Human Resources


Position: Wiper
Date: 11/09
Position Code: 8511
EEO Code: 601


Job Summary

Reporting to the Engineering Officer on Watch, assists engineers with the proper operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment, and performs general engine room duties..

Major Duties

Performs general duties, including wiping oil; maintaining tools; and cleaning, preparing, and painting of machinery, equipment, and related spaces.

Under supervision assist with lubricating moving parts of propulsion engines and auxiliary equipment. Pumps bilges, and cleans strainers, filters, and centrifuges.

Assists engineers, while in port, with maintenance and repair of engine room equipment and spaces; loading freshwater, stores, and bunkers; connecting to shore side power and water, and maintenance and inventory of spare parts.

May stand engine room watch while in port or at sea.

May stand security watch while in port.

May be assigned day work and performs other duties as required.

Desired Education/Experience for Hiring

High school diploma or equivalent education and one year sea duty as an Wiper; in the absence of a diploma, equivalent work experience. Prefer Wiper experience on similar vessel. Require a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's Credential endorsed as OS/Wiper/FH.

Candidates must be familiar with a variety of engine room equipment and tools, have the ability to discern and help repair equipment malfunctions and demonstrate good safety practices and procedures.

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  a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) and hold an unexpired Passport

Last updated: August 31, 2011