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Chief Mate

Description:

  • Ocean Ships, Inc. is hiring Chief Mates
  • Rotation: 4 months on/off
  • Military Sealift Command (MSC) and Maritime Administration (MARAD) contract fleet of full and reduced operating status vessels.
  • Routes: International and coastal

Primary Function:

Responsible for the administration and supervision of deck department functions; accountable for the safe handling, storage, and transporting of cargo and for the planning and administration of deck maintenance; determines stability, trim; instructs the crew in the preparation of cargo operations, and transportation of cargo; verifies and monitors the safe navigation of the vessel. Acts as Ship’s Security Officer. Overall, in charge of the Deck department.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • USCG MMC
    • Chief Mate Unlimited Oceans or higher
    • Basic Training
    • VPDSD
    • Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW)
  • STCW without limitation
  • Valid TWIC
  • US citizen with valid Passport
  • Valid USCG Medical Certificate (STCW date valid)
  • AMO member or must be willing to join
  • All documents must be valid for the duration of the hitch

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • US Security Clearance
  • Medical PIC
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • MSC Training
    • Damage Control
    • Environmental Awareness
    • CBRD orientation
    • Small Arms
    • Watch stander basic and advanced
    • Ship Reaction Force
    • Anti-Terrorism Officer
    • CBRD - Officer
    • COMSEC Training (EKMS)
    • AR2 LAN Manager
Chief Engineer

Description:

  • Ocean Ships, Inc. is hiring Chief Engineers
  • Rotation: 4 months on/off
  • Military Sealift Command (MSC) and Maritime Administration (MARAD) contract fleet of full and reduced operating status vessels.
  • Routes: International and coastal

Primary Function:

Head of the Engine department controlling the operation and maintenance of all machinery and related equipment; supervises all engine department personnel and evaluates their performances. Maintains all engine department-related files, plans, instruction manuals and inspection records. Audits the performance of the main engines and auxiliaries and documents same. Controls all vessel purchase orders, spare part requisitions, and stores requisitions and maintains files on same. Conducts safety audits; instructs and supervises the deck officers in the proper operation of all cargo and deck-related machinery. Communicates daily with ship’s Master on all aspects relating to SMS. Officer in charge of SAMM/NSE Preventive Maintenance System.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • USCG MMC
    • Chief Engineer Unlimited (Diesel/Motor)
    • Basic Training
    • VPDSD
    • Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch (RFPEW)
  • STCW without limitation
  • Valid TWIC
  • US citizen with valid Passport
  • Valid USCG Medical Certificate (STCW date valid)
  • AMO member or must be willing to join
  • All documents must be valid for the duration of the hitch

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • US Security Clearance
  • MSC Training
    • Damage Control
    • Environmental Awareness
    • CBRD orientation
    • Small Arms
    • Watch stander basic and advanced
    • Ship Reaction Force
    • ShipClip
    • CMEO
1st Assistant Engineer

Description:

  • Ocean Ships, Inc. is hiring 1st Assistant Engineers
  • Rotation: 4 months on/off
  • Military Sealift Command (MSC) and Maritime Administration (MARAD) contract fleet of full and reduced operating status vessels.
  • Routes: International and coastal

Primary Function:

Directly responsible to the Chief Engineer. Supervises the engine department personnel, both licensed and unlicensed, in their daily work assignments. In conjunction with the Chief Engineer, sets up daily work and maintenance programs, delegating such to assistant engineers and crew members as their experience dictates. Assists the Chief Engineer in setting up engine and deck work lists and maintenance records and seeing that all records are kept up to date as work is performed. As work is performed, checks that all is being done to ensure that company and industry safety guidelines are being met.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • USCG MMC
    • 1st Assistant Engineer Unlimited (Diesel/Motor)
    • Basic Training
    • VPDSD
    • Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch (RFPEW)
  • STCW without limitation
  • Valid TWIC
  • US citizen with valid Passport
  • Valid USCG Medical Certificate (STCW date valid)
  • AMO member or must be willing to join
  • All documents must be valid for the duration of the hitch

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • US Security Clearance
  • MSC Training
    • Damage Control
    • Environmental Awareness
    • CBRD orientation
    • Small Arms
    • Watch stander basic and advanced
    • Ship Reaction Force
    • ShipClip
    • CMEO
2nd Assistant Engineer

Description:

  • Ocean Ships, Inc. is hiring 2nd Assistant Engineers
  • Rotation: 4 months on/off
  • Military Sealift Command (MSC) and Maritime Administration (MARAD) contract fleet of full and reduced operating status vessels.
  • Routes: International and coastal

Primary Function:

Engine room watch stander or dayworker on unmanned certified vessels. In conjunction with the First Assistant Engineer meets daily to set up work related to equipment he/she oversees, discussing in full detail condition of said equipment. Under the direction of Chief Engineer/First Assistant, is responsible for auxiliary machinery maintenance.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • USCG MMC
    • 2nd Assistant Engineer Unlimited (Diesel/Motor) or higher
    • Basic Training
    • VPDSD
    • Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch (RFPEW)
  • STCW without limitation
  • Valid TWIC
  • US citizen with valid Passport
  • Valid USCG Medical Certificate (STCW date valid)
  • AMO member or must be willing to join
  • All documents must be valid for the duration of the hitch

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • US Security Clearance
  • MSC Training
    • Damage Control
    • Environmental Awareness
    • CBRD orientation
    • Small Arms
    • Watch stander basic and advanced
    • Ship Reaction Force
    • CMEO
3rd Assistant Engineer

Description:

  • Ocean Ships, Inc. is hiring 3rd Assistant Engineers
  • Rotation: 4 months on/off
  • Military Sealift Command (MSC) and Maritime Administration (MARAD) contract fleet of full and reduced operating status vessels.
  • Routes: International and coastal

Primary Function:

Engine room watch stander or dayworker on unmanned certified vessels. In conjunction with the First Assistant Engineer meets daily to set up work related to equipment he/she oversees, discussing in full detail condition of said equipment. Under the direction of Chief Engineer/First Assistant, is responsible for auxiliary machinery maintenance.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • USCG MMC
    • 3rd Assistant Engineer Unlimited Oceans or higher
    • Basic Training
    • VPDSD
    • Rating Forming Part of an Engineering Watch (RFPEW)
  • STCW without limitation
  • Valid TWIC
  • US citizen with valid Passport
  • Valid USCG Medical Certificate (STCW date valid)
  • AMO member or must be willing to join
  • All documents must be valid for the duration of the hitch

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • US Security Clearance
  • MSC Training
    • Damage Control
    • Environmental Awareness
    • CBRD orientation
    • Small Arms
    • Watch stander basic and advanced
    • Ship Reaction Force
    • CMEO
Medical Department Representative

Description:

  • Ocean Ships, Inc. is hiring Medical Department Representatives
  • Rotation: 4 months on/off
  • Military Sealift Command (MSC) and Maritime Administration (MARAD) contract fleet of full and reduced operating status vessels.
  • Routes: International and coastal

Primary Function:

Provide support for Health of all embarked personnel aboard the vessel. Act as Master’s agent in all aspects of health, including health care, preventative medicine, environmental health, occupational health and medical administration. Perform Emergency Medical Procedures. Utilize Company’s medical consultation service provider as needed, Control of medication and maintenance of medical equipment onboard.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be trained as a Professional Nurse, Physician Assistant, or Hospital Corpsman with IDC Endorsement in accordance with MSC requirements, as applicable.
  • USCG MMC
    • Hospital Corpsman
    • Basic Training
  • Valid TWIC
  • US citizen with valid Passport
  • Valid USCG Medical Certificate (STCW date valid)
  • SIU member or must be willing to join
  • All documents must be valid for the duration of the hitch

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • US Security Clearance
  • MSC Training
    • Damage Control
    • Environmental Awareness
    • CBRD orientation
    • Food Safety Training
    • Drug and Alcohol Testing
Radio Officer

Description:

  • Ocean Ships, Inc. is hiring Radio Officers
  • Rotation: 4 months on/off
  • Military Sealift Command (MSC) and Maritime Administration (MARAD) contract fleet of full and reduced operating status vessels.
  • Routes: International and coastal

Primary Function:

Vessel’s communication officer. Responsible for Navy messaging and COMSEC material. Completes updates of the local computer network and troubleshoots all network problems. Work for and closely with the Captain and the Navy’s local area command. Maintains and calibrates all electronic and navigational equipment.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • USCG MMC
    • Radio Officer or Mate
    • Basic Training
    • GMDSS Operators or at sea maintainer
    • VPDSD
  • Valid TWIC
  • US citizen with valid Passport
  • Valid USCG Medical Certificate (STCW date valid)
  • AMO member or must be willing to join
  • All documents must be valid for the duration of the hitch

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • US Security Clearance
  • MSC Training
    • Damage Control
    • Environmental Awareness
    • CBRD orientation
    • COMSEC (EKMS)
    • AR2 LAN Manager
Storekeeper

Description:

  • Ocean Ships, Inc. is hiring Chief Storekeepers
  • Rotation: 4 months on/off
  • Military Sealift Command (MSC) and Maritime Administration (MARAD) contract fleet of full and reduced operating status vessels.
  • Routes: International and coastal

Primary Function:

Maintains the vessel Navy Supply System requirements and inventory. Responsible for the initialization of requisitions for repair parts as directed by the Chief Engineer, requisitions of safety related items as directed by Chief Mate, and requisitions of provisions and consumables as directed by the Master.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • USCG MMC
    • Basic Training
    • VPDSD
  • Valid TWIC
  • US citizen with valid Passport
  • Valid USCG Medical Certificate (STCW date valid)
  • SIU member or must be willing to join
  • All documents must be valid for the duration of the hitch

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • US Security Clearance
  • MSC Training
    • Damage Control
    • Environmental Awareness
    • CBRD orientation
    • ShipClip
    • Supply Management
Specially Training Ordinary Seaman (STOS)

Description:

  • Ocean Ships, Inc. is hiring Specially Training Ordinary Seamen (STOS)
  • Rotation: 4 months on/off
  • Military Sealift Command (MSC) and Maritime Administration (MARAD) contract fleet of full and reduced operating status vessels.
  • Routes: International and coastal

Primary Function:

Dayworker performing the ordinary work incidental to the sailing, operation and maintenance of the vessel. Possibility of standing occasional bridge lookout and helmsman watch.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • USCG MMC
    • Ordinary Seaman
    • Basic Training
    • Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW)
  • Valid TWIC
  • US citizen with valid Passport
  • Valid USCG Medical Certificate (STCW date valid)
  • SIU member or must be willing to join
  • All documents must be valid for the duration of the hitch

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • MSC Training
    • Damage Control
    • Environmental Awareness
    • CBRD orientation

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