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Tracking Code Bowhead Transportation
Job Code 20-0076
Posting Title Ordinary Seaman
Post Date 1/14/2020
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
City Anchorage
State Ak
Description UMIAQ Environmental, LLC is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska and supports the majority owner’s parent company, Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation’s (UIC), mission to provide social and economic resources to its Iñupiat shareholders and their descendants through the development of long-term, meaningful career opportunities.

UMIAQ Environmental is committed to delivering superior, cost effective solutions, with unsurpassed customer service.

Our core values guide our daily actions and are grounded in the safety of our employees, protection of the environment, a diverse and open workplace, and a demand for the highest ethical standards.

These principles form the foundation for our employees to use their leadership, teamwork and creative abilities that result in opportunities for our shareholders and exceptional value to our customers.

Support UIC incident free safety culture and assume personal accountability and responsibility for the safe performance of the job, both for personal safety and that of fellow workers.

This includes the proper use of PPE, safety equipment, and adhering to safe work practices.

Support UIC incident free safety culture and assume personal accountability and responsibility for the safe performance of the job, both for personal safety and that of fellow workers.

This includes the proper use of PPE, safety equipment, and adhering to safe work practices.

Take necessary actions to stop or correct unsafe behaviors or conditions and, if appropriate, report them to the site Supervisor. Become familiar with company policies, pertinent standards, work instructions or safe operating procedures.

Maintain good attendance and actively participate with a positive attitude.

Ordinary Seaman

The Ordinary Seaman performs a variety of duties concerned with the operation and upkeep of deck department areas and equipment.

Essential Functions:

• Scales, buffs, and paints decks and superstructure.

• Sweeps and washes deck; splices wire and rope.

• Breaks out, rigs, overhauls, and stows cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear; secures cargo; launches and recovers boats.

• May rig and operate hydrographic and other specialty winches; handle and stow oceanographic explosives; and stage and stow beach support equipment.

• In addition, when assigned to watch duty, performs a variety of duties, including looking for obstructions in path of vessel, steering vessel, serving on security patrol, and standing gangway watch.

• Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise:

• Able to complete an annual Merchant Mariners physical exam and perform physically demanding shipboard duties.

• Communication skills require the ability to provide explanation of very complex or technical matters to people with little or no background in the area under discussion.

• Writing skills require the ability to write text designed to communicate technical information.

• Strong interpersonal/team skills and the proven ability to often deal with situations where immediate low-level satisfactory resolution of issues must be achieved.

Required Experience:

• Merchant Mariners Credential MMC).

• USCG Rating as Ordinary Seaman with STCW-95 endorsement including Basic Safety Training

• Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC -- minimum six (6) months prior to renewal)

• Valid Passport (minimum six (6) months prior to renewal)

• Valid Drivers’ License (minimum 6 months prior to renewal)

• U.S. Citizenship and must hold a current U.S. Passport.

• Preferred previous BTC vessel experience.
Requirements Physical Demands:

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to read text on a computer screen and in hard copy, stand or sit, talk, and hear.

• The employee is frequently required to enter information into computers via a keyboard or other peripheral device.

• Exposure to moderate levels of noise in a well-lit, well-ventilated and moderately paced environment.

• Employee must always have good balance and coordination in order to safely walk over catwalks, enter/ exit hatches, and over uneven and/or slippery surfaces.

• Must be able to climb ladders, stairwells, and push knees.

• Must be able to work in cold/hot weather while wearing required PPE (e.g., life preserver, respirators, goggles, etc.).

• Employee must be able to write in English, read in English, calculate, have estimation skills, possess good verbal presentation and be able to communicate using the radio, speaker, or electronic communication by using the English language.

• Repetitive and prolonged postures involving standing, sitting, twisting, squatting, kneeling, stooping and reaching to full range from above the head to the ground.

• Employee must have the ability to move extremities and spine through full physiological range of motion that will permit the employee to work in a variety of postures involving postures allowing reaching with hands from ground level to overhead level.

Environmental Conditions:

• Cramped, confined spaces

• May work in fog, dark, and other visibility limiting conditions

• May be exposed to fuels, solvents, cleaners, dust, fumes, smoke, and gases

• Irregular working hours

• Arctic environment including low temperatures, high wind, icing, plenty of moisture

• Frequent hazards include hypothermia, pinch points, sprains, strains, slips, falls, concussive impacts, and lifting injuries

• Hazard awareness and corrective action is a constant function of the job due to the extreme work environment
Office Setting

• This setting will be that of a typical office setting/environment

• The noise level will be moderate

• In a large non-smoking building in an urban setting

• The noise levels of the job can fluctuate as employee moves from one setting to another
Frequently works at fast pace with unscheduled interruptions

Candidates must apply online at, and submit an application for all positions they wish to be considered.

UIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC HR for assistance.

All employees must pass Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all UIC Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program guidelines and requirements.

If working on a DOT project, employees must pass a DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements.

Authorized Driver Requirement: Employee must have a valid driver’s license and three (3) year clean driving record.

Employee must follow all Authorized Driver Policy and Procedures regarding approved vehicle usage.

UIC considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran's status or any other legal protected status.

Pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation, may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V
  • UIC and its Family of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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