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Able Bodied Seaman (AB Seaman)

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Delaware River & Bay Authority
Physical Address
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE 19958
Job Description

This position is a casual position responsible for the operation and upkeep of all vessels and
related equipment in accordance with the Captain’s and/or Pilot’s, Boatswain’s instructions. Work
is performed indoors/outdoors and can be in any weather condition. Work schedules can be
modified to fit the departmental needs which may require the employee to work shift work
and/or weekends. This casual position is part-time with no guaranteed number of hours, nor are
there any guaranteed assignments.
Assist passengers in making their transit safe and enjoyable, demonstrate the use of safety
equipment as required, monitor passenger access/egress areas for safety and integrity •
Maintain vessel cleanliness: hosing, buffing, swabbing, sweeping and scrubbing the
vessel, maintain a proper lookout, conducting watchman tour •
Monitor AV/PA equipment for quality, volume and clarity •
Provide the highest level of customer service and professionalism to all internal and
external customers •
Contributes to the safe operation of vessels and equipment •
Responds decisively and effectively to emergency situations

Handling mooring and heaving lines •
Handling of vessel rescue boats under power and oars •
Knowledge and ability to use effectively all forms of lifesaving and firefighting
equipment •
Fueling vessels •
Ability to traverse inclined and vertical ladders and ramps •
Confidence and ability to work with and around rotating machinery, and close to the
water’s edge •
Possess excellent Customer Service Skills •
Line and wire splicing

Decks voids and bulwarks of vessels of vessels

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