University of Alaska Fairbanks
As directed by the Chief Mate and Boatswain, this unlicensed Deck position is responsible for safe and proper maintenance and operation of winches, A-frames, cranes, davits, and windlasses, capstans, cranes, hand tools, small crafts and other deck machinery. Handles lines when mooring and unmooring. Mobilizes and demobilizes for science cruises by rigging gangways, loading and stowing stores and scientific equipment, ensures that all cargo is properly lashed and all hatches are secure. Works non-standard flexible watch hours, stands watch as look-out. Rigs, deploys and retrieves over the side science packages. Splices wire or fiber line, works aloft and over the side of the ship, sews, repairs and mends canvas, chips paint, prepares surfaces, mixes and applies paint. Works with small boats and acts as a member of emergency and lifesaving teams. Assumes the duties of the cox'n or person in charge of the life raft or rescue boat. Performs routine preventative maintenance of all Deck Department assigned interior and exterior areas including ship's hull, decks, bulkheads, passageways and superstructure. Maintains sanitary cleanliness of the ship and keeps assigned areas in shipshape condition. Adheres to safe working practices ensuring safety of all hands involved in deck related operations through training, use proper safety equipment, and following safety procedures and guidelines. Understands pertinent safety, environmental, regulatory rules and regulations. Keeps Chief Mate and Boatswain well informed on a daily basis. Performs other related duties as required.
Applicants MUST have a U. S. Coast Guard (USCG) Merchant Mariners document (MMD) or Merchant Mariners Credential (MMC) endorsed for: unlimited and RFPNW endorsements; Rating: I/2, II/4, VI/1, VI/6, I/9.
All applicants must include a copy of the MMC endorsement, STCW medical Certificate and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Card showing the current expiration date to be considered of this position. All unlicensed personnel must have all applicable training as required by the Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watch keeping (STCW). RFPNW, Lifeboat, Fast Rescue Boat, HAZWOPER, First Aid and CPR certifications. Must have sea-going experience, a current valid driver's license, and a current US Passport.