Vessel operators provide near shore marine transportation for personnel and freight supporting offshore oilfield development in the Chukchi Sea . Qualified operators working in pairs will manuever small (less than 50 foot) landing craft and other ocean going vessels from Wainwright shores to mooring points on large ships in order to transfer cargo and personnel in a safe and responsible manner. Operators will manuever vessels for tranfer of personnel and cargo onto beach and shoreline areas using landing craft, as well as navigation of river channels and inland waters. The work is summer seasonal, up to 12 hours per day, and on call 7 days a week. On shore responsibilities include handling cargo, operating vehicles, and operator maintenance of assigned vessels. Stringent safety standard practices apply on and offshore.
Ensures safety of passengers, crew, cargo, and vessel
Understands, complies with and ensures compliance by others with written vessel safety standards.
Performs duties under the general direction of the Logistics Manager and assumes charge of their vessel for specific activities including speed and route selection, steering, beaching, navigation, coordinating with ship masters for transfer activities, re-fueling, maintenance, and embarking to and from trailers.
Conducts work in accordance to USCG regulations, client safety standards, and the law of the sea, and require others aboard to adhere to the same standards.
Maintains daily operation logs, communicates frequently with radio and cell phone, avoids impacting subsistence activities of others, and limits environmental impact.
Performs deckhand duties for other operators when assigned to such duties by the Logistics Manager.
Attends training out of town for periods up to two weeks.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Vessel Operators assigned to be master of a vessel will assume the supervisory responsibilities of Captain while aboard. All operators will load and unload craft and be responsible for the supervision of loading and unloading of their craft by others.
Education and/or Experience:
A current USCG Operator of Uninspected Vessels Upon Near Coastal Waters (6-pack) License is a minimum qualification required to operate.
Current Alaska Drivers License preferred with CDL endorsement favorable.
Work experience upon ships exceeding 25 tons a plus.
Must pass drug urinalysis testing prior to hire and randomly during the working season.
Must have experience operating GPS devices, VHF radios, depth sounders, and power boats in an arctic environment.
Strong verbal skills and usage of the English language required.
Must demonstrate a good attitude and ability to work as a member of a Team. Position requires self-motivation and the ability to work effectively under a minimum of supervision. Must be able to multi-task efficiently and work in a fast paced environment on multiple projects.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
US Merchant Marine Officer Certification - Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels as defined in 46 U.S.C. 2101 (42)(B)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to be able to occasionally stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; operate vehicles and office equipment, reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop; kneel; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 75 pounds. The employee must be able to stand and move around frequently on a moving vessel. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, and distance vision. Successful applicant must be able to manage a position that may present high levels of work related stress effectively.
Arctic marine environment including low temperatures, high wind, icing, and plenty of moisture. Frequent hazards include hypothermia, pinch points, sprains, strains, slips, falls, concussive impacts, and lifting injuries. Hazard awareness and corrective action is a constant function of the job due to the extreme work environment. May be required to operate in fog, dark, and other visibility limiting conditions.