SUMMARY: Seaward Services is currently in need of an Able-Bodied Seaman at our Philadelphia, PA site. The Able-Bodied Seaman will support the safe operation of a Military High Speed Transport (HST) Vessel in a fashion that will promote and maintain the utmost integrity and the highest standard of customer service within the industry, while being responsible for performing general deck duties, assisting the Mate, Engineers and standing watch as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Note that the below are normal for this position but are not all-inclusive.
Participate in the safe operation of the vessel within the legal requirements of the USCG and other pertinent regulatory agencies under the supervision of the Mate
Assist the Mate with the operation and maintenance of the vessel in accordance with Seaward Service’s Caretaking Operations Manual, SMS and MSC's HST Technical Manual
Actively Participate in vessel security duties and monitoring as required
Assist, under the direction of the Mate, with the safe mooring, docking of the vessel in a variety of weather and water stage conditions
Maintain a safe deck and work area free of gear drift, debris and equipment stowed properly
Assist in loading and unloading of vessel supplies and equipment
Assist with passenger and cargo loading and unloading
Assist with routine maintenance, painting and clean up as instructed by the Mate
Participate in drills with Marine and Non-Marine crew as directed by the Master or supervisor
Defer to, and act in support of the master in the event of a real or simulated emergency
Routinely report the condition of vessel, and personnel; unusual developments; and repair progress to the Mate
Stay aware of guest service and safety issues and provide regular and dependable feedback to the Master by way of the Mate
Maintain a safe vessel, monitor safety issues and report hazards to the senior officer immediately
Follow the onboard chain of command and duties assigned under the Watch Quarter Station Bill
Stand watch and perform other duties as required
High School Diploma or equivalent required
Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
Must be a United States Citizen (it is not customary of the company to sponsor visas)
Must have a valid United States Passport
Three (3) years’ experience as a seagoing mariner, demonstrating the ability to handle increasing levels of responsibility
Excellent career record in the marine industry
Possess and maintain a valid USCG Merchant Mariner Credential with Unlimited AB endorsement
STCW 95 with Ratings Forming Part of the Navigation Watch (RFPNW) I/2, II/4, VI/1, and VI/6
Successful completion of in-house IMO-HSC Type Rating Awareness Program
High Speed passenger vessel experience preferred
Water Jet experience preferred
Must be have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
Must be able to acquire and maintain a Common Access Card (CAC)
Pass pre-employment background check. Submit to and pass alcohol and drug tests as mandated by the USCG including but not limited to pre-employment, random, and post-accident testing.
Must pass a USCG required physical exam upon hire and annually
Maintain compliance with USCG licensing requirements including physical standards
Accept immunizations as required by contract due to area of operation and/or nature of work
Present a neat and well-groomed personal appearance commensurate with professional maritime standards
Wear company uniform and required safety equipment
Shift rotations are typically 63 days on and 63 days off
Outside conditions, extreme heat and cold. Marine operations are subject to varied wake and motion.
Ability to carry materials weighing upwards of 75 pounds.
Ability to work on scaffold, ladders and in the paddlewheel.
Observe for safety. Vision correctible to 20/40. Full color vision, no night blindness. Full range of all limbs.
Ability to determine safe or unsafe conditions. Process calculations occasionally.