Required for Position: USCG Master’s License. (Your application will not be considered without this requirement)
The vessels Captain is responsible for directing safe and lawful operation of the vessel to ensure the safety, health and discipline of all crew onboard, and is responsible for the overall management and supervision of fishing and processing operations.
Typical work hours are 12 hours per day, 7 days per week, however, the Captain is responsible on a 24 hours per day basis.
While performing the duties of this job, captains may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions, moving machinery, trawl gear and various species of fish. Captains may also be exposed to wet, humid and freezing conditions, high, precarious places, vibration and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Captains work onboard a vessel in the ocean which by nature produces varying degrees of motion onboard.
Protective Clothing and Equipment:
Storm weather clothing, survival suit, mustang suit, life preserver, skiff, life rafts, SCBA, fire extinguishing equipment, first aid equipment, hardhat, noise suppression devices and safety goggles.
Materials, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids:
Commercial fishing equipment such as trawl gear, net reel hydraulics, navigation, ship handling, radio communications, computer, fax and telex operation, sonar and depth sounder operation.
Job Requirements that are Common to All Positions:
All employees must be able to:
Job Requirements that are Specific to Captains:
- Understand and follow instructions, directions, safety rules and procedures in English.
- Board and exit the vessel by gangplank or Jacob’s ladder without assistance.
- Board or exit a skiff without assistance in all weather conditions.
- Ascend and descend steep stairways and ladders in all temperatures.
- Work 12 hours hours per day, 7 days per week for the duration of the contract.
- Perform repetitive tasks for extended periods of time.
- Work long hours in all kinds of weather.
- Work in a cold and wet environment.
- Don life jacket, life vest and/or survival suit without assistance.
- Live and work with others in close quarters.
- Be away from medical care and supervision for 3+ months at a time.
- Share crew quarters, bathroom facilities, and common dining areas with other crew members.
- Must be able to pass pre-employment and random drug tests per USCG regulations.
Captains must be able to:
- Perform and/or manage vessel navigation and fishing operations of the vessel.
- Manage and supervise bridge watch standing activities.
- Supervise all wheelhouse and deck personnel.
- Direct and manage all operations of the vessel not involving the direct operation of the factory.
- Coordinate with all vessel departments and supervise on a continual basis.
- Manage all at-sea medical and emergency operations.
- Assist the First Mate in providing direct medical care to injured crew as necessary.
- Direct the transfer of crew on and off the vessel.
- Maintain ships log and prepare all reports as required by the company, USCG and other regulatory agencies.
- Inspect vessel areas on a regular basis.
While performing the duties of this job, employees are required to stand and walk; use fingers, hands and arms to push, pull and reach; bend and twist; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Employees must be able to give and follow instructions, speak, hear, and understand English.
Groundfish Catcher Processor captain experience.
USCG Medical Emergency response training.
Current Hazwoper certificate.
USCG Drill Instructor training.