Deckhand Job Description Sample
Must be at least 18 years of age.
Six (6) months of experience in the same or similar position preferred.
Must be able to stand and/or walk for duration of shift.
Must be able to reach, grasp, bend, stoop, crouch, and kneel.
Must be able to operate a fire hose, winch, and davit.
Must be able to throw and pull lines and use capstan and kevels to tie off the vessel.
Must be able to obtain/maintain any necessary licenses and/or certifications.
Maintain the cleanliness of the vessel by sweeping, mopping, and scrubbing the deck. Perform general seasonal maintenance on the vessel such as sanding and painting to keep it seaworthy. Participate in passenger safety drills and assist in emergency situations.
Maintain the cleanliness of the vessel on the outside by sweeping, mopping and scrubbing the deck to keep it clean and orderly.
Able to operate the fire hose, winch and davit. Also knowledge and practice of safety procedures in each situation.
Communicate and provide the highest degree of customer service to customers.
Participate in passenger safety drills and actual emergency situations.
Perform general seasonal maintenance of the vessel such as sanding and painting to keep it seaworthy.
Throw and pull lines, use capstan and kevels to tie up the vessel.
Do you share Hornblower's passion for providing amazing experiences? If you're an enthusiastic team player who thrives in an environment where communication, creativity and cooperation are encouraged, this may just be the opportunity for you. As we say at Hornblower, why work when you can cruise?
The Deckhand monitors deck areas onboard the vessel, as well as passengers and vehicles, to ensure safety during ferry operation and/or special events. The Deckhand handles lines and rigging to launch or dock the boat and performs custodial and/or general maintenance tasks as directed. The Deckhand provides a high level of customer service to all riders.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for getting underway, mooring, anchoring, handling lines, and bridge operations in all weather conditions
Perform lookout duties while underway, including watching for other vessels and monitoring the waterway for potential unsafe conditions
Assist in boarding and disembarking of passengers
Assist with filling water, connecting and disconnecting shore power as directed.
Perform cleaning and custodial tasks of the vessels and property, including maintenance and construction tasks as assigned and minor engineering repairs and rounds as directed
Seek the highest levels of quality and professionalism
Assist the Captain in ensuring compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal safety and environmental regulations ensuring vessel is in an inspection-ready condition at all times
Monitor passenger & crewmember safety issues on the boat.
Ensure that safety equipment is utilized and appropriate guidelines are followed for all tasks involving physical risk or hazardous materials
Participate in meetings, training, drills and safety audits as required by USCG & company policy
Develop understanding of all phases of shipboard safety procedures and knowledge of location and use of all firefighting and safety equipment (i.e. fire extinguishers, fire stations, life preservers, work vest, life floats, and rescue boat)
Handle and dispose of all chemicals and other types of hazardous or caustic materials in compliance with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) (as required)
Hold yourself and all crew accountable to the Environmental, Safety, Security and Quality Respect and systems of the organization and work to support the HSSQE team to implement such systems, plans and control of records and documentation
Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC Card), and/or ability to obtain and maintain
Valid First Aid/CPR Certification, and/or ability to obtain and maintain
Excellent customer service skills
Ability to effectively interact with the passengers, riders, and fellow crew
Ability to work in fast-paced, quickly-changing environment
Previous marine experience or watch standing experience preferred
Submit to and pass alcohol and drug tests as mandated by the USCG including but not limited to pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion and post-accident/incident testing
Pre-employment background check and drug testing required.
Hornblower Cruises & Events has been the leading yacht and public dining cruise company in the United States for more than 38 years. Companies under the Hornblower umbrella include Alcatraz Cruises, Hornblower Classic Cable Cars, Statue Cruises, Niagara Cruises and NYC Ferry, operated by Hornblower.
Hornblower is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Additionally, Hornblower participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations.
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
Hornblower is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may call us at 415-635-2266.
Deer Park, TX
General Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for the safety of the towing vessel.
Responsible of informing the wheelman on watch all known conditions of the vessel.
Reports any and all hazardous or unsafe conditions and making corrections when able.
Assists the Tankerman PIC with cargo loads and discharges.
Operational duties include, but not limited to: makes up the tow; drops, spots, and switches barges; assists the vessel and tow in making locks. Performs the various tasks necessary to carry out the above, including making a coupling, operating winches and ratchets, and handling, splicing, and throwing lines.
Maintenance duties include, but not limited to: develops a complete knowledge of all equipment and barges; chips and paints vessels and barges; repairs flame screens, cleans P/V valves, greases winches, and ensures general maintenance standards so that all equipment is kept neat, clean, and orderly.
Housekeeping duties include, but not limited to: cleans the boat, quarters, wheelhouse, and galley; dewaters barges as needed; cooks when needed, and performs other chores as directed by the Master of the vessel.
Stands lookout or rides the head of the tow as lookout when needed.
Participates in all safety, firefighting, and spill meetings and drills.
Performs assigned duties in emergency situations.
Remains up-to-date with all relevant licenses.
Knows the purpose of and using PPE when needed.
Regular attendance at the worksite is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Hold a valid TWIC
Must be able to fulfill physical requirements, including being able to lift and carry 50-100 lbs.
Able to communicate and work with supervisors and other crewmembers.
Able to live in close quarters with other crew members.
Ability to work overtime as necessary.
Ability to be a positive representative of the Company both internally and externally.
Ability to work with respect and cooperation at all times with fellow employees and customers.
Must be committed to working safely at all times.
High school diploma / GED or equivalent experience is required.
Requires a valid driver's license.
Employee is responsible for his/her own transportation to/from the Deer Park, TX office.
The physical demands described 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.
The employee must frequently position, transport and/or move up to 50 or more pounds.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to:
Stand; walk; move across large areas including uneven terrain, sometimes quickly;
Be stationary for long periods of time;
Work in confined or restrictive working spaces;
Ascend stairs or ladders, work atop tanks, traverse metal walkways at heights;
Balance with equipment and while moving large and/or heavy objects;
Use fingers and/or hands to handle and feel equipment;
Reach with hands and arms above the head and to ground level;
Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl or otherwise reach into confined spaces;
Push and pull material and equipment from one place to another;
Communicate with and exchange information verbally and in writing;
Operate a motorized vehicle during the work shift;
Move about in an office environment;
Work using repetitive motion.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work requires physical efforts associated with using the computer and phones to access information.
The work environment characteristics described 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:
Occasionally in an office environment.
Regularly exposed to work in high, precarious places.
Regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals.
Frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat.
Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, hand tools and small to medium-sized power tool use.
Occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.
Occasionally exposed to non-toxic propane fumes or airborne particles.
Occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
This position is required to be performed at the work site during regularly scheduled hours. Physical presence at the work site is required.
This job description is not intended to describe in detail the multitude of tasks that may be assigned, but rather to provide the incumbent with a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of his/her position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. As the nature of business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of this position
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
Successful completion of company pre-employment background check, drug screen, and other related testing upon job offer acceptance.
We participate in the federal E-Verify program. To learn more about E-Verify, please visit: http://www.uscis.gov.
Bowhead Marine Support Services seeks a Part-Time on call Deckhand to support ship readiness and operations for the US Coast Guard's Aviation Training Center (ATC). The ATC's mission is to train and produce mission-ready aircrews and develop aviation capabilities. Involves shipboard operations, rigging for helicopter operations, and deck seamanship.
Bowhead operates the Solomon, a former USCG 41' UTB, and the Andale', classified as a 32' high speed landing craft used in "special missions" supporting Homeland Security waterway operations. You would be working with fellow service members from all branches of service. This is a thrill ride, which allows you the opportunity to serve and support the training and development of a pilot's skills in waterway search, support and rescue.
Deckhand essential duties:
Handles mooring lines and rigging.
Ensures safety equipment is utilized and appropriate guidelines are followed for all tasks involving physical risk or hazardous materials.
Knowledge of shipboard safety procedures and use of all firefighting and safety equipment, highly desired.
Participate in meetings, training, drills and safety audits as required.
LOCATION: Vessel departs and returns to Fairhope, Alabama (Baldwin County). Due to the mission requirements for this task order, ONLY local Baldwin County residents capable of responding/arriving to assigned dock location in a timely manner will be considered.
Requirements • High school diploma or equivalent required.
Minimum of one (1) year boating experience as a deckhand.
Prefer applicants residing in Baldwin County, near Fairhope, Alabama.
Merchant Marine credential as an ordinary seaman, highly desired.
Experience with helicopter/vessel close proximity operations is desired.
Military experience preferred. Coast Guard or Navy experience highly desired.
Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team.
Individual should have stability under pressure and have the ability to withstand the stresses associated with the job's physical demands, potentially hazardous situations, and unpredictable weather.
Physical Demands: The work environment varies and includes, but is not limited to: dock, port, bay, waterways, office space, equipment rooms, warehouse space, construction zones, and outdoor environments. Work hours may fluctuate outside of normal duty hours. While performing the duties of this job, the individual is:
Regularly required to sit, use hands to handle, move, manipulate or feel objects, talk and/or hear.
Frequently required to stand and/or walk and routinely required to reach with hands and arms.
Routinely required to stand, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or squat.
Frequently lifts and /or moves up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 75 pounds.
Occasionally lifts and/or moves 75-100 pounds with the assistance of deckhands and/or heavy lifting equipment.
Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug & alcohol screening and/or random drug screen, and must follow UIC's Non-DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program requirements. If the position requires, an applicant must pass a pre-employment criminal background history check. All post-secondary education listed on the applicant's resume/application may be subject to verification.
Where driving may be required or where a rental car must be obtained for business travel purposes, applicants must have a valid driver license for this position and will be subject to verification. In addition, the applicant must pass an in-house, online, driving course to be authorized to drive for company purposes.
UIC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V. In furtherance, pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, UIC and its subsidiaries may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants, based on the provisions contained within The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.
All candidates must apply online at www.uicalaska.com, and submit a completed application for all positions they wish to be considered. Once the employment application has been completed and submitted, any changes to the application after submission may not be reviewed. Please contact a UIC HR Recruiter if you have made a significant change to your application. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC Human Resources for assistance (http://www.uicalaska.com/contact-us/human-resources/).
UIC Government Services (UICGS / Bowhead) provides innovative business solutions to federal and commercial customers in the areas of engineering, maintenance services, information technology, program support, logistics/base support, and procurement. Collectively, the fast-growing Bowhead Family of Companies offers a breadth of services which are performed with a focus on quality results. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, we are recognized as one of the top 25 8(a) companies for government contracting.
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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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A Deckhand secures mooring lines to vessels. He/she performs routine maintenance such as cleaning, chipping, scraping and painting. The use of various industrial power tools and small 3" to 6" discharge pumps is required to perform varied maintenance tasks. He/she assists in deck and equipment repairs. The Deckhand also assists in handling, hooking up and securing dredge anchors. He/she assists in monitoring the condition of wire cables, winches, pulleys, blocks, pipeline and mooring fixtures. He/she participates in changing and greasing cables and sheaves when required; clears obstructions from the cutterhead and dredge pump; and uses acetylene torch to clear debris from a cutterhead. The Deckhand performs maintenance on pontoon line such as greasing ball joint connections, and assists welders as required. May lift, carry, pull or push, miscellaneous equipment, supplies and parts weighing up to 75 lbs.
This position is located in Corpus Christi, TX and will last approximately 2-3 months.
Commitment to work safety and follow all safety policies and procedures.
Minimum 1 year Deckhand Experience required
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Dredging Experience Preferred
Rigging Certification Preferred
To perform specialized work aboard the Dredge and attendant plant.
Complete a pre-employment physical examination and drug screen.
Transportation to and from jobsite.
TWIC card required.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, disability status, genetic information or any other protected category.
Navigate your way to a new and exciting career! Ingram Barge Company is looking for experienced and inexperienced Deckhands for our towboats. The Deckhand is responsible for assisting the deck crew in tow building activities and vessel upkeep. Deckhands report to the vessel Mate.
What you'll be doing:
Assist with tow building by laying wires to assemble barges, tightening ratchets, assisting with locking, sweeping and shoveling barges, etc.
Carrying rigging (ratchets, wires and straps) pumps, hoses, lines, and other equipment weighing 50-110 lbs., up to 1,000 ft.
Working outdoors for extended periods of time, and in weather conditions such as heat, cold, rain, and snow.
Daily vessel housekeeping such as sweeping, mopping, and cleaning crew living quarters.
Checking barges for water or leaks, which at times requires climbing into confined spaces.
Maintaining vessel appearance to include sooging (washing), chipping and painting the vessel.
Assisting the vessel Engineer as requested.
Performing other related duties as assigned or requested.
What we're looking for:
Ability to work away from home for extended periods (for vessels that work 14, 21 or 28-day hitches).
Practicing safe crew, vessel, and tow operations using Ingram's safety systems, and participating in safety drills and audits.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to demonstrate teamwork, comradery, and acceptance of diversity.
Have a High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
Be able to obtain a Transportation Worker's Identification Credential (TWIC Card).
Deckhand (River Operations)
Major mining company seeks a motivated individual to work as a Deckhand. Deckhands are responsible for all daily operations of barges and vessels. Daily responsibilities include: Making the Tow, Delivering the Tow, Checking the Fleet (lines, cables, hatches, water), retreiving/placing lanterns, performing pre-operational checks and cleaning the vessel.
- Pre-Operational Checks- Deckhands are repsonsible for all pre-operational checks at the beginning of each 6 hour shift. Pre-operation checks include: Checking Engine Oil, Gear Boxes, Fuel and Generators.
- Building Tow- Deck Hands are required to "Build the Tow" by guiding the vessel and securing rigging (lines, cables, and ratchets) to a multitude of barges. The fleet can consist of 2 Standard barges to a maximum of 20 Standard barges or 2 Jumbo barges and a maximum of 15 Jumbo barges.
- Delivering Tow- Deckhand's are required to "Deliver the Tow" at the destination point. The physical requirements and essential function for "Delivering the Tow" mirror the essential functions of "Building the Tow".
- Checking the Fleet for Water- Deckhands are required at each shift to inspect the fleet for water (average fleet size can range from 1-20 standard barges to 1-15 jumbo barges). Deck Hand's are also required to inspect rigging (lines, cables and ratchets) to ensure they are properly secured and retrieve/place lanterns on each notch.
- Inspect rigging- Deckhands are required to inspect rigging (lines, cables and ratchets) to ensure they are not damaged and properly secured. This process is done in conjunction with inspecting the fleet for water.
- Cleaning Vessel- Deck Hand's are required to clean the vessel.
- General maintenance of pumps/hoses, wires, and lanterns.
- Perform general repairs as needed.
Required Position Particulars:
- Be able to hear, comprehend and follow verbal instructions communicated in the English language.
- Be familiar with Inland Waterways Regulations.
- Work safely and wear required personal protective equipment.
- Be available to work seven days per week 12 hour work days (6 hours on/6 hours off).
- Be accountable, responsible and dependable.
- Make decisions
- Make judgments
- Operate machinery
- Work/Interact with others
- Train, teach or give directions.
- Follow Direction
- Product knowledge
- Be able to visually inspect
- Work around operating equipment
- Utilize eye/hand coordination
- Use hand tools
Work Schedule: Deckhands are required to work and stay on the vessel for periods of 7 or 14 consecutive days at a time. Normal schedules are 14 consecutive work days with 7 consecutive off days or 7 consecutive work days with 7 consecutive off days. There will be times when deckhands will be required to work beyond their normal 7 or 14 day schedule.
This company is an equal opportunity employer with competitive compensation and excellent benefits. Those individuals searching for a challenging and rewarding opportunity should apply.
Deckhand (Marshall County)
County Mine River LoadoutP
Responsible for safe and efficient daily vessel and barge operations
- Adhere to all company policies and United States Coast Guard regulations
- Pre-operational checks including: Engine Oil, Gear Boxes, Fuel and Generators
- Building/Delivering Tow – guiding vessel and securing rigging
- Checking Fleet for Water /Inspect Rigging
- Cleaning vessel
- General maintenance and repairs as necessary
- Hold current Transportation Workers Identification Credentials (TWIC Card)
- Work Safely and wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Be available to work 6 days a week and approximately 10 hour shifts
- Operate machinery
- Work well with others
This company is an equal opportunity employer with competitive compensation and excellent benefits. Those individuals searching for a challenging and rewarding opportunity should apply.
Gaylord Hotels is a multi-location hospitality brand guided by a single focus: extraordinary meetings and conventions. From guest rooms and meeting space, to entertainment and dining all in a self-contained environment, Gaylord Hotels makes meeting planning easy and provides attendees great networking opportunities.
As a Gaylord Hotels STAR, you'll bring your warm smile, genuine excitement and a "consider it done" spirit to work. In return, you'll experience the rewards of growing your career among a team of professionals with a passion for excellence. Ready for a change?
Take the initiative. Enjoy the Rewards.
Manage navigational safety. Teach and perform navigational duties for tying and untying boats, mooring lines, navigational lookout, special landing procedures, and maintenance and navigational equipment.
Act as the primary member of the emergency brigade. Teach and perform emergency brigade duties with fire collision, man overboard, abandon ship and paramedic assistance. Serve as bow watch during cruising.
Advise Captain of debris and hazards in the water. Establish and exemplify specific and general safety rules. Take tickets of boarding passengers.
Oversee boarding and off-loading, assist individuals with disabilities, and promote general guest relations. Perform banquet set-ups. Perform general maintenance on furniture, safety equipment, and navigational equipment. Clean facilities and equipment.
Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report any maintenance problems, safety hazards, accidents, or injuries; complete safety training and certifications. Ensure uniform and personal appearance are clean and professional.
Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information; protect company assets. Support all co-workers and treat them with dignity and respect. Support team to reach common goals.
Comply with quality assurance expectations and standards. Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance. Assist with moving, lifting, carrying, and placing of objects weighing in excess of 75 pounds.
Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time or for an entire work shift. Visually inspect tools, equipment, or machines (e. g., to identify defects). Grasp, turn, and manipulate objects of varying size and weight, requiring fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping.
Move through narrow, confined, or elevated spaces. Move over sloping, uneven, or slippery surfaces and steps. Move up and down a ladder.
Move up and down stairs and/or service ramps. Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors.
Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.
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