Able Seaman

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: San Diego, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: FullTime

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Under direct supervision, stands underway navigational watches and security watches in port. Performs cleaning and maintenance duties. Performs deck duties requiring acquired seamanship skills.

  • Proven knowledge of standard navigation and ship handling techniques. Demonstrated ability to perform as qualified helmsman.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of deployment, recovery and operation of small boats.

  • Working knowledge of math calculations.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing, with diverse ship board personnel.

  • Working knowledge of requirements for maintaining inventory of deck stores and supplies for vessels.

  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with emergency methods and practices, drills and training.

  • Working knowledge of and familiarity with federal regulations relevant to maritime operations and international regulations.

  • Proficiency in standard office software applications.

  • Good working knowledge of basic good seamanship practices (knots, splices, line-handling, canvas work, rigging/stowing gear, general shipboard maintenance and care, operation of deck equipment and tools, etc.

  • Experience in standard practices of maintenance and preservation of steel vessels, shipboard deck equipment, and machinery.

  • Ability and willingness to go to sea for extend periods of time.

  • Ability to pass physical examination and U.S. Coast Guard (DOT) regulations for Chemical Drug and Alcohol testing.

Must possess:

  • U.S. Passport

  • U.S. Coast Guard Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW95).

  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) issued by Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

  • Merchant Mariners Document (MMD) or Credential (MMC) with Able Seaman endorsement. Other endorsements may be required.

  • Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties (VPDSD).


Our employees enjoy competitive compensation packages and educational opportunities in a diverse, stimulating workforce.

This position is eligible for full benefits first day of hire:
a) Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
b) Vacation/holidays (15 vacation days & 13 paid holidays a year)
c) Work/Life Balance
d) Life insurance
e) UC Retirement Plan
f) Pet Insurance

For more information about UCSD Benefits please click here and visit UCSD Work/Life .

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