CRV Crew Member Job Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Job Vacancies 2020

Description :
Job Summary: The Ship Operations Department is currently searching for a CRV Crew Member to join their team. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for benefits. Reporting to the Captain of CRV Tioga, this position is responsible for assisting the Captain as directed. Essential Functions:
  • Serves as a deck-hand by handling lines, rigging equipment, running deck machinery; assisting the Captain as directed in the operation of the vessel on day trips and short coastal voyages.
  • Responsible for daily cleaning stations and keeping the vessel in a clean and seaworthy state at all times
  • Assists the Captain in maintaining, operating, and servicing all equipment onboard.
  • Assists the Captain and science party as directed in operating scientific equipment on board in support of research projects. (Equipment may include winch systems, hydraulically controlled lifting frames, handling of various wires, and scientific instruments)
  • Stands watch underway on the bridge as helmsman, lookout, or as otherwise directed by the Captain.
  • Stands watch in port as directed by the Captain.
  • Operates deck and dockside equipment as directed and supervised by the Captain for loading stores and/or other equipment.
  • Under the supervision of the Captain, performs general engineering related duties including wiping oil and maintaining tools, light mechanical jobs, oil exchanges on small diesel engines, and deck equipment.
  • Under the supervision of the Captain, cleans, preserves, primes, coats, sponges, and maintains and services all interior and exterior spaces on board including bilges, bulkheads, decks, passageways, machinery, and compartments.
  • Assists the Captain in keeping logs and records in accordance with Institution and U.S. Coast Guard regulations.
NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: As deemed necessary by supervisor Education & Experience: REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
  • High School diploma or equivalent education
  • Experience on a similar vessel as the Tioga, or boat-related work.
  • Must understand and demonstrate the principles of good seamanship and marine maintenance with respect to small boats and deck equipment.
  • Must be at least 18 years old. Some work on weekends and holidays will be required. A pre-employment physical is required.
  • Mechanical or electronics experience or technical school training beyond high school level is desired.
Essential Functions, Physical Capabilities/Requirements, and Working Conditions of all Marine Positions
  • All marine positions have essential functions that personnel must be able to perform, minimum physical capacities and requirements that all personnel must meet, and working conditions that may be considered hazardous.
  • Essential Functions
  • Work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week.
  • Work at sea for three to five months continuously.
  • Live and work in cramped quarters, frequently in bad weather and with violent ship motion.
  • Pass examinations for visual acuity, color sense, and hearing as established in Title 46 CFR Parts 10 and 12, and pass a physical evaluation as described in the enclosed Navigation and Vessel Inspection Articles 6-89.
  • Climb steep and vertical ladders, and enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills up to two feet high.
  • Participate in emergency drills and in launching lifeboats and life rafts.
  • Perform physical labor, climb and handle moderate weights and equipment over 50 pounds.
Physical Requirements:

Physical Capability

Example of Essential Function


Work in confined and unstable areas.

Bend, kneel, squat

Clean, maintain, and inspect equipment.


Reach work areas, equipment and stores by ladder and stairs.


Crawl through bilge pockets, and under ladders and winch beds.


Touch objects: where sight is limited.


Manipulate nuts, bolts, tools, and cleaning gear.


Handle equipment and stores with sure grip.

Hear, talk

Communicate with people.

Lift, carry

Load stores over 50 pounds.

Push, pull

Move equipment over 50 pounds.


Up, over, and under equipment and stores.


Read labels, menus, logs, charts, and gauges in poor lighting.


Operate crane, Avon, lifeboat, and life raft.


Work on equipment.


Perform rounds at sea.


Maintain logs.

Work Condition

Example of Hazardous Area/Duty

Confined areas

Store rooms, engine spaces, and tanks

Potential allergens and irritants

Fuels, solvents, cleaners, dust, fumes, smoke, and gases

Adverse weather

On deck in rough seas during equipment maintenance

Extreme temperatures

On deck in tropics and high latitudes; in engine room

Potential hazards

Being at sea; slippery and uneven surfaces; moving parts and objects; climbing ladders; and working aloft


Constant and loud engine room noise, blowers, exhaust fans


Protracted and irregular working hours


Ship's engines and chipping hammer

Sea Duty: May work at least 8 hours per day and, at times in excess of 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Sleep and work hours can deviate from those on land. May be expected to work on watch schedule (such as 8 hours on and 8 hours off or 12 hours on and 8 hours off) for all or part of a cruise or to work as hours are needed to accomplish the planned work. May need to travel during holidays and for long distances to and from foreign ports. May experience rudimentary living and working conditions, with shared and basic living quarters and laboratories. May experience bad or extreme weather conditions, including heavy seas, winter weather or hot, tropical weather. Work on deck may occur in both hot and cold conditions around the clock. Sea conditions will lead to active ship motion. Should be able to climb steep and vertical ladders and able to enter and exit compartments through hatches, doors, and sills. Should be able to carry heavy gear and participate in the loading and unloading of the ship as well as in the activities on deck and in the labs during the cruise. Shipboard environment may include: confined areas, shared sleeping quarters (berths) and bathroom facilities, small and basic berthing, fixed meal times and basic menus. Modest levels of heating, cooling, ventilation, and illumination, limited or no email and internet access and limited off-duty and recreational facilities (library, lounge, movies). May be exposed to potential allergens and irritants, including paint fumes. May experience constant and intermittent loud noises, and slippery and uneven surfaces.

If your qualification is matched with the requirement above, please submit your online application directly through Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution system at :

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Notes :
  • All applications are appreciated and will be treated confidentially.
  • Only shortlisted candidate will be proceed on the next step.

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