Deck Cadet

Richmond, California
29 Oct 2016
24 Dec 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Chevron USA Inc- Marine is accepting online applications for the position of Deck Cadet located on one of their Fleet of vessels through December 23, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. (EST).


Cadets are expected to seek out opportunities aboard for growth and development aboard the vessel and to be proactive in their approach to operations.
The Deck Cadet will learn and perform the duties and responsibilities of the Deck Officer in a safe and professional manner and in accordance with all applicable rules and regulations. Cadets will focus on safety issues related to the working environment of the ship, watch keeping duties and routines, familiarization of seamanship, cargo, and navigational duties under supervision of a licensed deck officer to become eligible for U.S. Coast Guard license and position as Third Mate - Unlimited Tonnage.

Deck Cadets will also become familiar with matters of administration and organization within the deck department and on the vessel as a whole.

The Deck Cadet will stand navigation and cargo watches to learn watch requirements and routines as well as participate in mooring operations, cargo hose connection operations, and tank cleaning operations as directed by the Chief Mate.

The Deck Cadet will also perform maintenance as directed by department head.

Key Job Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Participate in company programs such as Behavior Based Safety (BBS), Near Miss Reporting, Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Safety and Environmental Management System (SEMS), Mariner Development System (MDS), and any other onboard training and compliance programs
  • Proactively engage the officers and crew aboard to take part in any evolution which will benefit professional knowledge and development
  • Perform all cargo and navigational duties aboard ship under supervision of a licensed deck officer
  • Gain a thorough knowledge of the basic aspects of seamanship, navigation, bridge equipment, maintenance, safety equipment, the various systems onboard (lines, pumps, cranes, winches etc.), cargo control room systems, mooring operations, basic stability, etc.
  • Stand bridge and cargo watches to learn watch requirements and routine as well as participate in mooring operations and cargo hose connection operations as directed by the Chief Mate
  • Perform maintenance as directed

Required (Basic) Qualifications:
  • Current Enrollment in California Maritime Academy's (CMA) Deck/Navigation License Track Program
  • Full Time Student at CMA
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA
  • Eligible for USCG Issued License Upon Graduation
  • Minimum One Extra-curricular Activity (i.e. Sports, Student Government, Membership in Technical Society, etc.)
  • Valid Merchant Mariner Credential with Cadet Endorsement
  • VPDSD Training (Vessel Personnel with Designated Security Duties)
  • Basic Safety Training Certification
  • Valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • Tanker Familiarization Course
  • Valid US Passport

Relocation Options:
Relocation will not be considered within Chevron parameters.

International Considerations:
Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:
Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.

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