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Mate - Tugboat

Company: RQ Construction
Location: Sneads Ferry
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionRQ Construction is a growing commercial Design-Build company, whose primary customer is the Department of Defense. Our employees work hard as a team, and strive to provide our customers the best built environment while being the first choice of all stakeholders. Since 1996, RQC, LLC. has been a leading player in Southern California's robust commercial and governmental Design-Build economy. We now have a national presence with current projects approaching $300M, spanning coast to coast, including U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.We are seeking a qualified Mate candidate to join our Tugboat crew at U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Mate will assist the Tugboat Captain in navigation and towing functionalities of the RQ owned barge carrying materials into Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The tugboat mate, along with the captain and crew, will live on Guantanamo Bay when not on voyage and will make regular voyages to Jamaica and to Florida. This position may also assist with vessel operations and may be asked to do additional tasks as necessary. Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Stand watches on vessels during specified periods while vessels are under way.
  • Assume command of vessels in the event that ships' masters become incapacitated.
  • Steer vessels, using navigational devices, such as compasses or sextants, or navigational aids, such as lighthouses or buoys.
  • Determine geographical positions of ships, using lorans, azimuths of celestial bodies, or computers, and use this information to determine the course and speed of a ship.
  • Inspect equipment, such as cargo-handling gear, lifesaving equipment, visual-signaling equipment, or fishing, towing, or dredging gear, to detect problems.
  • Observe loading or unloading of cargo or equipment to ensure that handling and storage are performed according to specifications.
  • Participate in activities related to maintenance of vessel security.
  • Arrange for ships to be stocked, fueled, or repaired.
  • Supervise crew members in the repair or replacement of defective gear or equipment.
  • Supervise crews in cleaning or maintaining decks, superstructures, or bridges.
  • Observe water from ships' mastheads to advise on navigational direction. Experience and Education Requirements
    • A high school diploma or GED is the preferred minimum formal education for this position
    • A fire-fighting and controlling certificate
    • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
    • Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
    • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
    • Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
    • Ability to work rotational 12 hour watch
    • Ability to work 6 weeks on, 3 week off, revised as necessary Required Licenses and Certifications
      • Merchant Mariners Credentials (MMC)
      • Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW)
      • Driver's license Physical Requirements
        • Must be able to tolerate rough seas, vibrations, heat, harsh weather conditions, confined spaces, and high noise levels.
        • Work will frequently require individuals to push, pull, bend or stand for long periods of time, and climb ladders that have capacity limits of 300 lbs.
        • Must be able to lift or carry miscellaneous equipment, supplies and parts up to 50 lbs. unassisted. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), religion (all aspects of religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices) marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or a record or history of cancer, and genetic characteristics), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition), genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis or status protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation.

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Keywords: RQ Construction, Jacksonville , Mate - Tugboat, Other , Sneads Ferry, North Carolina

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