UIC Alaska


Mariners/Vessels/Diesel Engineers
Location : Location
SCA Hourly Rate
USD $18.00/Hr.
Minimum Clearance Required
Travel Requirement


DECKHAND (MOB-2024-20223)


Bowhead seeks part-time, on-call Deckhands to work on a 41’ utility vessel and a 32’ high speed vessel during training operations for the US Coast Guard at Mobile Bay. Deckhands shall be knowledgeable in shipboard operations; rigging for helicopter operations; and deck seamanship. 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.


LOCATION: Boat (Solomon) departs and returns from Dauphin Island(Mobile County). Due to the mission requirements for this task order; local job seekers highly desired.




  • Handles mooring lines and rigging. Ensure that safety equipment is utilized and appropriate guidelines are followed for all tasks involving physical risk or hazardous materials.
  • Develop understanding of all phases of shipboard safety procedures and knowledge of location and use of all firefighting and safety equipment (i.e. fire extinguishers; fire stations; life preservers; work vest; and life floats).
  • Participate in meetings; training; drills and safety audits as required by Customer and; Company policy.
  • Must possess a strong desire to provide excellent customer service solutions and interact with coworkers and clients in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • One (1) year boating experience as a deckhand preferred.
  • Prefer applicants residing in Baldwin County; near Fairhope, Alabama.
  • Merchant Marine credential as an ordinary seaman; highly desired.
  • Experience with helicopter/vessel close proximity operations desired.  Military experience preferred. Coast Guard or Navy experience highly desired.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds
  • Must be able to stand and walk for prolonged amounts of time
  • Must be able to twist, bend and squat periodically


CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: There are currently no Security Clearance requirements for this position; however, candidates must be able to successfully pass a background check.  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. 




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