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Alaskan Waters, AK
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Alaskan Waters
Reports to: Captain
Status: Full-Time, Temporary  EEO-1: 7-Operatives
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.

Approved by:   Kurtis Hansen                                                      Revised: 12/28/22

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.
Stand watch to look for obstructions in path of vessel, measure water depth, turn wheel on bridge, or use emergency equipment as directed by captain, mate, or pilot. Break out, rig, overhaul, and store cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Perform a variety of maintenance tasks to preserve the painted surface of the ship and to maintain line and ship equipment.

Essential Functions:
  • Adhere to the QSEMS (Quality, Safety, and Environmental Management System) including the Quality Assurance Manual (QAM) and the Operating Procedures Manual (OPM)
  • Work aboard watercraft, such as dredges, ferryboats, scows, and river boats.
  • Handle lines to moor vessel to wharves, tie up vessel to another vessel, or rig towing lines.
  • Sweep and wash decks.
  • Lower and man lifeboat in case of emergencies.
  • Stand steering watches or lookout watches while underway.
  • Move controls or turn hand wheels to raise or lower passenger or vehicle landing ramps.
  • Insert blocks under wheels of vehicles to prevent them from moving.
  • Load or unload material from barges, scows, and dredges.
  • Paint lifeboats, decks, and superstructure of vessel.
  • Lubricate machinery and equipment.
  • Splice and repair cables and ropes.
  • Examine cables that hold vessels in tow and tighten cables to ensure vessels are snug.
Other Tasks:
  • Performing other related duties, as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None.

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:
  • At least 6 months of direct related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC) Ordinary Seaman
  • Valid Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Able Bodied Seaman (AB)

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of and ability to use Internet software and the ability to use Microsoft Office and email.
  • Knowledge of general machines and tools, which include: anchor lines, anchor rollers, depth gauges, hoists, marine signaling systems, and winches.
  • Skill in controlling operations of equipment or systems on the vessel.
  • Skill in problem solving and reacting quickly with rapidly changing situations.
  • Ability to read and understand simple instructions, short correspondence and memos
  • 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 Occasionally
Climbing Frequent Hearing Occasionally
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 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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