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DeckHand - Education/Passenger Vessel

Apply now Job no: 492804
Work type: TEMP - Temporary Hourly
Location: Muskegon
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Appointment Terms: Part time, hourly employee, 12 month appointment

Essential Functions:
Deckhand will crew the University’s education/passenger vessel W. G. Jackson located in Muskegon, MI. Work hours will vary depending on the vessel schedule. Vessel season runs 1 April -31 Oct. The vessel operates approx. 500 hours per season.


Required Qualification’s:
Individual must be able to perform able seaman and assistant engineer duties which include but are not limited to general ship's maintenance, line handling, operation of deck machinery, general maintenance of engines and machinery, standing watch and act as relief mate and/or engineer. Duties also include assisting scientists with handling, rigging, and operation of research equipment, and working with students on educational cruises.  Will be expected to perform record keeping and help manage ship's stores. Individual must have a minimum of five years’ experience aboard vessels. Required to participate in Random Drug Testing Program and complete CPR/First Aid certification, employer provided.

Location: Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute, Muskegon, Michigan

Salary: $13.50 hour, no benefits.

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately, and we anticipate a start date of 1 April 2018.

How to Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume.  The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references.  If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

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