Able Body Seaman

Job ID
2021-1545
Category
Marine Crew
Type
temporary
Location : Location
US-MA-Woods Hole

Job Summary

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a temporary relief Able Body Seaman to join the Ship Operations Department. This is a temporary, casual, non-exempt position, and is eligible for casual benefits. This position requires you to provide proof that you are fully covid vaccinated. Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after your second shot.  The Moderna, Pfizer and J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccines are accepted.

 

Reporting to the Master, Chief Mate, or Deck Watch Officer, stands bridge watch as Quartermaster or lookout when underway. 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, or spaces, as directed.
  • Operates vessel's small boats during launch and recovery operations, assists Bosun in ground tackle, deck winch, and crane operation.
  • Stands wheel watch at sea and security watch in port.
  • Handles lines and rigging equipment, may rig and work aloft in Bos'n chair or on staging.
  • While working with science gear, works in conjunction with Mate-On-Watch to insure that all science personnel are in compliance with vessel safety standards.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Education & Experience

  • Prefer a high school diploma or equivalent education and three years sea duty as watch standing deck sailor on a similar vessel; in the absence of a diploma, equivalent work experience.
  • Requires a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's Credential endorsed as Able Seaman Unlimited, or Able Seaman Limited or Special pending demonstration of experience and proficiency to satisfaction of ship's Master.
  • 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 Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 95) and have a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) and hold an unexpired Passport.
  • Must be able to pass a DOT Pre-employment drug screen.
  • Must hold an Unexpired (STCW Expiration date) USCG med Certificate.

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

 

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