About the Job
An Able Seaman / Lifeboatman is a Deckhand who is responsible for the work associated with the operation of the dredge, support vessels and project site equipment.
- All aspects of line handling on dredge and attending plants
- Vessel maintenance and housekeeping
- Chip and paint decks and superstructure of the dredge and attending plant
- Ensures a clean sanitary environment aboard the vessels
- 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 Chief Engineer
- Assist with work on the pontoon line, submerge line, scow or attending plant
- Assist with work on the anchors and spud systems
- Assist with cleaning of the pump and work on the cutter head
- Present on deck and within communicating distance while onboard self-propelled attending plants where the Captain or Mate is operating the controls
- Participate in United States Coast Guard inspections as needed
- Responsible for the safe and timely deployment of survival craft and the evacuation of vessel personnel
- Follows company and work site safety policies/procedures and commits to an “incident and injury free” work environment
- USCG Able Bodied Seaman and Lifeboatman endorsement
- TWIC - Transportation Worker Identification Credential
- Ability to work 84 hour work week
- Ability to live aboard vessel for full rotation
- Ability to understand hand signals and verbal commands in English
- Valid Driver’s license
- Must be able to tolerate rough seas, vibrations, heat, harsh weather conditions, confined spaces, and high noise levels
- Work will frequently require individuals to push, pull, bend or stand for long periods of time, and climb ladders that have capacity limits of 300 lbs.
- Must be able to lift or carry miscellaneous equipment, supplies and parts up to 50 lbs. unassisted
Frequently Asked Questions
What does the schedule and shift look like?
The schedule is 28/14, 12-hr days.
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 hydraulic dredges consists of competitive base rates plus incentives.
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.