UIC Alaska


Mariners/Vessels/Diesel Engineers
Location : Location
BS-Andros Town
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement
Less than 10%


Deckhand (AUTEC-2023-19608)


Bowhead seeks a Deckhand to assist with the Marine Vessel Operations of Navy vessels out of Andros Island Bahamas supporting the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC). The Deckhand will work to work as part of a close knit team, as well as independently, to accomplish a range of maritime functions as you support AUTEC.


As a member of the team you will: Handle lines and cables during docking/undocking of vessel, breaks out, rigs, overhauls, and stows cargo-handling gear, stationary rigging, and running gear. Assist with the launching and recovering of test equipment, shapes, targets, exercise Torpedoes and other range test equipment as designated. May assist with the overhaul of lifeboats and lifeboat gear and lowers or raises lifeboats with winch or falls. Maintain other shipboard safety equipment. Handle lines during launch and recovery of items. May operate small boats when qualified. Conduct preservation of vessels which may include the painting and surface preparations on deck or superstructure of ship or other vessels. Preservation includes cleaning, chipping, scraping, wire brushing, and painting decks, sides, and superstructure; polishing metalwork, and operating and maintaining deck gear, safety equipment, rigging, and other equipment maintenance. Inspect and test equipment to ensure safe and proper operation, inspects work areas and crew quarters for cleanliness and assists with maintaining a clean and sanitary work and living environment, directs and assists with securing of cargo, deck gear, and lines preparatory to leaving port and supervises handling of mooring lines and gangway when ship is docked or undocked. Stand at wheel or lookout, watch for obstructions in path of ship, steer ship, and direct security procedures.


If/when qualified you may be assigned to operate AUTEC's small craft and associated marine equipment, when not operating assigned vessel you will perform maintenance duties to ensure vessel readiness or you may be assigned fill in to operate other vessels. Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a U.S citizen.
  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a U.S government security clearance.
  • One plus (1+) years of marine operations experience
  • USCG Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchstanding (STCW) certification desired
  • Experience in operating boats.
  • Valid passport
  • Must be able to reside in remote location with limited medical facilities
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to effectively communicate - Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment with the ability to work alone or as part of a team


Physical Demands:

  •  Must be able to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
  •  Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
  •  Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically

SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must be able to obtain a security clearance at the Secret level. US Citizenship is a requirement for Secret clearance at this location.




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