Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Dockmaster to join the Facilities Department. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
This position will perform mechanical construction, repair, maintenance, and installation involving a wide variety of shipboard and shore based mechanical and scientific systems and equipment. This position also works closely with Marine Operations to assist in implementing orderly turn-around of research vessels between cruises; maintains order and cleanliness of pier and staging areas.
Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift 25-50 lbs independently, 15 times per day; carry 10-25 lbs, 20 times per day. Visual abilities to include near, far, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions, communicate effectively in loud areas (pier/dock, warehouse). Other physical tasks include occasional prolonged standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, reaching above and below the shoulders, pushing, pulling, kneeling, bending, twisting, stooping, and climbing ladders/stools. Other occupational requirements include talking, traveling, working around others, with others, and independently. Will be exposed to excessive cold, heat and humidity, electrical/mechanical/power equipment hazards, severe weather conditions, grease and oils, and prolonged work hours. Physical duties are subject to change.