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AB Seaman

Alaska, USA Req #745
Monday, March 18, 2024

Bering Marine Corporation provides highly specialized, contracted marine services to reach water-locked villages and other remote Alaska locations. We deliver building materials, equipment, and gravel to some of Alaska’s most isolated spots – through some of Alaska’s most hostile seas – over some of Alaska’s shallowest waterways. Our employees are an important part of our operations as we know that our overall success is a combined effort, and we, therefore, strive to provide opportunities for our employees to learn and grow. Bering Marine offers opportunities for career progression, as well as on-the-job training and educational opportunities. We offer a competitive salary, and affordable health care, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits.

Able Body Seaman

Location: Western Alaska

SUMMARY:  Bering Marine Corporation provides charter and scheduled service throughout Alaska with its fleet of tugs and barges, landing crafts, and hovercraft. The AB Seaman performs various duties aboard and during cargo loading and unloading. Bering Marine maintains a zero-tolerance workforce.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs routine maintenance of vessel, deck, and cabin areas, including cleaning, painting, and minor repairs.
  • Assists in the vessel's navigation as instructed and supervised by Captain and Mate.
  • Assists in vessel loading and unloading.
  • May perform galley functions such as cooking, cleaning, etc.
  • Handles tow and vessel lines and works with other crew members to safely dock and secure the vessel. Safe use of deck machinery
  • Ensures the safety of the vessel's crew and upholds the Company's safety policies. Participates in safety meetings and assists with JSA's and other reporting conditions.
  • Performs other duties as instructed by the Vessel Captain.
  • Teamwork is a must


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

High School or GED preferred. 2-3 years of marine experience. Alaska experience preferred. 

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, governmental regulations, and safety regulations. Ability to write reports and accurately record information into vessel records. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, crew, customers, and the general public. English speaking preferred.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

Ability to use common sense and sound judgment to deal simultaneously with situations and multiple problems in a highly controlled and regulated environment. Ability to interpret various instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Minimum Requirements
Merchant Marine Document, Able Body Seaman preferred.

STCW Endorsement preferred

TWIC Card required

A current CG Physical Card is required

Driver's license-preferred

Passport preferred


Must be available to work days, evenings, weekends, nights, or holidays and be away from home for extended periods. Must be able to work in a team environment in close quarters for extended periods. Must have good interpersonal skills and get along well with various personalities, backgrounds, etc.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and smell. The employee is frequently required to walk and must regularly lift and move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Lift and launch a life raft and don a survival suit unassisted in a reasonable amount of time.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, the risk of electrical shock, explosives, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

A post-conditional offer of employment drug test is required. Random drug testing is required of all employees.

Bering Marine Corporation is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Other details

  • Job Family 2600-Vessel Crew
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Monday, March 18, 2024
Location on Google Maps
  • Alaska, USA