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Chassis and Shipping Container Mechanic

Location: Seattle

For a full description of duties, please contact Human Resources at hr@samsontug.com.


Class A CDL Drivers

Locations: Ketchikan and Prince of Wales (Thorne Bay or Craig)

Interested individuals should submit a resume via email to hr@samsontug.com.


Cook / Deckhand

Location: Alaska

  • Cook/Deckhand for 3000 HP offshore towing vessel in Alaska
  • 6 weeks on 6 weeks off rotation
  • Paid travel within the US
  • Benefits including Health insurance and 401K
Job Purpose / Summary

The Cook/Deckhand responsibilities include assisting on deck to handle towlines (large- diameter ropes) and wire (heavy cable) and associated working gear such as heavy chains and shackles. The deckhand is required to assist in making and breaking tow which includes working with heavy gear including shackles, chains, wire straps and lines. The gear is awkward to handle. Activities on deck involve working closely with and around very powerful and noisy machinery. Heavy strains are placed on machinery and gear. The work can be hazardous if the deckhand does not take note of the necessary precautions and is not focused on the task at hand. Lashing and unlashing cargo on barges.  Cooking duties include: Preparing family-style meals for crew members and occasional guests of the vessel. Shopping for food stuffs and cleaning supplies within established budgets. The cook prepares a meal plan based on the duration of the voyage that includes providing a balanced diet and good variety.

Essential Functions

The deckhand must possess good seamanship skills including the ability to tie knots, splice line and wire and handle large diameter lines. These skills require the use of hand tools such as marlin spikes and fids. Line throwing is an important decking skill. Tow building techniques, securing boats and barges and general line handling working around cleats and bitts is essential. Must be familiar with and observe proper safety practices, procedures and routines. Must be familiar with emergency procedures including fire, man overboard, abandon ship and pollution response. One also may be required to serve as lookout at times when the vessel is navigating in reduced visibility. The following duties may be performed:

  • Monitor, repair, and paint metal surfaces exposed to weather
  • Keep deck clean and clear with lines coiled and stowed properly
  • Other duties as assigned by the Master or Mate
  • Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather condition for long period of time
  • Working cargo on barge deck
Cooking Responsibilities

Must be able to read, interpret, follow and develop recipes. Should be creative and able to improvise when necessary. Must be knowledgeable of the principles, uses and techniques involved in measuring, proportioning, testing, and the storage involved in food preparation including cooking and storage temperatures, and cooking time. Breakfast, lunch and supper are served per day. Responsible for general housekeeping of galley and common areas and including washing dishes, sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, stocking shelves, and cleaning and defrosting refrigerators and freezers.

Minimum Requirements

TWIC card, Driver’s License, MMC-Ordinary Seamen, Pre-Employment drug screening.

For a full description of duties, please contact Human Resources at hr@samsontug.com.


Engineer

Location: Alaska

Samson Tug & Barge is hiring an unlicensed Chief Engineer for 3000 HP towing vessel operating out of Alaska

  • Even Rotation
  • Payed travel within the United States
  • Health insurance, 401K

Candidate will have knowledge of marine diesel engines and control systems. Experience and ability to troubleshoot and make repairs to ships operating systems such as main engine, propulsion, generator, hydraulics, pumps, and electrical. Caterpillar experience is preferred. Candidate must be safety-minded self-starter, able to work independently as well as working as a team with crew members. Candidate must take pride in craftsmanship and in maintaining their vessel to high company standards.  Some cargo work required including operating containerized generator units, refrigerated containers and lashing on barge deck when necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:
    • USCG MMC - ordinary seaman
    • TWIC
    • USCG Medical Certificate
    • Preemployment drug screening

Experience as an Engineer aboard commercial vessel required
Experience as an Engineer aboard Towing vessel preferred

Interested individuals should submit a resume via email to hr@samsontug.com.


Heavy Equipment Operator

Location: Seattle

For a full description of duties, please contact Human Resources at hr@samsontug.com.


Heavy Truck and Chassis Mechanic

Location: Kodiak

For a full description of duties, please contact Human Resources at hr@samsontug.com.


Mechanic

Location: Seattle

For a full description of duties, please contact Human Resources at hr@samsontug.com.



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Small Forklift / Warehouse Operator

Location: Seattle

Interested individuals should submit a resume via email to hr@samsontug.com.


Truck / Chassis Repair

Location: Kodiak

For a full description of duties, please contact Human Resources at hr@samsontug.com.


Yard Laborer

Location: Seattle

For a full description of duties, please contact Human Resources at hr@samsontug.com.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to Samson Tug & Barge, 329 Harbor Drive, Sitka, AK 99835, attn: HR Dept, or e-mail a cover letter and resume to hr@samsontug.com. All applications will be kept confidential.


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