UIC Alaska

Vessel Maintenance Mechanic

Mariners/Vessels/Diesel Engineers
Position Type
Location : Location
SCA Hourly Rate
USD $23.00/Yr.
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement
Less than 10%


Vessel Maintenance Mechanic (MOB-2022-17487-F):


Bowhead seeks an experienced Vessel Maintenance Mechanic to join our team located in Baldwin County, Fairhope, Alabama.


They will be responsible for maintaining a 41’ utility boat ie; the Solomon conducting minor maintenance such as:

  • General diesel engine maintenance
  • General boat maintenance, checking hatches and scuttles for watertight integrity, keeping bilges clean and dry, checking all electrical devices as well as all electronics for proper operation.
  • They would also be a part of the crew periodically doing Deckhand duties when we haul out the boats and conduct our annual maintenance. They will be trained and qualified as a crewman for hoisting operations as needed.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
    • Minimum of one (1) year boating experience as a deckhand.
    • Merchant Marine credential as an ordinary seaman, highly desired.
    • Experience with helicopter/vessel close proximity operations is desired.
    • Military experience preferred. Coast Guard or Navy experience highly desired.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team.
    • Individual should have stability under pressure and have the ability to withstand the stresses associated with the job's physical demands, potentially hazardous situations, and unpredictable weather.


Physical Demands: The work environment varies and includes, but is not limited to: dock, port, bay, waterways, and outdoor environments. Work hours may fluctuate outside of normal duty hours.


While performing the duties of this job, the individual is:

  • Regularly required to sit, use hands to handle, move, manipulate or feel objects, talk and/or hear.
    • Frequently required to stand and/or walk and routinely required to reach with hands and arms.
    • Routinely required to stand, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or squat.
    • Frequently lifts and /or moves up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 75 pounds.
    • Occasionally lifts and/or moves 75-100 pounds with the assistance of deckhands and/or heavy lifting equipment.



CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: There are currently no Security Clearance requirements for this position. Due to the location of this work, US Citizenship is required. Bowhead reserves the right to change this requirement if necessitated by business needs or contractual obligations.


In accordance with Executive Order 14042:  Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, candidates should be aware that they may be required to have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire.



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