Mate (Sr. Deckhand), Riverboats at the Gateway Arch
Mate (Sr. Deckhand), Riverboats at the Gateway Arch ($14.70/hr + $300 Hiring Incentive)
The primary focus of this position is to maintain the presence, equipment, machinery and operation of the Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher riverboats to ensure a safe, clean and enjoyable experience for guests. This position is part of the U.S. Coast Guard required operational and emergency crew. Additionally, this position must act as the vessel security officer and take full command of the vessel if the Riverboat Captain is not available.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
United States Coast Guard Certifications: Ability to satisfy Coast Guard requirements to be designated as a Senior Deckhand by proving navigation skills, including docking and undocking of the vessel, and demonstrated knowledge of all emergency procedures Excellent Communication Skills: effectively convey information and possess good public speaking skills Leadership Skills: Possess exceptional supervisory and training skills Knowledge of Facilities Management: Knowledge of safe and prudent operation of a vessel; mechanical relationships and the operation of all the vessel’s equipment. Time Management Skills: effectively managing own and others’ time First-Aid Skills: Ability to respond to First Aid and accurately follow orders Initiative: Ability to make decisions independently, take charge, and direct others in emergency situations Knowledge of Rules and Regulations: Ability to understand good seamanship rules, Rules of the Road, technical manuals, and U.S. Coast Guard rules and regulations Facilities Management: Ability to routinely check machinery, haul hoses and moor lines in all types of weather conditions during the daylight and night in confined, noisy, and hot spaces. Physical Requirements: Ability to stand four (4) hours and walk four (4) hours in an eight-hour day. Ability to routinely bend, stretch, crawl, climb, kneel, and lift heavy objects (over 50 pounds). Ability to physically participate in all Coast Guard drills.
High School diploma or GED is required. Must have completed first aid training and attended an approved fire-fighting course.
One year’s experience as a deckhand or hold a Coast Guard License as Master or Mate.
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