Human Resources

Ordinary Seaman

Position: Ordinary Seaman
Date: 11/09
Position Code: 8507
EEO Code: 661

Job Summary

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.

Major Duties

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.

Desired Education/Experience for Hiring

Requires a U.S. Coast Merchant Mariner's certificate 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 Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 95).

Last updated: September 20, 2010