Full time
Puerto Limon Operations - Terminal
Posted 30+ Days Ago



The Deckhand contributes to the objective that the ship is always available to be deployed in a safe and efficient manner, as directed by the Senior Captain or Captain and in accordance with Company rules and requirement.  The deckhand carries out operational duties onboard the vessel as directed by the Captain or shipboard manager.

Key Accountabilities

To safely and efficiently operate all deck and towing machinery and equipment onboard the vessel.

To have a working knowledge of all safety equipment onboard, and to be able to use in an emergency situation.

Be able to drive the vessel if required, in emergency situations.

To follow statutory and regulatory guidelines as laid down by the Company, Company and other external bodies (IMO, CLASS, Flag state, National and Port Authorities, etc).

Carry out routine maintenance as per the Planned Maintenance System, and specific maintenance and repairs as directed by the Captain or Engineer onboard.

Maintain basic working knowledge for the use of the VHF radio communications with customers, pilots and port authorities.

Handle and stow stores and supplies in an efficient and timely manner.

Build working relationships with customers, pilots, port authorities and agents, and to take part in any operational meetings as required.

Perform housekeeping duties on deck, in the engine room, or the accommodation spaces as instructed by the Captain or Management.

To take ownership of all areas of the vessel, as directed by the Captain and/or Engineer.

Report through appropriate procedures any safety hazards, safety observations, near misses, etc and pro-actively contribute to maintenance of a safety culture on board.

 To undertake mandatory training as required, both for company requirements and for individual continued professional development.

To carry out duties in a professional, responsible and adaptable manner, with flexibility of operation as required to fulfill current manning and vessel operational requirements.

Participate in safety drill and other simulation drills as needed

Stand watch as and when required.

Any other duties as reasonably assigned by the Captain or Management from time to time.

Building a Diverse Workplace

In Svitzer we value the diversity of our talent and will always strive to recruit the best person for the job – we value diversity in all its forms, including but not limited to gender, age, nationality, race, sexual orientation, disability, or religious beliefs. We are proud of our diversity and see it as a genuine source of strength for building high performing teams.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that members from some under-represented groups are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t meet every single qualification. At Svitzer we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles, and we are excited about hearing from you!

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Additional info

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Svitzer is a people company. Offering uninterrupted marine solutions requires not only the best equipment but also the best people. Our ambition is to attract and continuously develop the industry’s best craftsmen. Both at sea and on land - worldwide, wherever our customers do business. We are driven by skilled, professional and dedicated people and we work together as one company to provide safe, reliable and efficient services to our customers. We support and develop our people’s skills and capabilities and we care for the development of both teams and individuals. To best serve our customers, we strive to ensure the right people and the best teams for the job, every time and we believe diversity is a strength.