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Equipment Operator - AB or OS

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UIC Bowhead Transport, LLC
Alaska, United States
14 days ago


Equipment Operator - AB or OS

UIC Bowhead Transport, LLC (BTC) provides marine cargo transportation; lightering; environmental and research support, logistics, oilfield services. We have a diverse fleet of vessels that provides our customers with comprehensive marine service options in multiple Alaska regions. Bowhead Transport offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment, short/long-term disability, and 401(k) retirement plans.  Eligible part-time employees are able to participate in the 401(k) retirement plans.

The position is located aboard the Bowhead Transport 150’ Landing Craft, M/V Unalaq operating in South East Alaska, South Central Alaska, the Aleutians, Western Alaska and the North Slope. The position requires a rotational 60 / 60  work schedule.  A private stateroom is available to the Equipment Operator.  The Operator is responsible for loading and offloading cargo in ports and on beaches or natural landings, running a masted Volvo 220 loader (Or similar loader) and the operation of a Hitachi 110 excavator, (Or similar / larger).  This position will also require a number of daily tasks associated with the maintenance and upkeep of all equipment on board Unalaq as directed by the Captain, Mate or Chief Engineer.

• Routinely perform safety observations, rounds, and inspections
• Maintain equipment in good/clean working order
• Adhere to all USCG, and UIC HSE policies and procedures at all times
• Maintain communication with PIC to assess current and future job requirements
• Stand Watches
• Secure cargo
• Handle / stage / stow equipment, beach support equipment, cargo handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear
• Performs a variety of duties concerning the upkeep and general maintenance of the deck department
• Tasks as assigned by Captain
Watch Duty
• Performs a variety of duties, including but not limited to looking for obstructions in path of vessel, steering vessel, serving on security patrol, and standing gangway watch.
Small Boat Operations
• Launches and recovers support boat
• Operates smaller skiffs and work boats as needed

• Ability to operate heavy equipment - loader, excavators, skid steers, rock trucks, telehandler, etc.
• Competent in small boat operations
• Knowledge to rig and operate hydrographic and other specialty winches
• Possess the knowledge, abilities, and skills to communicate effectively
• Sound knowledge of marine operations
• Able to complete an annual Merchant Mariners physical exam and perform physically demanding shipboard duties.
• Strong interpersonal/team skills 


• USCG Able Body Seaman Limited, Or a USCG Ordinary Seaman
• STCW-95 endorsements in Basic Safety Training and Life boatman
• U.S. Citizenship
• Valid U.S. Passport - minimum six (6) months prior to renewal
• Valid TWIC - minimum six (6) months prior to renewal
• Valid Drivers’ License - minimum six (6) months prior to renewal

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57287289
  • Location:
    Alaska, United States
  • Position Title: Equipment Operator - AB or OS
  • Company Name: UIC Bowhead Transport, LLC
  • Job Category: Seagoing
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 1-2 Years
  • Required Travel: 75-100%
  • Salary: 33.33 - 50.00 US Dollars (Hourly Wage)

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