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Captain - Master 200 Ton NC (2022)

Western Alaskan Waters, AK
Job Title:
Captain/Master-200 Ton
SOC code:
FLSA Classification:
Alaskan Waters
Reports to: Port Captain
Status: Full Time, Seasonal  EEO-1: 1.2 First/Mid-Level Officials
Normal Work Hours and Days:  12 Hour Days, 7 days a week for up to 8 weeks at a time.  Work is on a seasonal basis.
Wage Range: $600-$800 per day DOE
For job information please call 907-538-5436
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.**
Responsible for the safe operation of an assigned vessel and crew, commands vessel into and out of harbors, estuaries, straits, sounds, rivers, lakes and bays.

Essential Functions:
  • Adhere to the QSEMS (Quality, Safety, and Environmental Management System) including the Quality Assurance Manual (QAM) and the Operating Procedures Manual (OPM).
  • Implement the Quality, Safety and Environmental Policy of the Company.
  • Provide overriding authority and make decisions with respect to quality, safety and pollution prevention.
  • Request the Company’s assistance as may be necessary.
  • Provide overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of assigned vessel and crew.
  • Determine the need for and assign lookouts as necessary. 
  • Signal workers on deck during operations when necessary.
  • Determine course and towing speed on basis of specialized knowledge of local winds, weather, tides, and current.
  • Steer vessels to avoid reefs, outlying shoals, and other hazards to shipping, utilizing navigation devices, such as: radar, sonic depth finder, compass and sextant; and, aids to navigation, such as: lighthouses and buoys.
  • Stands wheelhouse watches underway.
  • Ensure compliance of assigned operations with applicable federal, state, and company regulations and policies. 
  • Prepare, monitor, and update vessel work lists and maintenance schedules.  
  • Perform administrative and supervisory functions. 
  • Purchase food for crew. 
  • Prepare material requisitions and monitor usage of supplies.
Other Tasks:
  • Performing other related duties, as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Mentor and provide onboard training for employees.
  • Reward and discipline employees.
  • Address complaints and resolve problems.
  • Motivate the crew in observation of the policy.
  • Issue appropriate orders and instructions in a clear and simple manner
  • Verify that specified requirements are observed.
  • Routinely review the Company’s QSEMS and reports any deficiencies to shore-based management.

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:
  • Merchant Mariner Credential
    • 200 Ton Master NC
    • Master of Towing
  • TWIC
  • Valid Driver License

  • First Aid/CPR
  • Vessel Security Officer (VSO) Certificate

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 effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.   
  • Ability to clearly 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 read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • 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 Moderate to 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 Occasionally exposed.
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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