Boat Chief Mate in Majuro at DynCorp International LLC

Date Posted: 1/6/2020

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Job Description

Job Summary

The Boat Chief Mate is customarily in charge of the ship's cargo and deck crew. A Chief Mate is a licensed member and head of the deck department of a merchant ship.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Supervise actions of Deck department.
  • Responsible for safe stowage of all equipment loaded aboard. Specifically responsible for proper planning, loading, stowage, and discharge of cargo and ship maintenance in a safe and stable condition.
  • Prepare and submit Deck department repair list; and inspect repairs made by maintenance personnel.
  • Person-in-charge of emergency response team.
  • Training officer responsible for training of all assigned personnel in their duties for ship replenishment, emergencies, and execution of safe navigational practices.
  • Damage control officer responsible for preparation of station bills, maintenance of fire detection systems, maintenance of firefighting and lifesaving apparatus’.
  • Safety officer responsible for Deck department safety meetings, presenting progress report of safety items and recommendations. Maintain safety library and advise personnel and department heads of current safety procedures and developments.
  • Direct actions of crew in operation of vessel’s weight-handling equipment, anchor tackle, small boats, etc.
  • Assign duties associated with departmental “call-out” (e.g., painting, cleaning, greasing).
  • Stand navigation watch as assigned per operational requirements. 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be familiar with high and medium speed diesel engines, and electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic power transmission, potable and cooling water, sewage treatment and fuel pumping systems, which are typically found aboard such vessels.
  • Ability to interpret and understand blueprints and wiring schematics.
  • Ability to be trained for proper response to emergency situations (ex: man overboard, fire, flooding etc.).
  • Additional knowledge/skill requirements may be required by assignment or contract.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum five (5) years experience in a related position with at least three (3) years supervisory experience as a licensed officer in the deck department or two (2) years Marine Management experience.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Acquire and maintain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)3.
  • Possess all valid credentials required by law for service as Chief Mate on the route and class of vessel appointed to (Examples: Merchant Mariners Credential, TWIC Card, Medical Certificate, Radio Operator Licenses etc.) for 100 or 1600 T Vessels.
  • Possess a US Coast Guard (USCG) 200 ton masters Ocean minimum.
  • Tug Experience preferred.
  • Additional experience and education requirements may vary by assignment.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Must be able to lift a minimum weight of 50 lbs.
  • Stand for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must have the ability to climb ladders and stairs.
  • Normal color vision is required.
  • Living and working conditions at the assignment location could be remote and uncomfortable.
  • Long hours, exposure to weather and hazardous conditions.


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