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Ordinary Seaman (OS)/Deckhand

Status: Now Accepting Applications

Company: Galliano Marine Service

16201 East Main Street

Cut Off, LA 70345

Recruiter: Clint Shicksnider

Email:

Applicants should submit resume and copy of credentials to .

Interviews will be completed virtually with selected candidates through Google Meet or FaceTime.

Responsibilities

The OS/deckhand will:

  • Perform a variety of duties to preserve painted surfaces of the ship — daily maintenance, sanitation, general upkeep, lines, running gear, and cargo-handling gear in a safe operating condition.
  • Report any shortcomings, inaccuracies, or conflicts in any portion of the MS to the master.

Marine Functions

The OS/deckhand will:

  • Adhere to and comply with company policies and USCG and environmental regulations.
  • Work a rotation watch involving 8 or 12 hours in a 24-hour period with occasional hours not to exceed 14 consecutive hours.
  • Clean, paint, and perform general housekeeping on the vessel.
  • Be responsible for handling lines for the mooring of the vessel.
  • Stand watch for obstructions in the path of the vessel.
  • Break out, rig, overhaul, and stow cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear.
  • Overhaul lifeboats and lifeboat gear and lower or raise lifeboats with winch or falls.
  • Paint and chip rust on the deck or superstructure and splice and repair cable and ropes using hand tools.
  • Sweep and mop the vessel's interior.
  • Participate in safety and rescue drills for emergency situations.
  • Provide and/or assist with training.
  • Assemble rigging to lift and move equipment or material on board the vessel.
  • Give direction to the crane operator engaged in hoisting using radio or hand signals.
  • Perform any duty that may be required as part of training.
  • Collect, dump, and clean garbage — empties color-coded receptacles for segregated garbage to the appropriate storage or processing location.
  • Hold a valid merchant-mariner credential.

The OS/deckhand may be required to assist in the maintenance of the ship's gear or engine-room watch duties.

Emergency Response Functions

Safety-sensitive duties include, but are not limited to: directing and mustering passengers in emergencies, passing out lifejackets, controlling and operating lifesaving equipment, and controlling and operating firefighting equipment.

A safety-sensitive position is any position on board a vessel that requires the person filling that position to perform one or more safety-sensitive duties on either a routine or emergency-only basis.

Any person filling a safety-sensitive position is subject to U.S Coast Guard drug and alcohol testing.

All crew members are considered to be filling safety-sensitive positions as well.

The OS/deckhand will:

  • Ensure first aid is provided to victims.
  • Perform firefighting and damage control.
  • Assist on deck for man-overboard crisis.
  • Be directed by the master/mate to take appropriate actions at the scene of any emergency.

Security Functions

The OS/deckhand will perform designated security duties.

HSE Responsibilities

The OS/deckhand will:

  • Document and notify supervisor immediately of any accidents/illnesses/vessel incidents/near misses/etc.
  • Participate and supervise the company's safety programs (i.e., Safety Observations, Toolbox Talks, Permit to Work, Near Miss, Risk Assessments, etc.)
  • Utilize the "Stop Work Authority" if any personal safety, environmental risk, property damage or company reputation are at risk.
  • Be responsible for ensuring the maintenance and use of all necessary PPE.
  • Perform all duties while wearing protective equipment to include foul-weather gear, PFDs, gloves, boots, eye protection, hearing protection, etc.
  • Be responsible for ensuring and supervising the elimination of at-risk behaviors by reducing unsafe conditions and unsafe acts on and around the work site.

Supervisory Functions

The OS/deckhand will:

  • Be responsible for imparting knowledge about the specific features, characteristics, and procedures of the vessel operations to crew members and the orientation of all new personnel on board the vessel.
  • Provide on-the-job training.
  • Ensure that he/she is capable of navigating through and communicating the requirements and contents of the MS to company representatives, regulatory personnel, and vessel crew members.
  • Perform any other additional duties that may be required or assigned.
  • Hold a valid license issued by the US Coast Guard.

Physical Demands

The OS/deckhand will be:

  • Required to be able to read and write in English, calculate, have estimation skills, possess good verbal presentation, and be able to communicate effectively.
  • Required to be able to tolerate repetitive and prolonged postures involving standing, sitting, twisting, squatting, kneeling, stooping, bending, pushing, pulling, stretching, reaching, and reaching to full range from above head to the floor.
  • Required to be able to utilize good dexterity and frequently use one or two hands throughout the work period.
  • Required to have good balance/coordination when walking over uneven and/or slippery surfaces.
  • Required to have sufficient cardio-respiratory fitness to perform medium-heavy physical labor involving the ability to sit and/or stand for extended time frames, walk for prolonged periods, handle various tools, climb ladders, and climb stairwells.
  • Subject to adverse weather conditions including rough seas, cold and elevated temperatures, and humid conditions.
  • Required to be able to lift at least 100 pounds from floor to waist.
  • Required to be able to lift at least 75 pounds from floor to shoulder.
  • Required to be able to lift at least 25 pounds from floor to head.
  • Required to demonstrate 90 pounds of grip strength in dominant hand and 80 pounds in nondominant hand.
  • Required to demonstrate physical demand requirements during initial pre-employment physical and any future physicals while employed.
  • Able to repeatedly walk the length of the vessel.
General Physical Activities OS/Deckhand
Standing C
Sitting O
Walking C
Stooping F
Kneeling F
Squatting O
Body Twisting C
Crawling O
Reaching C
Lifting F
Carrying F
Pushing F
Pulling F
Climbing Ladders F
Climbing Stairs F
Balancing C
Manual Dexterity C
Writing C
Sense of Touch/Sense of Smell C
Hearing > 10-ft. Range C
Vision/Depth Perception C
Reading C
Speaking Clearly C
Lifting
Up to 10 lb C
11-25 lb C
26-50 lb F
51-100 lb F
>100 lb O
Carrying
Up to 10 lb C
11-25 lb F
26-50 lb F
51-100 lb F
>100 lb O
Pushing/Pulling
Up to 10 lb C
11-25 lb F
26-50 lb F
51-100 lb F
>100 lb O

Key

O – occasionally (less than 33% of work time)

F – frequently (34-66% of work time)

C – constantly (67%-100% of work time)

N – not a significant part of the job

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Minimum Requirements

  • Valid Merchant Mariner Credential
  • Valid USCG Medical Certificate (STCW Date)
  • Endorsements required: none
  • Valid TWIC Card
  • No Cargo Ops

Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • 401(k)
  • Company-paid short-term disability

EOE AA M/F/VET/Disability

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