Valid Merchant Mariner License
Wheelhouse employees will be responsible for the safe operation of the vessel and tow as well as the safety of the vessel crew. Applicants must possess and display good navigational skills, good communication skills with company managers, crew members and customers.
Participate and recommend actions regarding training and evaluation of Deck Crew candidates.
Possess and utilize excellent “good seamanship” skills.
Possess superior boat-handling skills.
Manage and operate vessel within legal requirements of USCG, FCC, COE, and other pertinent regulatory agencies and to established high standards.
Compile, review and maintain rough and official vessel logs.
Interact with the customer in a professional and courteous fashion.
Assist in compilation and maintenance of Army Corps of Engineers, USCG, FCC, and other reports as required by Master or regulation.
Monitor safety issues on vessel and correct in consultation with Master and assist in role as onboard risk manager.
Assist Master in the establishment of a safety “culture” and take corrective action as situations may require.
Take a lead role in the training of marine crew.
Organize and participate in drills.
Assure the proper recordation of all drill activities.
Schedule and perform Safety audits as mandated by company policy and as circumstances require.
Ensure that the performance and behavior of Deck Department meets legal and professional requirements.
Participate in the development of task prioritization and capital projects in consultation.
Participate in Marine Department meetings as required by the company.
Recommend discipline for infractions of policy by Deck Department.
The skill set and physical qualifications listed below are general requirements for this position. The actual exertion level (and frequency of use) can and does fluctuate depending on the individual tasks being performed.
Must possess a minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent
5 Years’ experience as Mate or Second Mate demonstrating the ability to handle growing levels of responsibility or an equivalent time in the position as pilot in combination with command experience.
Computer literacy in conjunction with administrative skills.
Training and experience in the operation of on-board control, communication, lifesaving, navigation, and fire-fighting systems.
Ability to use independent judgment and discretion to develop and execute innovative solutions to operational problems.
Excellent career record in the marine industry.
Possess and demonstrate superior judgment, analytical ability, performance under pressure, and other skills necessary during routine operation or emergency response aboard a towing vessel.
Be able to adequately assist in training, mentoring, coaching, and counseling programs and sessions.
Thoroughly understand all pertinent regulations and laws under which the vessel operates.
Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
Logically complete work assignments.
Demonstrate well-developed inter-personal skills.
Set and achieve high standards of performance.
Demonstrate initiative and be able to make progress on multiple assignments under time constraints.
The above description denotes some of the specific characteristics, which are necessary to perform the principal functions of the job and are not intended to be a description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
Inland Marine Service is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.