Deckhand Job Description

The deckhand is an entry-level position in seafaring.

As a deckhand, you serve as an assistant to a captain or second mate (the captain's assistant).

A deckhand is responsible for the maintenance and organization of the vessel's deck, which includes its exterior.

Typically, a deckhand is hired as a seaman.

Once hired, you will be trained on how to operate and maintain the vessel's equipment, including the engine, ship's systems, and deck equipment.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for Deckhand to work on our luxury yacht. You will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining the deck, as well as assisting with other duties as needed. This is a great opportunity to see the world and learn new skills.

Deckhand Duties:

  • Maintain clean, safe and productive work environments for deckhands and office personnel
  • Assist with maintenance and repair of vessels
  • Comply with all federal, state, and local boating laws
  • Maintain physical inventory on vessels
  • Interact with customers and vessel owners in a professional manner

Deckhand Responsibilities:

  • Perform duties which include, but are not limited to, cleaning vessel, navigating vessel, assisting in navigation and removal of derelict crab pots
  • Reporting any safety or hazard concerns to the Captain, Assistant Captain, or Deckhand
  • Carry out safety, maintenance, and housekeeping requirements
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Able to lift 50 lbs. repeatedly
  • Ability to anchor, trim and fasten deck boards
  • Ability to use hand and power tools
  • Ability to perform minor repairs
  • Knowledge of deck construction
  • Ability to operate a forklift

At [Company Name], we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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