- Strong maritime background with a thorough understanding of vessel operations and equipment capabilities/limitations
- Ability to deviate from established routines on short notice and be able to recognize the level of importance of new assignments
- Market conditions change continually and without warning; as a result, demands on the vessel and crew can range from intermittently high requiring around the clock operations to relatively passive
- Thorough knowledge of vessel handling and navigational skills commensurate with operating assignments
- A team player but at the same time be willing to exercise authority when required
- Motivate employees and to earn and obtain their committed effort
- Strong decision making and problem-solving abilities
- Work independently without direct supervision
- Experience with a Vessel Maintenance System
- Ability to work a varied work schedule
- Prioritize tasks accordingly to meet deadlines without sacrificing operational quality
- Good negotiating skills to deal with regulators, customers, vendors and labor union personnel.
- Reads/interprets technical data, specifications, and drawings
- Read, speak, and understand English over email, telephone and/or radio
- Possess strong written and oral communicative skills.
- Knowledge of computers, office equipment, navigation instruments and vessel machinery
- Basic computer skills with knowledge in Windows based programs such as Outlook, Excel and Word preferred.
Crew members live-aboard and work for 30 – 60 days at a sea, in close quarters, with contact with other crewmembers. Ocean voyages encounter exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, etc.) including rough seas.
- Sitting: Sits to complete logs and reports, operate navigation of vessel
- Balancing: Balances continuously on vessel in various sea and weather conditions, cross gangways, climb stairs and ladders
- Kneeling/Crouching/Crawling: Kneels, crouches, and crawls to pick up tools and perform checks, repairs, and general maintenance of machinery, crawl through hatches and confined spaces of vessel
- Twisting/Reaching: Twists and reaches around equipment to operate navigational controls, perform deck work and equipment repairs
- Standing/Walking: Stands/walks while performing work and repairs, maneuver through vessel, climb ladders and stairs
- Handling/Fingering: Handles/fingers operating computers, writing/documenting vessel logs, using hand tools, hand-held power tools, and parts
- Eye-Hand-Foot Coordination: Coordinates movements to operate vessel controls and equipment
- Vision: 20/40 correctable vision in each eye to work with equipment, computers, monitors, and radar, maps, and ocean/harbor vessel traffic. Color vision is required to distinguish color-coded systems, navigational signage, computer screens, and illuminated
- Pushing/Pulling/Lifting/Carrying (up to 50 pounds): Pushes, pulls, lifts, and carries supplies, machinery up to 50 pounds
- Three to Five years vessel experience as a Mate or Captain on towing vessel in international waters
- Must have a valid USCG Merchant Mariner Document or Merchant Mariner Credential.
- Must have a minimum USCG 1600 GT National Master upon Oceans License with Mate of Towing Vessels upon Oceans and STCW 2010.
- Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
- Valid U.S. Passport and able to travel internationally, including Canada, without restrictions.
- Valid state driver's license.
- Able to work weekends, holidays, and at night. Completion of a pre-employment physical and drug test, or proof of approved CG-719k or DOT Drug Testing Program letter within the last six months.