Able Bodied Seaman / Junior Mate - Chesapeake City, MD

Location: Chesapeake City, MD

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level

MSRC is currently looking for an Able Seaman or Junior Mate aboard an Oil Spill Response vessel located in Chesapeake City, MD. This position offers a schedule of Monday - Friday with the ability to go home nights and weekends. The Able Bodied Seaman will be responsible for handling mooring or anchoring duties, vessel and equipment cleaning, maintenance, and painting duties. This also an opportunity for a Junior Mate with expanded deck department responsibility.

Requirements:

  • This position will require a local candidate who can commute daily, and report back to the vessel within 2 hours to comply with MSRC's emergency response mission. 
  • Current USCG license of Ordinary Seaman or Able Seaman - Special (Min)
  • License endorsements must list endorsements specific to; STCW (RFPNW, Able Seafarer-Deck, lifeboatman)
  • Valid USCG medical certificate (STCW) required
  • Capable of prolonged, strenuous work onboard vessels at sea
  • Effective leadership and written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to operate industrial equipment and their systems safely
  • Ability to operate a personal computer
  • 40-Hour Hazwoper is desired
  • Employment is contingent upon:
    • completion of a successful background check,
    • pre-hire medical exam and drug screen;
    • ability to obtain a valid drivers license, TWIC, and U.S. Passport
    • proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the mooring or anchoring duties.
  • Carry out vessel and equipment cleaning, maintenance, and painting duties
  • Assist in the operation and deployment of response equipment as directed by the Master or his designee.
  • Ensure the vessel and its equipment are cleaned and secured after each trip.
  • Splice and care for all lines, especially when moored; ensure proper tension and apply chafing gear as needed

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 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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