Building a climate ready nation.
Able Seafarer Deck candidates wanted for work on NOAA Ship REUBEN LASKER. Both permanent and rotational positions are available.
NOAA and the Mission:
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is the agency within the U.S. Federal Government primarily responsible for collecting, analyzing, and disseminating environmental data, products and services. The agency engages in a wide range of activities including: weather forecasting; monitoring the health of our oceans; deep sea exploration; hydrographic survey and nautical charting; and fisheries stock assessments.
NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) operates the nation’s largest fleet of research ships. Ranging from large oceanographic research vessels capable of exploring the world’s deepest ocean, to smaller ships responsible for charting the shallow bays and inlets of the United States, the fleet supports a wide range of marine activities including fisheries research, nautical charting, and ocean and climate studies.
The NOAA Ship REUBEN LASKER is one of the most technologically advanced fisheries survey vessels in the world. The ship is purposely designed to support acoustic, fish stock, marine mammal, seabird and turtle surveys. The ship primarily supports NOAA’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center.
The Job of an AB / Fisherman aboard RUEBEN LASKER:
AB / Fishers perform a wide variety of Deck activities to include: Small boat handling; ship maintenance and upkeep; line handling and warping during berthing and departing movement of vessels (including coiling and splicing of line and a demonstrated knowledge of basic knots, bends, and hitches); handling of deck equipment and supplies (the safe proper operation of cranes, davits, A-frames, stern ramps, winches, and anchor windlass). Fishing gear handling, construction or assembly, and repair, net mending (net mending includes goring, yorking, trimming and mending holes); ship and deck maintenance; and watch standing.
ABs with no previous fishing/trawling experience are welcomed to apply; the position provides ample opportunity for on-the-job-training as well as many competitive training opportunities.
REUBEN LASKER is a USCG COI vessel and all ABs need current TWIC/USCG MMC with all required STCW endorsements.
NOAA offers Federal benefits. OMAO is implementing rotational staffing models which may be available for new hires.
Please contact the Executive Officer/Chief Mate for more information or to arrange a tour of the vessel.
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