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Ordinary Seaman Job ID 2022-1802 127 views

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a temporary relief Ordinary Seaman to join the Ship Operations Department. The assignment date range for this position is 9/18/22 to 1/2/2022. This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt position, and is eligible for casual benefits.

 

Reporting to the Master, Chief Mate, or Deck Watch Officer, stands bridge watch at sea as a lookout, or with approval of Master, as quartermaster. Under supervision of the Bosun, maintains interior and exterior spaces and deck equipment and operates machinery during loading of stores and scientific operations.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains an assigned cleaning station; Cleans, chips, scrapes, wire brushes, primes, and/or paints hull, bulkheads, decks, passageways, deck machinery, and spaces, as directed.
  • May operate vessel’s small boats during launch and recovery operations, assists Bosun in ground tackle, deck winch, and crane, operations.
  • Stands wheel watch at sea and security watch in port.
  • Handles lines and rigging equipment, may assist AB working aloft.
  • While working with science gear, works in conjunction with Mate-On-Watch to insure all science personnel are in compliance with vessel safety standards.
  • Performs other duties as required.

 

Education & Experience

  • Requires a U.S. Coast Merchant Mariner’s Credential endorsed as an Ordinary Seaman.
  • Prefer a high school diploma or equivalent education and Ordinary Seaman experience on a similar vessel or boat-related work.
  • Candidates must understand the principles of good seamanship and marine maintenance with respect to small boats and deck equipment.
  • All unlicensed personnel must have all applicable training as required by the Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch for Seafarers (STCW 95) .
  • Must hold an unexpired US Passport.
  • Must be able to pass a Pre-employment DOT drug screen.
  • Must hold an Unexpired (STCW Expiration date) USCG med Certificate.

Special Requirements

All marine crew, including this position, must provide proof of COVID vaccination in order to begin your employment. The definition of “fully” vaccinated for purposes of shipboard personnel is the original double/single dose vaccination, depending on which vaccine was used (Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J), plus a booster and a period of two weeks after the booster. Boosters are mandatory if 6 months has lapsed since completing 2 dose series of Pfizer or Moderna, or 2 months since 1 dose of J+J.

Physical Requirements

  • All marine positions have essential functions that personnel must be able to perform, minimum physical capacities and requirements that all personnel must meet, and working conditions that may be considered hazardous.
  • Essential Functions
  • Work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week.
  • Work at sea for three to five months continuously.
  • Live and work in cramped quarters, frequently in bad weather and with violent ship motion.
  • Pass examinations for visual acuity, color sense, and hearing as established in Title 46 CFR Parts 10 and 12, and pass a physical evaluation as described in the enclosed Navigation and Vessel Inspection Articles 6-89.
  •  Climb steep and vertical ladders, and enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills up to two feet high.
  • Participate in emergency drills and in launching lifeboats and life rafts.
  • Perform physical labor, climb and handle moderate weights and equipment over 50 pounds.

 

Physical Capability Example of Essential Function
Balance Work in confined and unstable areas.
Bend, kneel, squat Clean, maintain, and inspect equipment.
Climb Reach work areas, equipment and stores by ladder and stairs.
Crawl Crawl through bilge pockets, and under ladders and winch beds.
Feel Touch objects: where sight is limited.
Finger Manipulate nuts, bolts, tools, and cleaning gear.
Handle Handle equipment and stores with sure grip.
Hear, talk Communicate with people.
Lift, carry Load stores over 50 pounds.
Push, pull Move equipment over 50 pounds.
Reach Up, over, and under equipment and stores.
See Read labels, menus, logs, charts, and gauges in poor lighting.
Sit Operate crane, Avon, lifeboat, and life raft.
Stand Work on equipment.
Walk Perform rounds at sea.
Write Maintain logs.
   
Work Condition Example of Hazardous Area/Duty
Confined areas Store rooms, engine spaces, and tanks
Potential allergens and irritants Fuels, solvents, cleaners, dust, fumes, smoke, and gases
Adverse weather On deck in rough seas during equipment maintenance
Extreme temperatures On deck in tropics and high latitudes; in engine room
Potential hazards Being at sea; slippery and uneven surfaces; moving parts and objects; climbing ladders; and working aloft
Noise Constant and loud engine room noise, blowers, exhaust fans
Schedule Protracted and irregular working hours
Vibrations Ship’s engines and chipping hammer

 

WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email eeo@whoi.edu for assistance.

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