A deckhand is an entry-level position aboard the vessel with primary duties including cleaning and maintenance of the interior and exterior of the vessel. A successful deckhand often has some experience onboard private or commercial vessels and is keen to learn and work hard. It is essential that the deckhand can perform assigned tasks efficiently with a positive attitude in addition to interacting with owners and passengers in a professional manner.

Experience not required. Willing to train qualified individuals.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists with day to day operations of the vessel.
  • Must be able to safely operate or work with hooks, anchor winches, slings, and other lifting devices.
  • Must be able to direct and assist in loading and stowing of vessel supplies.
  • Must be able to safely and competently work in extreme weather and sea conditions as needed.
  • Must be able to, when trained, stand underway and anchor watches.
  • Must be able to follow to specific directions in the case of an emergency. Can include launching a raft, donning an Immersion suit or life perserver, assist in a response to fire or flooding.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.

Additional Responsibilities:

Performs other similar or related duties as requested or assigned.

Special Training/Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret , professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from senior vessel personnel. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of email, spreadsheet software, word processing software and presentation software.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision and peripheral vision.

Mental Activities:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to read, speak, write and understand English and use customer service skills. The employee is frequently required to utilize interpersonal, teamwork, decision making skills, creativity, independent judgment, discretion, problem analysis, and supervision skills.

Salary Modifiers:

  • Engineering experience and/or certificate
  • Dive certification
  • Tender driving license
  • Maintenance skills
  • Licenses/permits of trade – e.g., CG AB or OS license, STCW endorsement, Firefighting etc.

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