Vessel Master

Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation • Prudhoe Bay, AK 99734

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

The Master is responsible for the safe, efficient, reliable, and environmentally compliant operation of Vessel.

Essential Functions:

* Commands ship to transport cargo near coastal waters.

* Sets course of ship, using navigational aids, such as charts, area plotting sheets, and compass.

* Determines geographical position of ship, using GPS.

* Inspects ship to ensure that the crew observes regulations pertaining to safety and efficient operation of ship.

* Coordinates activities of crewmembers responsible for signaling devices, such as ship's whistle, flashing lights, flags, and radio, to signal ships in vicinity.

* Performs routine safety drills, man overboard drills, per USCG requirements.

* Avoids reefs, outlying shoals, and other hazards to shipping, utilizing aids to navigation, such as lights, lighthouses, and buoys.

* Maintains ship's log.

* Trains and supervises the crew in the safe and efficient performance of duties.

* Uses radio communication and vision to navigate waterways, docks, locks, and other Vessel traffic.

* Supervises the cleaning and maintenance of boat. The loading, transport, and discharging of cargo.

* Adheres to company policies. United States Coast Guard, and environmental regulations.

* Acts as a company representative in the day-to-day dealings with customers at their facilities and with representatives of governmental agencies.

* Acts as the on-site coordinator in emergencies.

* On smaller vessels, performs routine engine room maintenance such as changing oil, checking oil, and changing fuel filters.

RequirementsKnowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise:

* Extensive experience operating porttoport.

* Excellent crisis management skills; works well under pressure, and acts quickly and decisively using sound judgment.

* Supervisory experience in maritime environment required. Proven team leader with highlevel management and troubleshooting skills.

* Proficient user of computer systems, with the ability to utilize MS software applications in a Windows environment.

* Physically qualified.

* Able to complete an annual Merchant Mariners physical exam and perform physically demanding shipboard duties, as required.

* Communication skills require the ability to provide explanation of very complex or technical matters to people with little or no background in the area under discussion.

* Writing skills require the ability to write text designed to communicate technical information.

* Strong interpersonal/team skills and the proven ability to often deal with situations where immediate low-level satisfactory resolution of issues must be achieved.

Required Experience:

* USCG Master License 100 GRT

* Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC -- minimum six (6) months prior to renewal)

* Valid Drivers' License (minimum 6 months prior to renewal)

* 6 years minimum experience as a Vessel Master of a USCG inspected vessel.

Physical Demands:

* Employee must be able to write in English, read in English, calculate, have estimation skills, possess good verbal presentation and be able to communicate using the radio, speaker, or electronic communication by using the English language.

* Repetitive and prolonged postures involving standing, sitting, twisting, squatting, kneeling, stooping and reaching to full range from above the head to the deck.

* Employee must have the ability to move extremities and spine through full physiological range of motion that will permit the employee to work in a variety of postures involving postures allowing reaching with hands from deck level to overhead level.

* Flexing and twisting of the trunk and other awkward postures are required occasionally when assisting crew while tying up vessels, moving rope or cable and repairing equipment.

* Employee must have good dexterity and frequently use one and two hands throughout the work period for grasping and fingering while using controls of the vessel, hand tools and performing other activities requiring good dexterity.

* Employee must always have good balance and coordination in order to safely walk over catwalks, enter/ exit hatches, and over uneven and/or slippery surfaces.

* Must be able to climb ladders, stairwells, and pushknees.

* Employee must be able to step with a step length of 2-ft. in the horizontal direction and 2-ft. in the vertical direction.

* Different docks have various combinations of barge drafts and river stages which make it necessary to step across, up, down, or over an obstacle in order to gain access to the dock from the barge or from the barge to the boat or from the boat to the dock.

* Must also be able to safely walk and carry tools and line while crossing pipes, ledges, sills, catwalks and/or climbing ladders and pushknees.

* Employee must have sufficient cardiorespiratory fitness to occasionally perform medium-heavy physical labor involving the ability to sit and/or stand for 6 hour shifts, walk for prolonged periods, handle (lift, carry, push and pull) various materials and tools, climb ladders, stairwells, and pushknees while working in inclimate weather with temperatures that may vary from extreme cold to extreme heat.

* Must be able to work in cold/hot weather while wearing required PPE (e.g., life

* preserver, respirators, goggles, etc.).

* Must be able to lift at least 65 lbs. from floor to knuckles level on a daily basis.

* Must be able to lift at least 65 lbs. from floor to waist level on a daily basis.

* Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs. from floor to shoulder level on a daily basis.

* Must be able to lift at least 10 lbs. from floor to crown level on a daily basis.

* Must be able to lift and carry at least 30 lbs. with two hands at waist level for a minimum distance of 30 feet on a level surface.

Environmental Conditions:

* Cramped, confined spaces

* May work in fog, dark, and other visibility limiting conditions

* May be exposed to fuels, solvents, cleaners, dust, fumes, smoke, and gases.

* Will work on vessels in adverse weather conditions.

* Constant and loud engine noise, blowers, exhaust.

* Irregular working hours.

* Vibrations from vessel engines

* Arctic marine environment including low temperatures, high wind, icing, plenty of moisture and wave action.

* Frequent hazards include hypothermia, pinch points, sprains, strains, slips, falls, concussive impacts, and lifting injuries.

* Hazard awareness and corrective action is a constant function of the job due to the extreme work environment.

UIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC HR for assistance.

All employees must pass Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all UIC Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program guidelines and requirements.

If working on a DOT project, employees must pass a DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements.

Authorized Driver Requirement: Employee must have a valid driver's license and three (3) year clean driving record. Employee must follow all Authorized Driver Policy and Procedures regardi


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