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OS Deckhand Wanted

OS Deckhand Wanted

Crystal River, Florida
Kirby Ocean Transport Company (KOTC) operates offshore Tugs & Barges and one Harbor Tug. KOTC is committed to be a leader in safety, customer service and
environmental protection.


Attach and remove line and cables to and from the vessel, barges, docks and locks
Handle lines 4 to 8 times during vessel assists in-order to adjust for the changing
height of the boat, relative to the height between boat, barges, dock, and the
Maintain vessel by performing scheduled maintenance and housekeeping
such as sweeping, washing the vessel, chipping rusted metal, priming and painting
Make minor repairs using tools such as hammers, fire axes and impact wrenches, hand winches, pumps, needle guns and grinders
Perform other duties as assigned by the vessel master (examples: cooking,
cleaning and washing clothes)  
Compensation $175/day, plus benefits (medical/dental/vision/401k, etc.)


Competencies and Certification Requirements
· Must be able to satisfy all United States Coast Guard physical requirements (CG-719K)
· Must be able to satisfy all United States Coast Guard Chemical Drug Testing
Programs for Vessel Personnel, as found in 46 CFR Part 15
· Must be able to satisfy all United States Coast Guard physical requirements, as
found in 46 CFR Part 15
· Must be able to pass company requirements of 46 CFR Part 197 Subpart
C- Benzene
· Valid TWIC card required
· Must possess a valid driver’s license
· Valid social security card required
· Valid state issued birth certificate required
· Must be 18 years of age
· Must not have a DWI or DUI in the last three years
· Must not have more than 2 moving driving violations in the last 3 years
· Cannot have any criminal charges pending or be on probation
· Must be able to read and write English at a 12th grade level
· Ability to understand written and verbal orders
· High School or GED
Work Conditions
· Work schedule: are on a call out basis; typically 5 days a week.
· Must live in the Crystal River, FL. area, or willing to relocate
· Must be able to work in inclement weather outdoor, heat and cold
· Must be willing and able to attend paid required training on and off scheduled
work time.
· Must have reliable transportation and be able to drive to/from company defined hub cities.  
Physical Requirements
· Walk – Must be able to walk 2-3 miles per day
· Step – Must be able to step 2ft vertical and 2ft horizontal
· Reach – Must be able to extend arms fully throughout a normal range of motion both in a horizontal and vertical plane (i.e., throwing and catching lines)
· Climb – Must be able to climb a 90-degree vertical ladder 25-30 feet
· Grip/Hold/Pull – Must be able to grip, hold and pull 50lbs.
· Lift – Must be able to lift 50-75lbs. and carry it approximately 500 feet
· Vision – Color vision and eyesight must be sufficient to pass an eye test as
required to obtain a merchant mariners document. This requires an uncorrected
vision of at least 20/200 in each eye corrected to 20/40 in each eye
· Hearing – Must meet minimum standards, as per USCG requirements
· Speech – Must be able to verbally communicate in the English language both in
delivery and ability to be understood using handheld radios or other devices, as
· Smell – Must possess a sense of smell to be able to detect the presence of potentially dangerous vapors
· General – Must be able to enter and exit hatches/doorways quickly in case of
· Equipment – Must be able to wear PVC foul weather gear, Self-Contained
Breathing Apparatus, rubber gloves and boots. Ability to use firefighting / spill
containment equipment.
· Must not be color blind

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