3rd Mate

Job Responsibilities

  • Navigating the vessel safely
  • Maintaining safety equipment aboard the vessel
  • Documenting accuracy and completion of safety equipment jobs
  • Assisting in cargo operations
  • Assisting the Master in organizing and conducting the safety program aboard the vessel
  • Standing an independent watch in the cargo control room
  • Overseeing the ABs
  • Monitoring the deck and pump room for spills/leaks
  • Making hourly rounds of the pump room during cargo watch
  • Performing all segments of cargo handling
  • Typically works a 12-hour-day consisting of two 4-hour watch periods and an additional 4-hour work period. You may not work more than 15 hours per day or 36 hours per 3-day period





  • USCG 3rd Mates Unlimited Tonnage endorsement and/or Bachelor's Degree
  • Currently hold, or have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to obtain, a U.S. Passport
  • Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)
  • Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)
  • Currently hold the following endorsements on Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC):
  • Officer In Charge Of A Navigational Watch
  • Able Seafarer - Deck
  • Rating Forming Part Of A Navigational Watch (RFPNW)
  • GMDSS Operator
  • Proficiency In Survival Craft & Rescue Boats (PSC)
  • Advanced Oil Tanker Cargo Operations
  • Medical First-Aid Provider
  • Advanced Fire Fighting
  • Basic Training
  • Vessel Personnel With Designated Security Duties (VPDSD)
  • Security Awareness
  • Deck Officer – 3rd Mate Unlimited
  • Radar Observer
  • Able Seaman Unlimited
  • Lifeboatman
  • Tankerman PIC
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following:
  • Be away from home for periods in excess of two months
  • Push/pull up to 200 pounds
  • Lift/carry up to 100 pounds floor to shoulder
  • Lift up to 50 pounds floor to overhead
  • Climb Stairs/ladders
  • Stand for long periods of time




  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Marine Transportation or foreign equivalent
  • 1+ years of direct experience sailing as a cadet on a tanker/ship
  • 1+ years of direct experience sailing as an officer
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to learn material needed to be successful in the role
  • Able to satisfactorily pass certification exams
  • Able to collaborate, effectively manage and work well with others
  • Possessing strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to clearly follow instructions, both written and verbal
  • Able to apply common sense to achieve the desired outcomes according to the company's operating procedures and safety protocols
  • Possessing organization, efficiency and is a methodical problem solver
  • Computer literate
  • Takes ownership of actions and follows through on commitments by holding others accountable and standing up for what's right
  • Delivers positive results through realistic planning to accomplish goals
  • Listens actively and invites new ideas for exchanged opinions, then influences and acts to drive positive performance and achieve results


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