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GATX Corporation General Vessel Utility (OS) in Williamsville, New York

General Vessel Utility (OS)

Williamsville, New York



Liberty Steamship Company Unlicensed Position External Job Posting About Us American Steamship Company (ASC), a subsidiary of GATX Corporation (NYSE:GMT), operates the largest U.S. Flag fleet of self-unloading free flowing dry bulk cargo vessels on the Great Lakes carrying iron ore, coal, stone, and grain cargoes along with other valuable commodities. For over 100 years, ASC has led the way with innovative solutions that continuously build value for our customers, our employees, and the communities in which we live and serve. The key to the long-term growth and success of our business is attracting and retaining talented people. We seek individuals who are innovative, collaborative, driven, intellectually curious and eager to join a dynamic organization where continuous improvement is deeply woven into the corporate culture. Commitment to Safety and Environmental Responsibility Our company is committed to operating a fleet that is safe, environmentally responsible, and providing excellent customer service. Position Overview The Ordinary Seaman - General Vessel Utility (GVU) is an essential member of the crew and sets a strong example with regard to safe working practices and good seamanship on board. This vacancy is on the M/V AMERICAN COURAGE. Primary responsibilities while ship is underway include:

  • While assigned to the Deck Department, assists deck officer on watch as directed including look-out duties, cargo residue clean-up (shoveling, operating wash down hose, etc.) and deck de-icing during colder operating season. Handle mooring lines during docking and undocking. Painting and chipping on deck, in engine room and in conveyor tunnel. Cleaning the house of the vessel and removing garbage in passageways and common spaces. May perform lookout duties when needed and approved by the Captain.

  • While assigned to the Engine Department, assist engine officers as directed with maintenance, taking on stores, soogying engine room. Assist Conveyorman as directed with conveyor area clean-up and maintenance. Cleans up engine room spaces including chipping and painting. Assists Engineers with any maintenance. Takes on stores. Assists with fueling. Does sanitary work as required. Cleans, operates incinerator, as required. Such maintenance will include duties such as painting, soogying, general housekeeping, cleaning up of the tunnel and elevator and preparation of machinery for upcoming unloads.

  • While assigned to the galley, assist Chief Cook as directed incl. cooking preparation, setting tableware and staging food/drink prior to meals, cleaning of stainless steel, dishes, and stowing and clearing of food/drink after meals. Mops galley and crew and officer dining room floors daily.

    Primary responsibilities at the dock include:

  • While on deck, assists deck officer on watch as directed including participating in vessel shifting and handling mooring lines, opening/closing hatch covers (incl. hatch clamps, etc.) and cargo hold wash down hose operations. Assist with cargo spillage on deck or in tunnel when directed.

  • While assigned to the Engine Department, assist Conveyorman as directed as Gateman incl. cargo hold gate operation and system monitoring.

  • While assigned to the galley, take on stores and supplies as directed by the Chief Cook.

    Other Responsibilities: The duties listed above are not intended to be a comprehensive list of all potential job assignments on board the vessel. This position may be assigned additional responsibilities not listed above during fitout, layup, or on other occasions as directed by a supervisor. Tours: Our navigation season operates for 10 months of the year, with a mandatory break in service for winter layup between January and March. Permanent unlicensed seamen typically work 2-3 tours per year lasting 60-120 days each. Temporary positions are given work assignments of 30-120 days. Working Hours: During the navigation season our vessels operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Based on operational necessity, some positions are day workers and others are assigned to watches; however, all employees must be flexible and available to work overtime or different hours when needed. Requirements

  • US Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Credential

  • US Department of Homeland Security Transportation Worker Identification Credential (“TWIC”)

  • Ability to join and depart the vessel for assignments at any time throughout the season.

  • Ability to satisfy physical standards established by the US Coast Guard and pass periodic physical examinations as directed by the Company’s Medical Review Officer.

  • Ability to pass a US Coast Guard required chemical test for dangerous drugs.

  • Must be eligible and legally able to enter Canada.

  • Extensive travel is required throughout the Great Lakes region aboard a commercial cargo vessel, in a physically remote environment, and subject to extreme seasonal weather conditions.

    Benefits All Liberty Steamship Company unlicensed seamen receive:

  • Paid for transportation to/from our ports from their residence anywhere in the continental United States

  • Free room and board, including Direct TV in all cabins

  • Quarterly bonuses for achieving safety goals

    For employees offered permanent full-time positions, LSC also provides a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Year-round medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • Paid vacation time

  • 401(k) contributions

  • Clothing allowance

  • Education cost reimbursements

    Information For Veterans Individuals who have had prior service in the military or other government agencies with qualifying shipboard experience may be immediately eligible for endorsements as Able Seaman or Qualified Member of the Engine Department. Such individuals are encouraged to contact any US Coast Guard Regional Examination Center for additional information. You may also refer to the Code of Federal Regulations, 46CFR10.213, sea service as a member of the armed forces of the United States and on vessels owned by the United States as qualifying experience. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Information American Steamship Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Individuals seeking employment at GATX are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.