Job Purpose/Summary: The Ordinary Seaman/Deckhand performs a number of physical tasks to unload the vessel and maintain the unloading system.
Essential and Major Duties:
- Shovels spillage back onto conveyor belt in event of spill
- Hoses down the decks, washes down cargo holds, bulkheads, and tunnels inside the ship
- While vessel is underway, is responsible for general cleaning and maintenance such as chipping, painting, and sougeeing
- Handling mooring wires
- Working in the tunnel/gateman duties
- Vessel sanitation
- Assisting with bringing supplies aboard
- Handling of clamps and hutches for loading and unloading docks
- Reading ships draft marks when loading
- De-icing in cold weather on deck
- Other maintenance and housekeeping tasks as assigned
- Must hold the following Merchant Mariner Credentials:
- Ordinary Seaman
- Must hold a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
- Must be willing to live 7 days a week in a remote environment with limited access to medical supplies and medical personnel
- Maintain licenses and qualifications as required by regulation, both current and future
- Maintain good health in compliance with USCG NVIC 04-08 including US Coast Guard vision and hearing requirements
- Must have written and verbal command of the English language
Will be required to pass the Physical Standard as published in USCG NVIC 04-08. May be required to stand, sit, crouch or lay prone for long periods of time. Will work as necessary in confined or watertight spaces. May have to navigate tripping hazards, uneven and rolling decks, and climb both stairs and ladders. May be required to push, pull, lift, or hoist equipment up to or in excess of 127-157 pounds.
As expected in the Great Lakes region, incumbent employee will be exposed to seasonal weather including below freezing in the winter to high and humid temperatures in the summer. Incumbent employee may also be exposed to loud sounds and be required to wear and use hearing protection as required. Certain cargo ships may contain salt, silica, coal, and other hazardous dusts that may be inhaled and require the use of a respirator.
Works on boilers and with engine room components; also uses communication systems. Uses precision tools, meters, and chemical agents. Uses fall protector as necessary. Also uses small and large hand and power tools. May be required to use hoses, work-type PFD/life jackets, SCBA/respirators, hard hats and hearing and eye protection.
In emergency scenarios, may be required to perform emergency duties to save crew and ship. Responsible to be physically fit enough to perform the following non-extensive list of self-evacuation: use of escape trunks, indoor emergency panels, launch life rafts, close fire doors, firefighting, life safety, including donning self-survival equipment, fall protection, scuba, survival suit, and life jacket as the situation requires. May be required to abandon ship, jump overboard, swim, and row a craft.