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JOB PURPOSE/SUMMARY:

Candidate under the direct supervision of the Port Captain and assigned vessel Captain will gain experience through training of the intricacies of Vessel maneuvering, Port Operations, Customer Service, Engineering, Lines of Business understanding, and Safety. Candidates will receive training and experience on VSP and ASD propulsion systems, various towing configurations, and Ship Assist methods. Candidate will receive training and experience in rigging, synthetic line care and utilization, ISM, SMS and Leadership Development.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Operations:

  • Develop the necessary techniques to work towards common objectives using effective directing, motivating and development skills for maximum employee performance.
  • Using coaching and delegation to empower employees and take corrective action when needed.
  • Encourage career development and job skills training.
  • Plans, organizes information, defines and prioritizes tasks and develops resources to meet organizational goals.
  • Develop excellent communication skills in order to communicate effectively with contractors and customers.
  • This includes the ability to translate information received from contractors and customers into Marine Operations using sound decisions.
  • Knowledge of equipment - what is the job at hand and what equipment is best suited to handle the job.
  • Assist with inspection of Tugs; ensure compliances and learning the SMS/ ISM/VMS.
  • Understand and comply with AmNav policies and procedures.
  • Pay attention to the schedule and learn how to make decisions that will ultimately complete jobs, as per customers request and on time.
  • Being aware of crewing issues and dealing with continuous change.
  • Proper procedures for dealing with emergency situations, the decisions that need to be made based on what needs to be done, including the notifications that are essential and must be completed.
  • Carry out all required drills.
  • Learn tug line handling skills by working with the experienced deckhands on deck as directed by the vessel Master.
Engineering:

  • Learn how to change fuel filters while underway.
  • Learn how to start generators, put online and switch power.
  • Learn how to start and stop main engines.
  • Learn how to line up firefighting pumps.
  • Learn how to line up bilge pumps.
  • Learn and observe fuel transfer procedures.
  • Learn how to request and receive supplies.
ASD & VSP Propulsion Systems:

  • Complete a vessel orientation¬†for all vessels he /she is assigned to.
  • The candidate must complete all aspects of maneuvering qualifications on ASD and VSP boat.
  • Upon completion of qualifications the candidate must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Port Captain his/her abilities of any or all of the maneuvering qualifications.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have ability to deviate from established routines on short notice and be able to recognize the level of importance of new assignments.
  • Ability wo work a varied work schedule.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to prioritize tasks accordingly to meet deadlines without sacrificing operational quality.
  • Must be a team player but at the same time be willing to exercise authority when required.
  • Must have the ability to motivate employees and to earn and obtain their committed effort.
  • Strong decision making and problem solving abilities are a must.
  • Should have good negotiating skills to deal with regulators, customers, vendors and labor union personnel.
  • Must possess strong written and oral communicative skills.
  • Knowledge of computers, office equipment, navigation instruments and vessel machinery.
  • Ability to use navigational methods and techniques.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum of two years vessel experience as a Deckhand, Deckhand/Engineer or licensed deck officer experience.
  • Must possess a valid Merchant Mariners Document (MMD) or Merchant Mariners Credential (MMC).
  • Must possess any AB rating (able seaman) with Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW) and Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boat with Life Boatman.
  • Must possess Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
  • Must possess and maintain valid state driver's license.
  • Must possess and maintain valid passport.
  • STCW Basic Safety Training with Certificate.
  • Upon next license renewal must obtain "Master of Towing Vessels upon Oceans" endorsement.
  • Must complete the TOAR during qualification period.
JOB CONDITIONS:

  • Must be physically fit enough to climb aboard tugs and barges, ascend and descend ladders and balance while aboard vessels in a seaway.
  • Must be able to kneel, stoop, use stairs, reach overhead, and stand for long periods of time.
  • Exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice, snow, heat, wind, etc.).
  • Must have the ability and flexibility to work a variety of schedules and hours including overtime, weekend work, night work, and holiday work.
  • Must not be afraid of heights or narrow walkways.
  • Noise level may be loud requiring ear protection.
  • Surface may be slopping and slippery.
AmNav Maritime Company is an Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We are committed to a diverse workforce and taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. AmNav is a drug-free employer and a participant of the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.


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