Utility Person - Offshore

Job Responsibilities

The Utility Person may be assigned to work in any department aboard the vessel, and is responsible for housekeeping/sanitation duties in the various areas of the ship. The Utility Person is required to participate in all drills and emergencies, and assists with the enforcement of rules, regulations, and pollution prevention. Overall, the Utility Person assists the deck, engine, and galley crews as needed.

When assigned to the engine department, under direction of the First Assistant Engineer, you may be responsible for the following:

  • Cleans decks and ladder ways
  • Replenishes materials and rag bins, empties trash, organizes tools and stores, paints, and assists with maintenance
  • Familiar with engineer room spaces to avoid hazards and take the necessary action in time of emergency
  • Learns the plant and machinery operation
  • Participates in maintenance and upkeep

The Utility, when assigned to the deck department under the direction of the Chief Mate, may perform the following duties:

  • Performs sanitation duties in the house, passage spaces, common areas, and heads
  • Assists with mooring lines when docking and undocking, and with securing the deck for sea
  • Assists with cargo operations
  • Assists the deck department in the maintenance and upkeep of the areas and equipment assigned to the deck department

The Utility performs the duties of lookout when arriving or departing a port, or whenever required by the Master.


Relocation is not provided for this position.


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States as a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as a permanent resident, refugee or asylee
  • Passport
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Willing and able (with or without reasonable accommodation) to:
    • 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 from floor to overhead and transport articles weighing up to 50 pounds
    • Climb various ladders and stairs or perform maintenance on equipment are a part of this position. The ladders and stairs range from 5 to 200 feet in height.Stand for long periods of time\
    • Physically attend to vessels including confined space entry and environmental extremes
    • Walk, stand, stoop, sit, climb, and carry material on a daily basis on even and uneven terrain
    • Work outside in harsh weather conditions
    • Work alone a high percentage of the time
  • TWIC Card
  • Merchant Mariner's document (Z-card)


  • Endorsement (not barges)
  • RFPNW endorsement on your Merchant Mariner Credentials
  • Tankerman Assistant endorsement (not barges)
  • VPDSD endorsement
  • Willing to work overtime
  • Completion of basic safety class
  • Previous experience working on a crude oil tanker
  • Previous experience working on a product tanker
  • Experience in operating a mechanical winch
  • Experience in operating a crane
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Organized, efficient, and have problem solving skills
  • Firefighting training with in the last 5 years
  • RFPEW endorsement on your Merchant Mariner Credentials
  • Ability to clearly follow instructions, both written and verbal
  • Ability to apply common sense to achieve the desired outcomes according to the company’s operating procedures and safety protocols
  • Organized, efficient and a methodical problem solver

This position requires you to have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC card) to gain access to secure areas of Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulated facilities and vessels. Any candidate selected for this position will not be allowed to begin work without a card in hand or proof from the TSA of a card "In Production" or "In Transit." Visit the TSA website http://www.tsa.gov/what_we_do/layers/twic/index.shtm for more information.

To be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of October 1, 2021.

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