Cruise Ship Job Positions – Deck Jobs

//Cruise Ship Job Positions – Deck Jobs
Cruise Ship Job Positions – Deck Jobs2016-11-18T09:57:18+00:00

 

Captain

Job Description:  The Captain ensures the safety and comfort of all passengers; Oversees the management of the whole ship from navigation to entertainment and everything in between; Communicates with corporate office regarding everything from incidents to budgets. All department heads report to the Captain including the Chief Engineer.

Experience and Skills Required:  The Captain has gone through the other ranks of the deck department.

Average Salary:  $10,000 per month and up

Chief Engineer

Job Description:  Responsible for the Engine, HVAC, and Electrical Departments

Experience and Skills Required:  Previous experience as a Chief Engineer; At least three years experience in previous rank as Staff Engineer; Must have additional qualifications and licences that conform to International Maritime Organization and STCW and its conventions.

Average Salary:  $8,000 per month and up

Environmental Officer

Job Description:  Conducts environmental assessments; Ensures environmental compliance; Reports directly to Captain; Assists crew to understand recycling, waste handling, and pollution prevention.

Experience and Skills Required:  Candidates should either have an environmental related degree and qualifications or they should be a licensed marine engineer; Ability to work with other departments; Possesses excellent administration skills.

Average Salary:  $6,000 to $9,000

Staff Captain

Job Description:  Head of the Deck department; The Staff Captain is second in command of the ship; Oversees maintenance, security, safety and navigation. On smaller vessels, the Staff Captain may be referred to as the Chief Officer, instead.

Experience and Skills Required:  In possession of unlimited Master’s Licence; Must have additional qualifications and licences that conform to International Maritime Organization and STCW and its conventions; Previous experience as a cruise ship Chief Officer is required.

Average Salary:  $7,000 per month and up

Chief Officer

Other Job Titles:  1st Officer, Navigational Officer, Safety Officer

Job Description:  Depending on the size of the ship and the cruise line will determine if the duties are split between two 1st Officers. Typically, the 1st Officer in charge of Safety (Safety Officer) is the more senior rank over the 1st Officer in charge of Navigation. One of these officers is also the Bridge Manager, overseeing the training and development of the other deck officers. The 1st Officer Navigation is also a watch keeper.

Experience and Skills Required:  In possession of unlimited Master’s Licence; Must have additional qualifications and licences that conform to International Maritime Organization and STCW and its conventions; Minimum two years experience in 1st Officer rank; Experience as a cruise ship Chief Officer is preferred.

Average Salary:  $5,000 to $8,000 per month

2nd Officer

Job Description:  The 2nd Officer is a navigational watch keeper; Administrative, maintenance and training duties as directed by the Bridge Manager.

Experience and Skills Required:  Must have qualifications and licences that conform to International Maritime Organization and STCW and its conventions; Previous experience as a 2nd Officer is preferred; At least three years experience in previous rank is required.

Average Salary:  $4,000 to $7,000 per month

3rd Officer

Job Description:  Navigational watch keeper; (Junior Officer of the Watch); Responsible for administrative, maintenance and training duties as directed by the Bridge Manager.

Experience and Skills Required:  Must have qualifications and licences that conform to International Maritime Organization and STCW and its conventions; Previous experience as a 2nd Officer is preferred; At least three years experience in previous rank is required.

Average Salary:  $3,000 to $5,000 per month

Deck Cadet

Job Description:  Administrative, watch keeping, and maintenance duties as directed by the Bridge Manager; Ongoing completion of a Deck Cadet program.

Experience and Skills Required:  Enrolled in a Deck Cadet program at a maritime academy.

Average Salary:  $1,500 to $2,500 per month

Bosun

Job Description:  Supervises the maintenance of the ship under the direction of the Chief Officer or Staff Captain.

Experience and Skills Required:  Previous related ship experience required.

Average Salary:  $2,000 to $5,000 per month

2nd Bosun

Job Description:  Assists the Bosun in supervising the maintenance of the ship.

Experience and Skills Required:  Previous related ship experience required.

Average Salary:  $1,200 to $4,500 per month

Deck Petty Officer

Other Job Titles:  The Deck Petty Officers are divided between two main responsibilities, Fire Fighting Equipment and Life Saving Appliances.

Job Description:  Maintains and tests all fire-fighting equipment; Maintains and tests all life saving appliances; Report to the Bosun

Experience and Skills Required:  Previous related ship experience required; At least three years experience in the position of AB Deck.

Average Salary:  $1,500 to $3,500 per month

AB Deck

Other Job Title:  Deck Crew

Job Description:  Assist the Deck Petty Officers; Report to the Bosun.

Experience and Skills Required:  Previous related ship experience required.

Average Salary:  $1,200 to $2,500 per month

AB Helmsman

Other Job Title:  Deck Crew; Quartermaster

Job Description:  Quartermaster has watch-keeping duties; Reports to Bosun.

Experience and Skills Required:  Previous related ship experience required.

Average Salary:  $1,200 to $2,500 per month

AB Seaman

Other Job Title:  Deck Crew

Job Description:  Duties include deck maintenance as directed by the Bosun.

Experience and Skills Required:  Previous related ship experience required.

Average Salary:  $1,200 to $2,500 per month

General Seaman

Other Job Title:  Ordinary Seaman (OS)

Job Description:  Duties include deck maintenance as directed by the Bosun.

Experience and Skills Required:  No experience required.

Average Salary:  $700 to 1,500 per month

Carpenter

Other Job Title:  GP Hotel Maintenance (Disney Cruise Line)

Job Description:  Performs carpentry duties including painting, repairing furniture as directed by the Bosun.

Experience and Skills Required:  Some maintenance experience is preferred.

Average Salary:  $900 to $3,000 per month

Deck Clerk

Other Job Title:  Marine Administrative Specialist

Job Description:  Responsible for administration duties for the deck department.

Experience and Skills Required:  Clerical and administrative experience is required; Shipboard experience is preferred; Computer skills in MS Office, Lotus Notes required. Knowledge of AMOS maintenance software is a plus.

Average Salary:  $1,000 to $1,800 per month

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