Able Able Seaman/ Deck Rating

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  • Employer:
    Serco Group
  • Hours:
    Full Time
  • Job Title:
    Able Seaman/ Deck Rating
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Serco Maritime Services deliver maritime support packages tailored to our customers’ needs all delivered within a national accreditation framework. As owners and operators of specialist vessels, from harbour workboats to oceangoing support vessels, we provide world class integrated maritime services both in the UK and abroad.

Our oceangoing vessels provide a range of support, which include for example: dive support, military training, submarine rescue exercises, target, test equipment recovery and passenger transfers.
This rotation for this role is 6 weeks on/6 weeks off. The post offers an exciting opportunity for the right applicant to support a professional multi-skilled team operating worldwide for customers who expect and deserve the best service.
This Able Seaman role will ensure and support the following as a minimum:
  • Berthing/Slipping of the Vessel
  • Ship Husbandry Tasks
  • Ship Operational Tasks
  • Cleaning Tasks as directed
  • Drive/operate deck machinery including cranes
  • Assist in repair and routine planned maintenance of ship’s equipment
  • Machinery care, routine maintenance and lubrication
  • To be fully conversant with the use of all safety equipment, emergency procedures AND contingency plans
  • Aware of the company Safety Management System- specifically:
    • Permit to Work/Tag Out Systems
    • Shipboard Management Team
    • Shipboard Safety Committee
  • Be familiar with safety routines and ensure necessary safeguards are in place before any maintenance/repair work commences.
Essential Qualifications/Experience:
  • MCA Certificate of Competency as an Able Seaman
  • STCW Personal Survival Techniques (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Certificate of Proficiency in Survival Craft (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Proficiency in Designated Security Duties (5 Year Refresher Course)
  • STCW Elementary First Aid
  • Unrestricted ENG1
  • Passport
  • Methodical in approach
  • Good standard of education
Desirable skills, knowledge and qualifications:
  • US Visa (desirable)
  • Manual Handling
  • Watch Ratings Certificate (desirable)
  • Crane Certification (desirable)
  • Manual Handling (desirable)
  • High pressure washing (desirable)
  • Food Hygiene Certificate (desirable - Passenger Vessels)
  • Tanker Familiarisation Course (desirable - Fuel/Water Barges)
  • Crisis Management and Human Behaviour cert (desirable - Passenger Vessels)
  • Familiarisation with company/industry specific systems:
    • Serco Management System (SMS)
    • Integrated Management System (IMS)
    • International Safety Management (ISM)
    • International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS)
    • Code of Safe Working Practices (CoSWP)
    • International Organisational for Standardisation (ISO)
On occasion we receive significantly more applicants than expected for some vacancies and under such circumstances we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date of the advertisement. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly to avoid disappointment should the closing date be brought forward. Serco is committed to equal opportunities and requests any potential applicant to contact the Serco Recruitment Team on 0345 010 4000 as soon as possible if an applicant has any additional queries, requirements or will need additional time in submitting an application should the closing date of the advertisement be brought forward.

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