About the Job
An Able Bodied Seaman is responsible for deck duties including providing a safe, clean vessel for crew members, and is required to comply with safety regulations and procedures to ensure safe and efficient vessel operations.
- All aspects of line handling
- Vessel maintenance and housekeeping.
- Stands wheel watch as required
- Maintains the vessel exterior in good order including painting or chipping as needed
- Ensures a clean sanitary environment aboard the vessel
- Aids as needed, the Captain in checking and inspecting the vessel’s safety equipment
- Provides support to the engine room as needed per direction of the Captain and/or the Engineer
- Present on deck and within communicating distance always while the captain or mate is operating the controls
- Follows company and work site safety policies/procedures and commits to an “incident and injury free” work environment
- 0-2 years of experience as, Deckhand, AB, or OS
- High School diploma or equivalent
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to work rotational 12-hour watch
- Ability to work 21 days on, 21 days off, revised as necessary
- Merchant Mariners Credentials (MMC)
- Standards of Training, Certifications and Watchkeeping (STCW)
- STCW Medical card
- Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
- AB Unlimited preferred, will consider Limited or special
- Basic Training
- Able Seafarer – Deck
- VPDSD – Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties
- PSC Unlimited – Personal Survival Craft
- RFPNW – Rating Forming Part of a Navigation Watch
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the schedule and shift look like?
We work 21 days on, 21 days off, 12 hour days.
Does the company cover travel costs?
Yes, and we will even book your roundtrip flight and rental car or airport transfer.
Are there growth opportunities?
Weeks Marine dredging promotes from within which creates room for growth and allows for opportunities to advance your career.
Are there any physical requirements?
Before you start, you'll need to take a pre-employment physical (USCG 719K) and drug screen. You’ll also need to be able to lift up to 50lbs, endure all weather conditions and rough seas, stand for long periods of time, climb, and tolerate vibrations and high noise levels.
What is the pay?
The pay for our hopper dredge positions is consistent with Master Mates & Pilots union rates.
What is the culture like?
Our large-scale projects across North America provide great opportunity for growth, travel and experience, and despite this grand scope, we still offer direct access to leadership and a warm family culture.