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Deckhand - Passenger/Research Vessel

Apply now Job no: 492807
Work type: TEMP - Temporary Hourly
Location: Muskegon
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Appointment Terms: Part time, hourly employee, 1 June-1 Sept 2018

Essential Functions:

Deckhand on the University’s passenger/research vessel’s D. J. Angus located in Grand Haven, MI. and W. G. Jackson located in Muskegon, MI. Able seaman duties which include but are not limited to general ship's maintenance i.e.  Prep, Prime & Painting. Work hours and days will vary from 1 June to 1 Sept 2018.

Required Qualifications:

Prior experience doing shipboard maintenance, i.e. surface prep & painting.  Individual must have adequate physical strength, stamina, and physical agility, visual and auditory acuity. Individual will be required to operate pneumatic & electric needle scalers and grinders. Individual will be required to lift moderate to heavy weights.

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 June 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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