Ordinary Seaman Job Description

OS is an member of the deck department  The position is an apprentice to become an able seaman. OS performs a variety of duties concerned with the operation and upkeep of deck department areas and equipment. Duties to clean, to perform maintenance, to work with deck equipment, and to undergo on-the-job-training under the supervision of senior deck department members to preserve painted surfaces of ship and to maintain lines, running gear, and cargo-handling gear in safe operating condition; Mops or washes down deck, using hose, to remove oil, dirt, and debris; Chips and cleans rust spots from deck, superstructure, and sides of ship, using hand or air chipping hammer and wire brush; Paints chipped area; Splices wire rope, using marlinespike, wirecutters, and twine.

Able Body Job Description

An AB may be called on to use emergency, lifesaving, damage control, and safety equipment. Able seamen perform all operations connected with the launching of lifesaving equipment. An AB is expected to be able to operate deck machinery, such as the windlass or winches while mooring or unmooring, and to operate cargo gear. Able seamen require advanced training, including lifeboatman certification. The boatswain is in charge of the able seamen and ordinary seaman that comprise the unlicensed deck crew, and reports directly to the chief mate. Variety of AB duties: Measures depth of water in shallow or unfamiliar waters, using leadline, and telephones or shouts information to bridge; Breaks out, rigs, overhauls, and stows cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear; Stands watch from bow of ship or wing of bridge to look for obstruction in path of ship; Steers ship and maintains visual communication with other ships; Steers ship under direction of ship's commander or navigating officer, or directs helmsman to steer, following designated course; Overhauls lifeboats and lifeboat gear, and lowers or raises lifeboats with winch or falls; Paints and chips rust on deck or superstructure of ship; Stands by wheel when ship is on automatic pilot and verifies accuracy of course by comparing with magnetic compass; Gives directions to crew engaged in cleaning wheelhouse and quarter deck; Maintains ship's log while in port, and stands gangway watch to prevent unauthorized persons from boarding ship; Stows or removes cargo from ship's hold; Relays specified signals to ships in vicinity, using visual signaling devices, such as blinker light and semaphore.

Bosun Job Description

The main duties of bosun revolve in the deck area of the ship. These duties include supervising the deck sailors to see whether they are performing their jobs efficiently. In some cases and in some ships, it is the boatswain who acts as the watchman or guard of the ships for the superior officers in the ship. Other duties also include allotting work to the deck sailors on an everyday basis. His role is to ensure that the lowermost workers are effective in their duties and that the ship’s superiors are able to carry out their quota of work without any problems. Bosuns are required to be experienced because when it comes to the deck sailors they are the superiors. The more experience a person has being a boatswain, the more helpful he will be to maintain the efficiency and the promptness required on the deck. This is why almost every ship asks for an experienced person to apply for the position of a boatswain. The experience to become a bosun is gained by the years one puts as a deck sailor. The bosun is distinguished from other able seamen by the supervisory roles: planning, scheduling, and assigning work. Outside the supervisory role, the boatswain regularly inspects the vessel and performs a variety of routine, skilled, and semi-skilled duties to maintain all areas of the ship not maintained by the engineering department. These duties can include cleaning, painting, and maintaining the vessel's hull, superstructure and deck equipment as well as executing a formal preventive maintenance program. A boatswain's skills may include cargo rigging, winch operations, deck maintenance, working aloft, and other duties required during deck operations. The boatswain is well versed in the care and handling of lines, and has knowledge of knots, hitches, bends, whipping, and splices as needed to perform tasks such as mooring a vessel. The boatswain typically operates the ship's windlasses when letting go and heaving up anchors. Moreover, a boatswain may be called upon to lead firefighting efforts or other emergency procedures encountered on board. Effective boatswains are able to integrate their seafarer skills into supervising and communicating with members of deck crew with often diverse backgrounds.

Assistant Carpenter Job Description

Responsible for assisting carpenters on job sites with carious tasks, including gather materials for workers to handle on job sites, Keep job sites clean and machines serviced, Cover services with plastic material to protect them, Cut and install insulation, Cut and fit carpet or linoleum, Spread adhesives on flooring to prepare for tile, Build scaffolding, shoring, and braces, Cut timber and lumber to specified dimensions, Hold timbers, lumber, and paneling in place for fastening or cutting, Drill holes in lumber, Hold plumb bobs, sighting rods, and other equipment, to aid in establishing reference points and lines, Set hollow metal doors and frames, Install trim and cabinets, Place and set slabs and sidewalks, Assist with slabs and elevated structures, Frame wood, Establish reference points and lines, Smooth and sand surfaces using power sanders.

Carpentrer Job Description

The job involves working with a variety of materials, such as wood, fiberglass, and aluminum. Ship carpenter job responsibilities include construction of ship parts and frames, structural assembly and repairs, finishing of ship surfaces, and inspections of finished crafts, Ship carpenters must be physically fit and manually dexterous to perform the demanding manual labor involved in a ship carpentry career. In addition, they should be happy working with a team and adept at problem-solving, as the job involves working from blueprints and building ocean crafts that meet varying technical specifications. An aptitude for mathematics is also beneficial in calculating proportions, ratios, and measurements. Carpenter does fine and detailed work specializing in the making of cabinets made from wood, wardrobes, dressers, storage chests, lockers and other furniture designed for storage. Maintenance, repair techniques and carpentry making, emergency repairs in case of damage. Doors and window casings, mantels, baseboards, and other types of ornamental work. Cuts and puts carpet or soft flooring. Different kinds of carpentary maintenance for different projects.

Mason Job Description

Employee performs skilled masonry work, building, altering and repairing brick, stone, tile or ceramic structures and surfaces, Repairs, maintains retaining walls and other brick or stone edifices, Mixes mortar; lays bricks and stones and/or concrete sidewalks; makes and repairs steps, Patches and/or replaces brick or stonework chimneys, Installs and repairs tile floors and/or walls, Reads blueprints, Plasters ceilings and/or walls, Estimates masonry jobs, Does carpentry work incidental to masonry work, Picks up requisitioned tools and materials from vendors.

Assistant Electrician Job Description

Assistant Electrician is responsible for supporting the maintenance of all electrical equipment and systems. Assist for assembling, installing, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools. Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem. Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components. Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components.

Electrician Job Description

Perform installation, maintenance, repair and replacement of marine electrical (AC/DC) and electronic systems for powerboats and sailboats. Troubleshoot problems for guests, provide recommendations for problem resolution; provide estimates for repair, replacement, and installation according to problem diagnosis and repair/replacement recommendation. Customer contact, parts order and follow-up. Perform routine and annual maintenance of customer boat electrical and electronic. Some heavy lifting, climbing, carrying required in performance of job.

Welder Job Description

Perform welding from various departments with help of welding torches and arcs. Manage work with help of manual welding machines and melt metals for various processes. Manage welding work and ensure compliance to all specifications to perform defect work. Ensure clean weld joint to obtain smooth look. Maintain disc grinder and perform all cleaning and grinding of metals. Operate various manual and automated welding equipments for welding work.

Pipe Fitter Job Description

Responsible for assembling and installing pipe systems, pipe supports and hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. Installs pipe for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial production and processing systems. A pipefitter attaches pipes to walls, structures and fixtures, such as radiators or tanks, using brackets, clamps, tools or welding equipment. Pipefitters measure and mark pipes for cutting, threading and welding. They use specific tools such as saws, cutting torches, pipe threaders, benders, and welders.

Turner Job Description

A fitter and turner lubricates, measures, taps, drills and polishes finished components to prepare them for assembly by other workers. Fitters and turners lay out the construction materials and make cutting lines with industrial tools to match the specifications. They also cut, bend and affix equipment such as hydraulic pipe lines and weld metal components together as required.Maintains and repairs, assembles and fits components for machinery, uses blueprints/plans to measure material for production, monitors machinery and repairs faults, fits parts required to complete the machine. Using of Lathe machine and other tools and instruments characteristic for the job.

Fitter-Mechanic Job Description

Work in engine room, carrying out repairing metal work, (turning in some cases) welding works on a deck as well; Repairing pipelines, pumps, compressors, coppers, valves, case, restoration of shaft, plating nests of bearings; grinding in and polishing of valves, atomizers, the main and auxiliary diesel engines, compressors etc.

Assistant Fitter-Mechanic Job Description

Assist with Repairing pipelines, pumps, compressors, coppers, valves, case, restoration of shaft, plating nests of bearings; grinding in and polishing of valves, atomizers, the main and auxiliary diesel engines, compressors etc.

Motorman Job Description

Engine Overhauling, Concentrate on integrity of engines and motors, their working, repair and lubrication, Ensure that equipment remain in working order while maintaining their safety quotient, Look into ordering new machinery or replacing old ones, Ensure complete repair of all equipment at all times (Under guidance of engineers), Make sure the schedules are followed for timely completion of projects, Maintain proper logs of equipment and their current status. Train/help new crew, Maintain good two way communication with crew members, To keep equipment damage and loss at minimum level, Detect and rectify backlog areas in an equipment line with minimum time lag, Provide assistance to other crew members, in case of need, Work in special departments like mechanics, electrical engineering or power generation area of the vessel. Besides these, the overall status of condition of all onboard equipment is a responsibility that lies with a ship’s motorman. Knowing about their exact condition, need for repair or replacement or service is something you would need to take care of all the time.

Assistant Motorman Job Description

Assist maintenance of the oil, water and fuel levels of all mechanical equipment within machinery spaces or as required by the Chief Mechanic: assist stopping and starting of machinery as required by Chief Mechanic or Assistant Mechanic; Ensure that all fuel oil tank levels are maintained; Maintaining machinery records in the engine room log book as required; Performing of maintenance routine as required by the planned maintenance program; Reporting all faults to the Mechanic or Assistant Mechanic in a timely manne; Perform other duties are required by the Chief Mechanic and Assistant Mechanic.

Oiler Job Description

The job of an Oiler onboard is to assist ship engineers lubricating bearings and other moving parts of engines and other mechanical equipment aboard the cruise ship. The Oiler participates in the general maintenance of ship's main power plant, auxiliary engines and generators in order to ensure that oil temperature is within the standard limits and oil gauges are all working properly.

Wiper Job Description

Cleaning of the engine room, Maintenance of the working area, General maintenance of the engine department, Assisting other personnel on the ship in various tasks; Work as a part of the watch team, Work with ordinary seamen aboard and assist them in various tasks. A wiper’s responsibilities revolve around keeping the engine room and rest of the vessel well maintained. This is no easy task, But if a marine career is what you are interested in, wiper marine job would be the best way to get a firsthand experience of life on ships.

HVAC Fitter Job Description

In charge of carrying out maintenance and repair to the vessel's Heat, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration equipment Ventilation equipment. He will be responsible for: Overhauling pumps, compressors, condensers, evaporators and carry out necessary maintenance. Carry out a gas charge to minor equipment (ice machine, ice-cream machine and stand alone units) Any additional duty as required by the Staff Chief Engineer, Ensure that all aspects of company's OH&S are effectively applied during his working activities. Must do welding copper pipes.

Assistant HVAC Fitter Job Description

(Heat, ventilation, A/C system, and refrigeration) help with the installation of furnaces, air conditioning, and duct work. They perform duties such as furnishing tools, materials, and supplies to HVAC technicians; cleaning work areas, machines and tools; and holding materials or tools. They may also perform other duties under the supervision of HVAC technicians.

Plumber Job Description

The Plumber is responsible for installing, repairing and maintaining pipes, fixtures and other plumbing used for water distribution and waste water disposal in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. On board vessels is used Georg Fisher system.

Assistant Plumber Job Description

Assist with installing, repairing and maintaining pipes, fixtures and other plumbing used for water distribution and waste water disposal in residential, commercial and industrial buildings.

Fire Patrol / Fire watch Job Description

Person whose sole responsibility is to look for fires within an established area. Fire watch is required in the event of temporary failure of the fire alarm system or where activities require the interruption of any fire detection, suppression or alarm system component. Assist with presence for any welding jobs for different projects in engine or deck.

Refurbishment (Deck or Engine) Job Description

Perform different kind of tasks, help for different projects (can be in engine or deck department), assist supervisor for any request.