Deckhand

North Star Fishing - Seattle, WA

ContractEstimated: $28,000 - $37,000 a year
Deck Bering Sea, Alaska

Deckhands work aboard at-sea processing vessels in the Bering Sea, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska and Aleutian Islands. They perform all functions of Factory Trawler deck operations including gear work and safety under direct supervision of the Bosun or Master.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Signals workers such as Combis to move, hoist, or position nets and equipment safely as required to haul and set fishing gear and equipment
Attaches slings, hooks, and other lifting devices to cables, trawl equipment and nets as required to safely haul, empty, repair and set fishing gear at sea in all weather conditions
Operate cranes, winches or other lifting equipment to bring aboard and move equipment on deck as necessary
Trains Combi personnel in safe and efficient deck operation procedures
Operates skiff to transport crew, supplies or equipment at sea or in port
Makes repairs and adjustments fishing gear and equipment to and other trawler deck equipment as needed
Secures and removes vessels docking lines to and from docks and other vessels
Participates as member of fire and safety team in emergency situation
Works up to 4 hours/day in the factory, or more as needed

Physical Ability and Skills:
Variable schedule, normally works 16 hours/day beginning and ending at any time of day or night
Understand instructions and safety rules in English
Board and exit vessel without assistance by climbing up and down a gangway or Jacob's ladder
Capable of climbing and descending steep stairs and vertical ladders
Be away from medical attention for up to 3 months
Repeatedly lift and carry up to 50 pounds
Share spaces with others including crew quarters, dining areas and bathrooms