Mate - Lake Charles, LA

Location: Lake Charles, LA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC), a not-for-profit USCG classified OSRO, is seeking a Mate to join our Crew in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

With a legacy spanning over 30 years, MSRC stands at the forefront of the oil spill response industry. We are currently seeking a Mate to fill our vessel's role of second-in-command. As such will be responsible for deck operations, equipment maintenance, and safety measures according to regulatory and company regulations. The Mate will work as part of a close knit team, as well as independently, to accomplish a range of maritime functions as they support MSRC’s mission.

This Officer’s position offers a unique schedule; Monday - Thursday with the ability to go home nights and weekends. It comes with a competitive benefit package including, medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and an excellent 401(k) plan.


  • Candidates will need to live local to the Lake Charles, LA. area and be able to report back to the vessel within 2 hours to comply with MSRC's emergency response mission
  • Valid USCG license of Mate 500 GRT or higher Near Coastal, Oceans preferred with Radar Observer endorsement including ARPA and ECDIS
  • Valid STCW endorsements required: II/1 OICNW, II/4 RFPNW, II/5 Able Seafarer-Deck, IV/2 GMDSS, VI/1 BST, VI/II PSC and VI/3 Advanced Fire Fighting, VI/4 Med First Aid
  • Valid USCG STCW medical certificate
  • Valid TWIC
  • Experience with oil recovery equipment - preferred
  • Effective leadership skills, written and oral communications
  • Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check, pre-hire medical exam, drug screening, valid driver's license and U.S. Passport


  • Provide leadership and motivation to deck crew while promoting an atmosphere of continuous improvement
  • Officer of the Deck duties, Plan and supervise maintenance, update navigational charts and ECDIS
  • Assist Master in verifying accurate maintenance logs and documents
  • Conduct frequent inspections of vessel and equipment
  • Ensure that the vessel is loaded in compliance with the vessel's stability plan at Master’s direction taking into account ballast and fuel conditions
  • Participate in Emergency Drills and respond to emergency situations
  • Train crew members to ensure competence and capability
  • Help to ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory bodies, as well as MSRC policies and procedures.
  • Supervise vessel mooring/unmooring and response readiness procedures
  • Medical Officer under the Master’s direction

Physical Requirements Include, Among Others:

  • Requires standing, lifting up to 45lbs
  • Requires the ability to wear the personnel protective equipment prescribed by posted signs and written instruction
  • Able to work in various temperatures indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions including heat, cold, rain or dry environments
  • Ability to perform work in various sea conditions, under all environmental conditions, often wet/oily decks

Internal Applicants:

To facilitate the process, internal applicants are encouraged to speak with their supervisor and/or their HRA about their interest in, and application for, this position.

Marine Spill Response Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MSRC prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, or because an employee or applicant is a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, or other protected veteran.

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