An Able Seaman (AB) is a seaman and member of the deck department of a ship with more than two years’ experience at sea and considered “well acquainted with his duty”. An AB may work as a watchstander, a day worker, or a combination of these roles.
AB designation is to be noted on your Merchant Mariner Credential, in order to satisfy this requirement.
This is a Non Exempt Position
Under direct supervision performs general tasks aboard tugboats, crew boats, work boats and barges to handle lines, perform light maintenance and other boat related activities.
This is an entry level union position. Candidates will be required to join the Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific, Southern California Region, Marine Division of the ILWU.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Under the direction of the boat captain handle lines to moor, unmoor; make tow and break tow for company boats and barges. Deckhands will also be asked to assist the boat captain by providing speed and distance estimates when underway on tugboats and barges.
2. Under the direction of the boat captain or maintenance staff performs light maintenance to company equipment that includes cleaning, stowing of equipment, vessel cleaning, stocking and other general boat related tasks.
3. Stocks general cleaning supplies and makes boat ready to get underway. This includes checking fluid levels on engines, starting generators and switching power to boat from shore to ship. While the boat is underway, keeps equipment organized, lines properly stored and boat clean and clear of deck hazards.
4. Deckhand is an “on call” position. Deckhands are required to maintain close communication with the operations staff to ensure a rapid response to the needs of Pacific Tugboat Service customers.
1. Safe boating practices and general seamanship.
2. Basic understanding of line handling and line safety.
3. Must be able to understand verbal direction in English for safety purposes.
1. Take direction and complete routine tasks.
2. Work a flexible schedule including days at sea.
3. Exercise independent judgment and initiative within established guidelines.
4. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work.
5. Work on a moving and uneven platform.
Education, Training and Experience:
Basic boating experience.
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
Transportation Workers Identity Credential, MMD
Ability to obtain DBIDS for military base access
STCW ( Standard of Training Certification and Watchkeeping ) is preferred.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; foreign and domestic garbage, sewage; outdoor weather conditions; extreme heat (non-weather); risk of electrical shock; risk of radiation and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather).
The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally
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