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Chief Mate-200 Ton (2022)

Western Alaskan Waters, Alaska
Job Title:
Chief Mate-200 Ton
SOC code:
FLSA Classification:
Alaskan Waters
Reports to: Captain
Status: Full Time, Seasonal  EEO-1: 7-Operatives
Normal Work Hours and Days:  12 hour days Sunday through Saturday. 7 days a week for up to 8 weeks at a time.  Work is on a seasonal basis.
EEO Statement:
Cruz Construction, Inc.is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We make all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, other protected activities, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. **This employer participates in E-Verify. Este Empleador Participa en E-Verify.**
Supervises and coordinates activities of crew aboard towing vessel, as directed by Captain. Stand opposite watch of Captain.
Essential Functions:
  • Adhere to the QSEMS (Quality, Safety, and Environmental Management System) including the Quality Assurance Manual (QAM) and the Operating Procedures Manual (OPM).
  • Supervise and coordinate activities of crew aboard towing vessel.
  • Examine gear and life-saving equipment.
  • Order crew to repair or replace defective gear and equipment.
  • Stand watch during specified periods.
Other Tasks:
  • Performing other related duties, as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Stands watch during specified periods and determines geographical position of vessel upon request of vessel captain.
  • Directs activities of workers engaged in vessel operations.
  • Assumes command of vessel in event the captain becomes incapacitated
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function and preferably can also perform other tasks satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
  • One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Merchant Mariner Credential
    • 200 Tons Mate of Towing NC
  • TWIC
  • Valid Driver License
  • Vessel Security Officer (VSO) Certificate (by May 15, 2009 preferred)
  • First Aid/CPR
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of and ability to use Internet software and the ability to use Microsoft Office and email
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for transportation of goods.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance.
  • Skill in controlling operations of equipment and systems on the vessel.
  • Skill in problem solving and reacting quickly with rapidly changing situations.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. 
  • Ability to speak English over radio and over phone.
  • Ability to read and understand simple instructions, short correspondence and memos
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and multiply and divide with 10’s and 100’s.

Physical Demands:

The following activities were rated for frequency of occurrence based on the following:
Not Present = NP    
1-10% of the work day = Rare 34-66% of the work day = Frequent
11-33% of the work day = Occasional 67-100% of the work day = Constant


Reaching Overhead Frequent
Standing Frequent Reaching Straight Ahead Frequent
Walking Frequent Reaching Downward Frequent
Bending/Stooping Frequent Handling Frequent
Crouching Frequent Fingering Occasionally
Kneeling Frequent Feeling Occasionally
Crawling Frequent Talking Frequent
Climbing Occasionally Hearing Frequent
Balancing Occasionally Twisting Frequent
Operate Foot Controls Occasionally Twist of Wrist Frequent
(Pounds) Constant Frequent Occasional Rare
Lifting   40 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Carrying 50 lbs. 40 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Pushing/Pulling   40 lbs. 100 lbs.  
Working Conditions:
1. Exposure to Inclement Weather X        Occasionally exposed to inclement weather
2. Extreme Cold X  
3. Extreme Heat X Exposed to hot diesel engines and hoses while lubricating equipment.
4. Wet and/or Humid X Frequently exposed to wet/humid conditions.
5. Noise X Usually loud
6. Vibration X Normal Equipment Vibration
7. Atmospheric Conditions (dust/fumes/etc.) X Possible diesel fumes
8. Moving Mechanical Parts X Exposed to engine components
9. Electric Shock X Generator sets.
10. High, Exposed Places X Crawling onto top of equipment to service it.
11. Radiant Energy X Active Radar. Rarely exposed.
12. Explosives X Diesel fuel exposure.
13. Toxic or Caustic Chemicals X Petroleum distillates.
14. Other Risks X Aware of the potential hazards of working around equipment.
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

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