Overview

Ordinary Sea Person (OS)

Pay is comprised of a base hourly rate plus overtime and vacation benefits. Based on a historical average 10-hour day, an OS can expect to make approximately $270 per day. This amount can fluctuate with more or less hours worked.

Some of the duties performed by an Ordinary Sea Person are listed below:

Work towards able bodied sea person certification.
Perform lookout duty.
Handle mooring cables and soft lines to secure the vessel at berth when required.
Load and unload supplies and provisions on board as required.
Clean, sanitize, and perform basic maintenance on ship.
Learn to operate and maintain deck winches, windlasses, and other equipment proficiently.
Identify and remove rust accumulations.
Refinish affected areas with sealants, primers, and paints to slow the oxidation process.
Prep and paint decks and structure inside and out as assigned.
Shovel, sweep, and wash decks and cargo holds as assigned.
Demonstrate marlinspike seamanship skills.
Any other duties as directed by the Captain or Mate on Watch.

Able Sea Person (AB)

Pay is comprised of a base hourly rate plus overtime and vacation benefits. Based on a historical average 10-hour day, an AB can expect to make approximately $320 per day. This amount can fluctuate with more or less hours worked.

An example of duties performed by an Able Sea Person (AB) are listed below:

Stand lookout and security watches when assigned.
Perform general maintenance, repair, sanitation and upkeep of material, equipment, and areas around the vessel.
Maintain ship’s metal structures by chipping, scraping, cleaning, priming, and painting.
Clean and maintain the hull, decks, superstructure, and cargo gear.
Perform maintenance on fire, lifesaving, and emergency gear as required.
Be able to use and operate emergency, fire, lifesaving, and safety equipment proficiently.
Operate deck machinery, such as the windlass or winches while mooring or unmooring and operate cargo gear.
Shovel, sweep, and wash decks and cargo holds as assigned.
Demonstrate marlinspike seamanship skills.
Handle mooring cables and soft lines to secure the vessel at berth when required.
Load and unload supplies and provisions on board as required.
Supervise and mentor new crewmembers and ordinary sea persons.
Any other duties as directed by the Captain or Mate on Watch.
Benefits Include:

401(k) Retirement
Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Holiday Pay
Life Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Professional Development Assistance
Tuition Reimbursement
Travel Reimbursement
Schedule Options:

Work hours up to an average of 12 hours per day
Holiday Pay
28 days on- 14 days off

About VanEnkevort Tug & Barge

Founded in 1967, VTB continues to be an established leader in the Great Lakes marine logistics industry. As a family-owned company tracing its history of more than 50 years on the Great Lakes, VTB is a modern marine transportation business that prides itself on being small, nimble, and reliable. We provide dry bulk marine transportation on the Great Lakes, along with ship crewing and technical management services to other marine operators.