Able Bodied Seaman- Lake Charles, LA - Mon. to Thurs. Schedule

Location: Lake Charles, LA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

This vessel follows a set schedule, and we are also pleased to announce adjusted pay rates for all positions!

Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC), a not-for-profit and USCG classified Oil Spill Removal Organization, is seeking a local Able Seaman to join our team in Lake Charles, LA.

With a legacy spanning over three decades, MSRC stands at the forefront of the oil spill removal industry. Working alongside the industry's best, the Able Bodied Seaman will play a vital role in handling mooring or anchoring duties, vessel and equipment cleaning, maintenance, and painting duties. This is also an opportunity for an Ordinary Seaman to gain experience in the industry. This position offers a schedule of Monday - Thursday with the ability to go home nights and weekends and will come with a competitive benefit package which includes, medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and an excellent 401(k) savings 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.
  • Current USCG license of AB Special (Minimum)
  • License endorsements must include STCW (RFPNW, Able Seafarer-Deck, lifeboatman)
  • Valid USCG medical certificate (STCW) required
  • Capable of engaging in prolonged, strenuous work onboard vessels at sea
  • Demonstrated effective leadership, written, and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in operating industrial equipment and their systems safely
  • Competence in operating a personal computer
  • 40-Hour Hazwoper certification desired
  • Employment is contingent upon completion of a successful background check, pre-hire medical exam and drug screen, and the ability to obtain a valid driver's license, TWIC, and U.S. Passport


  • Carry out mooring or anchoring duties
  • Perform vessel and equipment cleaning, maintenance, and painting duties
  • Assist in the operation and deployment of response equipment as directed by the Master or designated authority
  • Ensure the vessel and its equipment are cleaned and secured after each trip
  • Splice and maintain all lines, particularly when moored, ensuring proper tension and applying chafing gear as necessary

Physical Requirements Include, Among Others:

  • Standing for extended periods and lifting up to 45 lbs
  • Ability to wear the personnel protective equipment as prescribed by posted signs and written instructions
  • Adaptability to work in various temperatures indoors and outdoors, including heat, cold, rain, or dry environments
  • Capacity to perform work in various sea conditions, under all environmental circumstances, often on wet/oily decks


Internal Applicants:
To facilitate 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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