • Ascending/descending stairs or ladders safely, Performing their emergency duties as listed in the vessel’s Station Bill,  and
  • Possibly lift and carry objects of up to 50 pounds or more with assistance.

Billets that can be filled:

  • Cargo Mate

 

Position:  Cook

Fleet:  MPSV and MSC

Duties:  Responsible for cooking for the vessel crew, customer representatives and 3rd party employees.

Minimum Requirements:  Possess the following valid certifications and/or licenses:

  • Merchant Mariners Credentials (MMC) with minimum OS/Wiper rating.
  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC -- minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • Valid Driver’s License (minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • Valid Passport (minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • Safe Serve certification (minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • Food Handler Certification.
  • For MSC:
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
    • Copy of DD214 (if veteran).

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous experience in a maritime environment.

Physical Demands of the Job:

Incumbents must frequently lift or move objects that weigh up to 50 pounds, or more with assistance.  Must have coordination and dexterity to safely handle sharp instruments in an unsteady environment..

Billets that can be filled:

  • Cook (MPSV)
  • Cook (MSC)

 

Engine Room

Position:  Chief Engineer, Relief Chief Engineer, 1st Assistant Engineer, 2nd Assistant Engineer, 3rd Assistant Engineer.

Fleet:  OSV, MSC

Duties:  Responsible for operating and maintaining the engine room and other mechanical systems and equipment aboard the vessel to which he/she is assigned, for the safe and efficient operation of the vessel, including but not limited to the following:

  • Compliance with flag state and classification society regulations.
  • The seaworthiness of the vessel.
  • The safety of the crew.
  • Protection of the environment.
  • Operational and maintenance administration and paperwork.
  • Cost control.
  • Crew supervision and on the job training.
  • All other responsibilities that may be assigned by the vessel's Captain or that the Engineer recognizes as essential to his/her responsibility as manager of the vessel's mechanical systems.

Minimum Requirements:  Possess the following valid certifications and/or licenses:

  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC -- minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • Valid Driver’s License (minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • Valid Passport (minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • US Coast Guard Licensed minimum Chief Engineer OSV or Chief Engineer Limited Oceans, or Assistant Engineer Limited, No horsepower restrictions.
  • For MSC:
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
    • Copy of DD214 (if veteran).

Preferred Experience:

  • Two (2) years of experience as an Engineer with one (1) year aboard OSVs.

Physical Demands of the Job:

Incumbents must able to:

  • Lift and move equipment that weighs up to 50 pounds or more.
  • Move equipment that is heavy, large, and awkward, sometimes from one level to another.
  • Ascend and descend stairs and ladders, sometimes while transporting tools or objects.
  • Use portable ladders or stools to allow them to work on systems that are located in the overhead section of machinery spaces.  Repairs may require that incumbents reach into small, poorly accessible areas of machinery.
  • Work on equipment that has pressurized or hot components; secure or segregate systems to provide an adequate safety margin;
  • Troubleshoot equipment that is difficult to reach.
  • Work in areas that have high noise levels.
  • Work below decks in an area that may experience periods of darkness in unusual situations; and work in confined and restricted spaces..
  • Demonstrate sufficient physical dexterity to enable them to manipulate small items in restricted spaces or large objects when using mechanical lifting devices.
  • Performing assigned emergency duties without undue danger to himself /herself or the vessel.

Billets that can be filled:

  • Chief Engineer Unlimited
  • First, Second, Third Assistant
  • Chief Limited Oceans
  • Chief OSV
  • Chief Limited Near Coastal (applicable to OSV)

 

Position:  Qualified Member of the Engine Department-Oiler (QMED).

Fleet: OSV, MSC

Duties:  Responsible for operating and maintaining the engine room and other mechanical systems and equipment aboard the vessel to which he/she is assigned.

Duties shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Safe operation and routine maintenance of the vessel’s propulsion, auxiliary and other mechanical systems in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations of the vessel’s flag, the international community, Company policies and procedures, and the manufacturer’s recommendations in a manner responsible to the safety of the crew.
  • Under the direct and active supervision of a licensed officer, loading and storing of bunkers, lubricating oils and transferring of bunkers and oils to the tow or other vessels, and storage and management of bilge and bilge slops in accordance with Company procedures and in a manner responsible to the safety of the crew and the protection of the natural environment.
  • Responsible care and use of the vessel’s consumable spares, mechanical stores and tools inventories

Minimum Requirements:  Possess the following valid certifications and/or licenses:

  • Merchant Mariners Credentials (MMC) with QMED Rating.
  • Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch (RFPEW).
  • STCW
  • Valid Passport (minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).

Preferred Experience:

  • One year of vessel experience.

Physical Demands of the Job:

Incumbents must able to:

  • Lift and move equipment that weighs up to 50 pounds or more.
  • Move equipment that is heavy, large, and awkward, sometimes from one level to another.
  • Ascend and descend stairs and ladders, sometimes while transporting tools or objects.
  • Use portable ladders or stools to allow them to work on systems that are located in the overhead section of machinery spaces.  Repairs may require that incumbents reach into small, poorly accessible areas of machinery.
  • Work on equipment that has pressurized or hot components; secure or segregate systems to provide an adequate safety margin;
  • Troubleshoot equipment that is difficult to reach.
  • Work in areas that have high noise levels.
  • Work below decks in an area that may experience periods of darkness in unusual situations; and work in confined and restricted spaces.
  • Demonstrate sufficient physical dexterity to enable them to manipulate small items in restricted spaces or large objects when using mechanical lifting devices.
  • Performing assigned emergency duties without undue danger to himself /herself or the vessel.

Billets that can be filled:

  • QMED All ratings
  • QMED Oiler
  • QMED OSV

 

Position:  Electrical Technical Officer (ETO)

Fleet:  MPSV

Duties:  Responsible for maintaining all electrical and electronic devices onboard the vessel to which they are assigned. Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Safe operation and routine maintenance of the vessel’s power, propulsion, auxiliary, and other electro-mechanical and electronic systems in compliance with the applicable laws and regulations of the vessel’s flag, the international community, company policies and procedures, and the manufacturer’s recommendations in a manner responsible to the safety of the crew.
  • Under the direct and active supervision of a licensed officer, monitoring, repairing, and performing preventive maintenance in accordance with Company procedures and in a manner responsible to the safety of the crew and the protection of the natural environment.
  • Responsible care and use of the vessel’s consumable spares, mechanical stores and tools inventories.

Minimum Requirements:  Possess the following valid certifications and/or licenses:

  • Merchant Mariners Credentials (MMC) with OS/Wiper rating.
  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC -- minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • Valid Driver’s License (minimum six (6) months prior to renewal).
  • Valid Passport (minimum six (6)months prior to renewal).

Physical Demands of the Job:

Incumbents must able to:

  • Lift and move equipment that weighs up to 50 pounds or more.
  • Move equipment that is heavy, large, and awkward, sometimes from one level to another.
  • Ascend and descend stairs and ladders, sometimes while transporting tools or objects.
  • Use portable ladders or stools to allow them to work on systems that are located in the overhead section of machinery spaces.  Repairs may require that incumbents reach into small, poorly accessible areas of machinery.
  • Work on equipment that has pressurized or hot components; secure or segregate systems to provide an adequate safety margin;
  • Troubleshoot equipment that is difficult to reach.
  • Work in areas that have high noise levels.
  • Work below decks in an area that may experience periods of darkness in unusual situations; and work in confined and restricted spaces.
  • Demonstrate sufficient physical dexterity to enable them to manipulate small items in restricted spaces or large objects when using mechanical lifting devices.
  • Performing assigned emergency duties without undue danger to himself /herself or the vessel.

Billets that can be filled:

  • ETO (MPSV)
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