Lindblad Expeditions is looking for a Rotational Deckhand #JobsHiringPagosaSprings #JobAdvertisementsNearPagosaSprings
WHO WE ARELindblad Expeditions is the pioneer in the Expedition Travel space, from taking the first citizen explorers to Antarctica in 1966, to opening the Galapagos and Easter Island to tourism in 1967, to leading the first tourist expedition through the Northwest Passage in 1984, to launching our innovative partnership with National Geographic in 2004. Now taking nearly 25,000 guests per year to some of the worlds most remote and pristine locations on our fleet of 15 ships, we do whatever it takes to ensure our guests experience the Exhilaration of Discovery.
ABOUT THE ROLEThe Deckhand is responsible for maintenance/cleaning of the interior/exterior of the vessel. In addition, the deckhand will assist with bridge watch/navigation, perform hourly security patrols including nightly engine room inspections, and will assist with general boat operations.
The Rotational Deckhands works a rotational schedule of approximately 2 months on/1 month off, approximately 12 hours per day.
RESPONSIBILITIESShip MaintenanceSweeps decks, washes windows, and empties trash receptacles.Cleans the public restroom and general areas such as bulkheads, lockers, etc.Primes and paints the vessel as assigned.Assists engineering as directed.Uses chemicals for cleaning and ship maintenance while ensuring personal protective equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, respirators, etc. are used correctly.May be assigned various special projects as per the Chief Mate’s work list.Boat OperationsHandles lines during docking and undocking procedures.Assigned anchoring duties as needed.Assists the Bridge Watch Officer with lookout and wheel watch.Assists with lowering/raising and tying up/ casting off of the inflatable boats and kayaks.Assists with loading guests, staff, and crew in and out of inflatable boats.Assists in driving inflatable boats as directed by Chief Mate.Safety & SecurityParticipates in on board safety training, meetings and drills, as directed by the Captain, including fire, abandon ship, man overboard, flooding and medical emergencies.Participates in shore side training as required by the company.Conducts hourly security patrols including inspection of the engine room and lazarette at night.Serves as needed on gangway watch.Familiar with all duties under the company Safety Management System including Emergency Response activities.Additional DutiesLoads/off-loads guest luggage.Hauls ship’s trash, laundry, and stores as needed.Pulls, cleans and replaces the galley mats, cleans the galley deck and washes any used galley rags.Assists in the training of new/seasonal deckhandsDESIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONSMechanical aptitude and interest.Maritime/boating experience preferred.Good customer service skills; professional demeanor, ability to use necessary levels of tact and courtesy.Detail oriented and thorough; able to follow through on assigned tasks.Able to work independently using initiative and creativity to complete assigned tasks.Strong time management skills; able to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines.Works well under pressure.Ability to get along well with co-workers and support a team environment.LICENSES/CERTIFICATESLimited Masters License required.100 Ton Masters License preferred.Current First Aid/CPR certification required.Valid TWIC card required.Valid US Passport required.STCW Basic Safety Training required.STCW Crowd Management preferred.STCW Crisis preferred.VPDSD required.Current Basic & Advanced Fire Fighting certification preferred.Lindblad Expeditions is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals seeking employment at Lindblad Expeditions are considered without regards to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, pregnancy, unemployment status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status.