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Employment

Welcome to Harbor Offshore Marine!


We are delighted you are interested in joining our team. On this page we have provided

  • an overview of employee duties

  • an employee application form both online and in a pdf format

  • a copy of the employee handbook in pdf version

 

We encourage you to read thru and download information for your convenience. Our team is focused on long and prosperous partnerships. Your role is critical in fulfilling our organizations mission and goals - TEAMWORK, COURTESY & COOPERATION

 

We will do our best to help you become a productive member of our staff through orientation and training. Please feel free to let any of the other employees or supervisors know what you need to accomplish your new responsibilities. The employee handbook will further help guide you along that process, so take note of the following documents and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact your supervisor.

 

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Captain Duties

The following directions are not intended to cover in detail all the areas of his responsibility, but to serve as a general guide for his performance of the duties of Captain.

The Captain is in charge of the navigation, operation, management, care and safety of the vessel; the safety and wellbeing of the crew and all other personnel on board as well as the safety of the equipment and cargo carried on board.  It is the duty of the Captain to keep himself fully informed of, and adhere to, all United States and other relevant laws, regulations and directives affecting the operation of the vessel. In addition, the Captain shall acquaint himself fully with the regulations and local requirements of all ports visited.  He shall not berth at any port until all the laws have been complied with. All problems encountered shall be reported to the Company office by the most expeditious means.  The Captain is responsible to the owner and charterer, for the operation of the vessel and the employment of the crew in a safe and efficient manner to carry out the assigned missions of the vessel. He must maintain proper order and discipline on board at all times.  He shall be held responsible for any disorderly conduct, or violation of the laws or of the rules covered in the Company's Employee or Health Safety and Environmental Policy which might have been prevented by proper administration and supervision on his part.  He shall not permit any alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs or other intoxicants on the vessel at any time.

The Captain, as the commander of the vessel, must govern his decisions relating to loading, operational matters, personnel and vessel safety, and instructions from the owner and/or the charterer, based on his knowledge of safe marine practices and good relations with the owner and/or the charterer to whom he owes the obligation of providing such services.

The Captain shall make at least one inspection of the vessel daily, including inspecting the machinery area along with the Chief and/or Swing Engineer.

Physical Requirements:
 

The Captain must be physically and mentally able to take charge of the navigation, operation, management, care and safety of the vessel and crew; make daily inspections of his vessel, including all machinery spaces, voids and rudder rooms. The inspections include climbing ladders, entering tank opening 18" in diameter and being able to move about in all weather conditions.  The Captain must be skilled in and have a working knowledge of boat handling.  He must have a practical knowledge of seamanship and a working knowledge of electronics.  The Captain must also have an understanding of ships power plants and ship's propulsion systems.  The Captain must be able to:

 

  • perform his duties under any weather and sea conditions

  • work in confined spaces

  • work outdoors in all weather conditions

  • work aloft

  • work over head (painting, chipping, etc.)

  • work with pneumatic and power tools

  • work bent over or squatting for long periods of time

  • lift 30 pounds and carry it 50 feet

  • walk up a ship’s ladder while the vessel is rolling and/or pitching

  • climb a 30-foot mast

  • enter a void opening 18 inches in diameter

  • throw a mooring line 15 feet

  • stack anchor chain in a confined chain lock

  • wear safety steel toe shoes, safety goggles, ear protectors and protective gloves

Engineer Duties

The following directions are not intended to cover in detail all the areas of his responsibility but to serve as a guide for performing the duties as the Engineer of the vessel.

The duties and responsibilities of the Engineer are to maintain and repair the entire machinery engineering plant, ballast tanks, fuel tanks, water tanks and piping of the vessel. The Engineer is also responsible for reporting any and all problems to the Captain and to the Company if repairs cannot be made on board.

The Engineer shall take charge of and be responsible for the good condition and efficient working of the entire machinery engineering plant of the vessel, including the main engines, propulsion and associated equipment, all auxiliary machinery, all electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic machinery and appurtenances, steering machinery, and all associated components, deck machinery, and any and all other mechanical or electrical equipment, machinery and associated components and fittings.  He is likewise responsible for completing his logs on a daily basis, the cleanliness and good condition of the compartments in his area of responsibility, valves, pipes, tanks and the water tight integrity of the vessel.

He is subject to the orders and regulations of the Captain and must consult fully with him on all matters pertaining to his department.

Physical Requirements:
The Engineer must be physically and mentally able to take charge of the entire machinery engineering plant, ballast tanks, fuel tanks, water tanks and piping of the vessel and make daily inspections of his vessel, including all machinery spaces, voids and rudder rooms.  The inspections include climbing ladders, entering tank opening 18" in diameter and being able to move about in all weather conditions.  The Engineer must also be able to:

 

  • perform his duties under any weather and sea conditions

  • work in confined spaces

  • work outdoors in all weather conditions

  • work aloft

  • work over head (painting, chipping, etc.)

  • work with pneumatic and power tools

  • work bent over or squatting for long periods of time

  • lift 30 pounds and carry it 50 feet

  • walk up a ship’s ladder while the vessel is rolling and/or pitching

  • climb a 30-foot mast

  • enter a void opening 18 inches in diameter

  • throw a mooring line 15 feet

  • stack anchor chain in a confined chain lock

  • wear safety steel toe shoes, safety goggles, ear protectors and protective gloves

 

 

Deck Crew Duties

The following directions are not intended to cover in detail all the areas of his responsibility but to serve as a guide for performing the deck crew duties of the vessel.

The basic duties and responsibilities of the deck crew are:

  1. To have the training and experience necessary to fill the billet or berth for which he is employed.

  2. To obey all lawful commands.

  3. To report to the office or on board at agreed times.

  4. To perform all duties in a seamanlike manner.

  5. To submit to normal discipline.

  6. To stand helmsman watches.

  7. To handle mooring or anchoring duties.

  8. To carry out vessel and equipment cleaning, maintenance and painting duties.

  9. To assist in loading, unloading, discharging, or receipt of any and all equipment, supplies & cargo.

  10. To be thoroughly familiar with assigned duties for drills and emergencies.

  11. To report promptly the existence of all potentially hazardous conditions and to cause or effect the commencement of proper remedial or emergency actions to handle or correct the situation.

  12. To maintain personal hygiene, including clothing, and keep living areas in a clean and sanitary condition.

  13. To report promptly to the Captain and Company the existence of any personal medical problem or injury.

  14. To assist in the maintenance of proper order and discipline on the vessel.

  15. To assist the Captain and engineer as required.

 

Physical Requirements:

 

  • perform his duties under any weather and sea conditions

  • work in confined spaces

  • work outdoors in all weather conditions

  • work aloft

  • work over head (painting, chipping, etc.)

  • work with pneumatic and power tools

  • work bent over or squatting for long periods of time

  • lift 30 pounds and carry it 50 feet

  • walk up a ship’s ladder while the vessel is rolling and/or pitching

  • climb a 30-foot mast

  • enter a void opening 18 inches in diameter

  • throw a mooring line 15 feet

  • stack anchor chain in a confined chain lock

  • wear safety steel toe shoes, safety goggles, ear protectors and protective gloves